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Tip Sheet Number 19 — October 11, 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.

2019 Southern Demographic Association Annual Meeting

Researchers from the U.S. Census Bureau, along with many other statistical and survey research professionals across the nation, will present findings at the 2019 Southern Demographic Association Annual Meeting Oct. 23-25, 2019, in New Orleans. This multiday event is a forum for Census Bureau staffers to present their research for professional discussion on a spectrum of demographic topics. (Scheduled for release Oct. 23.)

National Advisory Committee Fall Meeting

The National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC) 2019 Fall Meeting will take place Nov. 7-8, 2019. Experts and representatives of various organizations from all over the nation are coming to Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md., to discuss census programs, operations and innovative processes. The NAC Fall Meeting page contains the agenda, live stream registration link and other general information. Members of the media should contact the Public Information Office at 301-763-3030 or (Scheduled Nov. 7-8, 2019.)

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American Community Survey

2018 American Community Survey

The remaining profiles and tables for the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates will soon be available for all geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Data products for this release include Selected Population Profiles and Subject Tables. These data are from the Census Bureau’s 2018 ACS, the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation. These profiles and tables can be found via the Census Bureau’s new data dissemination platform at (Scheduled for release Oct. 17.)

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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 <>. (Scheduled for release Oct. 24.)

2018 U.S. State Geographic Mobility and Place of Birth Tables

The U.S. Census Bureau will release two new data products based on the 2018 one-year American Community Survey. These state-level table packages include origin-destination flow estimates for geographic mobility and place of birth. The 2018 state-to-state migration flows tables provide estimates of the number of people moving between origin and destination geographies. The 2018 place of birth table package shows estimates for state of current residence by area of birth. (Scheduled for release Oct. 31.)

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 time 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. (Scheduled for release Nov. 12.)

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LED Webinar: Recent Updates to LODES and OnTheMap

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), welcomes Matthew Graham as he presents, “Recent Updates to LODES and OnTheMap.” This webinar will discuss the recent data updates, associated application changes, and work through a series of demonstrations using OnTheMap and LODES to answer specific questions about where workers are employed, where they live, and the relationships between the two. (Scheduled for release Oct. 23.)

2018 Rental Housing Finance Survey

The U. S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will release the 2018 Rental Housing Finance Survey (RHFS) summary tables in table creator on This survey provides measures of financial, mortgage and property characteristics of single-family and multifamily residential properties for rent in the United States. Tables include the following information: property configurations, ownership and management, income and subsidies, expenses, finances and mortgages, and capital improvements and expenses. (Scheduled for release Nov. 19.)

2018 Service Annual Survey

This annual business survey provides national statistics on services activity in the United States. The data tables to be released provide company revenue, expense, product and related data for most NAICS industries within the services sectors. This includes transportation and warehousing; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; utilities; educational services; professional, scientific and technical services; health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; information; administrative and support and waste services; accommodation and food services; and other services. These data are used as inputs to the National Income and Product Accounts produced by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the National Health Expenditures Accounts produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Industry Productivity Statistics produced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Scheduled for release Nov. 26.)

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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. (Tentatively 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.

  • Earth Sciences Week: Oct. 13-19, 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
  • Montana 130th State Admission Anniversary (41st state): Nov. 8, 2019
  • North Dakota 130th State Admission Anniversary (39th state): Nov. 2, 2019
  • South Dakota 130th State Admission Anniversary (40th state): Nov. 2, 2019
  • National Family Caregivers Month: November 2019
  • National Aviation History Month: November 2019

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Upcoming segments include a pizza your mind in “American Pie” (Oct. 12) and serious coin in “Cash Register Invented” (Nov. 4).

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 Sept. 27, 2019)

Opening of Five Island Areas Census Offices

Oct. 7 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced the opening of five Island Areas Census Offices in American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands – St. Croix, and U.S. Virgin Islands – St. Thomas. Each office will be assigned an advisor responsible for overseeing 2020 Census data collection activities in partnership with local governments.

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2020 Census

U.S. Census Bureau Kicks Off National Recruitment Campaign

Oct. 8 — The U.S. Census Bureau is launching the nationwide 2020 Census recruitment campaign by hosting a news conference at its National Processing Center Paper Data Capture Center – West in Phoenix. The Census Bureau is holding informational events all over the country to answer questions about jobs and the hiring process with the goal of recruiting temporary workers for positions beginning in the spring of 2020. These jobs are critical to ensure a complete and accurate census.

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Manufacturing Day

Oct. 1 — The U.S. Census Bureau  joined 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 released 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  posted content the entire week leading up to Manufacturing Day.

Historical Quarterly Financial Report

Oct. 4 — 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 is now available electronically, covering manufacturing back to 1947 and mining, wholesale trade, and retail trade back to 1974.

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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. Also available in 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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Fourth Wave of 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP)

Oct. 8 — Written by: Jason Fields, Senior Researcher for the Survey of Income and Program Participation — In March 2017, we released the first version of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Wave 1 data. This marked the initial data product from a new data collection instrument and new data processing system. It also represents the continuation of a near 40-year history (beginning with the Income Survey Development Project in 1978) of SIPP collecting data to help improve the nation’s understanding of household income dynamics, program use, health insurance coverage, family structure and change, and the interrelationships of these topics. We are now pleased to release the fourth wave of the 2014 SIPP panel with data covering calendar year 2016.

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Profile America segments include fancy meating you in “Beefing Up” (Sept. 28) and a brews in “Sudsy Celebration” (Oct. 3). 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.

Census Flows Mapper

The Census Flows Mapper is a web mapping application intended to provide users with a simple interface to view, save and print migration flows maps.


Simple definitions of key Census Bureau terms.

OnTheMap for Emergency Management

Access U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real time, for areas being affected by natural disasters.

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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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