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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Census Bureau Releases Schedule for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Statistics and American Community Survey Results

Press Release Number CB20-105

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 (no embargo)

  • National 2019 income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics: Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement Annual release of national-level income, poverty (including official poverty rate for 2019), and health insurance coverage statistics. The reports will include statistics for calendar year 2019 and compare trends with previous years.
  • State-level 2019 health insurance coverage statistics: American Community Survey The health insurance report will include a table showing state-level coverage for 2018 and 2019.
  • National 2019 supplemental poverty measure estimates: Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement Annual release of supplemental poverty estimates for the nation and states.

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 (embargo Sept. 15)

  • 2019 American Community Survey — Statistics on numerous demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics, including language spoken at home, educational attainment, commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance coverage will be available. Statistics will be available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Embargo subscribers can access these statistics beginning at 10 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 15, for release at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 17.
  • 2019 American Community Survey Data Profiles, Detailed Tables, Comparison Profiles, Selected Population Profiles, Subject Tables and Summary File.

Statistical Testing Spreadsheet

This American Community Survey statistical comparison tool helps users carry out statistical testing for two or more American Community Survey estimates. The spreadsheet factors in the margin of error to determine whether the estimates are significantly different (higher or lower) or are not significantly different (statistically tied) from each other. For more information on using the statistical testing tool, click here to read our blog.

About the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey

The Current Population Survey serves as the nation’s primary source of statistics on labor force characteristics. The Annual Social and Economic Supplement provides the official annual statistics on the nation’s poverty levels as well as statistics on income, health insurance coverage, marital status, educational attainment, employee benefits, work schedules, school enrollment, noncash benefits and migration. The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have conducted the Current Population Survey for more than 50 years. The statistics are used by government policymakers as important indicators of our nation’s economy and for planning and evaluating many government programs.

About the American Community Survey

The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community across the nation. The results are used by a wide variety of users from town and city planners to retailers and homebuilders. The survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers, such as income, poverty, health insurance coverage, education, occupation, language, ancestry and housing costs.



Julie Iriondo
Public Information Office


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