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2016 Product Calendar — The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2016. These 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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2010 Census

2010 Census Surnames

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the country’s 1,000 most common surnames by race and Hispanic origin and those that occurred 100 or more times in the 2010 Census. Visit the Census Bureau’s Genealogy page to see frequently occurring surnames from previous censuses. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

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American Community Survey

2011-2015 American Community Survey Statistics

The American Community Survey five-year statistics, based on data collected from 2011 to 2015, cover all geographic areas regardless of size, down to the block-group level. The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community in the nation. The survey is the only source of local statistics for most of the 40 topics it covers. It produces statistics for language, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance. (Scheduled for public release Dec. 8; embargo subscribers can view the statistics beginning Dec. 6.)

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Characteristics of the U.S. Population by Generation

This first-ever report titled “Characteristics of the U.S. Population by Generational Status: 2013” examines differences among the foreign-born or “first generation,” the second generation (native-born with at least one foreign-born parent) and the third-and-higher generation (native-born with two native-born parents) using statistics from the Current Population Survey. (Scheduled for release Nov. 29.)

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates: 2015

Available for roughly 3,140 counties and nearly 14,000 school districts, these statistics represent the only current, single-year income and poverty statistics available for all counties and school districts. Data are provided on the total number of people, as well as the number of school-age children, and children of all ages, in poverty. (Scheduled for release Dec. 14.)

National, State and Puerto Rico Total Population and Voting Age Population

Internet tables and detailed downloadable files will show July 1, 2016, population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico, as well as corresponding annual estimates and components of change since the 2010 Census. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 20.)

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2014 Statistics of U.S. Businesses

This release includes single-year estimates of the number of firms, number of establishments, employment and annual payroll. Statistics are presented by Metropolitan Statistical Area, county and Legal Form of Organization. (Scheduled for release Dec. 1.)

2014 Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances

Shows revenues, expenditures, debt, and cash and security holdings by level of government. Level of government includes state, local, and state and local combined. The statistics are organized by state. (Scheduled for release Dec. 9.)

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

The 2015 Annual Survey of Manufactures release includes general statistics, value of products shipments and geographic area statistics for 2012-2015. The survey 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. (Tentatively scheduled for release Dec. 16.)

2015 Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll

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. (Scheduled for release Dec. 16.)

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues Third Quarter 2016

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. (Scheduled for release Dec. 20.)

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Facts for Features

Holiday Season

This festive season, or simply the holidays, is a time for gathering and celebrating with family and friends, gift giving, reflection and thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the Census Bureau presents holiday-related statistics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

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Training Opportunities

Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities

Webinars are available on a regular basis 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 being offered:

  • Measuring America Series — Accessing International Data (Thursday, Dec. 1, 2-3 p.m. EST).
  • Measuring America Series — Accessing Family Living Arrangements Statistics (Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2-3 p.m. EST).

Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our educational resources page. No registration is needed to join a 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 pushing your buttons in “Touch Tone Phones” (Nov. 29) and holiday humbug in “A Dickensian Tale” (Dec. 16).

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 statistics 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, the 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 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 Nov. 10, 2016)

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America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2016

Nov. 17 — The latest families and living arrangements table package provides statistics on families, children, unmarried and married couples, and nonfamily households. These statistics come from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement. The Current Population Survey has been conducted for more than 60 years. Internet address: <>.

2015 American Housing Survey

Nov. 17 — Microdata and tables from the American Housing Survey provide a comprehensive look at a variety of housing statistics for the nation. Data are collected every odd-numbered year and provide national statistics. Statistics are released jointly by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Data for selected metropolitan areas are scheduled be released later this year. Internet address: <>.

Updates to 2016 Historical Migration Tables and Migration Flow Products

Nov. 16 — Historical tables, figures and a collection of national- and regional-level detailed tables on geographical mobility from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement will be available. The Census Flows Mapper and migration flows Application Program Interface files will also be updated to include social and housing statistics from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey. In addition, state-to-state migration and state of current residence by place of birth tables from the 2015 American Community Survey will be released. Internet address: <>.

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2015 Service Annual Survey

Nov. 22 —This annual business survey provides the most comprehensive national 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. The survey also provides e-commerce revenue for all industries and export revenue and inventory data for selected industries. Internet address: <>.

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Facts for Features

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November)

Nov. 2 — To commemorate American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month the Census Bureau has compiled a list of statistics pertaining to the American Indian and Alaska Native population. Internet address: <>.

Thanksgiving Day

Oct. 4 — This release highlights a wide range of statistics pertaining to the traditional gatherings that take place on this national day of giving thanks. Internet address: <>.

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Profile America’s Stats for Stories

These stories provide links to timely newsworthy statistics on that relate to observances, holidays, anniversaries and current events not covered by Facts for Features.


Profile America segments included the time of our lives in “Time Zones” (Nov. 16) and on the hook for “Friday Food Options” (Nov. 19). Internet address: <>.

Did You Know? Fall Edition

Written by Erwin Parson, International Trade Management Division: The season is changing from the blazing hot days of summer to the cool afternoons of fall. The leaves are starting to turn vibrant oranges, reds and yellows and transform our landscape. Harvested in October, pumpkins are traditionally associated with this time of year. Did you buy your pumpkin yet?

Statisticians Join in on Fight Against Cancer

Written by Jasen Taciak, John Posey and Lauren Bowers, Social Economic and Housing Statistics Division: Last month was National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many people may not realize the role Census Bureau statistics play in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through congressional mandate, the program provides funds to all 50 states and the District of Columbia, five U.S. territories, and 11 tribal organizations to improve access to screening and diagnostic services. The goal of this program is to reduce breast and cervical cancer mortality among low income, uninsured or underinsured women.


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