CENSUS BUREAU: Upcoming, New Releases, Multimedia
Enhancements to American FactFinder — On Jan. 29, the Census Bureau will release several new features in American FactFinder — the online data search program on census.gov — to help customers more easily find information. These include a new “Community Facts” feature to help users find frequently requested statistics about their communities and a guided search feature.
American Community Survey
American Community Survey Brief: Labor Force Trends for Population 65 Years and Older — This brief examines the labor force participation rate of individuals who are aged
65 and older, and looks at long-term participation rate trends. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 24.)
American Community Survey Brief: Students in the Workforce: 2011 — This brief highlights statistics on school enrollment and examines the proportion of students who worked and the amount they worked over the previous year. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 24.)
American Community Survey Brief: Recent Changes in Self-Employment — This brief examines changes in self-employment from 2010 to 2011 for the United States, the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Self-employment includes individuals working in incorporated and nonincorporated businesses. In addition, the brief provides data on changes in total employment from 2010 to 2011. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 24.)
American Community Survey Brief: Homeownership Among the Foreign-Born Population: 2011 — A new brief based on statistics from the 2011 American Community Survey examines the homeownership and renter status among foreign-born households. In this report, a household is designated as foreign-born based on the nativity of the householder, regardless of the other occupants’ nativity. Country and region of origin of the household are based on the country and region of origin of the householder as well. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 30.)
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2012 — A series of national-level tables showing attainment levels by a wide range of demographic characteristics, including sex, race, Hispanic origin, marital status, household relationship, citizenship and nativity, labor force status, occupation and industry. Also included are detailed information on years of school completed, showing for each level of attainment exactly how many years of education adults have. A variety of historical time series tables going back to 1940 are also provided, as are graphs illustrating historical data. The data were collected by the Current Population Survey. (Scheduled for release in mid-January.)
Evaluation Estimates of the Population for the United States, Cities and Towns (Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions): April 1, 2000, to July 1, 2010 — Internet downloadable files contain vintage 2010 estimates of total population. The estimates were developed using the Census Bureau’s “Distributive Housing Unit Method.” This method uses a housing unit based method to distribute county household population estimates to the subcounty areas within each county. Estimates of the population living in group quarters are then added to create estimates of the total resident population. These estimates include changes from incorporation of special censuses and local challenges.
A downloadable file containing alternative estimates also was produced with the same method but did not incorporate special censuses and local challenges. All estimates are based on the 2000 Census and were created without incorporation or consideration of the 2010 Census results. The evaluation estimates are available on the population estimates Web page <http://www.census.gov/popest/research/eval-estimates/eval-est.html>. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)
Service Annual Survey: 2011 — This annual business survey provides the most comprehensive national statistics available on service activity in the United States. Some of the sectors include transportation and warehousing; finance and insurance; educational services; and arts, entertainment and recreation, to name a few. The statistics show operating revenue and expenses for both taxable and tax-exempt firms and organizations, sources of revenue and expenses by type for selected industries, and selected industry-specific items. In addition, export and inventory data were collected for selected industries. The latest Annual Services Report site can be accessed at http://www.census.gov/services/index.html. (Scheduled for release Jan. 31.)
Facts for Features
Women’s History Month — 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. (Scheduled for release Jan. 23.)
African-American History Month (February) — To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, the Census Bureau presents a collection of demographic and economic statistics about the black community. (Scheduled for release Jan. 24.)
Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) — You may not find a pot of gold at the end of this edition of Facts for Features, but you will find it useful and informative nonetheless. It is filled with statistical information from the Census Bureau’s demographic and economic subject areas on the nation’s Irish-American population and other facets of this celebration of all things Irish. (Scheduled for release Jan. 29.)
Valentine’s Day: Feb. 14, 2013 — To celebrate this holiday, the Census Bureau highlights a range of information including statistics on chocolates, flowers, jewelry and marriage. (Scheduled for release Feb. 8.)
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for January and February — Profile America segments include rays, gas and electricity in “Solar Power” (Jan. 17) and important declarations in “Federal Income Tax” (Feb. 3).
The daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio/>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV or zip files for the entire month (MP3).
“America by the Numbers” on C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” — Tune in each Friday morning to C-SPAN’s “America by the Numbers” for insight into key official statistics from the Census Bureau and other statistical agencies. Poverty, childbearing, education, health, the economy – topics discussed focus on the key issues of the day. The program highlights the trends and allows the public to call in or email their views. More information is available at <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/cspan/>.
Stay Connected to the Economy with Census Bureau Mobile App — Every week, the Department of Commerce releases key Census Bureau economic indicators. Get the latest business news on the go as it is released through the Census Bureau’s free, easy-to-use mobile app, “America’s Economy,” available for download for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app provides real-time updates for 16 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.
(Released since Dec. 28, 2012)
2010census.gov Retiring — In keeping with a government-wide effort to reduce or eliminate federal website domains, 2010census.gov was retired on Dec. 31 and the information migrated to <www.census.gov/2010census/>. You can bookmark <www.census.gov/2010census> in order to continue to access content previously found on 2010census.gov.
Summary Population and Housing Characteristics Reports (CPH-1) — This report series contains tables on age, sex, race, Hispanic or Latino origin, households, families, housing tenure and occupancy, population density and area measurements. The lowest level of geography is the place level. There is a report produced for each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the United States. Reports that have been released can be found at <http://www.census.gov/prod/cen2010/index.html>.
Estimates of State Voting-Age Population: July 1, 2012 — Jan. 3 — Estimates of the number of people 18 and older in each state, Puerto Rico and the U.S. The downloadable file also includes total population and the percentage of people 18 and older. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb13-tps01.html>.
Management and Organizational Practices Survey — Jan. 4 — This 2010 supplement to the Annual Survey of Manufactures examines management and organizational practices at manufacturing plants. The estimates could be used in research to understand how the practices measured affect productivity and performance. On Wednesday, Jan. 2, the Census Bureau provided embargo-period access to the survey results and a research paper written by a research team consisting of Census Bureau staff and researchers from Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the London School of Economics. Both the estimates and research paper were released to the public on Jan. 4. One of the team members of the study, professor Nick Bloom from Stanford University, presented the findings at the American Economic Association’s annual meeting held in San Diego on Jan. 4. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/economic_surveys/cb13-03.html>.
Profile America and Al Día (Spanish) for December and January — Profile America segments included old acquaintances in “2012 Anniversaries” (Dec. 30) and henceforth and forever free in “Emancipation Proclamation” (Jan. 1). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/multimedia/www/radio>.
Monitor Economic Indicators Through the Census Bureau’s Mobile App — Jan. 7 — The Department of Commerce released several key Census Bureau economic indicators: Monthly Wholesale Trade for November 2012 (Jan. 10); U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services for November 2012 (Jan. 11); Advance Monthly Sales for Retail and Food Services for December 2012 (Jan. 15); Manufacturing and Trade: Inventories and Sales for November 2012 (Jan. 15); andNew Residential Construction for December 2012 (Jan. 17).
Get the news, on the go, as it is released through the Census Bureau’s free, easy-to-use mobile app, “America’s Economy,” available for download for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. The app provides real-time updates for 16 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis.http://www.census.gov/mobile/.