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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.

Teachers Set to Help Students Learn About 2020 Census

During the week of March 2-6, the Census Bureau and teachers across the nation will host “Statistics in Schools Week: Everyone Counts!”— a nationwide initiative to encourage pre-K-12 educators to help their communities achieve a complete 2020 Census count. (Scheduled for release March 2.)

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New Online Map Helps Communities Prepare for 2020 Census

The U.S. Census Bureau will launch a new online map that allows communities nationwide to prepare for the 2020 Census. The map will show 2010 response data and then be updated daily with self-response rates after 2020 Census initial mailings are delivered in mid-March. (Tentatively scheduled for release in March.)

2020 Census Response Rates

Response rates to the 2020 Census from cities and towns across the country will be available online starting March 20 through the U.S. Census Bureau’s response rate map. As people respond to the 2020 Census questionnaire online, by phone or by mail, response rates will be updated daily. Individuals can see the response rate in their area, how it compares to other areas, and how it compares to response rates from the 2010 Census. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 20.)

The U.S. Census Bureau Begins to Count U.S. Island Area Populations

The U.S Census Bureau will begin counting people living in the U.S. territories of American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Data collection activities include listing addresses of all living quarters in the Island Areas, followed by in-person enumeration of the households. (Tentatively scheduled for release in March.)

Census Bureau Kicks off Mailing of 2020 Census Forms in U.S. Cities

Initial invitations to respond to the 2020 Census will arrive at most households between March 12-20. For the first time, everyone will be invited to respond online, by phone or by mail. (Tentatively scheduled for release in March.)

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Women’s Earnings by Occupation From the 2018 American Community Survey

In honor of Women’s History Month, the U.S. Census Bureau will release a graphic showing median earnings by detailed occupation from the 2018 American Community Survey. The occupation table shows female earnings for full-time, year-round workers in 2018 and figures on the number of women in select occupations. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 3.)


Housing Vacancies and Homeownership: Annual Statistics 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the annual statistics for the 2019 vacancy rates, homeownership rates for the United States, regions, states and the 75 largest metropolitan statistical areas. Also included are the characteristics of units available for occupancy for the United States. These statistics come from the Current Population Survey/Housing Vacancy Survey. For more information, please see the Housing Vacancies and Homeownership page. (Scheduled for release March 10.)

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2019

This report and table package provides Current Population Survey statistics on educational attainment by demographic characteristics, such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. It also includes detailed information, including charts and graphs on years of school completed, and shows the level of education adults have completed. (Scheduled for release March 11.)

County, Puerto Rico Municipio, and Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Population Estimates: July 1, 2019

Internet tables and detailed downloadable files will show annual population estimates, rankings and components of change for counties, Puerto Rico Municipios, and metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas since the 2010 Census. (Scheduled for embargo starting March 24; for public release on March 26.)

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: 2017. 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 March.)


Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues: Fourth Quarter 2019

The summary provides quarterly estimates of state and local government tax revenue at a national level, as well as detailed tax revenue data for individual states. This report produces three tables: Tables 1 and 2 include income and sales data and Table 3 provides tax collections by state. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 17.)

Annual Survey of State Government Finances: 2018 and Revised 2012-2017 Data

A comprehensive summary of annual survey findings for state governments. The tables and data files present revenue, by source of revenue; expenditure, by object and function of expenditure; indebtedness, by long-term or short-term debt; and asset, by purpose and type of asset. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 17.)

LED 2020 Webinar Series: Using National Jobs Data to Measure Graduate Impact

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER), welcomes Andrew Foote as he presents, “Using National Jobs Data to Measure Graduate Impact.” (Scheduled for release March 18.)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Transportation Statistics

U.S. Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will provide practical ways to use our transportation data from business and demographic programs. You will learn the dynamics of this sector from a business perspective to include characteristics of those employed in the transportation industry and much more. The webinar includes a segment on available resources and data tools with the opportunity for questions and answers. (Scheduled for release March 31.)

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.

  • Certified Nurses Day: March 19, 2020
  • National Single Parent Day: March 21, 2020
  • National Agriculture Week & Day: March 22-28 & 24, 2020
  • MLB Opening Day 2019 Season: March 26, 2020
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day: March 29, 2020
  • National Doctors Day: March 30, 2020
  • Equal Pay Day: March 31, 2020



Upcoming segments include a brush with fame in “Inspired Rollout” (March 9) and shells a poppin’ in “National Peanut Month” (March 19).

