Skip Header

Release Number TP19-22


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.

Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee

The Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee (FESAC) advises the Directors of the Department of Commerce's statistical agencies, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Commissioner of the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), on statistical methodology and other technical matters related to the collection, tabulation, and analysis of federal economic statistics. (Scheduled for release Dec. 13.)

New Updates to

Explore the latest updates to, the primary site to access data from the Census Bureau’s most popular surveys and programs! Join this webinar to see a live demonstration of our latest updates to prepare for the 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year data release. (Tentatively scheduled for December.)

American Community Survey

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.)

American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates

The American Community Survey 5-year statistics, based on data collected from 2014 to 2018, cover all geographic areas regardless of size, down to the block-group level. The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community in the nation. The survey is the only source of local statistics for most of the 40 topics it covers. It produces statistics for language, education, commuting, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance. (Embargoed subscribers can view the statistics beginning Dec. 17; public release, Dec.19.)


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.)

Survey of Market Absorption (SOMA)

The Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units (SOMA) will be releasing their third quarter 2019 absorption data on apartment and condominium/cooperative units completed in the second quarter of 2019 on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Data can be accessed via their Table Creator program and will provide absorption data on such information as number of units completed, cost ranges, furnished and unfurnished apartment units, condominium and cooperative units, and regional housing units. (Scheduled for release Dec. 5.)

2018 Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates

Available for 3,141 counties and 13,197 school districts, these statistics represent the only current, single-year income and poverty statistics available for all counties and school districts. Data are provided on the total number of people, as well as the number of school-age children, and children of all ages, in poverty. (Scheduled for release in Dec. 12.)

National, State and Puerto Rico Population Estimates

The July 1, 2019, population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico, as well as corresponding annual estimates and components of change since the 2010 Census will be available. (Scheduled for release Dec. 19.)

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 December.)

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 data sets for the main projections series are also being e released. For more information on past projection reports, visit <>. (Tentatively scheduled for release in December.)

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 in December.)


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.)

LED Webinar: 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. Please go to the following link for login information. (Scheduled for Dec. 4.)

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.)

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.

  • 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



Upcoming segments include the success of excess in “TV Dinners” (Nov. 29) and marking credits and debits in “Full Accounting” (Dec. 11).

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).

Recently Released
(Released since Nov. 8, 2019)

National Advisory Committee Fall Meeting

Nov. 7-8 — The National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations (NAC) 2019 Fall Meeting took 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

2020 Census

2020 Contact Strategy and Bilingual Mailings Map

Nov. 18 — 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.

American Community Survey

2018 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample

Nov. 14 — 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.


2019 Updates to CPS ASEC Migration Data Products

Nov. 20 — The U.S. Census Bureau released 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.

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Family and Living Arrangements

Nov. 19 — 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.

Data Visualization Tool for Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes

Nov. 12 — The U.S. Census Bureau released an update to Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) Explorer, a data visualization tool providing easy access to employment and earnings outcomes for college graduates based on the industries they enter after receiving their degrees. The PSEO pilot research program is being conducted in cooperation with higher education institutional systems to examine labor market outcomes of post-secondary graduates.


Job-to-Job Flows Explorer

Nov. 21 — The U.S. Census Bureau released the 1.0 version of the J2J Explorer data tool. J2J Explorer is a web-based analysis tool that enables comprehensive access to the innovative Job-to-Job Flows statistics on worker reallocation in the United States. The 1.0 update provides access to Metropolitan Area tabulations and Earnings indicators, as well as the addition of rankings and data normalization functionality.

2017 County Business Patterns

Nov. 21 — 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.

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.

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:


Remembering John G. Keane

Written by: Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director — Nov. 13 — It is with sadness that I share news of the passing of John Gorman Keane, our former director. As we mourn the loss of John, we share the knowledge that his life and career were tributes to values such as dedication, honor, and friendship.

Is Thanksgiving Really Almost Here?

Written By: Edgard Almodovar, Trade Data Collection Branch, Puerto Rico Trade Data — Nov. 12 — For many of us, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. While we each have our personal favorite holiday, Thanksgiving is perhaps the most popular. During this time, families and friends gather together, join parades (and watch from the sidelines) and cheer on their hometown football teams. But perhaps the most impressive thing about Thanksgiving is the food! Whether it’s fried turkey in Texas, the three bean salad in the south, cranberry relish in the northeast or arroz con gandules y pernil (pigeon pea stewed rice and pork roast) in Puerto Rico, food takes center stage at Thanksgiving. In a nod to this food-centric holiday, we decided to check out the most popular imported food items for the month of November. To find this info, we searched USA Trade Online, the official source for trade data, provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Given our interest in foodstuff, we focused on Schedule B numbers found in chapters one to 24.



Profile America segments include car comfort in the “Chill Rides” (Nov. 15) and clocking in with “Time Zones” (Nov. 19). Internet address:


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.

Job-to-Job Flows Explorer (Beta)

Analyze the Job-to-Job Flows (J2J) data through interactive charts, maps, and tables.

My Tribal Area

Access selected statistics collected for the American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) population from the American Community Survey (ACS).

PSEO Explorer

Visualize the experimental Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO) data through interactive bar charts and Sankey diagrams.

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.


You May Be Interested In

Back to Header