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Tip Sheet Number 18 — September 27, 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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Demographic

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 <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popproj.html>. (Tentatively scheduled for release Oct. 10.)

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 October.)

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 October.)

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Economic

Manufacturing Day

The U.S. Census Bureau will join a group of public and private organizations for the eighth annual celebration of the manufacturing sector of the nation’s economy on Oct. 4, 2019.  The Census Bureau releases manufacturing statistics that inform businesses and policymakers, painting a picture of the state of this important economic sector. Given this wealth of data, the Census Bureau will post content the entire week leading up to Manufacturing Day. (Scheduled for release Oct. 1.)

Historical Quarterly Financial Report

The Quarterly Financial Report (QFR) publishes quarterly aggregate statistics on the financial results and position of U.S. corporations. The QFR has been conducted since 1947, but historical data was only available electronically from the Census Bureau back to 1987. The historical data will now be available electronically, covering manufacturing back to 1947 and mining, wholesale trade, and retail trade back to 1974. (Scheduled for release Oct. 4.)

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Facts for Features

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 October.)

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 about 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 background and the number of veterans 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 U.S. 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.

  • 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
  • National Nut Day: Oct. 22, 2019
  • The Incandescent Light Bulb: Oct. 22-23, 2019
  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Oct. 26, 2019
  • Nevada 155th Anniversary (36th state): Oct. 26, 2019

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include a brews cruise in “Sudsy Celebration” (Oct. 3) and coming clean in “Washing Machines” (Oct. 26).

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 Sept. 13, 2019)

Data Dissemination Transitions to Data.census.gov

Sept. 20 — The U.S. Census Bureau has retired American FactFinder (AFF), its statistics and information search engine after 20 years. Users can begin accessing Census Bureau data at data.census.gov, including the 2018 1-Year American Community Survey and 2017 Economic Census. Data.census.gov represents a new chapter in the Census Bureau’s dissemination approach by centralizing data access and allowing for a more rapid response to customers.  

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American Community Survey

2018 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

Sept. 26 — The U.S. Census Bureau released 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 are available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.

The Older Population in Rural America: 2012-2016

Sept. 23 — 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.

Differences in Fuel Usage in the United States

Sept. 17 — The American Housing Survey (AHS) has data on different types of home equipment. This includes heating and air conditioning systems, cooking appliances, clothes dryers and water heaters. This equipment is most commonly powered using electricity and gas, although in some cases fuel oil and other fuels are used. The use of equipment and fuels varies by the age of the home. Using data from the 2017 AHS, this brief describes the relationship between when homes were built and the types of fuel and equipment they use.

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Demographic

Survey of Income and Program Participation

Sept. 25 — The U.S. Census Bureau  released 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 also released data user support materials, research briefs and longitudinal survey weights covering the entire 2014 SIPP panel.

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

Sept. 25 — 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.

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Economic

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

Sept. 25 — Census Bureau subject matter experts provided practical ways to use our unique, hidden gems data from multiple business programs. The webinar included a segment on available resources and data tools.

Dispersion Statistics on Productivity

Sept. 25 — The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released 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.

2017 E-Stats Report

Sept. 23 — 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.  

Economic Census Data Release

Sept. 19 — The U.S. Census Bureau released 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.

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

Sept. 17 — 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 non-seasonally adjusted data is available.

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Facts for Features

Halloween: Oct. 31

Sept. 25 — 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.

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

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

Back to School, Back to Basics

Sept. 11 — Written by: The Trade Outreach Branch — More than 300 million students yearly attend schools, colleges and universities worldwide. In the current digital environment, pencils, pens and notebooks aren’t always the first school supplies that come to mind. In many cases, classes are virtual and students use digital applications to take notes and complete projects. Attending classes locally isn’t always the only option; students may now be thousands of miles apart on different continents. In this new virtual world, laptops, headphones and mobile phones have become necessities for many aspiring and current students globally.

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include a trying to pullet off in “National Chicken Month” (Sept. 18) and staying power in “Centenarians Day” (Sept. 22). 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 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. There are no upcoming webinars. 

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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