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June 19, 2009 TP09-13

Upcoming

2010 Census

Race and Ethnic Advisory Committee — Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke announces the selection of two new members to serve on the Census Bureau's Advisory Committee on the Asian population. (Tentatively scheduled for release in June.)

Grand Opening: Baltimore 2010 Census Forms Data Capture Center — The grand opening for the Baltimore paper data capture is June 29 at 10 a.m. The facility is the first of three that will open across the nation and will process approximately 40 million census forms next year. Nearly 3,000 workers will be hired and trained to process 2010 Census forms at the Baltimore center. The event will feature speakers and tours of the facility.

Open House: 2010 Census Forms Data Capture Center — The opening of the 2010 Census data capture center July 8 in Jeffersonville, Ind., will include presentations and tours of both the data capture and assembly areas.

Printing of 2010 Census Forms Begins — The first 2010 Census forms begin rolling off the presses in July in preparation for Census Day -- April 1, 2010. The forms are the shortest in census history, with just 10 questions requiring about 10 minutes to complete. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-July.)

Demographic

International Data Base — There are four countries with 20 percent or more of their populations 65 and over. How many countries will be dealing with this issue in 2030, or by 2050? These statistics update the world population estimates and projections with 2009 figures, including projections by age for 227 countries and areas. The International Data Base offers a variety of demographic indicators on population size and growth, age and sex composition, mortality, fertility and net migration. (Scheduled for release June 23.)

Older Population in the United States: 2007 and 2008 — A series of detailed tables with data on a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of people 55 and older. Topics covered include marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, labor force and employment status, occupation, earnings, poverty and housing tenure. The data, collected by the Current Population Survey, pertain to the noninstitutionalized population and are shown for selected age groups. (Tentatively scheduled for release in June.)

Population Dynamics of the Great Plains: 1950 to 2007 — Details population trends over the last more than half century in the 376 counties within this vast area stretching across the nation's midsection. Uses a combination of decennial census data and annual population estimates to analyze age structure and components of change, among other topics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2008 — New Orleans, continuing its recovery from Hurricane Katrina, had the nation's fastest growth rate among large cities (100,000 or more population) last year. Find out whether it will repeat this distinction when July 1, 2008, population estimates of the nation's incorporated places -- cities, towns, villages and boroughs -- are released. (Scheduled for release July 1.)

An Aging World: 2008 — An examination of demographic and socioeconomic trends regarding the world's population of people 65 and older. Explores topics such as health, disability status, gender balance, marital status, living arrangements, education and literacy, labor force participation and retirement and pensions. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early July.)

Economic

2007 Nonemployer Statistics — These statistics give us an annual look at small, unincorporated businesses operated mostly by self-employed individuals. Data originating from tax return information of the Internal Revenue Service show the number of establishments and sales by industry at the county, metro area, state and national levels. Data from businesses with paid employees are in the County Business Patterns report. (Scheduled for release June 25.)

2007 Economic Census: Construction Industry Series — This is a series of national-level data files on the construction sector (NAICS 23). These include data for residential and nonresidential building contractors, civil engineering and specialty trade contractors, builders, remodelers, industrial and commercial construction and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, value of business done, payroll, the number of employees and other data items by industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late June.)

2007 Economic Census: Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Industry Series — This is a series of national-level data files (NAICS 56) that include data for industries such as employment services, travel agencies, investigation and security services, waste collection and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts, payroll, number of employees, value of product line receipts and other data items by industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late June.)

2009 1st Quarter Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue — Quarterly tax revenue data on property, sales, license, income and other taxes. Data are shown for individual state governments as well as national-level estimates of total state and local taxes, including 12-month calculations. This quarterly survey has been conducted continuously since 1962. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late June.)

2007 Economic Census: Mining Industry Series — This is a series of national-level data files on the mining sector (NAICS 21). These include data for industries such as crude petroleum, natural gas, gold, silver, iron, copper, lead, sand, gravel and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, shipments, payroll, number of employees, value of product shipments and other data items by industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late July.)

Public Education Finances: 2007 — This report from a census of public school districts offers a comprehensive look at revenues, expenditures, debt and assets. Highlights include spending on salaries, construction, support services, administration and transportation. These figures allow users to examine per-pupil expenditures and compare federal, state and local funding sources for public education systems by state. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late July.)

