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2016 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2016. 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

State Data Profiles

In advance of the 2016 state caucuses and primaries, the Census Bureau will present a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of each state’s voting-age population and industries. The graphics (50 states plus the District of Columbia) will be posted about a week before each state’s election. The following states will be released in the next four weeks: Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania Rhode Island, Indiana, West Virginia and Oregon.

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Estimates of U.S. Population by Age and Sex: April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2015

A downloadable file containing estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex will be released on the Population Estimates web page ( (Scheduled for release April 21.)

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates — Small Area Health Insurance Estimates: 2013

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release May 12.)

Subcounty Population Estimates: July 1, 2015

Internet tables showing annual population estimates of the nation’s incorporated places and minor civil divisions — cities, towns, townships, villages and boroughs — since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2015, as well as rankings based on population growth. (Embargoed starting at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 17, for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 19.)

Housing Unit Estimates: July 1, 2015

Internet tables showing annual housing unit estimates for the nation, states and counties since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2015. (Embargoed starting at 10 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 17, for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT on Thursday, May 19.)

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Census Business Builder Regional Analyst Edition

Census Business Builder is a suite of services that provide selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. The latest update to the Regional Analyst edition adds these same enhancements as well as more business content (from the Survey of Business Owners) and a bookmark feature. See the Census Business Builder home page for more information on these updates. (Tentatively scheduled for April 18.)

2014 County Business Patterns

These statistics provide the only detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employees and quarterly and annual payroll for nearly 1,200 industries covered at the national, state and county levels. These data are useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for other statistical series, surveys and databases between economic censuses. Beginning with the 2013 reference year, data is also provided by congressional district. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 21.)

2013 Statistics of U.S. Businesses

Data for metropolitan statistical areas and counties by enterprise employment size. Statistics include number of firms, establishments, employment and annual payroll. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 29.)

2012 Economic Census Core Business Statistics

Continuing on a flow basis through June 2016, the Core Business Statistics Series provides statistics on the number of establishments, employment, payroll and value of sales, receipts, revenue or shipments for establishments of firms with paid employees for individual industries at the U.S. level and/or by state.

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

Hurricane Season Begins: June 1

The north Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and lasts through Nov. 30. The Census Bureau produces timely local statistics that are critical to emergency planning, preparedness and recovery efforts. This edition of Facts for Features highlights the number of people living in areas that could be most affected by these dramatic acts of nature. (Scheduled for release in April.)

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May

We recognize 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.)

Mother’s Day: May 8, 2016

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. (Scheduled for release in April.)

Father’s Day: June 19

The Census Bureau honors “dear old dad” with a collection of statistical information from its demographic and economic subject areas pertaining to Father’s Day, from stay-at-home dads to time spent with their children. (Tentatively 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:

  • How to Use ACS Geodatabase Files and ArcMap (Wednesday, May 18, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Using the Census API with the American Community Survey (Wednesday, June 22, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Investigating Economic Indicators Webinar Series: Relationship Between Indicators to Annual Surveys and 5-Year Economic Censuses (Wednesday, June 29, 1 p.m. EDT)
  • How to Find an Address in Census Geocoder and TIGERweb (Wednesday, July 13, 2 p.m. EDT)
  • Introduction of the American Community Survey (Thursday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m. EDT)

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 previously recorded trainings that are free and 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 taking the pulse of “Public Health” (April 24) and a feature on the teachers in “Taught-ology” (May 2).

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


Census Business Builder

The Census Business Builder is a suite of services that provides selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. The suite will continuously be updated with new versions. Currently, Regional Analyst and the Small Business editions are available.

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 April 1, 2016)

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Demographic and Economic Profiles of States Holding Primaries and Caucuses

In advance of state primaries and caucuses, the U.S. Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of each participating state’s voting-age population and industries.

Profiles are provided for the following states:

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2020 Census

Puerto Rico Named as Test Site in Preparation for the 2020 Census

April 12 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it plans to conduct a test census in selected areas within Puerto Rico beginning February 2017. The Census Bureau will test new technologies, operations and procedures for the 2020 Census of Puerto Rico.
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American Indian Areas Named as Test Sites in Preparation for the 2020 Census

April 12 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced  that it plans to conduct the 2017 Census Test in selected tribal areas in Washington, North Dakota and South Dakota and in a sample of addresses nationwide.
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Buncombe County, NC and St. Louis, MO Named as Test Sites in Preparation for the 2020 Census

