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2018 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2018. These products are listed in the Census Bureau’s online product calendar, which is updated as needed throughout the year.

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American Community Survey

Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2016

This report uses American Community Survey data to look at access to computers and broadband internet subscriptions nationwide. It also examines the digital divide that exists between those who have and those who lack access to computers and the internet. Important differences can been seen by demographic, social and geographic characteristics. (Tentatively scheduled for release Aug. 7.)

2017 American Community Survey

Statistics on numerous demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics, including language spoken at home, educational attainment, commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance coverage will be available. Statistics will be available for all geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more. (Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning at noon EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 11, for public release at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13.)

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2017 American Housing Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau will release new data from the 2017 American Housing Survey for the nation and 25 metropolitan areas. The release includes the public use file and summary tables on a wide range of housing subjects. The American Housing Survey is conducted biennially and provides statistics on topics such as the physical condition of housing units, indicators of housing and neighborhood quality, and home improvement activities. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

2017 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau will release new microdata from the 2017 New York City Housing and Vacancy Survey (NYCHVS). Detailed data from the survey cover many characteristics of the City’s housing market, including characteristics of the City’s households, housing stock, neighborhoods and population. The rental vacancy rate is the primary focus of the survey, because that value is crucial to the current rent regulation laws. Other important survey data on housing include rent regulatory status, structural conditions, unit maintenance, neighborhood conditions, monthly rent, utility costs, and much more about housing and households in New York City. The survey is sponsored by the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development and is conducted generally every 3 years. The Census Bureau has conducted the survey for the City since 1965. The 2017 NYCHVS is the 17th such survey. (Scheduled for release Aug. 9.)

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

These tables from the 2015 and 2016 Current Population Survey include detailed social and economic statistics for age groups, and the Hispanic, black, Asian and foreign-born populations. The Foreign-born table package highlights characteristics of the foreign-born population by nativity and U.S. citizenship status, as well as year of entry. (Tentatively scheduled for release Aug. 29.)

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017

On Sept. 12, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on income and poverty for the nation based on the 2018 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2017 calendar year and will also compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 12.)

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2017

On Sept. 12, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on the supplemental poverty measure for the nation based on the 2018 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2017 calendar year and will also compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 12.)

Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2017

On Sept. 12, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on health insurance coverage. The report will include national-level statistics from the 2018 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and some national- and state-level statistics from the American Community Survey. It will include data for the 2017 calendar year and compare it with previous years. (Scheduled for release Sept. 12.)

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2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs

The Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs produces estimates for the number of employer firms, receipts, payroll and employment by gender, ethnicity, race and veteran status of the owners. Data are available for the United States, states and the 50 most populous metropolitan statistical areas. (Scheduled for release Aug. 10.)

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Facts for Features

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

During this monthlong observance, our nation celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The Census Bureau joins in the celebration with this fact sheet presenting a range of updated statistics describing the demographic state of the nation’s Latino population. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

Halloween: Oct. 31

Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has today evolved into a community-based celebration characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns. In the spirit of Halloween, this edition of the Census Bureau’s Facts for Features presents a wide array of new and updated statistical information. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)

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Profile America’s Stats for Stories

Profile America’s Stats for Stories

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

National Thrift Store Day — Aug. 17
Woodward Dream Cruise 2018 — Aug. 18
National Aviation Day — Aug. 19
Women’s Equality Day — Aug. 26
National Petroleum Day — Aug. 27

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Upcoming segments include going above and beyond in “National Spoil Your Dog Day” (August 9) and now hear this in “A Sound Idea” (Aug. 25).

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

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Recently Released

(Released since July 20, 2018)

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2018 Joint Statistical Meetings Conference

July 26 — Researchers from the U.S. Census Bureau, along with many other survey research professionals across the nation, presented findings at the Joint Statistical Meetings Annual Conference July 28-Aug. 2, 2018, in Vancouver, British Columbia. This year’s theme is “Lead with Statistics.” This multiday conference is a forum for Census Bureau staffers to present and discuss their research on public opinion and survey research for professional discussion on a spectrum of topics. Please visit our conference electronic press kit for a listing of topics and copies of the presentations. To learn more about Census Bureau researchers, visit our Researcher Profiles.

Census Bureau Releases Schedule for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Statistics and American Community Survey Results

July 9 — The U.S. Census Bureau’s schedule for the release of the 2017 income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and the 2017 American Community Survey. Internet address: <>.