Facts for Features

Labor Day (Sept. 7) — First observed in 1882 when thousands of workers marched in a parade up Broadway in New York City, this day became a federal holiday a dozen years later. Today, many view Labor Day as summer's end, and beaches and resorts are packed with people enjoying one last three-day weekend before the autumn chill arrives. In observance of this holiday for workers, this fact sheet includes an array of demographic data spotlighting our nation's labor force. (Scheduled for release July 7.)

Grandparents Day (Sept. 13) — On this day intended to honor the nation's grandparents and make children aware of the wisdom they can offer, the Census Bureau tells the demographic story of these unsung role models and caregivers. (Scheduled for release July 13.)

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) — During this monthlong observance, our nation celebrates the culture and traditions of the 47 million U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The Census Bureau joins in the celebration with this fact sheet presenting a range of data describing the demographic state of the nation's Latino population. (Scheduled for release July 15.)

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for June and July — Profile America is a daily, 60-second audio feature that uses interesting vignettes from key events, observances or commemorations for that day to highlight information collected by the Census Bureau. Upcoming segments include the long history of duties on tobacco in "Cigarette Tax" (June 30) and celebrating the founding in "Independence Day" (July 4). The June and July daily features are available at
<http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

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 may be downloaded individually and for the entire month via zip files at
<http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

Recently Released

(Since June 5, 2009)

Demographic

Population Change in Central and Outlying Counties of Metropolitan Statistical Areas: 2000 to 2007 — June 17 — Analysis of population change and the demographic components of change in both core and outlying portions of metropolitan areas. This change is examined by region and division and metropolitan area population size category, as well as for 12 of the most populous metropolitan areas.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb09-59.html>.

Age and Sex: 2007 and 2008 — June 18 — A series of detailed tables with data on a wide range of demographic and socioeconomic characteristics by five-year age groups and sex. Topics covered include marital status, educational attainment, nativity and citizenship status, labor force and employment status, occupation, earnings, poverty and housing tenure. The data come from the Current Population Survey.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/age/>.

Economic

2007 Economic Census: Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Industry Series — June 8 — This is a series of national-level data files on the real estate and rental and leasing sector (NAICS 53). These include data for industries such as miniwarehouses and self-storage units, real estate agents and brokers, car rental and leasing, rental centers and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, revenue, payroll, number of employees, value of product line revenue and other data items by industry. These data will be released through September 2009.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_census/2009-06-08_economic_census.html>.

Facts for Features

Back to School — June 15 — With summer vacation fast approaching (or, for some students, already here), the start of the 2009-10 school year can't be all that far away. So, in this fact sheet, the Census Bureau presents statistics from its demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to teachers, students and the reopening of our country's schools in late summer.
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb09-ff14.html>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Video

2010 Census: A New Portrait of America — New versions of this informational video (including one in Spanish) address varied audiences and explain how the 2010 Census will benefit people of every race and ethnicity. 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 times vary (3-5 minutes).
Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/portrait-of-america/index.php?v,n1>.

2010 Census Address Canvassing B-Roll — April kicked off the Census Bureau's extensive program to check addresses nationwide. Field representatives are using hand-held computers to update the address information so that 2010 Census questionnaires can be mailed or delivered to every address. Running time: 2:00.
Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.

Hand-Held Computer Demonstration — Close-up demonstration of the hand-held computer used to verify addresses, add new addresses and delete addresses that have no housing unit associated with them (see above) in preparation of the 2010 Census address list. Running time: 2:14.
Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>.

Online Testimonial Gallery — Short statements of support for 2010 Census participation from key partners. Spokespersons stress the importance of answering the census questionnaire, the ease in responding and the benefits an accurate census brings to the nation and communities. Running times vary (generally 1-2 minutes).
Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/testimonials/testimonials-partner/index.php?v,n22>.

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for June — Profile America segments included a guide through "National Trails Day" (June 6) and celebrating the greats of the diamond in "Baseball Hall of Fame" (June 12).
Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

Photo Gallery

2010 Census Address Canvassing — April kicked off the Census Bureau's extensive program to check addresses nationwide. Photos show field representatives using hand-held computers to update the address information so that 2010 Census questionnaires can be mailed or delivered to every address.
Internet address: <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/2010-census-timeline/address-canvassing/index.php?p,n34>.

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