April 11 —The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it plans to conduct a census test, beginning Oct. 3, 2016, in selected areas within St. Louis, Mo., and Buncombe County, N.C.
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2020 Census Quarterly Program Management Review

April 5 — The U.S. Census Bureau  held its quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review on April 12, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. In order to provide wider access to this event and share information about 2020 Census planning with the public, the Census Bureau broadcast the review live on
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Census Bureau Reaches Milestone on the Road to the 2020 Census

April 1 — The 2016 Census Test, now underway, will refine many of the innovative and cost-saving methods tested in preparation of the 2020 Census. Four years before “Census Day” on April 1, 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau remains on schedule for the most innovative and modern census ever.
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Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units

April 7 — This survey measures how soon privately financed, nonsubsidized, unfurnished units in buildings with five or more units are rented or sold (absorbed) after completion. This survey is conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and is produced at the end of the first quarter of the current year. Internet address:

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2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Accommodation and Food Services-Miscellaneous Reports — April 12 — These reports present data for a variety of industry-specific topics, such as end of year inventories, for establishments of firms with payroll. Presentation of data varies by kind of business. This concludes the Subject Series for the Accommodation and Food Services Sector. Internet address:

Annual Survey of Manufactures Benchmark: General Statistics and Value of Product Shipments: 2008-2011 — April 12 — This release includes two tables: general statistics and value of products shipments, for the years 2008-2011, based on the 2007 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). General Statistics presents data at the two- through six-digit NAICS levels on employment, payroll, cost of materials, shipments and receipts for services, value added and inventories. Value of Product Shipments presents product shipment statistics at the six-digit NAICS level and seven-digit product class level.

The data provided in the tables reflect the benchmarking of the Annual Survey of Manufacturers to the latest Economic Census results. Benchmarking is performed to produce a consistent time series and attempts to reduce the effects of sampling and nonsampling errors in the original series. The Annual Survey of Manufactures were last benchmarked to the Census for years 1988-91 using the results from the 1992 Census.

Updates to Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition — April  11 — The latest update to the Small Business Edition includes the addition of American Community Survey statistics, new features including a new data dashboard and performance improvements. An update to the Regional Analyst Edition will be available later this month. Internet address:

2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Retail Trade- Zip Code Statistics — April 8 — This is the first of the reports that summarizes individual five-digit ZIP codes. This release contains a data file on the retail sector for the entire United States. These statistics are limited to a count of the establishments in each industry by sales-size range of establishments. These ZIP codes are reported by businesses or coded from addresses. They are not the ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) published in the decennial census. ZIP code statistics for several services sectors are tentatively scheduled for June 2016. Internet address:

Educational Services- Establishments and Firm Size Reports— April 8 —These reports present receipts, payroll and employment data for the United States at the two- through seven-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. For establishments, the categories are receipts size, employment size and legal form of organization. For firms, the categories are receipts size, employment size, concentration by largest firms and number of establishments operated (single units and multiunits). This release concludes the Economic Census reports for establishments and firm size. Internet address:

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Facts for Features

Older Americans Month: May — April 15 — To commemorate Older Americans Month, the Census Bureau has compiled a list of statistics pertaining to our senior citizens. This edition provides updated statistical information on topics such as earnings, education, voting, homeownership, military service and marital status. Internet address:

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Infographic: Tax Day

April 12 — To commemorate the April 18 filing deadline, the U.S. Census Bureau presents a thematic map showing the percentage of state tax revenue that comes from individual income taxes. The percentages are cumulatively derived from State Tax Collections by State for 2015 Quarterly Summary of State & Local Tax Revenue for the first through fourth quarters. Internet address:

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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.
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April 23      Stats for Stories: World Book Day
April 27      Stats for Stories: Administrative Professional Day
April 29      Stats for Stories: Arbor Day

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Profile America segments included credit where it’s due in “Leading the Charge” (April 10) and the House comes to order in “Assigned Seating” (April 14). Internet address:

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Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Export Reports were deployed on June 27, 2015, along with ACE Export Accounts functionality. These reports serve as a replacement to the export data that was previously provided to the filer and/or U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI) per request. ACE Export Reports give users the flexibility to access an official record of their exports at any time, free of charge. This capability provides for customizable reports (dynamic and scheduled) for export data filed in the last five years, in addition to the current year.

