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A product of the U.S. Census Bureau's Public Information Office


May 2, 2014 TP14-09

Upcoming

2014 Product Calendar — The Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2014. The products are listed in the Census Bureau's online product calendar, which will be updated as needed throughout the year.

Check out the Future of Census.gov — The Census Bureau is redesigning its website to provide easier access to statistics on America's people, places and economy. Visit the Census Bureau's beta site at beta.census.gov for a preview of the new census.gov.

Demographic

Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2013 — Internet tables showing annual population estimates of the nation's incorporated places — cities, towns, townships, villages and boroughs — since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2013, as well as rankings based on population growth. (Embargoed starting at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 20 for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 22.)

Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2013 — Annual estimates of the number of housing units for the nation, states and counties since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2013. (Embargoed starting at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 20 for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 22.)

Bicycling and Walking to Work in the United States: 2008-2012 — This report focuses on the geographic, socio-economic and demographic characteristics of those who bike and walk to work. This report will be released around the time of National Bike to Work Week. (Scheduled for release in May.)

An Aging Nation: The Older Population in the United States — This report provides a look at demographic changes to the 65-and-older population and the impact these changes will have on the future composition of the total population. (Scheduled for release May 6.)

The Baby Boom Cohort in the United States: 2012 to 2060 — This report focuses on the shifting size and structure of the baby boom population. (Scheduled for release May 6.)

Economic

2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for American Samoa — Contains data on the number of business establishments, sales, payroll, and number of employees for American Samoa — a U.S. territory in the South Pacific Ocean. Statistics are shown by two- through five-digits NAICS sector. (Scheduled for release May 6.)

Public Education Finances: 2012 — These tables provide a detailed look at how public elementary-secondary school systems are funded and how those funds are spent on education and services for our nation's children. These data, released annually, provide information on revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets of our public school systems. The tables include per pupil spending and detailed spending on instruction, support services, special education, school lunches, transportation and salaries. (Scheduled for release May 22.)

2012 County Business Patterns — These statistics provide the only detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employees, and quarterly and annual payroll for nearly 1,200 industries covered at the national, state and county levels. (Scheduled for release in late May.)

Facts for Features

20 Years on the Web — In March 1994, the Census Bureau launched its first website. Take a look at how census.gov has changed over the past 20 years and how people used to access Census Bureau statistics before the Internet. (Scheduled for release in May.)

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26) — To commemorate the July 26, 1990, signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, the Census Bureau presents a wide array of statistical information from the American Community Survey and Survey of Income and Program Participation about people with disabilities. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 22.)

The Fourth of July — On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation. As always, the most American of holidays will be marked with red, white and blue, fireworks and parades, flags and backyard barbecues across the country. (Scheduled for release in late May.)

Training Opportunities

Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities — Webinars are available to help the public access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting about 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use census databases and mapping tools, find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level and provide quick links for answers to frequently asked questions about accessing statistics.

The following courses are offered in the next weeks:

  • Foreign Trade Regulations Town Hall Webinar Series (Thursday, June 5, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Two-Day Classroom Training: Accessing Census Bureau Statistics (Tuesday, June 10 - Wednesday, June 11, 8:30-4 p.m. EDT) Bureau of Labor Statistics (2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212)
  • One-Day Classroom Training: DataFerrett (Thursday, June 12, 8:30-4 p.m. EDT) Bureau of Labor Statistics (2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212)

Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our educational resources page. No registration is needed to join the webinar. Login details will be provided one week before a webinar.

Registration — Please email clmso.training@census.gov to indicate your intent to attend the class - this will serve as your registration and reserve your seat. Class size is limited, so the first 20 people to register will be accepted to the class.

Archived Training Resources — Visit the Census Bureau's Training Resources Library for free, previously recorded trainings that are available for use at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America for May — Profile America segments include medicine men in "Doctors in the House" (May 7) and fingering the suspects in "Prints Among Men" (May 19).

The daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

TV

"America by the Numbers" on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" — Tune in Friday mornings to C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" for insight into key official statistics from the Census Bureau and other statistical agencies. Poverty, childbearing, education, health, the economy — topics discussed focus on the key issues of the day. The program highlights the trends and allows people to call in or email their views. More information is available at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/>.

Apps

Find Your Ideal Place with Census Bureau's Newest App — A Census Bureau mobile app named "dwellr" can help people on the go access key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation. Users can also learn more about where they are by a simple tap of the screen that reveals educational levels, housing values and total population drawn from the American Community Survey. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.

