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Jan. 25, 2013 TP13-02

Upcoming

2013 Product Calendar — The Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2013. The products are listed in the Census Bureau's online product calendar, which will be updated as needed throughout the year.

Enhancements to American FactFinder — On Jan. 29, the Census Bureau will release several new features in American FactFinder — the online data search program on census.gov — to help people find information more easily. These include a new "Community Facts" feature, to help users find frequently requested statistics about their communities, and a "Guided Search" feature.

American Community Survey

American Community Survey Brief: Homeownership Among the Foreign-Born Population: 2011 — A new brief based on statistics from the 2011 American Community Survey examines the homeownership and renter status among foreign-born households. In this report, a household is designated as foreign-born based on the nativity of the householder, regardless of the other occupants' nativity. Country and region of origin of the household are based on the country and region of origin of the householder as well. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 30.)

American Community Survey Brief: The Geographic Concentration of High-Income Households: 2007-2011 — Examines where high-income households are and which areas have the highest concentration of such households. High-income households are defined as those in the top 5 percent of the national income distribution. The statistics come from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey five-year estimates and are shown for counties and metro areas. (Scheduled for release in mid-February.)

2007-2011 American Community Survey: Citizen Voting-Age Population — This tabulation from the 2007-2011 American Community Survey shows estimates of the citizen voting age population by race for small areas of geography. This is the third year in a row that the American Community Survey has produced estimates of this population for even the smallest geographic areas. Prior to the American Community Survey, communities had to wait 10 years for an update on the citizen voting-age population. Previous versions of the files can be found on the Census Bureau's Redistricting Data website. (Scheduled for release Jan. 28.)

Demographic

Evaluation Estimates of the Population for the United States, Cities and Towns (Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions): April 1, 2000, to July 1, 2010 — Internet downloadable files contain vintage 2010 estimates of total population. The estimates were developed using the Census Bureau's “Distributive Housing Unit Method.” This method uses a housing unit based method to distribute county household population estimates to the subcounty areas within each county. Estimates of the population living in group quarters are then added to create estimates of the total resident population. These estimates include changes from incorporation of special censuses and local challenges.

A downloadable file containing alternative estimates also was produced with the same method but did not incorporate special censuses and local challenges. All estimates are based on the 2000 Census and were created without incorporation or consideration of the 2010 Census results. The evaluation estimates are available on the population estimates Web page <http://www.census.gov/popest/research/eval-estimates/eval-est.html>. (Scheduled for release Jan. 31.)

Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation — Results from one of the oldest continuing and most comprehensive recreation surveys. Includes information on the number of anglers, hunters and wildlife watchers, as well as how often they participate and how much they spend on their activities. The reports are being released on a state-by-state flow basis alphabetically by state name during the first half of 2013. The list of reports that have been released so far can be found at <http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/fishing.html>.

Economic

Service Annual Survey: 2011 — This annual business survey provides the most comprehensive national economic statistics available on service activity in the United States. Sectors include transportation and warehousing; finance and insurance; educational services; and arts, entertainment and recreation, to name a few. The statistics show operating revenue and expenses for both taxable and tax-exempt firms and organizations, sources of revenue and expenses by type for selected industries, and selected industry-specific items. In addition, export and inventory data were collected for selected industries. The latest Annual Services Report site can be accessed at http://www.census.gov/services/index.html. (Scheduled for release Jan. 29.)

Facts for Features

African-American History Month (February) — To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, the Census Bureau presents a collection of demographic and economic statistics about the black community. (Scheduled for release Jan. 28.)

Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17) — You may not find a pot of gold at the end of this edition of Facts for Features, but you will find it useful and informative nonetheless. It is filled with statistical information from the Census Bureau's demographic and economic subject areas on the nation's Irish-American population and other facets of this celebration of all things Irish. (Scheduled for release Jan. 29.)

Women's History Month — In commemoration of this annual observance highlighting and celebrating the varied and historic accomplishments of women, this edition provides statistical information on topics such as earnings, education, business ownership, voting, occupations, military service and marriage. (Scheduled for release Feb. 6.)

Valentine's Day: Feb. 14, 2013 — To celebrate this holiday, the Census Bureau highlights a range of information, including statistics on chocolates, flowers, jewelry and marriage. (Scheduled for release Feb. 7.)

Multimedia

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for January and February — Profile America segments include it's easy as "Lotus 1-2-3" (Jan. 26) and pleasing the court in "Notable Blacks in Law" (Feb. 15).

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).

"America by the Numbers" on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" — Tune in each Friday morning 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

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 16 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.

