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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.

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2020 Census

2020 Census Paid Temporary Workers

Each Tuesday, the Census Bureau will release the total number of 2020 Census paid temporary workers that earned any pay. The data tables include national totals for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (Scheduled for release each Tuesday.)

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Demographic

U.S. Census Bureau Releases New Data on Community Resilience

The Census Bureau is releasing experimental Community Resilience Estimates on census.gov to measure the ability of a population to absorb, endure, and recover from the impacts of disasters, including weather-related and disease-related hazard events. Data will be available through a tool that which shows tract and county level risk. (Tentatively scheduled for release June 22.)

Estimates of National, State and County Populations by Age, Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin: July 1, 2019

National-, state- and county-level population estimates by demographic characteristics for age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. Internet tables show annual estimates from the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2019. (Embargo starts at 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday, June 23, for public release at 12:01 a.m. EDT Thursday, June 25.)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt for Households: 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release the brief “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt for Households: 2018.” The brief presents data on SNAP receipt during 2018 at the national and state levels based on the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates. In addition, the brief presents historical comparisons dating back to 2005, when the ACS began collecting these data. (Scheduled for release in June.)

Household Pulse Survey

The experimental Household Pulse Survey is the result of an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to document temporal trends in how individuals are experiencing business curtailment and closures, stay-at-home orders, school closures, changes in the availability of consumer goods and consumer patterns, and other abrupt and significant changes to American life. Census began producing and disseminating weekly data on May 20. The sample is designed to produce estimates for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as for the 15 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Results are scheduled to be released every Wednesday through mid-July 2020.

Census Bureau Releases New Technical Notes on Select Topics in International Censuses

The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing a series of technical notes on Select Topics in International Censuses. Each note highlights a new subject, method or operation relevant to census planners in middle- to low-income countries. New topics include Classification and Delineation of Urban Areas in a Census and Coding Write-In Responses in a Census. (Tentatively scheduled for release in July.)

School Enrollment in the United States: 2018

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release the report “School Enrollment in the United States: 2018” that examines the characteristics of people enrolled in school at all levels using statistics from the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey. The report outlines the current picture of education in America from kindergarten, first through eighth grades, high school, college undergraduate and graduate students and discusses how the latest numbers compare with historical levels. (Scheduled for release in July.)

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Economic

Annual Survey of Public Pensions: 2019

The Annual Survey of Public Pensions provides a comprehensive look at the financial activity of the nation’s state and locally administered defined benefit pension systems, including cash and investment holdings, receipts, payments, pension obligations and membership information. Statistics are available at the national level and for individual states. State and Locally Administered Defined Benefits data will also be released. (Scheduled for release June 23.)

Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions: ­First Quarter 2020

The Quarterly Survey of Public Pensions is a quarterly survey that provides national summary data on the revenues, expenditures and 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.(Scheduled for release June 25.)

2018 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 districts. 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 June 25.)

2019 Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll

These statistics provide a comprehensive look at the employment of the nation’s state and local governments. The survey provides state and local government data on full- and part-time employment, full-time equivalent employment, and payroll statistics by governmental function. Public employment and payroll data are used by federal, state and local governments and educational and research organizations for a variety of activities such as the development of the government component of the gross domestic product and for comparative studies. (Scheduled for release June 30.)

Small Business Pulse Survey

The experimental Small Business Pulse Survey is one of two new Census surveys aimed at gauging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses with between 1-499 employees and at least $1,000 in annual revenue. The survey includes questions on topics such as location closings, changes in employment, disruptions in the supply chain, the use of federal assistance programs, and expectations concerning future operations. Each week, over 100,000 small businesses will receive the Small Business Pulse Survey and will be asked to respond within one week. Over the course of nine weeks, nearly one million small businesses will receive an invitation to participate. Results are scheduled for release every Thursday through mid-July 2020.

Weekly Business Formation Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing weekly business application data at the national and regional levels in addition to releasing the quarterly Business Formation Statistics (BFS). The BFS, which was first released in February 2018, tracks trends in business applications and formations at the state, regional and national levels. The weekly data provide timely and granular information on the state of the economy but appropriate caution is required in interpreting fluctuations since high-frequency weekly data are subject to variation from seasonal factors including holidays and beginning and end of calendar year effects. The Census Bureau will publish the weekly BFS series at the national, regional and state levels each Thursday by 12 p.m. EDT.

