WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
2016 Product Calendar — The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product expected to be released in 2016. The products are listed in the Census Bureau's online product calendar, which is updated as needed throughout the year.
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:
State DataProfiles — In advance of the 2016 state caucuses and primaries, the Census Bureau will present a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of each state's voting-age population and industries. The graphics (50 states plus the District of Columbia) will be posted about a week before each state's election, beginning with Iowa, followed by New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.
2013 Age, Sex, Race, Hispanic Origin and Foreign-Born Table Packages — These tables from the 2013 Current Population Survey include detailed social and economic statistics for age groups, the Hispanic population, the black population, the Asian population and the foreign-born population. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)
2015 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement Parallel Survey — According to Public Law 113-235 Dec. 16, 2014, the Census Bureau was instructed to "collect data for the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey using the same health insurance questions included in previous years, in addition to the revised questions implemented in the Current Population Survey beginning in February 2014." The Census Bureau will release the 2015 CPS ASEC Parallel Survey Research File and a detailed health insurance table based on this file. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January or February.)
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2015 — This 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. A report detailing findings from these data will be released separately. (Table package tentatively scheduled for release in January or February; report tentatively scheduled to be released in February.)
2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Retail Trade — Product Lines — The first report in the subject series for the retail sector presents national and state-level data for retail at the two through six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. The subject and summary series provide statistics on number of establishments and sales/receipts by products and contributing industry. The retail trade subject and summary series reports will be released on a flow basis through March 2016 on topics ranging from product lines to class of customer. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 26.)
2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Utilities— Product Lines — The first report in the subject series for the utilities sector presents national and state-level data at the two through six-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. Provides statistics on number of establishments and revenue by products and contributing industry. The utilities sector subject and summary series reports will be released on a flow basis through June 2016 on topics ranging from product lines to construction activity. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 26.)
2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Transportation and Warehousing — Product Lines — The first report in the subject series for the transportation and warehousing sector presents national and state-level data at the two through seven-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. Provides statistics on number of establishments and revenue by products and contributing industry. The transportation and warehousing subject and summary series reports will be released on a flow basis through June 2016 on topics ranging from product lines to end of year inventories. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 26.)
2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Accommodations and Food Services — Product Lines — The first report in the subject series for the accommodations and food services sector presents national and state-level data at the two through seven-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. Provides statistics on number of establishments and sales by products and contributing industry. The accommodations and food services subject and summary series reports will be released on a flow basis through June 2016 on topics ranging from product lines to average cost per meal. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 26.)
2014 Service Annual Survey — This annual business survey provides the most comprehensive national statistics available on service activity in the United States. 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. The survey also provides e-commerce revenue for all industries and export revenue and inventory data for selected industries. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 27.)
2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Retail Trade — Establishment and Firm Size — This report presents sales, payroll and employment data for the United States by various categories. For establishments, the categories are sales size, employment size and legal form of organization. For firms, the categories are sales size, employment size, concentration by largest firms and number of establishments operated (single units and multiunits). (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 29.)
2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Wholesale Trade — Establishment and Firm Size Reports — The first report in the subject series for the wholesale trade sector presents national data at the two through seven-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) level. This report presents receipts, payroll, and employment data for the United States by various categories. For establishments, the categories are receipts size, employment size and legal form of organization. For firms, the categories are receipts size, employment size, concentration by largest firms and number of establishments operated (single units and multiunits). The wholesale trade sector subject series reports will be released on a flow basis through March 2016. The topics will range from product lines to gross profit and margin. (Tentatively scheduled for release Feb. 12.)
2012 Economic Census Subject Series: Wholesale Trade — Product Lines — This report provides statistics on number of establishments and sales/receipts by products and contributing industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release Feb. 19.)
2012 Economic Census Core Business Statistics Series: Franchise Statistics Report — The Franchise Statistics Report presents data for selected industries, on the number of businesses with paid employees engaged in franchising, annual sales for these businesses, and employment and payroll. These data are broken out by industry in three categories: franchisor-owned businesses, franchisee-owned businesses and all businesses. (Tentatively scheduled for release mid-February.)
2012 Economic Census Subject Series — Beginning in March 2014 with the Advance Report and continuing on a flow basis through June 2016, the Core Business Statistics Series provides statistics on the number of establishments; employment; payroll; and value of sales, receipts, revenue or shipments for establishments of firms with paid employees for individual industries at the U.S. level and/or by state.
2012 Economic Census Subject Series — Continuing on a flow basis through June 2016, the Subject Series reports supplement other products and present tabulations for the U.S. with some state detail. Reports for most sectors include establishment and firm size (including legal form of organization). Miscellaneous subjects reports for the manufacturing sector include general summary, products summary, materials consumed summary and concentration ratios in manufacturing.
Facts for Features
Super Bowl 50: Feb. 7, 2016 — Super Bowl 50 will be played Feb. 7 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The first Super Bowl was played on Jan. 15, 1967, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with the Green Bay Packers beating the Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 35-10. To commemorate this year's golden anniversary Super Bowl, the Census Bureau presents a collection of facts looking at how life has changed from 1967 to 2016 and examining the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the two participating teams. (Tentatively scheduled for release Jan. 27.)