Recently Released

(Released since Jan. 11, 2013)

American Community Survey

American Community Survey Brief: Labor Force Participation and Work Status of People 65 Years and Older — Jan. 24 — This brief examines the labor force participation rate of individuals who are aged 65 and older and looks at long-term participation rate trends. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-09.pdf>.

American Community Survey Brief: Students in the Workforce: 2011 — Jan. 24 — This brief highlights statistics on school enrollment and examines the proportion of students who worked and the amount they worked over the previous year. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-14.pdf>.

American Community Survey Brief: Recent Changes in Self-Employment — Jan. 24 — This brief examines changes in self-employment from 2010 to 2011 for the United States, the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Self-employment includes individuals working in incorporated and nonincorporated businesses. In addition, the brief provides data on changes in total employment from 2010 to 2011. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr11-21.pdf>.

First Look at Key Demographic Characteristics of New Congressional Districts — Jan. 24 — For the first time, the Census Bureau's American Community Survey is providing access to detailed demographic data on congressional districts for the 113th Congress. These statistics include age, education, occupation, income and veteran status. They are accessible via Easy Stats, the Census Bureau's new online tool offering quick and easy access to American Community Survey data. These statistics are drawn from the most recent one-year American Community Survey sample, tabulated for redistricted congressional districts of the 113th Congress. Easy Stats provides statistics on a wide range of topics, such as income, occupation, housing and education, down to the local level, including states, counties, cities and towns, and now, congressional districts. See <http://www.census.gov/easystats/>.

Demographic

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2012 — Jan. 23 — A series of national-level tables showing educational attainment levels by a wide range of demographic characteristics, including sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, household relationship, citizenship and nativity, labor force status, occupation and industry. Also included are detailed information on years of school completed, showing for each level of attainment exactly how many years of education adults have. A variety of historical time series tables going back to 1940 are also provided, as are graphs illustrating historical data. The data were collected by the Current Population Survey. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/education/cb13-13.html>.

Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation: Alabama — Jan. 23 — Results from one of the oldest continuing and most comprehensive recreation surveys. Includes information on the number of anglers, hunters and wildlife watchers, as well as how often they participate and how much they spend on their activities. This is the first in a series of state-level reports on this topic, to be released alphabetically by state name on a flow basis during the first half of 2013. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/prod/www/abs/fishing.html>.

Facts for Features

Super Bowl XLVII — Jan. 24 — Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers will be played Feb. 3 at the Superdome, which will be the 10th time the Super Bowl has been played in New Orleans. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the contenders, in this year's edition of our nation's most celebrated sporting event. Internet address: Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff01.html>.

Multimedia

Audio

Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for December and January — Profile America segments covered coming to the plate in "Designated Hitter" (Jan. 11) and putting a lid on it in "Canning Process" (Jan. 19). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio>.

Impact of the 2012 Drought on Crop Production Live on the "America by the Numbers" Segment of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" — Jan. 25 — Last year's drought, the most widespread since the 1950s, reduced production of some feed crops to the lowest levels since 1964. Hubert Hamer, chairman of the Agricultural Statistics Board of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service, discusses the drought's impacts on livestock and meat production in the United States and how other crops rebounded from last year's historic weather. Most Fridays, C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" segment on its "Washington Journal" show features information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programs is available at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/>.

"How Do U.S. Students Compare Internationally?" Live on the "America by the Numbers" Segment of C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" — Jan. 18 — PIn 2011, students in more than 50 countries were tested, and U.S. fourth-graders improved in reading and math. Jack Buckley, the commissioner for the National Center for Education Statistics, discusses the latest international assessments of reading, math and science, and the U.S. results for fourth- and eighth-graders. Most Fridays, C-SPAN's "America by the Numbers" segment on its "Washington Journal" show features information from the federal statistical system. The program highlights trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information on previous C-SPAN programs is available at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/>.

Apps

Track Our Economy Using the Census Bureau's Mobile App — Jan. 7 — Check out the Census Bureau's mobile app, "America's Economy," for four key Census Bureau economic indicators over the next two weeks: New Residential Sales for November 2012 (Jan. 25); Advance Report on Durable Goods - Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders for December 2012 (Jan. 28); Housing Vacancies for the fourth quarter of 2012 (Jan. 29); and Construction Put in Place for December 2012 (Feb. 1). In addition, the Commerce Department will release two indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis: Gross Domestic Product for the fourth quarter of 2012 (Jan. 30) and Personal Income and Outlays for December 2012 (Jan. 31). The Bureau of Labor Statistics will also release an indicator, The Employment Situation, for December 2012 (Feb. 1). All these indicators may be accessed 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 16 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.

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