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Tip Sheet Number 12 — July 5, 2019

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Upcoming

2019 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2019. 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

The Older Population in Rural America: 2012-2016

This report uses 2012-2016 American Community Survey five-year estimates to study the population 65 years old and over in rural America relative to their urban counterparts. This research looks at the demographic (sex, age, race and Hispanic origin), social (living arrangements, marital status, educational attainment and disability status), economic (employment status, income, poverty status and health insurance), and geographic characteristics of older Americans. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

The Older Foreign-Born Population in the United States: 2012-2016

This report describes the foreign-born population 65 years and older in the United States using data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey. The study examines population size and geographic distribution, social and demographic characteristics (sex, age, race and Hispanic origin, country and region of birth, year of entry, citizenship status, language spoken at home, marital status, educational attainment, disability status, living arrangement), and economic characteristics (homeownership, labor force participation, poverty status, health insurance coverage, and income). (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

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Demographic

Updates to HIV/AIDS Database

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release July 24.)

Current Population Survey Fertility Table Package

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the 2018 Current Population Survey fertility table package, which includes fertility data for women ages 15 to 50. The tables show fertility measures such as childlessness and children ever born to women by demographic characteristics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

Net Worth of Households: 2015

This brief uses the Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine household net worth in 2015 and compares it with net worth in 2014. Examples of assets discussed in the brief are home equity, retirement accounts, vehicle equity, stocks and assets at financial institutions. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

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Economic

Business Formation Statistics

The Business Formation Statistics (BFS) provide timely and high‐frequency data on business applications and employer business formations on a quarterly basis. The data are available nationally, regionally and by individual states from the third quarter of 2004 onwards. For more information on BFS, visit <www.census.gov/econ/bfs>. (Tentatively scheduled for release July 17.)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Healthcare

Learn about health care data from the Census Bureau and how this information can be valuable to you. These webinars, presented by subject matter experts, provide information on Census Bureau data from business and demographic programs based on popular topics. (Scheduled for release July 25.)

2016 Statistics of U.S. Businesses Tables

These data include number of establishments and corresponding employment change for birth, death, expansions and contractions from 2014 to 2015. The data are presented by geographic area, industry and enterprise employment size. Internet address: <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/susb.html>. (Tentatively scheduled for release July 31.)

2017 County Business Patterns First Look

For the first time ever, the County Business Patterns program is releasing preliminary estimates for the 2017 data at the U.S. level and the sectors level (two-digit NAICS). The County Business Patterns statistics include the number of establishments, first quarter employees, and first quarter and annual payroll. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

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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 July.)

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Stats for Stories

Stats for Stories provides links to timely story ideas highlighting the Census Bureau’s newsworthy statistics that relate to current events, observances, holidays and anniversaries. The story ideas are intended to assist the media in story mining and producing content for their respective audiences. Dates with Presidential Proclamations are marked with (P).

  • Back to School: August 2019
  • World Breastfeeding Week: Aug. 1-7, 2019
  • Hawaii 60th State Admission Anniversary (50th State): Aug. 2, 2019
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: Aug. 2-11, 2019

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include different strokes in “The Hole Truth” (July 18), and waves of grain in “A Storied Cereal” (Aug. 1).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio.html>. There the menu options allow selection for Profile America, with download options for MP3 and WAV files, or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

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Recently Released
(Released since June 21, 2019)

The Opportunity Project Hosts Investing in the American Workforce Work

July 2 — The U.S. Census Bureau convened the Investing in the American Workforce workshop, which focused on creating data-driven digital products for workers, businesses, investors and communities.

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Economic

CES Center for Economic Studies and Research Data Centers Research Report: 2018

June 20This annual report highlights the Center for Economic Studies’ research, publications, data releases, and other accomplishments, including news on the Federal Statistical Research Data Centers program. This year's edition features chapters about two newly launched data products: Business Formation Statistics and the Opportunity Atlas.

Characteristics of New Housing: 2018

July 1 — Using data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction, which is jointly funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, this report provides annual statistics on the characteristics of new privately owned residential structures by census region. The report includes characteristics such as the number of bedrooms and bathrooms, the location of the laundry, presence of homeowner’s association, the buyer’s source of financing, and the structure’s square footage.

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: ­First Quarter 2019

June 27 — The Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions is a quarterly survey that 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 survey currently consists of a panel of 100 pension systems, which comprise 88.4% of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2012 Census of Governments.

2017 Nonemployer Statistics

June 27 — This annual series provides subnational economic data for businesses that have no paid employees and are subject to federal income tax. The data consists of the number of businesses and total receipts by industry.

Annual Survey of Public Pensions: 2018

June 27 — The Annual Survey of Public Pensions provides a comprehensive look at the financial activity of the nation’s state and locally administered defined benefit pension systems, including cash and investment holdings, receipts, payments, pension obligations and membership information. Statistics are available at the national level and for individual states. State and Locally Administered Defined Benefits data will also be released.

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Facts for Features

Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act (July)

June 28 — 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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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:

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Stats for Stories

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Blogs

The Goods and Services Deficit Increased to $55.5 billion in May 2019

July 3 — By: Rachel Butler — The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced that the goods and services deficit was $55.5 billion in May, up $4.3 billion from $51.2 billion in April, revised.

Spring Landscaping: Millions of Dollars in U.S. Imports and Exports

June 25 — By: Trade Outreach Branch, U.S. Census Bureau — Millions of dollars are spent during the spring on various grooming products and tools used for yards and fields in the United States every year. Consumer spending usually begins in April. It’s not just the smell of fresh cut grass that lures consumers to maintain and manicure their yards and landscapes. Manicured landscapes can help raise property values.

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include loan arrangements in “Credit Where It’s Due” (June 27), and the pursuit of happiness in “Taking Liberties” (July 4). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

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Resources

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:

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.

2020 Census: In-Field Address Canvassing (IFAC) Viewer

This map application shows the percentage of basic collection units (BCUs) and housing units (HUs) in the Self-Response Type of Enumeration Areas.

HIV/AIDS Surveillance

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

Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) (Beta)

Compare employment outcomes for post-secondary graduates through this dynamic charting visualization.

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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.

Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our Census Academy page. Login details will be provided at least 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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