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Upcoming

2015 Product Calendar

The Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2015. The products are listed in the Census Bureau’s online product calendar, which will be updated as needed throughout the year.

New County and Metro Area Population Estimates to be Embargoed

The U.S. Census Bureau will offer an embargo period next week for members of the media to view the latest population estimates for counties, metropolitan and micropolitan areas, and Puerto Rico. The 2014 population estimates will be posted to the Census Bureau's embargo site at 10 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, March 24. The public release will be at 12:01 a.m. (EDT) on Thursday, March 26.

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Demographic

County, Puerto Rico Municipio, Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Population Estimates: July 1, 2014

Internet tables and detailed downloadable files showing population estimates, rankings, and components of change since the 2010 Census. (Scheduled for embargo starting on March 24 and for public release on March 26.)

2013 American Housing Survey for Selected Metropolitan Areas

Microdata and tables for 25 selected metropolitan areas from the American Housing Survey provide a comprehensive look at a variety of housing statistics. Every odd-numbered year, data are collected to provide national and selected metropolitan area statistics. Statistics are released jointly  by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. (Scheduled for release March 31.)

Phoenix and Savannah Areas Mark Census Day 2015

The U.S. Census Bureau will mark April 1 as Census Day for the two locations — Maricopa County, Ariz., and the Savannah, Ga., area — where it is conducting the 2015 Census Test to research modern and cost-effective methods for the 2020 Census. (Scheduled for release April 1).

Fertility of American Women

The U.S. Census Bureau will release new fertility data from the 2014 Current Population Survey’s Fertility Supplement showing the fertility of women age 15 to 50 as of June of 2014. The data includes information on children ever born, rates of childlessness, and relationship status at first birth.  (Scheduled for release April 7.)

Recent Population Trends for the U.S. Island Areas: 2000 to 2010

This report examines demographic trends for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The report will provide information on each area’s population trends and census geography. (Tentatively scheduled for release in April.)

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Economic

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue: 2014 Fourth Quarter

Provides quarterly estimates of state and local government tax revenue at a national level, as well as detailed tax revenue data for individual states. This report produces three tables: Tables 1 and 2 include income and sales data and Table 3 provides tax collections by state. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 24.)

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: 2014 Fourth Quarter

Provides national summary data on the revenues, expenditures and composition of assets of the largest defined benefit public employee pension systems for state and local governments. This report produces three tables: Tables 1 and 3 include data on cash and security holdings and Table 2 provides data on earnings on investments, contributions and payments. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 26.)

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Information

This is a series of national-, state-, county-, place- and metro area-level data files that include data for publishing industries, broadcasting (except Internet), and telecommunications. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts or revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. This release is the first for the information sector and covers Colorado and geographic areas therein only. Statistics for the other states and geographic entities within them for this sector will be released on a flow basis over the coming months. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 26.)

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Construction

This is a series of national- and state-level data files that include data for furniture and home furnishings stores, food and beverage stores, and nonstore retailers. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, sales, payroll, number of paid employees and other data items by industry. This release is the first for the construction sector and covers all states and the District of Columbia. (Tentatively scheduled for late March.)

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services

This is a series of national-, state-, county-, place- and metro area-level data files that include data for legal services, accounting and tax preparation, computer systems design, and advertising and public relations services. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts or revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. This release is the first for the professional, scientific and technical services sector and covers Colorado and geographic areas therein only. Statistics for the other states and geographic entities within them for this sector will be released on a flow basis over the coming months. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 10.)

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

This is a series of national-, state-, county-, place- and metro area-level data files that include data for performing arts, spectator sports,  museums, and gambling and recreation industries. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts or revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. This release is the first for the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector and covers Colorado and geographic areas therein only. Statistics for the other states and geographic entities within them for this sector will be released on a flow basis over the coming months. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 14.)

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Other Services (Except Public Administration)

This is a series of national-, state-, county-, place- and metro area-level data files that include data for repair and maintenance, personal and laundry services and private households. The files provide data on the number of establishments, receipts or revenue, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. This release is the first for the other services sector and covers Colorado and geographic areas therein only. Statistics for the other states and geographic entities within them for this sector will be released on a flow basis over the coming months. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 14.)

2014 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections

Provides a summary of taxes collected by state for five broad tax categories and up to 25 tax subcategories. These statistics include measurement of tax by category: property tax, sales and gross receipts taxes, license taxes, income taxes, and other taxes. Each tax category is broken down into subcategories (e.g., motor fuel sales, alcoholic beverage sales, motor vehicle licenses, alcoholic beverage licenses, etc.). (Tentatively scheduled for release April 14.)

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series

Beginning in January and continuing on a flow basis through September 2015, this series provides detailed industry statistics by geographic area for establishments of firms with paid employees. Data are shown on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis. These data supersede the data shown in the Industry Series and may be superseded by data shown in later publication series for selected sectors. See <www.census.gov/econ/census/schedule/> for more information.

2012 Economic Census Industry Series

Continuing on a flow basis through February 2015, this series contains national-level statistics from the twice-a-decade economic census for specific industries on the number of employees and establishments, payroll and total revenues. It also includes detailed statistics on the product lines sold or services provided by businesses. For a listing of industries for which statistics have been released over the last two weeks, see <www.business.census.gov>.

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Facts for Features

45th Anniversary of Earth Day: April 22, 2015

Earth Day is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The day came from reaction to a massive oil spill in waters near Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1969. In honor of Earth Day ― and Earth Week (April 16-22) ― this edition of Profile America Facts for Features includes examples of Census Bureau statistics pertaining to energy and the environment. (Scheduled for release in March or April.)

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. (Scheduled for release in April.)

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Training Opportunities

Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities

Webinars are available to help the public access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use census databases and mapping tools and how to find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level. They also provide quick links for answers to frequently asked questions about accessing statistics.

