WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the schedule for the 2014 income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey, as well as the 2014 American Community Survey releases:
Friday, Aug. 28, 2015
The Census Bureau will host a technical meeting on Aug. 28 to provide background information on income, poverty and health insurance coverage. The meeting will be held at the Census Bureau headquarters in Suitland, Md., and will be streamed online. Additional information is forthcoming.
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015 (No embargo)
- National 2014 income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics: Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement – This is the annual release of national-level income, poverty and health insurance coverage statistics. The reports will include statistics for calendar year 2014 and compare trends with previous years.
State-level 2014 health insurance coverage statistics: American Community Survey – The health insurance report will include a few tables showing state-level coverage and trends between 2008 and 2014.
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 (embargo begins noon Sept. 16)
- 2014 American Community Survey – Statistics on numerous social, economic and housing characteristics, including language, education, the commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance coverage will be available. Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning noon EST Wednesday, Sept. 16 for release at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. Please note that this is a 12-hour embargo. Statistics will be available for all geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 (embargo begins Dec. 8)
- 2010-2014 American Community Survey – The statistics derived from five years of data collection cover all geographic areas regardless of size, down to the block-group level. For the first time, users will be able to compare two nonoverlapping five-year periods (2005-2009 and 2010-2014). Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Public Use Microdata Sample Files
The Public Use Microdata Sample files for the Annual Social and Economic supplement will be posted on the day of release, Sept. 16.
The Public Use Microdata Sample files for the 2014 American Community Survey one-year file will be posted on Oct. 27, 2015, and the 2010-2014 American Community Survey five-year file will be posted on Jan. 21, 2016.
ABOUT THE ANNUAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SUPPLEMENT TO THE CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY
The Current Population Survey serves as the nation's primary source of statistics on labor force characteristics. The Annual Social and Economic Supplement provides the official annual statistics on the nation's poverty levels as well as statistics on income, health insurance coverage, marital status, educational attainment, employee benefits, work schedules, school enrollment, noncash benefits and migration. The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have conducted the Current Population Survey for more than 50 years. The statistics are used by government policymakers as important indicators of our nation's economy and for planning and evaluating many government programs.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY
The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community across the nation. The results are used by everyone from town and city planners to retailers and homebuilders. The survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers, such as income, poverty, health insurance coverage, education, occupation, language, ancestry and housing costs for even the smallest communities.
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau