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Aug. 15, 2008 TP08-17

Upcoming

Demographic

Fertility of American Women: 2006 — For the first time, this report on fertility patterns of American women uses American Community Survey data and provides state-by-state comparisons of fertility characteristics. Data from the Current Population Survey are also included, permitting historical comparisons. (Scheduled for release on Aug. 18.)

State and County Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2007 — Last year, Pinal County, Ariz., part of the Phoenix metro area, had the nation's highest housing unit growth rate. Tabulations update estimates of the nation's housing stock at the national, state and county levels for 2007. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-August.).

Income, Poverty, Health Insurance Coverage and American Community Survey: 2007 — On Aug. 26, the Census Bureau will hold its annual news conference to release the consolidated report on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for the nation, based on the supplement to the 2007 Current Population Survey. American Community Survey income and poverty report and tabulations pertaining to states and areas with 65,000 or more residents will be released simultaneously on the Internet. (Scheduled for release on Aug. 26.)

Geographical Mobility: 2007 — Data tables show the moving patterns of people in the United States, the differences in the extent and types of movements, the characteristics of movers, regional migration patterns and the reasons people move. Data come from the Current Population Survey. (Scheduled for release on Sept. 4.)

Profiles of Older Workers: 2004 — The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. South Carolina's report is scheduled for release later this summer. Previously released reports are available at <http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/profiles_2007.html>.

School Enrollment: 2006 — In 2006, more students were in college and high school and fewer in nursery, kindergarten and elementary school compared with 2000. In 2000, high school dropouts constituted 11 percent of the population 18 to 24. States with the highest concentration of dropouts were predominantly along the entire southern border of the United States. This report includes data on school enrollment levels and trends in the population 3 and older. The report is based on data collected in 2006 from the American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late September.)

Facts for Features

Halloween (Oct. 31) — This spookiest of nights, featuring the young and young-at-heart disguising themselves as ghosts, goblins and other outlandish characters, is the subject of a collection of Census Bureau statistics from demographic and economic subject areas. (Tentatively scheduled for release on Sept. 3.)

Editor's note: Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) — Upcoming segments include "First Televised Baseball" (Aug. 26) and "First Gas Pump" (Sept. 3). The July and August daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>.

The URL for MP3 downloads, WAV files and subscription podcast access is <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/profile_america/>.

Profile America and Al Día daily features can be downloaded individually and for the entire month via zip files at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>

Recently Released

(Since Aug. 1, 2008)

Demographic

National Population Projections: 2008-2050 — Aug. 14 — Minorities, now roughly one-third of the U.S. population, are expected to become the majority in 2042.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-123.html>.

Profiles of Older Workers: 2004 — Aug. 13 — The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Oklahoma’s report is the latest release. Previously released reports are available at <http://lehd.did.census.gov/led/library/profiles_2007.html>.

County Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2007 — Aug. 7 — La Paz County, Ariz., has the country’s oldest population, and Webb County, Texas, has the youngest, according to the latest population estimates.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb08-120.html>.

Facts for Features

Model T Centennial — Aug. 7 — To commemorate the introduction of the car widely considered to be the most influential of the 20th century, the Census Bureau presents a collection of statistics examining the auto industry, new car sales and the prevalence of automobiles now and a century ago.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb08-ffse04.html>.

Editor's note: Facts for Features are customarily released about two months before an observance in order to accommodate magazine production timelines.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Video

2010 Census: A New Portrait of America — This informational video explains how communities benefit from Census Bureau data collection efforts. Testimonials describe the importance of a complete and accurate count and why the 2010 Census will be the most important count in our nation's history. It shows data collection operations in action. Running time is 3:10.
Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for July and AugustProfile America segments included “Historic Blast in Oregon” (Aug. 7) and “Too Much Zucchini” (Aug. 8).
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: February 10, 2014