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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.

American FactFinder to Retire

The U.S. Census Bureau will retire American FactFinder (AFF), the primary statistics search engine on census.gov for the last 20 years. Beginning in June of 2019, the Census Bureau stopped releasing new data in AFF, and transitioned to data.census.gov for data releases formerly on AFF. Data.census.gov represents a new chapter in the Census Bureau’s dissemination approach by centralizing data access and allowing for a more rapid response to customers. (Scheduled for release March 31.)

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2020 Census

2020census.gov Update to Include Response and Language Information

The U.S. Census Bureau will launch an update to 2020census.gov, including instructions about how to respond to the 2020 Census online. Expanded “How to Respond” content now includes links to the online questionnaire and detailed information about the timeline to respond, examples of the letters and postcards the Census Bureau is mailing out, and answers to frequently asked questions. The site includes information in English and Spanish, as well as in other languages. (Scheduled for release March 16.)

2020 Census Begins Special Operations to Count Certain Hard-to-Reach Households

Census takers are on their way to hand-deliver invitations to participate in the 2020 Census to an estimated 9.7 million households across the country. While most of the country began receiving their census invitations in the mail on March 12, in these areas, the majority of households may not receive mail at their home’s physical location, so census takers will drop them off at the door. (Scheduled for release March 16.)

2020 Census Kicks Off in Puerto Rico

Census workers begin delivering census invitations door-to-door across Puerto Rico next week. The invitation includes a paper questionnaire, along with instructions for responding online and a phone number to call for help. Residents can choose how to respond —online, by phone or by mail. (Scheduled for release March 16.)

2020 Census Paid Temporary Workers

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the total number of 2020 Census paid temporary workers that earned any pay between March 1-7, 2020. The data tables include national totals for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Scheduled for release March 17.)

2020 Response Rates Available Online

On March 20, response rates to the 2020 Census from cities and towns across the country will be available online starting March 20 at 5 p.m. on the Census Bureau’s response rate map. The map will be updated daily as people respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail. (Scheduled for release March 20.)

2020 Census Conducts Special Operation to Count the Population Experiencing Homelessness

The U.S. Census Bureau will begin a special operation to count people experiencing homelessness in communities across the country. Between March 30 and April 1, specially trained census takers will count people at shelters, soup kitchens and mobile food van stops. Starting the evening of March 31, census takers will count people who live at outdoor or nonsheltered locations such as under bridges and overpasses or in subway and bus stations. (Scheduled for release March 23.)

2020 Census Paid Temporary Workers

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the total number of 2020 Census paid temporary workers that earned any pay between March 8-14, 2020. The data tables include national totals for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Scheduled for release March 24.)

Every Child Counts Day

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. (Scheduled for release March 25.)

U.S. Census Bureau Launches Mobile Questionnaire Assistance to Help People Respond to the 2020 Census

More than 4,000 U.S. Census Bureau staff, called Census Response Representatives, will begin travelling to communities around the country with low response rates to encourage people respond to the 2020 Census as part of the Mobile Questionnaire Assistance Program (MQA). These representatives will visit local events and key neighborhood locations such as grocery stores and markets, houses of worship, community festivals, public transit hubs, libraries, community centers, and other locations where people naturally gather. (Scheduled for release March 30.)

2020 Census Paid Temporary Workers

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the total number of 2020 Census paid temporary workers that earned any pay between March 15-21, 2020. The data tables include national totals for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Scheduled for release March 31.)

Group Quarter Operations Begins

The U.S. Census Bureau will begin the process of counting people living in group housing for the 2020 Census. The process, known as Group Quarters Enumeration, counts people living in places such as college or university student housing, residential treatment centers, military barracks, nursing/skilled nursing facilities, group homes and correctional facilities. (Scheduled for release April 2.)

2020 Census Paid Temporary Workers

The U.S. Census Bureau released the total number of 2020 Census paid temporary workers that earned any pay between March 22-28, 2020. The data tables include national totals for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Scheduled for release April 7.)

College Towns Nationwide Next to Be Counted in the 2020 Census

Just before summer break at colleges and universities across the nation, the U.S. Census Bureau is sending census takers door to door in college towns to make sure students and local residents are counted in the 2020 Census. The move is part of an effort called Early Nonresponse Followup (NRFU), which will count nearly 7.5 million housing units from April 9 through the end of July. (Scheduled for release April 9.)

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Demographic

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 18.)

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.)

Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE)

The estimates show the number of people with and without health insurance coverage for all states and each of the nation’s roughly 3,140 counties. The statistics are provided by selected age groups, sex, race and Hispanic origin (state only), and at income-to-poverty levels that reflect the federal poverty thresholds for state and federal assistance programs. The Small Area Health Insurance Estimates program is the only source of single-year health insurance estimates for every county in the United States. (Scheduled for release April 9.)

