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Tip Sheet Number 21 — November 8, 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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2020 Census

2020 Contact Strategy and Bilingual Mailings Map

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the 2020 Contact Strategy Map, an interactive map application that shows how different geographic areas will be invited to respond to the 2020 Census. (Tentatively scheduled for release Nov. 18.)

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American Community Survey

2018 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample

The Public Use Microdata Sample files for the 2018 American Community Survey 1-year statistics allow users to create their own tabulations. The files contain data on approximately 1% of the U.S. population while protecting the confidentiality of survey respondents. The files show population and housing characteristics down to Public Use Microdata Areas, which are special nonoverlapping areas that partition each state into contiguous geographic units containing no fewer than 100,000 people each. Users can create tabulations through their own software or through the Census Bureau tool DataFerrett. Supporting documentation for the data is available on the PUMS Documentation page. (Scheduled for release Nov. 14.)

Same-Sex Couple Households Table Package

This table package showing household characteristics of opposite sex and same-sex couples has been updated with statistics from the 2018 American Community Survey. The tables show age of householder and partner, race of householder, interracial couples, labor force participation, educational attainment, presence of children, household income and home ownership. The statistics include the number of same-sex couples, including those reported as spouses and as unmarried partners by sex of the partners. (Scheduled for release Dec. 12.)

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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 <>. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Family and Living Arrangements

The U.S. Census Bureau released the Families and Living Arrangements table package from the 2019 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The CPS recently made improvements in survey measures and processing to better gauge the makeup of U.S. households. Among the updates: changing the relationship to householder question to include opposite-sex/same-sex options and adding gender neutral parent identification questions that allow respondents to identify as having two mothers or two fathers present in the household. (Scheduled for release on Nov. 19.)

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.)

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. 21.)

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 Dec. 3.)

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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, and 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.)

New Updates to Job-to-Job Flows Explorer on Workers Job-Hopping Across Cities

The U.S. Census Bureau welcomes Heath Hayward as he presents new capabilities of the U.S. Census’s Bureau Job-to-Job Flows Explorer tool, a web-based analysis and interactive visualization data tool. Updates include tabulations by metro areas, compare worker earnings, rank industries and geographies, and normalize data on the fly, including calculating labor market share. (Scheduled for release Dec. 4.)

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Facts for Features

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.)

National African-American (Black) History Month: February

To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, the Census Bureau presents a collection of demographic and economic statistics about the black community. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

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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.

  • Poland Independence Day (1918): 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
  • Cyber Monday: Dec. 2, 2019
  • National Miners Day: Dec. 6, 2019
  • National Pawnbrokers Day: Dec. 6, 2019

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Upcoming segments include pushing your buttons in “Touch Tone Phones” (Nov. 18), and raising a glass in “Prohibition Ends” (Dec. 5).

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. 25, 2019)

National Advisory Committee Fall Meeting

Nov. 7-8 — 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

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2020 Census

Census Bureau Releases New 2020 Census Public Service Announcements

Nov. 7 — The U.S. Census Bureau released a series of public service announcements (PSAs) to increase awareness and educate the public on the importance of the 2020 Census. The PSAs are designed for various audiences and offered in multiple languages. The PSAs can be accessed through a PSA toolkit featured on

Preliminary Results from the 2019 Census Test

Oct. 31 — The U.S. Census Bureau published preliminary results from the 2019 Census Test. The 2019 Census Test was designed to allow the Census Bureau to better plan for the nonresponse follow-up operation and communications strategies for the 2020 Census.

U.S. Census Bureau Kicks Off Statistics in Schools Program Nationwide

Oct. 28 — The U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program and Shelby County schools in Tennessee held a nationwide kickoff highlighting new 2020 Census classroom activities for students to learn about the importance of having everyone in their families counted in the census next March.

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American Community Survey

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

Oct. 31 — The U.S. Census Bureau released 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.

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Historical Estimates and Projections Reports

Oct. 31 — The U.S. Census Bureau released 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.

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Facts for Features

Veterans Day: Nov. 11

Nov. 8 — 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.

The 2019 Holiday Season

Oct. 30 —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.

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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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The Goods and Services Deficit Decreased to $52.5 Billion in September 2019

Written by: Rachel Butler — Nov. 5 — The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $52.5 billion in September, down $2.6 billion from $55.0 billion in August, revised.

2019 Census Test Preliminary Results

Written by: Victoria A. Velkoff, associate director for Demographic Programs — Oct. 31 — The U.S. Census Bureau conducted the 2019 Census Test this summer to study the operational effects on self-response of including a citizenship question on the 2020 Census questionnaire. The test was a nationally representative randomized field experiment designed to inform hiring levels for the Nonresponse Followup operation, as well as offer insight for the integrated partnership and communication campaign.

Balancing Privacy and Accuracy: New Opportunity for Disclosure Avoidance Analysis

Written by: John M. Abowd, chief scientist and associate director for Research and Methodology and Victoria A. Velkoff, associate director for Demographic Programs — Oct. 29 — The Census Bureau is releasing demonstration data products designed to help our data user community better understand the disclosure avoidance system for the 2020 Census and its impact on data quality and protection. As discussed in previous blogs, our decision to deploy a modernized disclosure avoidance system for the 2020 Census was driven by research showing that methods we used to protect the 2010 Census and earlier statistics can no longer adequately defend against today’s privacy threats.

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Profile America segments include go figure in “Crunching Numbers” (Oct. 29), and honoring the first people in “American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month” (Nov. 6). 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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