Annual Construction Spending

Final 2019 estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done in the U.S., including work done on new structures or improvements to existing structures for private and public sectors. Data estimates include the cost of labor and materials, architectural and engineering work, overhead, interest and taxes paid during construction and contractor’s profits. The data are presented monthly at the national level and annually at the national, division, region, and state level for selected categories. (Scheduled for release July 1.)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Emerging Technologies

Census Bureau subject matter experts will explore data on new technologies and emerging industries in this sector. You will learn how classification codes evolve with the ever-changing economy, how to use product details to complete the picture, and how to understand the capabilities of our data. The webinar includes a segment on available resources and data tools with the opportunity for Q&A. (Scheduled for release July 21.)

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Facts for Features

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

During this month-long observance, our nation celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. The Census Bureau joins in the celebration with this fact sheet presenting a range of updated statistics describing the demographic state of the nation’s Latino population. (Scheduled for release in July.)

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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.Summer 2020: June 20 – September 22, 2020

  • Postal Workers Day & Postage Stamp Day: July 1, 2020
  • Canada Day: July 1, 2020
  • Idaho 130th Anniversary of Statehood (1890): July 3, 2020
  • Wyoming 130th Anniversary of Statehood (1890): July 10, 2020
  • World Population Day: July 11, 2020
  • Bastille Day: July 14, 2020
  • Tax Day: July 15, 2020 (usually April 15)
  • National Ice Cream Day: July 21, 2020
  • U.S. Population Hits 330 Million: July 23, 2020
  • Puerto Rico Constitution Day: July 25, 2020
  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: July 27, 2020
  • Parents’ Day: July 28, 2020

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Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include getting the scoop in “Churning Love” (June 25) and on the road in “Paved With Good Inventions” (July 9).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>. The menu options allow selection for Profile America and Al Dia, with download options for MP3 and WAV files or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

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Recently Released
(Released since June 05, 2020)

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2020 Census

Ensuring an Accurate Count of College Students and Towns

June 18 — The U.S. Census Bureau is reaching out to colleges and universities with significant off-campus student populations to help ensure they are counted in the right place in the 2020 Census. Earlier this week, Director Dr. Steven Dillingham sent a letter to college and university presidents asking them to provide roster information for off-campus students. This information allows the Census Bureau to count the students where they would have been staying on April 1, 2020, even if they went home early due to a school closure or shift to distance learning.

2020 Census Materials Delivered to 96% of Households

June 18 — Census workers have completed 96% of the 2020 Census “Update Leave” operation- where 2020 Census invitations and paper questionnaires are delivered to households in certain — often rural — areas across the country. In these areas, most households generally do not receive mail at their homes, so census workers drop off census materials in person. When the operation is complete, nearly every household nationwide will have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census either in the mail or from a census worker.

Completing Delivery of 2020 Materials to Households in Puerto Rico

June 18 — Census workers are in the final stages of delivering 2020 Census invitations and paper questionnaires in Puerto Rico. By completing this effort, the U.S. Census Bureau urges households to respond now by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire, responding online at 2020census.gov, or by phone at 844-426-2020 using the provided Census ID. Spanish

2020 Census Workers to Count Population Experiencing Homelessness in September

June 12 — The U.S. Census Bureau has announced the new schedule for counting people experiencing homelessness in the 2020 Census. The operation was originally scheduled for March 30, March 31 and April 1, but health and safety concerns with COVID-19 forced us to delay these activities.

Updates to 2020 Census Operations

June 12 — The U.S. Census Bureau continues to monitor the impacts COVID-19 has on 2020 Census operations and follow guidance of federal, state and local health authorities to ensure the safety of our staff and the public. The Census Bureau is ready to announce resumption of other operations in addition to the Update Leave operation and fingerprinting of new hires, which are already underway, in order to conduct a complete and accurate 2020 Census.

Census Bureau to Resume 2020 Census Field Operations in Additional Locations

June 9 — The U.S. Census Bureau reissued its June 5 statement to include additional updates related to field operations for the week of June 8. The Census Bureau, in coordination with federal, state and local health officials, will begin a phased restart of some 2020 Census field operations in additional area census offices (ACOs) across the nation the week of June 8. With these additions, field activities have restarted in all 248 area census offices stateside, all ACOs in Puerto Rico and the Island Areas, and 100% of the nation’s update leave workload will have resumed. As of June 8, 83.5% of the update leave workload was completed.