The daily features are available at <>. 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 Feb. 14, 2020)

OnTheMap for Emergency Management

Feb. 24 — The U.S. Census Bureau released the 4.4.3 version of the OnTheMap for Emergency Management data tool. OnTheMap for Emergency Management provides real-time access to a range of detailed U.S. Census Bureau data about the people living and working in areas being affected by hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms and federal disaster declaration areas. This release updates ACS data to use the 2014-2018 5-year estimates and updates LODES data to 2017.

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2020 Census Paid Temporary Workers

Feb. 25 — The U.S. Census Bureau began to release the total number of 2020 Census paid temporary workers that earned any pay during a specific weekly pay period. The data tables include national totals for all 50 states and the District of Columbia by Census Bureau regional geography. A weekly number of paid temporary workers for Puerto Rico is also available. The weekly release will occur 10 days after the end of the weekly period. The tables can be accessed here.

Ambitious 2020 Census Community Partner Goal Reached Ahead of Schedule

Feb. 25 — U.S. Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham announced that the 2020 Census Community Partnership and Engagement Program (CPEP) has reached its goal of 300,000 partnering organizations nationwide. Community partners include government, community based organizations, local businesses, schools, Faith-based institutions and more. “The 2020 Census is a national asset and belongs to everyone across the country. We engage partners and supporters across the country to remind everyone that participating in the census is safe, easy and important,” said Dr. Steven Dillingham, director of the U.S. Census Bureau. “We set an ambitious goal for the 2020 Census, to reach 300,000 partners by the beginning of March, more than had been engaged by the end of the previous census. Now that we have met our goal ahead of schedule, we will not stop there!”

Census Highlights Efforts to Count Every Child in the 2020 Census

Feb. 22 — The U.S. Census Bureau hosted an event to highlight efforts to ensure all young children are counted in the 2020 Census. Children under five years old are among population groups historically undercounted in the census. The Census Bureau is making a concerted effort to address this issue by creating community partnerships, educational programs, awareness campaigns and operational innovations with the goal of raising awareness of the importance of counting young children. During a news conference in Cleveland, Ohio, the Federation of Pediatric Organizations (FOPO), a 2020 Census partner, announced that March 25, 2020, is designated as Every Child Counts Day — a day when the pediatric community is encouraged to tell the adults they interact with about counting every child living in their homes in the 2020 Census.

2020 Census Student Activities Mailed to Schools Across the Nation

Feb. 21 — The U.S. Census Bureau recently mailed 2020 Census Statistics in Schools (SIS) kits to every school in the nation. Mailed to every public, private and charter school administrator, the kits include information for teachers to get access to free activities and materials to use in classrooms during the 2020 Census. The SIS kits include an administrator booklet which contains a printable flyer for teachers as well as a take home flyer for students, information on how to access downloadable material on, and large colorful wall maps for classrooms containing student friendly statistics.

2020 Census Awareness Ads Begin to Air during Primetime

Feb. 18 — The U.S. Census Bureau released new ads to promote awareness that the Census is coming and the importance of responding. Starting Feb. 17, advertising will be launched in a variety of mediums including television, digital, print and radio. The newest ads to be unveiled are designed to reach general audiences. Televised ads will be broadcast nationwide during highly-rated television programming on all major cable and broadcast networks. The ads are part of the over $500 million public education and outreach campaign on the platform: “Shape your Future. START HERE.”


Annual Retail Trade Survey

Feb. 20 — This report from the U.S. Census Bureau provides national estimates of total annual sales, e-commerce sales, end-of-year inventories, purchases, total operating expenses, gross margins, and end-of-year accounts receivable for retail businesses located in the United States. The Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) sample covers employer businesses classified in retail trade sector located in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. ARTS excludes data for businesses located in the U.S. territories. The data are published on a North American Industry Classification System basis and the estimates are used to benchmark the monthly retail sales and inventories estimates each spring.

Facts for Features

Women’s History Month: March 2020

Feb. 6 — 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.

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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A Starting Point to Export License Information

Feb. 18 — Written by: Dawit Asmellash, Data Collection Branch and Omari Wooden, Data User and Respondent Outreach — Are you a U.S. export manager? Then you know the importance of compliance and no doubt have procedures in place to make sure nothing slips through the cracks. You know what to do if you’re shipping products abroad: You review your checklist, you establish your role as the U.S. Principal Party in Interest and you file the Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the Automated Export System (AES).



Profile America segments include designing with care in “Engineering Week” (February 16) and the greening of money in “Legal Tender” (Feb. 24). 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.

Explore Census Data

This new platform on is based on overwhelming feedback to streamline the way you get data and digital content from Census Bureau.

PSEO Explorer

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


QuickFacts provides frequently requested Census Bureau information at the national, state, county, and city level.

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 find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level.

Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions is 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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