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Upcoming

2020 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2020. These products are listed in the Census Bureau’s online product calendar, which is updated as needed throughout the year.

The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW)

The SABEW selected more than 25 business journalists for the 2020 SABEW Goldschmidt Data Immersion Workshop. This year’s workshop is Jan. 13-17 in Washington, D.C. The goal is to help participants understand how the government uses data. Journalists will have the opportunity to explore data and talk with experts at the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis on January 15. (Event scheduled Jan. 15.)

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2020 Census

Census Bureau Ramps Up Hiring for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to fill up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers positions needed to conduct the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau is recruiting in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants. (Scheduled for release Jan. 6.)

National Outreach Campaign Launched to Drive 2020 Census Response

The U.S. Census Bureau will unveil its national advertising and outreach campaign for the 2020 Census. The preview event will show the Census Bureau’s commitment to reach all audiences, including those that are hard-to-count, with more than 1,000 advertisements in English and 12 other languages, and to encourage participation in the 2020 Census. (Scheduled for release Jan. 14.)

First Enumeration for 2020 Census Begins in Toksook Bay, Alaska

The first enumeration for the 2020 Census will take place in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Toksook Bay on Jan. 21, 2020. Remote Alaska's vast, sparsely settled areas traditionally are counted in January of the decennial census year. Local census takers must get a head start while the frozen ground allows easier access to the remote areas with unique accessibility challenges. (Scheduled for release Jan. 21.)

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American Community Survey

ACS 5-Year PUMS

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the 2014-2018 American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) and the 2014-2018 variance replicate tables. The PUMS files provide a 5% sample of the U.S. population to users to create their own tabulations. The variance replicate tables allow users to calculate margins of error when aggregating data within a table or between geographies. (Scheduled for release Jan. 30.)

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Demographic

Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release the report, 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 January.)

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 released. For more information on past projection reports, visit <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popproj.html>. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

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Economic

The Economic Census Data Release

The U.S. Census Bureau will be releasing the first local area statistics from the 2017 Economic Census. Data will be released on a flow basis through November 2020 for all states and sub-geographies and all covered 2- through 6- digit NAICS codes. Visit the economic census website for the full release schedule. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 9.)

Accessing the Economic Census Local Area Data on data.census.gov: Tips and Tricks

Release of the 2017 Economic Census Geographic Area Statistics data on the new data.census.gov platform begins on Jan 9, but unlike other Census Bureau business data, these data will be released on a flow basis by state and sector through August 2020. This webinar will provide tips and tricks on how best to access these data following key scenarios that users will face when trying to find the information for their state and type of business. The webinar will also provide information about the resources available on the Economic Census web site that can help users better understand these releases, including a new interactive “What’s Been Released” map. (Scheduled for release Jan. 21.)

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Facts for Features

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 January.)

Women’s History Month: March 2020

In commemoration of this annual observance highlighting and celebrating the varied and historic accomplishments of women, this edition provides statistical information on topics such as earnings, education, business ownership, voting, occupations, military service and marriage. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)

You may not find a pot of gold at the end of this edition of Facts for Features but you will find it useful and informative nonetheless. It is filled with statistical information from the Census Bureau’s demographic and economic subject areas on the nation’s Irish-American population and other facets of this celebration of all things Irish. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

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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.

  • National Hot Tea Month: January 2020
  • National Milk Day: Jan. 11, 2020
  • National Pharmacist Day: Jan. 12, 2020
  • *Special Edition* 100th Anniversary of Prohibition (18th Amendment): Jan. 16, 2020
  • Popcorn Day: Jan. 19, 2020
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Jan. 20, 2020
  • *Special Edition* 2020 Census Count Begins in Remote Alaska: Jan. 21, 2020
  • Chinese New Year: Jan. 25, 2020
  • Spouses Day: Jan. 26, 2020
  • Grammy Awards: Jan. 26, 2020
  • American Heart Month: February 2020
  • Groundhog Day: Feb. 2, 2020
  • Super Bowl LIV (54): Feb. 2, 2020
  • National Women Physician Day: Feb. 3, 2020
  • Mail Carrier Day: Feb. 4, 2020
  • National Weatherperson's Day: Feb. 5, 2020
  • National Pizza Day, National Bagel Day: Feb. 9, 2020
  • Academy Awards: Feb. 9, 2020
  • Inventors’ Day: Feb. 11, 2020
  • Valentine's Day: Feb. 14, 2020
  • Singles Awareness Day: Feb. 15, 2020
  • Presidents' Day: Feb. 17, 2020
  • Mardi Gras: Feb. 25, 2020

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include forward vision in “The Eyes Have It” (Jan. 5) and a safety net debuts in “Unemployment Insurance” (Jan. 28).

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 Dec. 20, 2019)

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2020 Census

Census Bureau to Unveil 2020 Census Advertising and Outreach Campaign

Jan. 2 — The U.S. Census Bureau unveiled its comprehensive national advertising and outreach campaign for the 2020 Census – more than 1,000 advertisements have been developed to reach audiences across the country that will be shared publicly for the first time at the preview event. The event will show the Census Bureau’s commitment to reaching all audiences, including those that are hard-to-count, with advertisements in English and 12 other languages, and to encourage participation in the 2020 Census. The event will also highlight the Census Bureau’s efforts to recruit temporary, part-time census takers nationwide for the 2020 Census.

2019 Census Test Final Report

Dec. 30 — The 2019 Census Test was a split panel test, with one panel receiving a citizenship question and the other not. Preliminary results from the 2019 Census Test were reported on October 31. 

National, State and Puerto Rico Population Estimates

Dec. 30 — 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. Spanish

2020 New Year’s Day Population

Dec. 30 — The Census Bureau rang in the new year with its annual projection of the nation’s population for Jan. 1, 2020. The release included birth, death and net international migration rates, as well as a projection of the world population.

U.S. Census Bureau Launches First 2020 Census Ads

Dec. 26 — The U.S. Census Bureau launched its first set of advertisements for the 2020 Census in Alaska last week, about one month ahead of the kick off to the 2020 Census in remote Alaska in January 2020. The advertisements will inform those living in approximately 220 Alaska Native villages that a census taker will soon visit their home to count them in the 2020 Census. For the rest of Alaska, and the rest of the country, the 2020 Census begins in mid-March.

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Economic

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: ­3rd Quarter 2019

Dec. 20 — The Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions is a quarterly survey that provides national summary data on the composition of assets of the largest defined benefit public employee pension systems for state and local governments. This survey currently consists of a panel of 100 pension systems, which comprise 88.4 % of financial activity among such entities, based on the 2012 Census of Governments.

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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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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include bachelor bashing in “Singled Out” (Dec. 20) and gumming up the works in “Chewsy Americans” (Dec. 28). 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.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (Access Tools at Other Sites)

iPUMS USA collects, preserves and harmonizes U.S. Census Bureau microdata and provides easy access to this data with enhanced documentation.

Local Employment Dynamics

This partnership offers a variety of data tools.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Treemap

This interactive treemap shows all the counties in the United States arranged by region and sized according to population or SNAP participation.

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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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