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Tip Sheet Number 17 — September 13, 2019

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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

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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Survey of Income and Program Participation

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 a longitudinal survey that measures the dynamics of income, employment, health insurance, and participation in government transfer programs. This allows researchers to understand how income level and participation in assistance programs change over time. The Census Bureau will also release data user support materials, research brief and longitudinal survey weights covering the entire 2014 SIPP panel. (Scheduled for release September 25.)

Wealth, Asset Ownership, & Debt of Households Detailed Tables: 2016

These tables present nationally representative estimates of wealth for the entire United States, and for select demographic and socioeconomic subgroups from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, 2014 Panel, Wave 4. (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.)

Population Projections Update

The U.S. Census Bureau will be releasing several new and updated population projection reports that cover projected life expectancy by nativity, projected population by alternative migration scenarios, and updated population projections by demographic characteristics. Supplemental data files for the alternative migration scenarios and input datasets for the main projections series will be released as well. For more information on past projection reports, go to <>. (Tentatively scheduled for release Oct. 10.)

Net Worth of Households: 2016

This brief uses the Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine household net worth in 2016 and compares it with net worth in 2013 through 2015. 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 October.)

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 in late September/early October.)

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Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues: 2nd Quarter 2019

The Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenue provides quarterly estimates of state and local government tax revenue at a national level, as well as detailed tax revenue data for individual states. The information contained in this survey is the most current information available on a nationwide basis for government tax collections. Both seasonally adjusted and nonseasonally adjusted data is available. (Scheduled for release Sept. 17.)

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 four-digit NAICS level for 1997-2015. (Scheduled for release Sept. 25.)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series on Hidden Gems: Discovering Unique Hidden Data

Census Bureau subject matter experts will provide practical ways to use our unique, hidden gems data from multiple business programs. The webinar includes a segment on available resources and data tools. (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.)

American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month (November)

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. (Scheduled for release in October.)

Veterans Day (Nov. 11)

Parades and speeches across the country, as well as a national ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, highlight this federal holiday. Some of the statistics from this day include the number of veterans in the country, their racial and ethnic backgrounds, and the number who vote. (Tentatively scheduled for release in October.)

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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).

  • Mexico Independence Day (1810): Sept. 16, 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
  • Italian American Heritage and Culture Month: October 2019
  • National Energy Action Month: October 2019
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2019
  • Polish-American Heritage Month: October 2019
  • Manufacturing Day: Oct. 4, 2019 (MFG Week Sept. 30-Oct. 4)
  • National Diversity Day: Oct. 4, 2019
  • German-American Day: Oct. 6, 2019
  • Fire Prevention Week: Oct. 6-12, 2019
  • Leif Erikson Day (Nordic-American Heritage): Oct. 9, 2019

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Upcoming segments include the cows come in “Beefing Up” (Sept. 28) and active ingredients in “Cleaning Power” (Oct. 10).

The daily features are available at <>. 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. 30, 2019)

Constitution Day Decennial Event

Sept. 12 — As part of a day-long event in Philadelphia, the U.S. Census Bureau will commemorate its Constitutional role to count every person living in the United States. The Census Bureau will hold a news conference and host a historical exhibit at the National Constitution Center titled “Shape Your Future: A Census Experience.” The exhibit, geared toward thousands of middle and high school students and their teachers. See media advisory for more information. To attend in person, click here.

Census Bureau to Host Webinar on Navigating

Sept. 5 — Discover how to use, the new site to access Census Bureau data. Since American FactFinder will no longer be updated, 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. Discovered tips and tricks and learned how to download data, customize your table view and share your results.

New Leadership and Members for National Advisory Committee

Sept. 5 — The U.S. Census Bureau named new leaders and members to its National Advisory Committee (NAC) on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations. Dr. Julie A. Dowling began serving as NAC’s chair on Aug. 1, 2019, after five years as vice chair. She is an associate professor in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Congressional District Summary File for 116th Congress Released

Sept. 5 — The U.S. Census Bureau updated the 2010 Census Congressional District Summary File for the 116th Congress (Jan. 3, 2019-Jan. 3, 2021). The updated file contains 2010 Census statistics for the 116th congressional district boundaries. Population items include sex, age, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, household relationship, household type, household size, family type, family size and group quarters. Housing items include occupancy status, vacancy status and tenure (whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied).