2020 Census Paid Temporary Workers

June 9 — The U.S. Census Bureau released the total number of 2020 Census paid temporary workers that earned any pay between May 24 – May 30, 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.

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American Community Survey

Those Who Served: America’s Veterans From WWII to the War on Terror

June 2 — A new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows that while the overall population of veterans is declining, the number of female veterans is on the rise and Post 9-11 veterans have the highest rate of service-connected disability compared to any other group of veterans. The report, Those Who Served: America’s Veterans From World War II to the War on Terror, looks at the characteristics of the 18.0 million or about 7% of the adult population who were veterans of the U.S. armed forces in 2018.

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Demographic

Census Bureau to Embargo Detailed Population Estimates

June 16 — The U.S. Census Bureau will offer a two-day embargo for members of the media to view the 2019 population estimates for the nation, states and counties by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin, and for Puerto Rico and its municipios by age and sex.  

Household Pulse Survey

The experimental Household Pulse Survey is the result of an effort by the Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to document temporal trends in how individuals are experiencing business curtailment and closures, stay-at-home orders, school closures, changes in the availability of consumer goods and consumer patterns, and other abrupt and significant changes to American life. Census began producing and disseminating weekly data on May 20. The sample is designed to produce estimates for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as for the 15 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Results are scheduled to be released every Wednesday through mid-July 2020.

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Economic

COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources Using Census Data

June 17 — The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information Office, welcome Andrew Hait and Earlene Dowell as they present “COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources Using Census Data.” The Census Bureau has released an interactive data hub resource page on COVID-19. The resource page is designed to help federal agencies, businesses and communities make decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to navigate through this interactive data hub and view how resources are being utilized in real-life examples.

Quarterly Summary of State and Local Government Tax Revenues: 1st Quarter 2020

June 16 — This 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 tax data and Table 3 provides tax collections by state.

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Economic Geography

June 16 — Census Bureau subject matter experts will provide information on varying economic geographies. You will learn how to use economic geography to do a trend analysis, how to find unique characteristics of changes over time; and how it may affect your data. Discover how economic geographies compare to demographic ones. The webinar includes a segment on available resources and data tools with the opportunity for Q&A.

Small Business Pulse Survey

The experimental Small Business Pulse Survey is one of two new Census surveys aimed at gauging the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses with between 1-499 employees and at least $1,000 in annual revenue. The survey includes questions on topics such as location closings, changes in employment, disruptions in the supply chain, the use of federal assistance programs, and expectations concerning future operations. Each week, over 100,000 small businesses will receive the Small Business Pulse Survey and will be asked to respond within one week. Over the course of nine weeks, nearly one million small businesses will receive an invitation to participate. Results are scheduled for release every Thursday through mid-July 2020.

Weekly Business Formation Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau is releasing weekly business application data at the national and regional levels in addition to releasing the quarterly Business Formation Statistics (BFS). The BFS, which was first released in February 2018, tracks trends in business applications and formations at the state, regional and national levels. The weekly data provide timely and granular information on the state of the economy but appropriate caution is required in interpreting fluctuations since high-frequency weekly data are subject to variation from seasonal factors including holidays and beginning and end of calendar year effects. The Census Bureau will publish the weekly BFS series at the national, regional and state levels each Thursday by 12 p.m. EDT.

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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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Blogs

Modernizing Disclosure Avoidance: A Multipass Solution to Postprocessing Error

June 18 — Written by: Dr. John M. Abowd, chief scientist and associate director for Research and Methodology and Dr. Victoria A. Velkoff, associate director for Demographic Programs — In our last blog, we discussed the feedback we received from the data user community about demonstration data released last fall that were produced using the interim version of the 2020 Disclosure Avoidance System (DAS). It was clear that the fall 2019 version of the DAS TopDown Algorithm (TDA) introduced unacceptable amounts of error and distortion into statistics used for many important use cases. In that blog, we also discussed our ongoing plans to improve the algorithm to address and mitigate this error.

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Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include sucking it up in “Dust Busting” (June 8) and having a gas in “First Refinery” (June 19). 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.

Household Pulse Data Tool

An interactive application for exploring data from the Household Pulse Survey. This application is not supported in Internet Explorer 11 and older versions.

Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM)

The ROAM application was developed to make it easier to identify hard-to-survey areas.

SOMA Interactive Data Tool

An interactive application for exploring data from the Survey of Market Absorption of New Multifamily Units (SOMA) program.

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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.

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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