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


May 16, 2014 TP14-10

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.

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.)

The 65+ in the United States: 2010 — This report analyzes demographic and socio-economic characteristics for the 65-and-older population. It updates trends for a range of topics, including geographic distribution, longevity, health, poverty, work and retirement. Data used in this report are from the 2010 Census and nationally representative surveys, such as the Current Population Survey, American Community Survey and National Health Interview Survey. (Scheduled for release in June.)

Reasons for Moving: 2012 to 2013 — Presents an in-depth look at 18 common primary reasons people cited for moving during the previous year, along with an "other" for write-in responses that did not fit into any of the provided options. This is the Census Bureau's first report on this topic since 2000. These data, which are national-level only, come from the 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey. (Scheduled for release in June.)

Changes in Areas with Concentrated Poverty: 2000 to 2010 — Uses data from the 2000 Census and the 2008-2012 American Community Survey to analyze changes in the spatial distribution and socio-economic characteristics of people living in "poverty areas" (i.e., any census tract with a poverty rate of 20 percent or more). (Scheduled for release in late June.)

English-Speaking Ability of the Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2012 — Uses statistics from the 2012 American Community Survey to focus on the relationships between English-speaking ability and place of birth, level of education and years spent living in the U.S. Statistics are provided for the nation and states. (Scheduled for release in June.)

Economic

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 statistics, 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 E-Stats — This report summarizes 2012 e-commerce statistics from the Service Annual Survey, Annual Wholesale Trade Survey and Annual Retail Trade Survey. Also included is 2012 Economic Census statistics for manufacturing. The report and associated tables can be found on the U.S. Census Bureau's website at http://www.census.gov/econ/estats/. (Scheduled for release on 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 May 29.)

2012 Economic Census: First Industry Series Data — These are the first in a series of national-level data files on specific industries to be released through February 2015. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data items by industry. The first industries to be released include transit and ground passenger transportation, monetary authorities-central bank, and security and commodity exchanges. (Scheduled for release in late May.)

Facts for Features

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 28.)

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 June.)

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 June — Profile America segments include focusing in on "Lens Crafting" (May 21) and inflated tires in "How We Roll" (June 5).

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 May 2, 2014)

20 Years on the Web — May 13 — In 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff08.html>

Demographic

Bicycling and Walking to Work in the United States: 2008-2012 — May 8 — This report focuses on the geographic, socio-economic and demographic characteristics of those who bike and walk to work. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb14-86.html>.

An Aging Nation: The Older Population in the United States — May 6 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/aging_population/cb14-84.html> and report
<http://www.census.gov/prod/2014pubs/p25-1140.pdf>

The Baby Boom Cohort in the United States: 2012 to 2060 — May 6 — This report focuses on the shifting size and structure of the baby boom population. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/aging_population/cb14-84.html> and report <http://www.census.gov/prod/2014pubs/p25-1141.pdf>.

Economic

2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for American Samoa — May 6 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_census/cb14-85.html>.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America for May — Profile America included you can thank your teacher in "Taught-ology" (May 6) and read all about it in "Type Casting" (May 12). 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: July 21, 2014