Census Bureau Offers Training Opportunities — Webinars are available to help the public access and use Census Bureau statistics. These free sessions, lasting 60 to 90 minutes, show how to use census databases and mapping tools and how to find demographic and economic statistics at a local or national level. They also provide quick links for answers to frequently asked questions about accessing statistics.
The following courses are offered:
- Accessing American Community Survey Block Group Data (Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. EST)
- Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files (Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. EST)
- History of Census Geography Seminar (Thursday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m. EST)
Descriptions for each of the upcoming sessions are available on our educational resources page.
No registration is needed to join the webinar. Login details will be provided one week before a webinar.
Archived Training Resources — Visit the Census Bureau's Training Resources Library for previously recorded trainings that are free and available for use at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.
Profile America segments include parties on the line in "First Transcontinental Phone Call" (Jan. 25) and the heart's content in "Valentines and Weddings" (Feb. 14).
The daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/library/audio.html>, with download options for MP3 (including podcast subscription) and WAV or zip files for the entire month.
Census Business Builder — The Census Business Builder is a suite of services that provides selected demographic and economic data from the Census Bureau tailored to specific types of users in a simple to access and use format. The suite will continuously be updated with new versions. Currently, Regional Analyst and the Small Business editions are available.
Challenge Your Knowledge of State Statistics with Census PoP Quiz — This mobile app from the Census Bureau challenges a user's knowledge of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Census PoP Quiz is available for download to Android and Apple devices. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.
Find Your Ideal Place with the Census Bureau's dwellr App — A Census Bureau mobile app named "dwellr" can help people on-the-go access key demographic, socio-economic and housing statistics for thousands of places across the nation. Users can also learn more about where they are by a simple tap of the screen that reveals educational levels, housing values and total population drawn from the American Community Survey. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/>.
Stay Connected with the Census Bureau's America's Economy 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 20 key economic indicators from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/mobile/economy/>.
(Released since Jan. 8, 2016)
Indicator Release Improvement Project — Jan. 15 — The Census Bureau is making significant improvements in the way of it releases key indicators of America's economy. These indicators are critical to the analysis of the nation's current and future economic performance and are used by businesses in America and around the world. Internet address: <http://directorsblog.blogs.census.gov/2016/01/15/improvements-to-the-release-of-economic-indicators-mean-you-get-data-faster/>.
FedScoop Names Census Bureau's City Software Development Kit as Government's Innovation of the Year — Jan. 14 — The U.S. Census Bureau's City Software Development Kit (CitySDK) received the FedScoop 50 Award as the federal government's Innovation of the Year for providing developers with a user-friendly data toolbox to build applications that explore issues facing communities. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-09.html>.
Census Bureau to Conduct 2020 Census Program Management Review on Jan. 29 — Jan. 21 — Due to expected inclement weather in the Washington metropolitan area, the U.S. Census Bureau has rescheduled its quarterly 2020 Census Program Management Review to Jan. 29, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m. The meeting will focus on operational and systems readiness for the 2020 Census and will provide an update on decennial operations. Note: This review was originally scheduled for Jan. 22. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps07.html>.
Note to Correspondents: U.S. Census Bureau Recruiting in Harris County for 2016 Census Test — Jan. 15 — The U.S. Census Bureau is now accepting applications and testing for nearly 700 enumerators and local supervisors through March for the 2016 Census Test in portions of Harris County, Texas. Temporary full-time and part-time positions are available starting in April, with pay ranging from $22.25 to $25.25 per hour. For more information, please call the toll-free number 1-800-361-6891. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-11.html>.
Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2013 — Jan. 19 — This report shows national-level trends of child-support income received by parents for children whose other parent(s) lived elsewhere. The Census Bureau collects detailed information about child-support agreements or awards, such as the reported amounts due and received, as well as other socioeconomic characteristics about custodial parents and their families. Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps04.html>.
Infographic: Census of Governments — Jan. 21 — A collection of visuals providing background information on the twice-a-decade Census of Governments. Includes a look at the process of planning, and data collection and dissemination for the upcoming 2017 Census. Internet address: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2016/cb16-tps06.html.
Facts for Features
Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17) — Jan. 20 —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. Internet address: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2016/cb16-ff04.html.
Stats for Stories
Profile America's Stats for Stories provides links to timely newsworthy statistics on census.gov that relate to observances, holidays, anniversaries, and current events not covered by Facts for Features. Internet address: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/stories.html.
Profile America segments included rolling tape in "Home Video" (Jan. 15) and testing its metal in "Canned Beer" (Jan. 23). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.
Improvements to the Release of Economic Indicators Mean You Get Data Faster — Every month, the Census Bureau releases key indicators that are critical to the analysis of the nation's current and future economic performance. Now, the lag between the indicators' official release and when they are posted to the Web has been reduced to the smallest it has ever been. Everyone now has access to the indicators in as little as one second after their release.
A Look at Custodial Parents and Child Support in the U.S. — A child recently born and raised to adulthood in the United States can cost almost $250,000. For many families, receiving cash and noncash assistance from the noncustodial parent is a critical source of supporting income. In 2014, about one-quarter of children living in families, or 22.1 million children under age 21, lived with only one of their parents. About five in six of these 13.4 million custodial parents were mothers (82.5 percent).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau