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


June 27, 2014 TP14-13

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.

Census Day, 2014 Census Test — The Census Bureau will provide an update on the 2014 Census Test and plans for a cost-effective 2020 Census. The 2014 Census Test is being conducted in parts of Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County, Md. To conduct the test, the Census Bureau is hiring 1,000 temporary field staff; prospective job applicants can call 1-888-480-1639. 2014 Census Test participants with questions about the online or paper questionnaire assistance can call 1-866-226-2836. (Scheduled for release July 1.)

Demographic

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 tracts with a poverty rate of 20 percent of more). (Scheduled for release June 30.)

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 June 30.)

Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012 — This report uses data from the 2012 American Community Survey and the 2012 Current Population Survey. It examines women's marital status at the time of their first births, the completed fertility of women up to age 50 and the fertility patterns of young women. Fertility patterns are shown by race, ethnicity, age, citizenship and employment status, as well as state of residence. (Scheduled for release July 8.)

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Degrees — Tables highlighting both STEM and non-STEM fields of degree, occupation, unemployment and median earnings by sex, race and Hispanic origin. The tables also include state level STEM occupation information. An interactive graphic will explore the relationship between STEM college majors and STEM employment. (Scheduled for release July 10.)

Economic

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Breweries; Wineries; and Beer, Wine, and Distilled Alcoholic Beverage Merchant Wholesalers — Three more 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 for these three industries. (Schedule for release July 1.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: First Wholesale and Retail Trade Data — These are the first in a series of national-level data files on the wholesale and retail trade sectors of the U.S. economy. The files provide data on the number of establishments, shipments, payroll, number of employees, value of product line sales and other data items by industry. The first industries to be released include gasoline stations, and alcoholic beverages and tobacco products. (Scheduled for release July 1.)

2012 Economic Census of Island Areas: Geographic Area Series for the U.S. Virgin Islands — Contains data on the number of business establishments, sales, payroll and number of employees for the U.S Virgin Islands — a U.S. territory in the Caribbean. Statistics are shown by two- through five-digits NAICS sector. (Scheduled for release July 15.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Household Cooking Appliance Manufacturing; Household Refrigerator and Home Freezer Manufacturing; Other Major Household Appliance Manufacturing; and Small Electrical Appliance Manufacturing — Four more 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 for these four industries. (Scheduled for release in July.)

2012 Economic Census Industry Series — Continuing on a flow basis through February 2015, this series contains national-level statistics from the twice-a-decade economic census for specific industries on the number of employees and establishments, payroll and total revenues. It also includes detailed statistics on the product lines sold or services provided by businesses. For a listing of industries for which data have been released over the last two weeks, see <http://www.business.census.gov>.

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:

  • The Basics of Export Compliance: Learn more about the Export Administration Regulations (Tuesday, July 8, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • The Basics of Export Compliance: Complying with the International Traffic in Arms
  • Regulations (Tuesday, July 22, 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 June and July — Profile America segments include early illumination in in "San Francisco Treat" (June 30) and pay to stay in "Nickel and Diming" (July 16).

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 June 13, 2014)

Census Bureau Adds Kenneth Simonson and Jack Levis to Census Scientific Advisory Committee — June 23 — Two new members joined the Census Scientific Advisory Committee. Kenneth Simonson — the Associated General Contractors of America's chief economist — and Jack Levis — the director of process management at United Parcel Service — will join other subject-matter experts in advising the Census Bureau director on a wide range of variables that affect the cost, accuracy and implementation of the Census Bureau's programs and surveys, including the once-a-decade census. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb14-115.html>.

Census Bureau Emergency Management Mapping Tool Adds Improvements — June 24 — The U.S. Census Bureau released updates to the OnTheMap for Emergency Management tool. The public data tool provides an intuitive Web-based interface for viewing the potential effects of disasters on the U.S. workforce and population. Users can easily retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population and housing characteristics for hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms and federal disaster declaration areas. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/employment_occupations/cb14-tps51.html>.

Demographic

Estimates of National, State and County Population by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2013 — June 26 — 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 are 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. (includes news graphic) Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb14-118.html>.

Economic

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: First Quarter 2014 — June 26 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/governments/cb14-tps52.html>.

Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue: 1st Quarter 2014 — June 24 — The U.S. Census Bureau released the first quarter of tax revenue statistics on property, sales, license, income and other taxes. Statistics are shown for individual state governments as well as national estimates of select state and local taxes, including 12-month calculations. This quarterly survey has been conducted continuously since 1962. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/govs/qtax/>.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series: Pipeline Transportation — June 17 — The U.S. Census Bureau released additional data from the 2012 Economic Census Industry Series reports, including new data for the transportation sector on pipeline transportation. This data series publishes national statistics for detailed industries as well as information on the product lines sold by or services provided by businesses. The economic census is conducted every five years and provides a comprehensive and detailed profile of the U.S. economy, covering millions of businesses representing more than 1,000 industries and providing unique portraits of American industries and local communities. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_census/cb14-tps49.html>.

Facts for Features

50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act — June 26 — To mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, the Census Bureau will release a compilation of facts for the different race groups from around 1964 to present. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff17.html>.

The Fourth of July — June 25 — 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. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb14-ff16.html>.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America for June — Profile America included a flagging effort in "Stripes and Bright Stars" (June 14) and a lot to swallow in "Fluid Situation" (June 24). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio>.

Infographics

News Graphic Shows Top Exports and Imports Between the United States and Germany — June 26 mdash; In honor of the World Cup game, a new graphic shows U.S. Census Bureau foreign trade statistics for the top five exports and imports between the United States and Germany in 2013. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/miscellaneous/cb14-tps53.html>.

U.S. Census Bureau Reports Value of American Flag Imports and Exports — June 13 — In celebration of Flag Day, the U.S. Census Bureau released a new graphic showing the value of U.S. imports and exports of American Flags in 2012. Learn more about the Census Bureau's foreign trade statistics here.

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