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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.

Census Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting: September 17-18, 2020

The Census Scientific Advisory Committee 2020 Fall Meeting will take place on September 17 and 18, 2020. Experts and representatives of various organizations from all over the nation will attend the virtual meeting to discuss census programs, operations, and innovative processes.

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.)

American Community Survey

2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau will release statistics on numerous demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics. These statistics include language spoken at home, educational attainment, commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance coverage. Statistics will be available for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Embargo subscribers can access these statistics beginning at 10 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, Sept. 15, for release at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 17.

Commuting Patterns of Older Workers in the United States, 2013-2017

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release the report “Commuting Patterns of Older Workers in the United States, 2013-2017” that describes commuting patterns of older workers in the United States, based on data from the 5-year 2013-2017 American Community Survey (ACS). Older workers are a diverse group, but understanding how their commuting behavior varies from that of younger workers helps planners and policy makers accommodate the needs of this growing share of the working population. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)


Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019

On Sept. 15, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on income and poverty for the nation based on the 2020 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2019 calendar year and compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 15.)

Health Insurance in the United States: 2019

On Sept. 15, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on health insurance coverage. The report will include national-level statistics from the 2020 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey and a table showing state-level coverage for 2018 and 2019 from the American Community Survey. It will include data for the 2019 calendar year and compare it with previous years. (Scheduled for release Sept. 15.)

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2019

On Sept. 15, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on the supplemental poverty measure for the nation based on the 2020 Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2019 calendar year and compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 15.)

American Housing Survey: 2019

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau will soon release products from the 2019 American Housing Survey (AHS). On Sept. 16, the AHS Table Creator will be released with new 2019 estimates. The Table Creator is an interactive data tool that allows users to create custom tables of housing and demographic estimates for the nation, 25 metropolitan areas, and nine states. On Sept. 30, the 2019 AHS public use file and codebook will be available. The public use file is a microdata file containing individual survey records that allow users to create their own tabulations. (Scheduled for release Sept. 16.)

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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in September.)

Household Pulse Survey

The experimental Household Pulse Survey is 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. The Census Bureau began data collection for phase 2 on Aug. 19. Biweekly results will be available through the Household Pulse Survey Interactive Tool, detailed tables and a public use data file on the website starting Sept. 9 through Nov. 4, 2020. Phase 2 includes new questions on social security benefits, post-secondary education, evictions/foreclosures, SNAP benefits, unemployment benefits and mental health services.


Manufacturing Workers Age Profile and Implications for Earnings

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 Institute (LMI), welcome Patrick Flaherty as he presents “Manufacturing Workers Age Profile and Implications for Earnings.” (Scheduled for release Sept. 16.)

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

The summary provides quarterly estimates of state and local government tax revenue at the 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. (Scheduled for release Sept. 17.)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Hidden Gems Data

Census Bureau subject matter experts will provide practical ways to use our unique, hidden gems data from multiple business programs. You will learn about data from both public and private sectors of the economy and tips on how to use our geographic area statistics to enhance your data search. The webinar includes a segment on available resources and data tools with the opportunity for Q&A. (Scheduled for release Sept. 22.)

Dispersion Statistics on Productivity (DiSP)

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release a new version of the experimental data product, Dispersion Statistics on Productivity (DiSP,, with information on productivity dispersion in the manufacturing sector. The new version of the DiSP data will provide information on within-industry dispersion in productivity at the four-digit NAICS level for 1997-2016. (Scheduled for release Sept. 23.)

2019 Annual Business Survey Data Release

The U.S. Census Bureau will release first look owner characteristics data from the 2019 Annual Business Survey (ABS). The ABS is conducted jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics within the National Science Foundation. Additional economic business and owner data are scheduled to be released in winter 2020. (Scheduled for release Sept. 24.)

Business Dynamics Statistics

The Business Dynamics Statistics provide annual statistics on establishments, firm startups and job creation and job loss from 1978 to 2018 by firm size, firm age, industrial sector, state, metropolitan statistical area and county. These statistics provide snapshots of current and historical U.S. entrepreneurial activity and geographic and NAICS industry detail about where jobs are being created and lost in the U.S. economy. (Tentatively scheduled for release Sept. 30.)

2018 Annual Capital Expenditures SurveyCapital Expenditures for Robotic Equipment

New annual data by kind of business that provides additional detail to the national level estimates of measuring investment in machinery and equipment. Capital expenditures for both industrial and service robotic equipment were collected for the first time on the 2018 Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES). The new ACES tables provide national level estimates of capital expenditures for robotic equipment by 2-digit NAICS sector and select 3-digit and 4-digit NAICS industries and new charts provide national level estimates by size distribution and by share of firms by size for select 2-digit NAICS. (Scheduled for release Sept. 30.)

2018 State and Local Government Finances Summary Report

The U.S. Census Bureau will release a summary report of the 2018 Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances. This report shows revenues, expenditures, debt and cash and security holdings by level of government. Level of government includes state, local and state and local combined. The statistics are organized by state. (Scheduled for release Oct. 1.)

Small Business Pulse Survey

The experimental Small Business Pulse Survey is designed to collect real-time data on how small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic inform federal and state response and recovery planning. Phase 2 includes updated content on the rehiring of laid-off or furloughed employees, work from home, use of online platforms to offer goods or services, and changes in capacity of the business. The second phase expands the federal assistance questions to include tax deferrals and credits as well as the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending program, and asks businesses about future program needs. Data are available through the Small Business Pulse Survey Interactive Tool and downloadable files. Results will be released weekly Aug. 20-Oct. 15, 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, 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.