Annual Current Population Table Package: 2019

The U.S. Census Bureau will release new tables from the 2019 Current Population Survey. These tables include detailed social and economic statistics by sex for the Hispanic, black, Asian, older and foreign-born populations. The foreign-born table package highlights characteristics of the foreign-born population by world region of birth and generation. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 29.)

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 April.)

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Economic

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.)

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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.

  • MLB Opening Day 2020 Season: March 26, 2020
  • Census Day: April 1, 2020
  • National Beer Day: April 7, 2020
  • National Pet Day: April 11, 2020
  • Tax Day: April 15, 2020
  • National Volunteer Week: April 19-25, 2020
  • National Library Week: April 19-25, 2020
  • Administrative Professionals Week & Day: April 19-25 & 22, 2020
  • National Kindergarten Day: April 21, 2020
  • Earth Day: April 22, 2020
  • World Book and Copyright Day: April 23, 2020
  • National Arbor Day: April 24, 2020
  • National Telephone Day: April 25, 2020
  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: April 25, 2020

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include celebration in a nutshell in "National Peanut Month" (March 19) and making America count for something in "Census Day" (April 1).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>. 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 Feb. 28, 2020)

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2020 Census

Census Bureau Statement on Changes to the 2020 Census Kickoff Event

March 12 — Out of an abundance of caution, the Census Bureau will no longer have an in-person aspect of its National Event that was scheduled to take place in Atlanta, Ga. on March 16, 2020. We will reschedule this as an online event to coincide with the release of the first 2020 Census Response Rates.

Census Bureau Statement on Coronavirus and the 2020 Census

March 11 — The U.S. Census Bureau is carefully monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will follow the guidance of federal, state and local health authorities. We have also established the Census Bureau COVID-19 Internal Task Force to continuously monitor the situation and update our Pandemic Addendum to the Census Bureau Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan.

The 2020 Census is Ready for America to Respond

March 11 — 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.

2020 Census Paid Temporary Workers

March 10 — The U.S. Census Bureau released the total number of 2020 Census paid temporary workers that earned any pay between February 23-29, 2020. 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.

The 2020 Census Speaks More Languages

March 9 — As invitations to respond to the 2020 Census begin hitting mailboxes this week, the U.S. Census Bureau wants you to know you can respond in more languages than ever before. In fact, over 99% of the nation’s households will be able to respond to the once-a-decade population count online or by phone in the language they speak at home.

2020 Census Invitations Arrive March 12-20

March 6 — Ninety-five percent or about 143 million households in the country will receive an initial invitation to respond to the 2020 Census in their mailboxes between March 12 and 20. The U.S. Census Bureau released informational copies today of the invitations, the enclosed materials, and the subsequent reminders households will receive. These materials can help the public know what to expect and avoid potential scams.

New Online Map Helps Communities Prepare for 2020 Census

March 2 — The U.S. Census Bureau launched a new online map that allows communities nationwide to prepare for the 2020 Census. The map shows 2010 response data and then be updated daily with self-response rates after 2020 Census initial mailings are delivered in mid-March.

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

March 2 — The U.S Census Bureau began 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.

Teachers Set to Help Students Learn About 2020 Census

March 2 — The U.S. Census Bureau and teachers across the nation kicked off “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.

2020 Census Response Rate Map Preview Now Available

March 2 — The U.S. Census Bureau launched a new online map today as part of its 2020 Census Response Rate Challenge — where state, local and community leaders work together to promote a complete and accurate count by increasing the self-response rate in their community. The preview map currently displays 2010 Census self-response rates as a reference point for states, counties, cities and census tracts around the country. Users will be able to use the map to track their community’s progress in responding to the 2020 Census.

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American Community Survey

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

March 13 — 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. 

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Demographic

Housing Vacancies and Homeownership: Annual Statistics 2019

March 10 — The U.S. Census Bureau released 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.

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Economic

2020 Quarterly Services Survey Seasonal Expansion

March 12 — The U.S. Census Bureau released Quarterly Services Survey (QSS) data for the fourth quarter of 2019. As part of the release, the Census Bureau more than doubled the number of industries that are seasonally adjusted in the QSS. This is important because seasonal patterns can mask underlying economic conditions. Seasonal adjustment produces data in which the values of neighboring quarters are usually easier to compare. The new seasonally adjusted estimates are published on Table 1a of the press release and are available in our time series database, <www.census.gov/econ/currentdata/>.

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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.

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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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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include sticking it to the kids in in "Mandatory Vaccinations" (March 6) and putting it through in "First Phone Call" (March 10). 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.

2020 Census: Mail Contact Strategies Viewer

This data tool was developed so that communities can plan for the mailings that their area will receive when self-response for the 2020 Census begins.

2020 Census: In-Field Address Canvassing (IFAC) Viewer

This map application shows the percentage of basic collection units (BCUs) and housing units (HUs) in the Self-Response Type of Enumeration Areas.

2020 Census: Type of Enumeration Area (TEA) Viewer

This map application that shows how different geographic areas will be invited to respond to the 2020 Census.

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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 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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