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May 30, 2014 TP14-11

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

Reason 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 June 5.)

Estimates of National, State and County Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2013 — Is your county aging or becoming more youthful? Does any particular group - or racial and ethnic minorities collectively - comprise the majority of residents there? Are there states and counties that have more men than women? Each of these questions will be answered by the national-, state- and county-level population estimates cross-tabulated by these demographic characteristics. Internet tables show annual estimates since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2013. (Embargo starting at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 24 for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 26.)

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.)

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

2013 Characteristics of New Housing — Using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau's Survey of Construction, this report provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures in the four U.S. regions. The report includes characteristics such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the type of exterior wall material, the buyer's source of financing and the structure's square footage. (Scheduled for release June 2.)

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 June 2.)

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions for 2014: 1st Quarter — This quarterly survey provides national summary statistics on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the 100 largest state and local public employee retirement systems in the United States. These 100 systems comprise 89.4 percent of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2007 Census of Governments. This survey presents the most current statistics about investment decisions by state and local public employee retirement systems, which are among the largest types of institutional investors in the U.S. financial markets. These statistical tables are published three months after each calendar quarter and show national financial transactions and trends for the past five years. (Scheduled for release June 26.)

Facts for Features

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)
  • Foreign Trade: The Basics of Export Compliance - Summer Webinar Series (Tuesday, June 10, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Two-Day Classroom Training: Accessing Census Bureau Statistics (Tuesday, June 10 - Wednesday, June 11, 8:30 a.m.-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 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT) Bureau of Labor Statistics (2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20212)
  • Accessing Block Group Data with the American Community Survey (Tuesday, June 24, 1 p.m. EDT)
  • Foreign Trade: The Basics of Export Compliance - Summer Webinar Series (Tuesday, June 24, 2 p.m. EDT)

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 and June — Profile America segments include troubled waters in "Historic Deluge" (May 31) and guarding against risk in "Accident Insurance" (June 17).

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/>.

Infographics

Infographic Profiles State Government Tax Collection Trends — A new "Measuring America" infographic will focus on the sources of state tax revenue and on the 2012-2013 changes for each state. Note: The state tax collection statistics (http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb14-62.html) were previously released on April 8. (Scheduled for release in early June.)

Recently Released

(Released since May 16, 2014)

Demographic

Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2013 — May 22 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb14-89.html>.

Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2013 — May 22 — Annual estimates of the number of housing units for the nation, states and counties since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2013. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/popest/data/housing/totals/2013/index.html>.

Economic

2011 Enterprises Statistics — May 30 — This report contains prototype statistics from the Enterprise Statistics Program and the 2011 Report of Organization. The data provide new insight into contract manufacturing activity and royalty and license fee income for large enterprises. The Census Bureau is releasing these data for evaluation and comment by data users. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/econ/esp/index.html> and report
<http://www2.census.gov/econ/esp/2011/esp2011_report_final.pdf>.

2012 County Business Patterns — May 29 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/county_business_patterns/cb14-102.html>.

Public Education Finances: 2012 — May 22 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/education/cb14-95.html>.

2012 E-Stats — May 22 — 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/. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb14-tps38.html>.

Facts for Features

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July 26) — May 28 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff15.html>.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America for May — Profile America included life cycles in "Pedal Power" (May 16) and lettuce start eating healthy in "Salad Days" (May 25). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio>.

"New Trends in Farming" Live on C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" Segment of "Washington Journal" — May 28 — In 2012, more than 57,000 U.S. farms produced renewable energy, and 22 percent of farmers had run a farm for less than 10 years. Find out more about trends in farming as Hubert Hamer Jr., director of the Statistics Division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service, discussed key findings from the 2012 Census of Agriculture. Most Fridays, C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" segment features information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights the trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programs is available at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/>.

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 15, 2014