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Tip Sheet Number 20 — October 25, 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.

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 for Nov. 7-8, 2019.)

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American Community Survey

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 American Community Survey 1-year estimates. These state-level table packages include origin-destination flow estimates for geographic mobility and place of birth. The 2018 state-to-state migration flow 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.)

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Historical Estimates and Projections Reports

The U.S. Census Bureau plans to release a complete collection of Series P25 Population Estimates and Projections reports. Publications dating back to 1947 contain estimates and projections for the U.S., states, counties, metropolitan areas, incorporated places and minor civil divisions. See <>. (Tentatively 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 November.)

Net Worth of Households: 2016

This brief uses the Survey of Income and Program Participation to examine household net worth in 2016 and compare 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 November.)

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. (Scheduled for release Nov. 12.)

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 Nov. 14.)

International Data Base 2019 Update

The U.S. Census Bureau updated demographic information for 23 countries in its International Data Base (IDB). Twelve of these countries are in Africa and the rest are in the Americas (5), the Middle East (3), Oceania (2) and Europe (1).  (Tentatively scheduled for release Nov. 14.)

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Estimates of Same-Sex Households

For the first time, the U.S. Census Bureau will release estimates of same-sex couples in its annual America’s Families and Living Arrangements tables package. These estimates come from the 2019 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS). (Tentatively scheduled for release Nov. 14.)

2019 Updates to CPS ASEC Migration Data Products

The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing a collection of national- and regional-level detailed tables on geographic mobility from the 2019 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). Updated historical tables and historical graphs will also be available. (Scheduled for release Nov. 20.)

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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.)

2017 County Business Patterns

These statistics provide the only detailed annual information on the number of establishments, employment during the pay period including March 12, and quarterly and annual payroll for nearly 1,200 industries covered at the national, state, county levels, and congressional district. These data are useful for studying the economic activity of small areas; analyzing economic changes over time; and as a benchmark for other statistical series, surveys and databases between economic censuses. (Scheduled for release Nov. 21.)

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 giving 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 November.)

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 November.)

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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.

  • Nevada 155th Anniversary (36th state): Oct. 26, 2019
  • National Aviation History Month: November 2019
  • National Family Caregivers Month: November 2019
  • North Dakota 130th State Admission Anniversary (39th state): Nov. 2, 2019
  • South Dakota 130th State Admission Anniversary (40th state): Nov. 2, 2019
  • Montana 130th State Admission Anniversary (41st state): Nov. 8, 2019
  • *Special Edition* 30th Anniversary, fall of the Berlin Wall (1989): Nov. 9, 2019
  • Geography Awareness Week & GIS Day: Nov. 10-16 and 13, 2019
  • Poland Independence Day (1918): Nov. 11, 2019
  • Washington 130th State Admission Anniversary (42nd state): Nov. 11, 2019
  • America Recycles Day: Nov. 15, 2019
  • National Fast Food Day: Nov. 16, 2019
  • American Education Week: Nov. 18-22, 2019
  • National Child’s Day: Nov. 20, 2019
  • North Carolina 230th State Admission Anniversary (12th state): Nov. 21, 2019
  • National Family Week: Nov. 24-30, 2019
  • Native American Heritage Day: Nov. 29, 2019
  • Black Friday: Nov. 29, 2019
  • Small Business Saturday: Nov. 30, 2019

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Upcoming segments include making the connection in “Internet Birthday” (Oct. 30) and the time of our lives in “Time Zones” (Nov. 19).

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 Oct. 11, 2019)

2019 Southern Demographic Association Annual Meeting

Oct. 23 — Researchers from the U.S. Census Bureau, along with many other statistical and survey research professionals across the nation, presented 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.

U.S. Census Bureau Statement on State Data Sharing Agreements

Oct. 15 — For years, the U.S. Census Bureau has regularly entered into agreements to receive administrative records from many federal, state and local governments to provide quality statistics to the American public. Longstanding Federal law (Title 13, Section 6) authorizes and directs the Census Bureau to reuse existing data collected by other federal agencies and state, tribal or local governments, as well as private organizations. Using information previously collected by other organizations saves taxpayers money and reduces the burden on the public, while still allowing the Census Bureau to deliver high-quality data products.

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2020 Census

2020 Census Statistics in Schools Program Kicks Off Nationwide

Oct. 23 — The U.S. Census Bureau and Shelby County Schools will kick off the 2020 Census Statistics in Schools program nationwide in Memphis, Tenn., at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium with 1,000 area students participating in various fun activities centered on being counted in the once-a-decade headcount next March. A kindergartener counted in the 2020 Census this spring will be starting high school when the next census comes around in 2030: that is 10 years of school supplies, teachers, school lunches, and so much more. Responses to the 2020 Census will shape how more than $675 billion in federal funding is distributed annually to local communities: the equivalent of an entire childhood of resources. (Event scheduled Oct. 28)

2020 Census Nationwide Recruitment Campaign Gets Underway

Oct. 22 — The U.S. Census Bureau launched a national recruitment effort today to hire approximately 500,000 temporary workers to help conduct the 2020 Census. Nearly 4,000 local recruiting events are scheduled to take place this week in communities across the nation. “We need people to apply now so they can be considered for part-time census taker positions next spring,” said Timothy Olson, Census Bureau associate director for Field Operations. “Recent high school graduates, veterans, retirees, military spouses, seasonal workers and applicants who are bilingual are highly encouraged to apply. It’s important we hire people in every community in order to have a complete and accurate census.”

2020 Census In-Field Address Canvassing Operation Ends

Oct. 21 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced the completion of the 2020 Census In-Field Address Canvassing operation. In-Field Address Canvassing was the first major field operation of the 2020 Census. This operation, which officially ended on Oct. 11, builds and refines the Census Bureau’s address list of all living quarters nationwide. The Census Bureau recruited, trained and hired 32,000 workers in communities across the nation to verify more than 50 million addresses to ensure a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the United States.

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American Community Survey

2018 American Community Survey

Oct. 17 — 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

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LED Webinar: Recent Updates to LODES and OnTheMap

Oct. 23 — 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 discusses recent data updates, associated application changes and work through a series of demonstrations using OnTheMap and LODES to answer specific questions about where workers live and are employed and the relationships between the two.

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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.

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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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ACE AESDirect Walkthrough Videos Available in English and Spanish

Written by: Eric Gauthier, Data Collection Branch — Oct. 15 — The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) AESDirect contains a trove of resources for both beginner and advanced users. Need help navigating it? Check out our new set of Spanish- and English-language videos designed to walk you through different parts of the export reporting process in AESDirect. The videos are easy to follow. They’re divided into nine chapters that explain each section of the Electronic Export Information (EEI), from start to finish. Viewers can easily access and reference information based on their needs.

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Profile America segments include the wheys and means of “American Cheese Month” (Oct. 18) and neater heater in “Making Waves” (Oct. 25). 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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