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2015 Product Calendar

The U.S. 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 is updated as needed throughout the year.

Learn What Surveys are Being Conducted in Your Community

See which of our 130-plus annual surveys are being conducted in your community. In a variety of surveys and censuses, evolving from the first census in 1790, the Census Bureau provides official information about America’s people, businesses, industries and institutions. See surveys currently being conducted in each Census Bureau region:

Los Angeles
New York
All Surveys

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2020 Census

Census Bureau to Conduct 2020 Census Program Management Review on Jan. 22

U.S. Census Bureau officials will provide updates for conducting the 2020 Census during the winter quarterly program management review. (Scheduled for release Jan. 13.)

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Population of Cities and Metro Areas Involved in Determining the Nation’s Top Team in College Football

The Census Bureau will present a graphic that shows the July 1, 2014, population of the cities and metropolitan areas involved in the four-team playoff in college football’s top division. In the first semifinal on Thursday, Dec. 31, No. 1-ranked Clemson (Clemson, S.C.) takes on No. 4 Oklahoma (Norman, Okla.) in Miami Gardens, Fla. In the other semifinal, No. 2 Alabama (Tuscaloosa, Ala.) faces No. 3 Michigan State (East Lansing, Mich.) in Arlington, Texas. The championship game will be on Monday, Jan. 11, in Glendale, Ariz. (Scheduled for release Dec. 29.)

New Year’s Day Population

The Census Bureau will ring in the year with its annual projection of the nation’s population for Jan. 1, 2016. The release will include birth, death and net international migration rates, as well as a projection of the world population. (Scheduled for release Dec. 30.)

2013 Age, Sex, Race, Hispanic Origin and Foreign-Born Table Packages

These tables from the 2013 Current Population Survey include detailed social and economic statistics for age groups, the Hispanic population, the black population, the Asian population and the foreign-born population. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2013

This report shows national-level trends of child-support income received by parents for children whose other parent(s) lived elsewhere. The Census Bureau collects detailed information about child-support agreements or awards, such as the reported amounts due and received, as well as other socioeconomic characteristics about custodial parents and their families. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 12.)

2015 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) Parallel Survey

This survey was fielded to fulfill budgetary requirements for the 2015 fiscal year. According to Public Law 113-235 Dec. 16, 2014, the Census Bureau was instructed to “collect data for the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey using the same health insurance questions included in previous years, in addition to the revised questions implemented in the Current Population Survey beginning in February 2014”. In January, the Census Bureau will release the 2015 CPS ASEC Parallel Survey Research File and a detailed health insurance table based on this file. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

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Start of 2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Retail trade-Product Lines

The first report in the subject series for the retail sector presents national and state-level data for retail at the two through six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. The Subject and Summary Series provide statistics on number of establishments and sales/receipts by products and contributing industry. The retail trade subject and summary series reports will be released on a flow basis through March 2016 on topics ranging from product lines to class of customer. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 22.)

2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series

Continuing on a flow basis, 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 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: <> for more information.

2012 Economic Census Subject Series

Continuing on a flow basis through June 2016, the subject series reports supplement other products and present tabulations for the U.S. with some state detail. Reports for most sectors include establishment and firm size (including legal form of organization). Miscellaneous subjects reports for the manufacturing sector include general summary, products summary, materials consumed summary and concentration ratios in manufacturing.

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Facts for Features

Black 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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

Valentine’s Day: Feb. 14, 2016

To celebrate this holiday, the Census Bureau highlights a range of information including statistics on chocolates, flowers, jewelry and marriage. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

Women’s History Month: March

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

Super Bowl 50: Feb. 7, 2016

Super Bowl 50 will be played Feb. 7 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. This will be the second time the NFL’s championship game will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the last one, the San Francisco 49ers beat the Miami Dolphins 38-16 at Stanford Stadium in 1985. To commemorate this event, the Census Bureau presents a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the two participating teams. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late January.)

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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 course is offered:

  • Accessing American Community Survey Block Group Data (Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. EST)

Descriptions 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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Profile America segments include annual reflections in “Old Acquaintance” (Dec. 30) and testing our metal in “Canning Process” (Jan. 19).

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

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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: <>.

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: <>.

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: <>.

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Recently Released

(Released since Dec. 11, 2015)

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State Population Estimates: July 1, 2015

Dec. 22 — Internet tables and detailed downloadable files show July 1, 2015, population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico, as well as corresponding annual estimates and components of change since the 2010 Census. Internet address: <>.

