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Tip Sheet Number 7 — April 8, 2022

Release Number TP22-07

Upcoming

2022 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2022. These products are listed in the Census Bureau’s online product calendar, which is updated as needed throughout the year.

The Census Bureau will host the National Advisory Committee Spring Virtual Meeting — May 5-6. The Committee will address policy, research and technical topics relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including the decennial census, demographic and economic statistical programs, field operations, and information technology. For more information visit <www.census.gov/about/cac/nac/meetings/2022-05-meeting.html>.

The mission of the U. S. Census Bureau is to serve as the nation’s leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. Achieving the mission transcends that of conducting the decennial census, the count from which is used to determine the number of seats in the U. S. House of Representatives for each state. The Census Bureau gathers data covering many aspects describing who we are as a nation, including attributes of our people, the nation’s businesses, and even our federal, state, and local governments. Visit the Census Bureau Strategic Plan for years 2022 through 2026 to learn how the plan reflects core tenets to inspire innovation and improvement in our work, consistent with our core values of scientific integrity, objectivity, and independence, as well as equity, diversity, and inclusion.

2020 Census

Collection of Post-2020 Census Redistricting Plans (Phase 4)

The Census Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office has invited designated state liaisons from the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to provide newly adopted congressional and legislative district boundary plans to the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau will use these new boundaries in upcoming data products set to be released later this year through spring 2023. 

Event Recognizing the National 2020 Center of Population

The event to recognize Hartville, Missouri, as the center of population of the United States has been postponed to fall 2022 (previously scheduled for spring 2022). The event will include an on-site unveiling of a commemorative survey monument. More details will be available in the coming months. (Scheduled for fall 2022.) 

2020 Census Data Processing and Data Quality Blog Series

Census Bureau experts dive deeper into a range of data processing and quality-related topics in a series of blogs. (Scheduled for release periodically throughout 2022.)

American Community Survey

American Community Survey Blog Series

Census Bureau experts will discuss how the pandemic affected data collection for the American Community Survey in 2020 and how the pandemic affects other aspects of the survey. (Scheduled for release periodically throughout 2022.)

Demographic

Estimates of U.S. Population by Age and Sex

A downloadable file containing July 1, 2021, estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex will be released on the Population and Housing Unit Estimates webpage at <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest.html>. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 14.) In the coming months, the U.S. Census Bureau will release additional population estimates for cities and towns, as well as national, state and county population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. 

The U.S. Census Bureau has begun collecting data from schools for the new School Pulse Panel (SPP) as part of efforts to monitor the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and staff in U.S. public schools. The SPP is sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics and collects data on instructional modes offered, enrollment counts, learning loss mitigation strategies, safety and health strategies, use of technology and more. To learn more, visit the School Pulse Panel page.

The experimental Household Pulse Survey is an effort by the U.S. 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 spending patterns, and other abrupt and significant changes to American life.

Economic

My Community Explorer

On April 11, the Census Bureau will launch its latest data explorer tool, My Community Explorer (MCE). MCE is an interactive map-based tool that highlights demographic and socioeconomic data that measure inequality and can help inform data-based solutions. This tool is designed to help users identify underserved communities as directed by the President’s Executive Order 13985 on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. (Scheduled for release April 11.)

Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections

The 2021 Annual Survey of State Government Tax Collections provides a comprehensive look at state governments and contains statistics on the tax collections of all state governments, including receipts from compulsory fees. State governments and businesses have been using these statistics to make policy and investment decisions since 1951. (Scheduled for release April 18.)

Using data from the Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics infrastructure files, Kevin McKinney addresses changes over time and across subnational populations in the distribution of real labor earnings. Four large metropolitan statistical areas (Detroit, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco) for the period 1998 to 2017, with particular attention paid to the subperiods before, during and after the Great Recession were considered. (Scheduled for release April 20.)

2020 County Business Patterns

The County Business Patterns upcoming annual series release provides 2020 subnational economic data by industry using the two- through six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. These data include detailed information on the number of establishments, employment during the week including March 12, and first quarter and annual payroll at the national, state, metropolitan/micropolitan statistical area, combined statistical area, county and congressional district levels for nearly 1,000 NAICS industries. Data for Puerto Rico and the Island Areas are also available at the state- and county-equivalent level. (Scheduled for release April 28.)

Exploring Census Bureau Data Webinar Series: Services

Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will present data available from various sources. You will learn about the different types of data available in this sector and the workers within the industries. The session includes how to find key data from the Services Annual Survey and crucial information on the workers from the Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics and the American Community Survey. Discover gems and resources connected to the statistics. There will be an opportunity to connect with our experts via live chat and during the Q&A segment of the webinar. This webinar is part one of six in a series to help data users discover Census Bureau data leading up to the launch of the 2022 Economic Census. (Scheduled for release April 28.)

Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 8

The Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) is a high-frequency survey that measures the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as other major events such as hurricanes, on our nation’s small businesses. SBPS complements existing Census Bureau data by providing detailed, near real-time information on the challenges faced by small businesses. The survey includes information on operations, workplace COVID-19 vaccinations and testing requirements, supply-chain disruptions, capital expenditures, measures of overall well-being, and expectations for recovery. Weekly data downloads and visualizations are available at the national, sector, state and metropolitan statistical area (MSA) level for the 50 largest MSAs and Puerto Rico. Sub-sector and state-by-sector data are also available for download. Data collection for Phase 8 began Feb. 14, 2022. Responses were first published Feb. 24th and will continue for 9 weeks, until April 21, 2022. 

