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Feb. 12, 2010 TP10-04

Upcoming

2010 Census

2010 Census Portrait of America Road Tour — The 2010 Census Road Tour is part of the largest civic outreach and awareness campaign in U.S. history -- stopping and exhibiting at more than 800 events nationwide. Some upcoming stops include Daytona Beach (Daytona 500, Feb. 14), Galveston, Texas (Feb. 18), San Antonio (Feb. 19) and Dallas (Feb. 20). Media advisories detailing dates and locations will be released several days before the events.

2010 Census Blogs — For the latest news about the 2010 Census, be sure to check out several key blogs on our 2010 Web site. The "Census Blog" provides updates from Census Bureau Director Robert Groves. "The Whole Story: Real People, Real Questions, Real Answers" lays out the facts on key issues of concern to the public. The "Road Tour" blog provides frequent updates on the travels of our Road Tour vehicles as they promote participation in the census around the country. <http://2010.census.gov/2010census/>.

Demographic

Economic Characteristics of Households in the United States: Third Quarter 2008 — Examines the roles of government-sponsored benefit programs and the labor market in helping people cope with the recession. Specifically, it presents data on average monthly income, participation in government-sponsored social welfare or insurance programs and labor force activity during the period. The data are from the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation; they do not supersede the official income estimates released in September 2009. (Scheduled for release in late February.)

Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2008 — This report examines levels of voting and registration in the most recent presidential election, the characteristics of citizens who reported either registering or voting in the election and the reasons why some registered individuals did not vote. The data are based on the November 2008 Current Population Survey. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late February.)

Economic

2008 Annual Survey of State and Locally Administered Public Employee Retirement Systems — This survey provides revenues, expenditures, financial assets and membership information for public employee retirement systems. Data are shown for individual retirement systems at the national, state and local government level. This survey provides current data about investment decisions by state and local government retirement systems, which are among the largest types of institutional investors in U.S. financial markets. (Scheduled for release in February.)

2007 Economic Census: Educational Services Geographic Area Series — This is a series of national-, state-, county-, place- and metro area-level data files on the educational services sector (NAICS 61). These include data for industries such as business schools, technical and trade schools, driving schools and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts or revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. These data will be released February through June 2010. (Scheduled for release in February.)

2007 Economic Census: Health Care and Social Assistance Geographic Area Series — This is a series of national-, state-, county-, place-, and metro area-level data files on the health care and social assistance sector (NAICS 62). These include data for industries such as doctors' offices, hospitals, nursing homes, child day care facilities and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts or revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. These data will be released February through August 2010. (Scheduled for release in February.)

2007 Economic Census: Manufacturing Geographic Area Series — This is a series of state-, county-, place- and metro area-level data files on the manufacturing sector (NAICS 31). These include data for industries such as bottled water, plastic bottles, breakfast cereal, retail bakery products, mobile homes, nitrogenous fertilizers and others. The files provide data on the number of establishments, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. These data will be released February through May 2010. (Scheduled for release in February.)

2007 Economic Census of Island Areas: Puerto Rico — The economic census, which profiles Puerto Rico's economy every five years, includes statistics for Puerto Rico manufacturing by metropolitan statistical areas and municipios (county equivalents). The data files provide information on the number of employees and production workers, value added by manufacture, cost of materials, value of shipments and capital expenditures. (Scheduled for release in February.)

2008 Annual Capital Expenditures Survey — These data provide information on capital investment in new and used structures and equipment, secondhand machinery and other used depreciable assets by nonfarm businesses. They are useful for identifying business opportunities, product development and business planning. (Tentatively scheduled for release late February or early March.)

Facts for Features

2010 Census by the Numbers — To mark the nation's 23rd count of the population, the Census Bureau presents an array of basic facts about the 2010 Census. (Scheduled for release in February.)

Census Historical Highlights: 1790 to 2010 — As a service to users interested in learning about the grand tradition of the decennial census, the Census Bureau presents a profile of each census since the first in 1790. (Scheduled for release in February.)

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May) — We celebrate the contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans to our nation with a host of statistical information on this group. Statistics are included for Asians as well as Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders covering demographics and businesses. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early March.)

Older Americans Month (May) — We celebrate the contributions of our nation's 65-and-older residents with data on their demographic characteristics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early March.)

Cinco de Mayo — "The Fifth of May," a national holiday in Mexico, has become a time to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. The Census Bureau joins in the festivities with a collection of demographic and economic data relating to U.S. residents of Mexican descent. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early March.)

Mother's Day (May 9, 2010) — Flowers, perfume and jewelry are all popular gifts given on this special day honoring our nation's moms. This fact sheet presents statistical information from the Census Bureau's economic and demographic subject areas on these and many other topics pertaining to this observance. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early March.)

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for February and March — Profile America segments include keeping up the beat in "American Heart Month" (Feb. 17) and staying dry on the fly in "Umbrella Month" (March 10).

The daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>. There the menu options allow selection for Profile America and Al Día, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV files, or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

Recently Released

(Since Jan. 29, 2010)

Economic

2008 Annual Capital Expenditures Survey — Feb. 4 — These data provide preliminary estimates of business spending for new and used structures and equipment at the sector level based on the 2002 North American Industry Classification System. These figures are critical to evaluate productivity growth, the ability of U.S. business to compete with foreign business, changes in industrial capacity and measures of overall economic performance. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/econ/aces/xls/2008/Full Report.htm>.

Finances of Selected State and Local Government Employee Retirement Systems: 3rd Quarter 2009 — Jan. 28 — This quarterly survey provides national summary data on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the 100 largest state and local government employee retirement systems in the United States. These 100 systems comprise 89.4 percent of financial activity among such entities. This survey provides the most current data about investment decisions by state and local government retirement systems, which are among the largest types of institutional investors in U.S. financial markets. These data tables are published four 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/2010-01-28_governments.html>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for January and February — Profile America segments included a blooming business in "Mail-Order Gardening" (Jan. 30) and the seed of the Big Apple in "NYC Incorporated" (Feb. 3). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>.

February also brings a special Black History Month edition of Profile America, including such features as "Nat 'King' Cole" (Feb. 9) and "Black Business Owners" (Feb. 16). The 2010 special edition is posted at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/black_history_month/> with the same download options noted above.

Photo

Photos of 2010 Census operations can be found on the Census Bureau's photo site. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/photos/census_operations/>.

Video

2010 Census: A New Portrait of America — Visit the 2010 Census Bureau's 2010 Multimedia Center for 2010 Census-related advertising and feature videos. Videos give information on the launch of the ad campaign and the road tour, the background of the questions on the form, how we count students away at college, the activities of complete count committees and many other topics. Recent additions include many of the 2010 Census ads and video footage from the 2010 Census Road Tour at the Super Bowl and in Washington, D.C. <http://2010.census.gov/mediacenter/>. In addition, our special Media Download page gives reporters access to the latest news-related footage and story elements. <http://mediadownload.census.gov/>.

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