Facts for Features

Halloween: Oct. 31

Halloween, which dates back to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has evolved into a community-based celebration characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns. In the spirit of Halloween, this edition of the Census Bureau’s Facts for Features presents a wide array of new and updated statistical information. (Scheduled for release in September.)

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 pertaining to the American Indian and Alaska Native population. (Scheduled for release Oct. 1.)

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.

  • Ancestor Appreciation Day: September 27, 2020
  • National Coffee Day: September 29, 2020
  • National Energy Awareness Month: October 2020
  • Italian American Heritage and Culture Month: October 2020
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October
  • Polish-American Heritage Month: October
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month: October
  • Manufacturing Day: October 2, 2020
  • National Work from Home Week: TBD
  • Fire Prevention Week: October 4-10, 2020
  • German-American Day: October 6, 2020
  • Leif Erikson Day (Nordic-American heritage): October 9, 2020
  • Earth Science Week: October 11-17, 2020
  • World Statistics Day 2020: October 20, 2020
  • National Nut Day: October 22, 2020
  • The Incandescent Light Bulb: October 22-23, 2020
  • National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: October 24, 2020



Upcoming segments include no grain, no gain in “National Rice Month” (Sept. 24) and a wurst case scenario in “German American Day” (Oct. 6).

The daily features are available at <>. 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).

Recently Released
(Released since Aug. 28, 2020)

2020 Census

Over 88% of Households Counted So Far in 2020 Census

Sept. 8 — Over 88% of housing units have been accounted for in the 2020 Census as of today, with 22.7% counted by census takers and other field data collection operations, and 65.5% of housing units responding online, by phone or by mail.

2020 Census Nonresponse Followup Rates Available at Local Level

Sept. 3 — This week, the U.S. Census Bureau began to release daily 2020 Census Nonresponse Followup workload completion rates by area census office. As of Sept. 1, over 60.3% of the Nonresponse Followup workload has been completed nationwide.

Census Bureau Mails Additional Questionnaire to Households

Sept. 3 — The U.S. Census Bureau is sending an additional paper questionnaire to over 16.2 million households in low-responding census tracts. About 84.9% of households have completed the 2020 Census with 65.2% self-responding online, by phone or by mail.

Households May Receive Follow-Up Visits From 2020 Census Takers

Aug. 31 — With door-to-door visits by census takers now underway, the U.S. Census Bureau is informing households that they may also receive a follow-up visit to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census. So far, 64.9% of all housing units have responded online, by phone or by mail, and another 17.5% have been counted by census takers and other field data collection operations. In total, over 82.4% of all housing units throughout the nation had been accounted for in the 2020 Census as of Aug. 30. The Census Bureau is working to count the remaining households — about one in every five households across the nation.

American Community Survey

Webinar on Release of 2019 American Community Survey Statistics

Sept. 3 — The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a webinar on Sept. 10 from 2-3 p.m. EDT in advance of the Sept. 17 release of the 2019 American Community Survey statistics.

Migration Flows Data Available for Counties, Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Minor Civil Divisions

Sept. 3 — The U.S. Census Bureau released migration statistics from the 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). These data tables highlight the geographic mobility of people between counties, metropolitan statistical areas, minor civil divisions in some states, and municipalities (municipios) in Puerto Rico. The five-year data provide estimates of in-migration, out-migration and net migration of movers and nonmovers between origin and destination of these geographies.


Aging in Africa

Sept. 2 — A new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau provides analysis of the demographic, economic, social and health characteristics of the older African population, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. The report, “Aging Africa: 2020,” looks at the implications for Africa as a region, sub regions and countries at present and in the future. It provides comprehensive and up-to-date statistics on current and projected future population aging trends and patterns in Africa.

Census Bureau to Announce Findings for 2019 Income, Poverty and Health

Sept. 1 — The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to hold an online news conference to announce the findings of three reports: Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019, Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2019, and The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2019. Spanish

Health Insurance Dynamics in the Survey of Income and Program Participation: 2013-2014

Aug. 27 — The U.S. Census Bureau released the brief “Health Insurance Dynamics in the Survey of Income and Program Participation: 2013-2014.” This brief provides estimates of private, public and any type of health insurance coverage for 2013 and 2014, both before and immediately after the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). It also highlights health insurance dynamics and characteristics of those who transitioned in and out of coverage.


Economic Census Local Area Data Release Wrap Up

Sept. 3 — The U.S. Census Bureau will wrap up release of data from the Geographic Area Statistics reports as part of the 2017 Economic Census on Aug. 20. This series includes data for the nation and states for all covered 2- through 6- digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. Data are also available at the metro area, county and place levels for selected NAICS sectors. Visit the economic census website for more information.

Facts for Features

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

Aug. 11 — During this 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.

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:


Getting a Census Taker Visit When You’ve Already Responded

Aug. 31 — Written by: Dr. Steven Dillingham, Director — Census takers are now visiting households across the nation that have not yet responded. Understandably, some households that have already responded have expressed confusion over why they, too, are being visited. These visits are part of our efforts to be absolutely sure that we count everyone. If you get a visit and you’ve already responded, please be patient and kind and answer the census taker’s questions.



Profile Americas segments include a word from the sponsor in “First Radio Commercial” (Aug. 29) and shutter to think about it in “Picture This” (Sept. 4). 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.

Local Employment Dynamics

This partnership offers a variety of data tools.


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


A web-based system that allows users to visualize our TIGER (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing database) data in several ways.

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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