The Business Formation Statistics (BFS) provide timely and high-frequency data on business applications and employer business formations on a monthly basis. The data are available at the state, regional and national levels and by industry sector at the national level. The next monthly BFS release is April 13 and will include March 2022 data.

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 Pet Day: April 11, 2022
  • National Volunteer Week: April 17-23, 2022
  • National Tax Day: April 18, 2022
  • National Kindergarten Day: April 21, 2022
  • Earth Day: April 22, 2022
  • World Book and Copyright Day: April 23, 2022
  • Administrative Professionals Week and Day: April 24-30 & 27, 2022
  • National Telephone Day: April 25, 2022
  • National Arbor Day: April 29, 2022
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: April 30, 2022
  • Louisiana 210th Anniversary of Statehood (1812): April 30, 2022
  • National Bike Month: May 2022
  • Older Americans Month: May 2022
  • World Trade Month: May 2022
  • Public Service Recognition Week: May 1-7, 2022
  • National Small Business Week: May 1-7, 2022
  • Teacher Appreciation Week & Day: May 1-7 & 3, 2022
  • NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: May 2-June TBD, 2022
  • National Nurses Day & Week: May 6 & 6-12, 2022
  • Mother's Day: May 8, 2022
  • Europe Day: May 9, 2022
  • National Police Week: May 15-21, 2022 
  • Bike to Work Week & Day: May 16-22 & 20, 2022
  • Armed Forces Day: May 21, 2022
  • Waitstaff Day: May 21, 2022
  • National Maritime Day: May 22, 2022

Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include “National Pet Day” (April 11), and the “First Portable Typewriter” (April 12).

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).

Profile America Ends 25-year Run

The Census Bureau’s current daily podcast Profile America Audio will come to an end after 25 years on April 30, 2022. Profile America began in 1997 with one-minute audio clips and scripts that have connected Census Bureau data to a wide range of familiar and sometimes overlooked holidays, anniversaries, observances, celebrations, and historic events. The distribution of Profile America has reflected changing technology and listeners’ preferences, shifting from packaging and mailing audio CDs to instant anywhere, anytime online playbacks and downloads. In its place, the Census Bureau will be launching a new product. Details to come. (Scheduled for April 30.)

Recently Released

(Released since March 25, 2022)

April 6 — Census Bureau researchers and other survey research professionals across the nation presented findings at the 90th Annual Population Association of America Conference. This year’s conference was a forum for Census Bureau staffers to present and discuss their research on a spectrum of topics.

April 1 — The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is scheduled to digitally release the 1950 Census population records April 1. This release is in accordance with the “72-Year Rule” (92 Stat. 915; Public Law 95-416; October 5, 1978) that states that after 72 years, NARA is responsible for releasing decennial census records to the public. More information will be available in the Census Bureau’s 1950 Census press kit

March 29 — The Census Bureau will hold a briefing for the National Urban League plaintiffs in the case of NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE, et. al., v. GINA RAIMONDO et. al. The Census Bureau agreed in a Joint Stipulation in settling this lawsuit to brief plaintiffs to allow an opportunity for questions and answers regarding the status of census processing, data quality metrics, and assessment of released data quality metrics.

Economic

April 6 —Data in this report are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011-2020 Annual Capital Expenditures Survey, which collects information on expenditures for new and used structures and equipment by all U.S. nonfarm businesses. In addition, it examines investment shares over time. The Capital Spending Report series covers spending by two-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry sector in a 10-year moving window ending with the most recent Annual Capital Expenditures Survey reference year — 2020 in the current report.

March 30 — The Census Bureau will release new data from the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey covering reference year 2020. Data will include estimates of business spending for industrial and service robotic equipment by two -digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) sector and select three-digit and four-digit NAICS industries by U.S. nonfarm businesses with employees.

Facts for Features

March 28 — On April 1, 2022, the National Archives and Records Administration released records from the 1950 Census. These records provide genealogists, historians, researchers and the public an opportunity to research family histories alongside our nation’s history. In this Special Edition Facts for Features, we compared notable 1950 Census facts with corresponding information from the 2020 Census or most recent statistics from other Census Bureau surveys and programs.

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:

Stats for Stories

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include “Community College Month” (April 1) and the “First Federal Building” (April 2).

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).

Resources

Emergency Management/Disaster Resources

When major disasters strike, visit our Emergency Management Page to get demographic and economic data on impacted areas. Each disaster will include data from our key Emergency Management Tools: OnTheMap for Emergency Management, Community Resilience Estimates, Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition, and other useful resources.

Learn What Surveys Are Being Conducted in Your Community

See which of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 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. Learn more about surveys currently being conducted in each Census Bureau region:

Data Tools

Listed below are a few of the U.S. Census Bureau’s interactive applications used to access statistics from our 130-plus annual surveys. A complete list can be accessed on the Census Bureau’s Data Tools and Apps webpage.

  • OnTheMap for Emergency Management — Access U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real time, for areas being affected by natural disasters.
  • Developers — Developer portal to access services and documentation for the Census Bureau’s APIs.
  • USA Trade Online USA Trade Online is a free and dynamic online tool, where users can access current and historical U.S. export and import data.

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 each, show how to use Census Bureau databases and mapping tools and find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level. Descriptions of upcoming sessions are available on our Census Academy page. Login details are provided at least one week before a webinar.

Archived Training Resources

Visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s Educational Resource Library for previously recorded, free trainings available at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.

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