Census Day in the Houston and Los Angeles Areas — Blog by Census Bureau Director John H. Thompson: April 1 is Census Day for Harris County, Texas, and Los Angeles County, Calif., the two sites taking part in the 2016 Census Test. Almost 225,000 households in each location have received a notification by mail asking them to complete a questionnaire. The 2016 Census Test is part of the extensive research that will help us make key decisions about how we will carry out the next census in 2020.

The Goods and Services Deficit Increased to $47.1 billion in February 2016 — The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $47.1 billion in February, up $1.2 billion from $45.9 billion in January, revised. February exports were $178.1 billion, $1.8 billion more than January exports. February imports were $225.1 billion, $3.0 billion more than January imports.

Census Bureau Researchers Present Findings at the 2016 Population Association of America Conference — Researchers from the U.S. Census Bureau joined other demographers, sociologists, economists and professionals at the Population Association of American annual conference March 31 to April 2 in Washington, D.C. Researchers from across the country and from different disciplines presented testing and research results on many interesting and noteworthy topics.

Health Insurance Disparities are Closing Among Working-Age Adults — Blog by Carla Medalia, Marina Vornovitsky and Jennifer Cheeseman Day, U.S. Census Bureau: Between 2013 and 2014, the share of people without health insurance, or uninsured rate, decreased by 2.9 percentage points overall to 10.4 percent. This unprecedented decline in the uninsured rate occurred at the same time as many provisions of the Affordable Care Act went into effect. This blog takes a closer look at changes experienced by the working-age population.

Poverty by Age and Sex: An Examination of the Distribution in Poverty Between 1966 and 2014 — Blog by Kayla R. Fontenot, Bernadette D. Proctor, and Trudi J. Renwick, Social Economic and Housing Statistics Division: In this blog, we use data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) and the American Community Survey (ACS) to examine the gender differences in poverty rates for all ages and explore how those differences have changed over time.

Separate but Unequal: The Nature of Income Inequality in U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas — Blog by Brian Glassman, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division: Income inequality as a concept is straightforward. However, there are a number of different income inequality metrics available. This blog looks at how the choice of a particular metric alters the conclusions about the level of income inequality and the relationship between income inequality and economic well-being.

Evaluating 2013-2014 Trends in County-Level Health Insurance Coverage for Low-Income Working-Age Adults — Blog by Lauren Bowers and David Powers, Statisticians, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division: Our research uses Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) from the U.S. Census Bureau to examine how health insurance coverage changed at the county level for low-income, working-age adults from 2013 to 2014.

How Does Growing Up in Assisted Housing Affect Adult Earnings? — Blog by Mark J. Kutzbach, Center for Economic Studies: In 2000, nearly 3 million children under age 18 lived in voucher-supported or public housing sponsored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Although assisted housing programs have been in place for some time, research on the long-term effects on resident children is scarce and hampered by methodological limitations. To shed light on this topic, my colleagues and I combined Census Bureau data with administrative data to track children through assisted housing and into the labor force as adults.

Over the Hill at 25? College Completion at Higher Ages— Blog by Kurt Bauman, Education and Social Stratification Branch: For many years when the U.S. Census Bureau has reported educational attainment, it has focused on the population age 25 and older. This blog uses data from the Current Population Survey from 1967 to 2015 to follow age groups across a large portion of their lives to see how education patterns evolved as they got older.

Does Doubling Up Improve Family Well-Being? — Blog by Laryssa Mykyta, U.S. Census Bureau, and Natasha Pilkauskas, University of Michigan: Studies have shown that “doubling up,” or sharing housing, increased during the last economic recession and is most common in low-income families. Yet, we do not really know whether doubling up helps struggling families make ends meet. In our paper Household Composition and Family Well-Being: Exploring the Relationship Between Doubling Up and Hardship, we use data from the adult well-being topical modules of the 2008 Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine the relationship between doubling up and the different kinds of hardship.

Characteristics of Cohabiters and Their Generational Status — Blog by Emily Schondelmyer, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch: Most adults in the United States have lived with a boyfriend, girlfriend or partner at some point in their lives. However, much less is known about cohabiters who are either foreign-born or who have foreign-born parents. This blog uses the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey data to examine how the place of birth of an individual and their parents are related to cohabitation and demographic differences of cohabiters by nativity.

How We Came to Live Together: Households Formed by Migration from Different Origins — Blog by Megan J. Benetsky and Alison K. Fields, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division: When we think of people moving, we often think of one person or an entire family packing up to live somewhere else. However, this does not describe every move. This blog looks at research conducted using the American Community Survey collected from 2008 to 2012 to examine the origins of households formed by migration from different origins.


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