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American Community Survey

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

Sept. 5 — 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.

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Income and Poverty in the United States: 2018

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Census Bureau announced 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 includes statistics pertaining to the 2018 calendar year and compared trends over time. Spanish

Health Insurance in the United States: 2018

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Census Bureau announced its findings on health insurance coverage. The report includes 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 1-year estimates. It included data for the 2018 calendar year and compares it with previous years.

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2018

On Sept. 10, the U.S. Census Bureau announced 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 includes statistics pertaining to the 2018 calendar year and compares trends over time.

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2018 Annual Business Survey

Sept. 12 — 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. The 2018 ABS inaugural estimates include select key data items from the Annual Business Survey. Included are estimates on the number of minority-owned, women-owned, Hispanic-owned and veteran-owned businesses. Data are only for employer businesses.

Annual Construction Spending

Sept. 3 — Final 2018 estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done in the United States 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. Historical Data

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Facts for Features

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

Aug. 20 — 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 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

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Current Coverage, Calendar-Year Coverage: Two Measures, Two Concepts

Sept. 10 —Written by: Sharon Stern — The U.S. Census Bureau released findings on health insurance coverage from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). For the first time, health insurance estimates reflect important changes to the CPS ASEC. The CPS ASEC Redesign and Processing Changes blog and series of working papers describe the changes made and how estimates may look different from previous releases. This blog focuses on one of the new measures — current health insurance coverage — and how it differs from the primary measure of coverage in the previous calendar year released in the CPS ASEC.

What Is the Supplemental Poverty Measure and How Does It Differ From the Official Measure?

Sept. 4 — Written by: Liana Fox — Since the publication of the first official U.S. poverty statistics, there has been a continuing debate about the best way to measure income and poverty in the United States. In 2010, an interagency technical working group asked the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to develop a new measure that would improve our understanding of the economic well-being of American families and enhance our ability to measure the effect of federal policies on those living in poverty. The technical design of the supplemental poverty measure draws on the recommendations of a 1995 National Academy of Sciences report and the extensive research on poverty measurement conducted over the past 20 years. See the history of poverty measures in the United States infographic.

Varying Degrees of Poverty, Thinking Beyond ‘Poor’ and ‘Not Poor’

Sept. 4 — Written by: Ashley Edwards — In September, the U.S. Census Bureau reported the poverty rate for the United States. In a single statistic the government, service providers and the public will know what percentage of the population was living below the poverty line.

How the Census Bureau Measures Income and Poverty

Sept. 4 — Written by: Trudi Renwick — Income, poverty and health insurance statistics from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement, known as CPS ASEC, are released every September. One-year statistics from the 2018 American Community Survey will also be released later in September.

CPS ASEC Redesign and Processing Changes

Sept. 4 — Written by: Trudi Renwick — The U.S. Census Bureau has been engaged for the past several years in implementing improvements to the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC) income, health insurance and demographic content. These changes have been implemented in a two-step process, beginning first with questionnaire design changes incorporated over the period of 2014 to 2016 followed by more recent changes to the data processing system.

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Profile America segments include shutter to think about it in “Picture This” (Sept. 4) and no grain, no gain in “National Rice Month” (Sept. 8). Internet address:

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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:

Data Tools

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

2010 Census - Apportionment Data

The Census Bureau's interactive map widget enables users to view 10 decades of apportionment history, current apportionment totals and our country's changing population through the past century.

2010 Census - Census Engagement Navigator

This interactive, data visualization allows users to quickly understand what areas of the country had high or low return rates in the 2010 census.

2010 Census: Center of Population

This interactive map shows how the center of population location is moving west and south.

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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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