Estimates of State Voting-Age Population: July 1, 2015

Dec. 22 — Estimates of the number of people 18 and older in each state, Puerto Rico and the U.S. The downloadable file includes total population and the percentage of people 18 and older. Internet address: <>.

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Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions Third Quarter 2015

Dec. 23 — The survey 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. Internet address: <>.

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues Third Quarter 2015

Dec. 22 — The summary 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 release includes three tables: Tables 1 and 2 include income and sales data and Table 3 provides tax collections by state. A summary brief is available and includes a new graph that illustrates the percent distribution of state government revenues by tax type for the nation and regions. Internet address: <>.

2014 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll

Dec. 21 — Provides a comprehensive look at the employment of the nation’s state and local governments, as well as the federal government. It shows the number of government civilian employees and their gross payroll by governmental function. These governmental functions include, for example, elementary and secondary education and police protection. Internet address: <>.

2014 Annual Survey of Manufactures: General Statistics, Value of Product Shipments, and Geographic Area Series

Dec. 18 — The 2014 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) release includes general statistics, value of products shipments, and geographic area statistics for the years 2014, 2013, and 2012.  The ASM provides data about manufacturing that are crucial to accurate estimates of domestic production and productivity, and to making sound decisions on economic trade policies. Companies, business analysts and trade associations use this data in planning investments, production and marketing.

Infographic: A Look at the Mining Sector in the United States

Dec. 17 — A collection of three visualizations presenting data from the 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series on the leading mining states. The graphs illustrate the states with more than 10,000 mining sector employees, show how mining jobs in these states are distributed by subsector, and compare the value of mining shipments in them before and after the Great Recession. Among the mining subsectors are oil and gas extraction and support activities. Internet address: <>.

2012 Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Company Statistics Series: Company Summary

Dec. 15 — The Survey of Business Owners provides a detailed portrait of America’s businesses and business owners from the national to the local level once every five years. This release includes revised data for number of firms, receipts, employment and payroll by gender, ethnicity, race and veteran status at the U.S., state and sector levels; and estimates at the detail geography (county, place, etc.) and 2-6 digit NAICS levels.

Completion of 2012 Economic Census Geographic Area Series: Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services

Dec. 11 — The 2012 Economic Census concludes the Geographic Area Series for the administrative and support and waste management and remediation sector. This series includes statistics for office administrative services, investigation and security services and waste collection, treatment and disposal. The files provide statistics on the number of establishments, receipts, payroll, number of employees and other data items by industry. Geographic Area Series data is the only series that provides this data at a U.S. summary level as well as an economic place level; other geographies included are states, combined statistical areas, metropolitan statistical areas, and counties.

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Stats for Stories

Profile America’s Stats for Stories provides links to timely newsworthy statistics on that relate to observances, holidays, anniversaries, and current events not covered by Facts for Features.

Wright Brother’s Day — Dec. 17
Bill of Rights Day — Dec. 15

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Profile America segments included a Christmas classic in “A Dickensian Tale” (Dec. 16) and the coffee bean sauce in “America Perks Up” (Dec. 26). Internet address: <>.

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In What Ways are D.C.-Area Neighborhoods With Rail Transit Different From Other Neighborhoods? — A look around the Washington, D.C., metro area reveals a series of neighborhoods with varying demographic profiles. Researchers in the social sciences have produced a rich body of literature illuminating residential patterns for several key demographic characteristics, such as income, race and age across metro areas. A small but growing body of research explores the relationship between neighborhood demographic profiles and the myriad resources and amenities across communities.

Census Bureau Statistics Allow for Deeper Dive Into Rising Costs of Child Care — Results from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) show how usage patterns in child care vary over time based on a family’s income.

Visit Us at the 2016 Allied Social Science Association and American Economic Association Meeting in San Francisco — Census Bureau economists will present results from their research at the annual meeting of the Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) and American Economic Association (AEA) in San Francisco Jan. 3-5, 2016. For more information on working papers by Census Bureau researchers and FSRDC researchers, please see <>.

Upcoming Trade Webinar — The Manufacturing, Products and Goods Across Indicators webinar took place Dec. 16. This was the final webinar of the “Investigating Economic Indicators” series. If you missed any of these webinars, you can view them <here>.


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

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