Stay Connected to the Economy with Census Bureau Mobile App — Every week, the Department of Commerce releases key Census Bureau economic indicators. Get the latest business news on-the-go as it is released through the Census Bureau's free, easy-to-use mobile app, America's Economy, available for download for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app provides real-time updates for 20 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/economy/>.

Recently Released

(Released since April 18, 2014)

Demographic

Living in Near Poverty in the United States, 1966-2012 — May 1 — This report provides statistics on the demographic characteristics of people close to, but not below, official poverty thresholds from 1966 to 2012. The statistics come from the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement. The report compares the near-poor to those living below the poverty level by characteristics including age, sex, race, family type, region, educational attainment, employment status and health insurance coverage. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/poverty/cb14-tps28.html>.

Young-Adult Voting and Voting Hot Report — April 24 — The Census Bureau released a report providing a detailed historical portrait of young-adult voters in American presidential elections between 1964 and 2012. In addition to providing analysis of overall voting rates, the research also included sections on gender and states. The Voting Hot Report, an interactive Web page, allow users to access a series of state-level graphs showing percentages of adults who voted and registered in every presidential election between 1996 and 2012. Users will also find separate graphs showing voting and registration by age, sex, educational attainment, race and Hispanic origin. The statistics come from the Current Population Survey. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/voting/cb14-74.html>.

Adopted Children and Stepchildren: 2010 — April 23 — This report provides characteristics of adopted children and stepchildren of the householder using multiyear data from the American Community Survey (2009-2011) in addition to the 2010 Census and 2012 Current Population Survey. The report examines characteristics such as education, income and poverty of the householder as well as country of origin of internationally adopted children. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/families_households/cb14-73.html>.

Estimates of U.S. Population by Age and Sex: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 — April 22 — A downloadable file containing estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex is now available on the Population Estimates webpage <http://www.census.gov/popest/data/datasets.html>.

Economic

Final Annual Estimates for 2013 of Housing Units Authorized by Building Permits at the National, State, and Local Level — May 1 — Final annual estimates for 2013 of housing units authorized by building permits for the U.S. and by Census Region, Census Division, state, metropolitan area, county, and permit-issuing place will be released on the Building Permits Survey Page <http://www.census.gov/construction/bps/>.

2012 Census of Governments: Finance — Survey of Public Pensions: State and Locally Administered Defined Benefit Data — April 29 — Provides a comprehensive look at the financial activity and membership information for the nation's approximately 4,000 state- and locally administered public-employee pension systems, including revenues, expenditures, cash and investment holdings, membership and beneficiaries. The Census of Governments: Finance — Survey of Public Pensions, conducted quinquennially (years ending in "2" and "7"), is the only source of data on all state and local pension systems. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb14-tps32.html>.

2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for Guam — April 29 — Contains data on the number of business establishments, sales, payroll, and number of employees for Guam — a U.S. territory in the western Pacific Ocean — and its 19 election districts. Statistics are shown by two- through five-digits NAICS sector. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_census/cb14-77.html>.

2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands — April 29 — Contains data on the number of business establishments, sales, payroll, and number of employees for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands — a U.S. territory in the western Pacific Ocean. Statistics are shown by two- through five-digits NAICS sector. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_census/cb14-78.html>.

Nonemployer Statistics: 2012 — April 24 — Annual report on businesses without paid employees in nearly 450 industries for the nation, states, counties and metropolitan areas. Most who own such businesses are self-employed and operate very small businesses, like real estate agents or beauticians, that may or may not be their primary source of income. More information can be found at: <http://www.census.gov/econ/nonemployer/>. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/business_ownership/cb14-76.html>.

Facts for Features

Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month — April 23 — We celebrate the contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans to our nation with a host of statistical information on this group. Statistics are included for Asians as well as Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders covering demographics and businesses. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff14.html>.

Father's Day: June 16 — April 23 — The Census Bureau honors "dear old dad" with a collection of statistical information from its demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to Father's Day, from stay-at-home dads to time spent with their children. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff13.html>.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America for April and May — Profile America included pointing and clicking on "The Mighty Mouse" (April 27) and new architectural heights "Raising the Roof" (May 1). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio>.

News releases, reports, statistical tables and radio transcripts are available on the Public Information Office’s Web page at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/>. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at 301-763-3030; or email <pio@census.gov>.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: August 28, 2014