The following courses are offered:

  • International Trade University Webinar Series – FTR 201: Filing Reqirements (Thursday,  April 2, 2 p.m. EDT)
  •  International Trade University Webinar Series – CLAS 101: Classifying Your Product (Schedule B) (Thursday, April 16, 2 p.m. EDT)

Description for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our educational resources page. No registration is needed to join the webinar. Login details will be provided one week before a webinar.

Archived Training Resources

Visit the Census Bureau’s Training Resources Library for free, previously recorded trainings that are available for use at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for March and April

Profile America segments include the first in his class “Primary Voter” (March 31) and April anniversaries in “The Course of Cuban Events” (April 17).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio.html>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

Apps
Challenge Your Knowledge of State Statistics with Census PoP Quiz

This mobile app from the Census Bureau challenges a user’s knowledge of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Census PoP Quiz is available for download to Android and Apple devices. Internet address: <www.census.gov/mobile/>.

Find Your Ideal Place with the Census Bureau’s dwellr App

A Census Bureau mobile app named “dwellr” can help people on the go access key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation. Users can also learn more about where they are by a simple tap of the screen that reveals educational levels, housing values and total population drawn from the American Community Survey. Internet address: <www.census.gov/mobile/>.

Stay Connected with the Census Bureau’s America’s Economy 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 20 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Internet address: <www.census.gov/mobile/economy/>.

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Recently Released

(Released since March 6, 2015)

FY2016 Budget Briefing

March 12 — Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson and Chief Financial Officer Joanne Crane briefed members of the media in an online Web conference about the Census Bureau’s funding components in the President’s fiscal year 2016 budget request. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/CB15-40.html>.

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Demographic

Desire to Move and Residential Mobility: 2010-2011

March 19 — This report looks at the characteristics of householders who desired to move in 2010 and their subsequent mobility pattern from 2010 to 2011 using data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-50.html>.

Young Adult Migration: 2007-2009 and 2010-2012

March 18 — This report looks at the demographic and socio-economic status of young adult migrants, ages 18 to 34, during the recession and postrecession periods. The report uses 2007-2009 and 2010-2012 American Community Survey statistics. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-47.html>.

Geographical Mobility: 2014

March 18 — A collection of national- and regional-level tables from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey. The tables describe the movement of people in the United States, including type of move, why they moved, distance moved and characteristics of those who moved one year earlier. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-47.html>.

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2013

March 17 — The estimates show the number of people with and without health insurance coverage for all states and each of the nation’s roughly 3,140 counties. The statistics are provided by selected age groups, sex, race and Hispanic origin (state only), and at income-to-poverty levels that reflect the federal poverty thresholds for state and federal assistance programs. The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates program is the only source of single-year health insurance estimates for every county in the U.S. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-tps24.html>.

Median Earnings by Detailed Occupation

March 16 — To coincide with Women’s History Month, the U.S. Census Bureau released a table showing median earnings by detailed occupation from the 2013 American Community Survey. The table includes ratios indicating the percentage of women in an occupation, as well as the male-to-female earnings ratio in the occupation for full-time, year-round workers in the past 12 months. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-tps22.html>.

Remarriage in the United States: 2008-2012

March 10 — The first report to use the American Community Survey five-year statistics to look at remarriage in the United States focuses on geographic variation as well as the socio-economic characteristics of remarried adults in the U.S. Internet address: <www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-42.html>.

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Economic

Statistics of U.S. Businesses: 2011-2012 Employment Change Data

March 19 — This table set includes number of business establishments and corresponding employment change for births, deaths, expansions, and contractions between 2011 and 2012. The data are tabulated by geographic area, industry, and enterprise employment size.  Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/susb.html>

2013 Information and Communication Technology Survey

March 11 — The Information and Communication Technology Survey provides data on both noncapitalized and capitalized spending for information and communication technology equipment and computer software by U.S. nonfarm businesses with employees. It covers all domestic, private, nonfarm and agricultural nonfarm (NAICS Subsectors 113, 114 and 115) businesses. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/icts.html>.

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Multimedia

Radio
Profile America for (March)

Profile America segments included sticking it to the kids in “Mandatory Vaccinations” (March 6) and a tilling the soil in “National Agriculture” (March 18). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio.html>.

Infographic
Measuring America: A Child’s Day

At a glance infographic uses statistics from the Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine aspects of a child’s well-being, including participation in extracurricular activities, academic experiences, meals with a parent and being read to. Internet address:  <www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2015/comm/childs_day_2015.html>.

Blogs
FY 2016 is a Critical Year for the Reengineered 2020 Census

Census Bureau Director John Thompson writes that his agency is devoting substantial resources in researching new methods and technologies to keep the 10-year headcount quick, easy and secure, and keeping costs down. His goal is to save up to $5 billion in operating costs from the 2010 Census.

Still Moving, But Why?

The Census Bureau’s David Ihrke writes that recently released migration statistics tell us how many people are moving, the type of move, characteristics of movers and why they moved. According to the estimates, about two-thirds of all moves were within the same county last year, while just under one-third were to different counties and about 3 percent were from abroad.

Using the Survey of Income and Program Participation to Study Residential Mobility

The Census Bureau’s Peter Mateyka writes about how longitudinal data on migration, such as from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, can be used to study residential mobility.

Counting People in the Right Place: Boundaries Matter

Census Bureau Director John Thompson writes about the importance of the Boundary and Annexation Survey and how it fulfills the Census Bureau’s responsibility for recording all legal boundaries in the U.S. – things like city limits and townships.

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News releases, reports, statistical tables and radio transcripts are available on the Public Information Office’s Web page at <www.census.gov/newsroom.html>. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at 301-763-3030; or email <pio@census.gov>.

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