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2020 Census

One Week Left to Respond to 2018 Census Test

July 23 — Residents had until July 31 to respond to the 2018 Census Test taking place in Providence County, R.I. The 2018 Census Test is a critical part of preparations for the nation’s upcoming 2020 Census. The test will help the Census Bureau validate its readiness for 2020 Census operations, procedures, systems and field infrastructure for the once-a-decade census. Visit the Road to the 2020 Census to find out more about the Census Bureau’s extensive research and testing leading up to the 2020 Census. To access the 2018 Census Test questionnaire and for more information about the test, visit here.

2020 Census Quarterly Program Management Review

July 18 — The U.S. Census Bureau held its quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review on Friday, Aug. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the auditorium at Census Bureau headquarters. Agenda topics included updates on the 2018 Census Test and 2020 Census systems readiness and program management updates.

In order to provide wider access to this event and share information about 2020 Census planning with the public, the Census Bureau broadcasted the review live at <>. Materials from previous program management reviews are available online.

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Health Status and Medical Services Utilization: 2013

Aug. 1 — This brief presents statistics on how adults in the United States view their overall health. It also covers some interactions with medical providers and the health care system. These statistics come from Wave 1 of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation.

Detailed Occupation and Education Table Package

July 23 — This is the first release of the table package showing detailed occupation and education for people age 25 and older. These tables were created with statistics from the 2016 American Community Survey. The tables show detailed occupation by sex and education for full-time, year-round workers; detailed occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months, sex, and education for full-time, year-round workers; and detailed occupation by median age, sex, and education for full-time, year-round workers.

Updates to HIV/AIDS Database

July 23 — The U.S. Census Bureau’s annual update adds new data to this interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths in over 200 countries and areas around the world. The HIV/AIDS Surveillance Database compiles information on HIV infection and the AIDS pandemic from medical and scientific literature, presentations at international conferences, and the press.

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Census Business Builder 2.4

July 30 — This release updates the Employer, Nonemployer and International Trade business data that is included in Census Business Builder. It also updates the way regions can be built in the Regional Analyst Edition, adding census tracts to the list of geographic types, and allowing users to build regions from combinations of areas across geographic types (e.g. two counties and five cities/towns).

New Time Series for the Monthly Advance Report on Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders

July 26 — Historical estimates will now be available on a seasonally adjusted basis as well as a not seasonally adjusted basis with the advance report. The Manufacturers’ Shipments, Inventories and Orders Survey (M3) provides broad-based, monthly statistical data on economic conditions in the domestic manufacturing sector. The survey measures current industrial activity and provides an indication of future business trends.

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America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

America Counts tells the stories behind the numbers in a new, inviting way. We feature stories on various topics such as families, housing, employment, business, education, the economy, emergency preparedness and population. New stories include:

U.S. Population is More Educated Than Ever Before
Why New Data on Durable Good Matter
A Deep Dive Into Economic Census Through Case Studies
Documenting HIV/AIDS From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

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Facts for Features

Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act (July)

June 6 — To commemorate the July 26, 1990, signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, the Census Bureau presents a wide array of statistical information about people with disabilities.

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Profile America’s Stats for Stories

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

National Health Center Week — Aug. 12-18
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally — Aug 3-12
World Breastfeeding Week — Aug 1-7
Back to School: August
Summer 2018: June 21 – September 22
2018 Hurricane Season — June 1 to November 30

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Profile America segments include a moveable feast in “National Drive-Thru Day” (July 24), and getting into shape in “A Glass Act” (August 2). Internet address: <>.

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The Goods and Services Deficit increased to $46.3 billion in June 2018

Written by: Rachael Butler — The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $46.3 billion in June, up $3.2 billion from $43.2 billion in May, revised.

U.S. Exports by Metro Area

Written by: Ebone Norman, Economic Indicators Division — The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the U.S. Exports by Metropolitan Area report for the first quarter in 2018. This quarterly report provides a snapshot of total exports for 10 selected metropolitan areas within four regions of the United States. For more information on content, methodology and disclosure guidelines, please visit the metropolitan data series explanation page.

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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

Data Tools

See below for a few of the Census Bureau’s interactive applications to access statistics from our 130-plus annual surveys. Click here for a complete list.

USA Trade Online

USA Trade Online is a free and dynamic online tool, where users can access current and historical U.S. export and import data.

Economic Database Search and Trend Charts

Easy access to economic statistics using drop-down menus. Create tables in ASCII text and spreadsheet format. Display customizable dynamic charts.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Database

Access data from various sources on HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence for countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Oceania.

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Training Opportunities

Census Bureau Training Opportunities

Webinars are available on a regular basis to help the public access and use U.S. Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use Census Bureau 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:

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 U.S. Census Bureau’s Educational Resource Library for previously recorded trainings that are free and available at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.


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