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Tip Sheet Number 16 — August 30, 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

Select Maps on the Population 65 and Older in the United States by County: 2013-2017

This county-level map series presents geographic patterns in the population age 65 and older, with a focus on disability. Data come from the 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. The maps show distribution of the older population and prevalence of disability combined with select characteristics. Indicators include living alone, widowhood, poverty status and labor force participation, and compare the total older population with those with a disability. This map series also showcase dot density maps that illustrate population distribution of the older population and the disabled older population in the United States. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)

2018 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau will release statistics on numerous demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics. These statistics include language spoken at home, educational attainment, commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance coverage. Statistics will be available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.  Embargo subscribers can access these statistics beginning at 10 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 24, for release at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26.

The Older Population in Rural America: 2012-2016

This report uses 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-year estimates to study the population 65 years 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 late September.)

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Demographic

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Census Bureau will announce its findings on income and poverty for the nation based on the 2019 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2018 calendar year and will compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 10.)

Health Insurance in the United States: 2018

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Census Bureau will announce its findings on health insurance coverage. The report will include national-level statistics from the 2019 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and a table showing state-level coverage for 2017 and 2018 from the American Community Survey one-year estimates. It will include data for the 2018 calendar year and compare it with previous years. (Scheduled for release Sept. 10.)

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2018

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Census Bureau will announce its findings on the supplemental poverty measure for the nation based on the 2019 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2018 calendar year and will compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 10.)

Wave 4 SIPP Data

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release data from the fourth wave of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The SIPP is the Census Bureau’s premier survey for measuring the dynamics of income, employment, health insurance and participation in government transfer programs. (Tentatively scheduled for release Sept. 25.)

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release the Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2016. The report includes demographic and income data about custodial parents and details child support income for custodial parents living below the poverty level. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)

School Enrollment in the United States: 2018

These tables provide information by age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, family income, type of college, nativity, foreign-born parentage, attendance status (full- or part-time), type of school (public or private) and vocational course enrollment. They also delve into topics such as nursery school and kindergarten enrollment, the likelihood of being enrolled in a grade appropriate for their age and the percentage of young adults enrolled in college. Historical tables are also provided. (Tentatively scheduled for release late September/early October.)

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Economic

Annual Construction Spending

Final 2018 estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done in the U.S. are now available, including work done on new structures or improvements to existing structures for private and public sectors. Data estimates include the cost of labor and materials, architectural and engineering work, overhead, interest and taxes paid during construction and contractor’s profits. The data are presented monthly at the national level and annually at the national, division, region, and state level for selected categories. (Scheduled for release Sept. 3.)

2018 Annual Business Survey

The Annual Business Survey (ABS) is a joint project between the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. It provides information on selected economic and demographic characteristics for businesses and business owners by sex, ethnicity, race, and veteran status. (Scheduled for release Sept. 12.)

Economic Census Data Release

The U.S. Census Bureau will release preliminary estimates at the national level from the 2017 Economic Census.  The Economic Census provides the most comprehensive and detailed statistics on employer businesses available, and serves as the benchmark for nearly every business survey conducted by the Census Bureau. (Scheduled for release Sept. 19.)

2017 E-Stats Report

This report summarizes 2017 e-commerce statistics on shipments, sales, and revenues from four sectors of the economy: manufacturing, wholesale, services, and retail. These statistics are available for the nation from 1998. (Scheduled for release Sept. 23.)

Dispersion Statistics on Productivity

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release an experimental data product, Dispersion Statistics on Productivity (DiSP), with information on productivity dispersion in the manufacturing sector. The DiSP data provide information on within-industry dispersion in productivity at the 4-digit NAICS level for 1997-2015. (Scheduled for release Sept. 25.)

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Facts for Features

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 U.S. Census Bureau’s Facts for Features presents a wide array of new and updated statistical information. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)

The 2019 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 the following holiday-related facts and figures from its collection of statistics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late September.)

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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).

  • Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance: Sept. 11, 2019
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month: Sept. 15-Oct. 15, 2019
  • National Stepfamily Day: Sept. 16, 2019
  • Mexico Independence Day (1810): Sept. 16, 2019
  • Unmarried and Single Americans Week: Sept. 16-22, 2019
  • National Staffing Employee Week: Sept. 16-22, 2019
  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: Sept. 17, 2019
  • National Dance Day: Sept. 21, 2019
  • (71st) Emmy Awards (television): Sept. 22, 2019
  • World Tourism Day: Sept. 27, 2019
  • Ancestor Appreciation Day: Sept. 27, 2019
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day: Sept. 28, 2019
  • National Coffee Day: Sept. 29, 2019

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include new under the sun in “Solar Roller” (Aug. 31) and capturing the moment in “Picture This” (Sept. 4).

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 Aug. 16, 2019)

Census Bureau to Host Webinar on Navigating Data.census.gov

Aug. 29 — Discover how to use data.census.gov, the new site to access Census Bureau data. Since American FactFinder will no longer be updated, data.census.gov is now the primary way to access new information from the Census Bureau’s most popular surveys and programs. In this webinar, you learned how to access tables, maps and profiles using multiple search methods. Discover tips and tricks and learn how to download data, customize your table view and share your results.

New Census Scientific Advisory Committee Members Announced

Aug. 19 — The U.S. Census Bureau named eight new members to the Census Bureau’s Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC). The committee provides advice on the design, operation and implementation of Census Bureau programs.

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American Community Survey

2013-2017 American Community Survey Migration Package

Aug. 29 — This product provides information about the domestic migration of persons 1 year and over using 2013-2017 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Tables include migration flows between counties, metro areas and a limited number of minor civil divisions based on residence one year ago.

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

Aug. 29 — This report describes the foreign-born population 65 years and older in the United States using data from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. 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 arrangements) and economic characteristics (homeownership, labor force participation, poverty status, health insurance coverage and income).

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Demographic

Annual Current Population Table Package: 2017-2018

Aug. 19 — The U.S. Census Bureau  released new tables from the 2017 and 2018 Current Population Survey. These tables include detailed social and economic statistics by sex for the Hispanic, black, Asian, older and foreign-born populations. The foreign-born table package highlights characteristics of the foreign-born population by world region of birth and generation.

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Economic

LODES/OnTheMap

Aug. 29 — The Census Bureau released a new version of ONTHEMAP. OnTheMap is an online mapping and reporting application facilitating access to the LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES). LODES publishes information on the detailed spatial patterns of workers’ employment locations and residences as well as the connections between them. This release adds LODES data for 2016 and 2017.

Supplemental Quarterly Retail E-Commerce

Aug. 28 — The U.S. Census Bureau released the Supplemental Quarterly Retail E-Commerce table. This is a new experimental data product that provides more granular e-commerce estimates. The Quarterly Retail E-Commerce Sales Report provides national total retail e-commerce sales estimates on a quarterly basis. The new Supplemental Quarterly Retail E-Commerce table shows e-commerce sales broken out by retailers’ primary kind-of-business.

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Facts for Features

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

Aug. 20 — During this month-long 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 U.S. 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. Spanish

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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

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.

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Blogs

Address Canvassing Operation Begins

Written by: Steven Dillingham, Director — Aug. 19 — When dealing with a diverse nation of over 330 million people living in more than 140 million housing units, the challenges of conducting a census can be quite complex. Our goal is to conduct a complete and accurate census – but, before we can do that, we need to establish where to count. We need to make sure we have a list of all the correct addresses to ensure that everyone living in the United States is invited to participate in the census and is counted in the correct location.

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include Summer’s fadeout in “Back to School” (Aug. 19) and gushing over “Well Being” (Aug. 27). 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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