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Tip Sheet Number 14 — July 16, 2021

Press Release Number TP21-14

Upcoming

2021 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2021. These products are listed in the Census Bureau’s online product calendar, which is updated as needed throughout the year.

2020 Census

2020 Census Data Processing and Data Quality Blog Series

Census Bureau experts will dive more deeply into a range of data processing and quality-related topics through a series of blogs. (Scheduled for release periodically throughout 2021.) 

2020 Census Paid Temporary Workers

Each Tuesday, the U.S. 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

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 2021.)

Demographic

Vintage 2020 Population Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau will release additional Vintage 2020 evaluation estimates for the resident population as of April 1, 2020 for the United States, regions, states, the District of Columbia, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, counties cities towns, and Puerto Rico Commonwealth and its municipios. These estimates are based on the 2010 Census and were created without incorporation or consideration of 2020 Census results. For information on how the Vintage 2020 estimates differ from the American Community Survey 2020 Demographic Analysis and the 2020 Census, view the “Upcoming U.S. Population Releases” fact sheet. For detailed timing of specific population and housing unit estimates products, visit <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/about/schedule.html>. (Scheduled for release July 27.)

Dynamics of Economic Well Being

The U.S. Census Bureau will release a new report, Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Poverty, 2013–2016. The report presents data on poverty based on information collected in the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The report describes patterns of poverty and provides a view of the duration that people endure poverty and the frequency of transitions into and out of poverty. The report also examines how poverty dynamics vary across demographic groups. (Scheduled for in August.)

Childless Older Americans: 2018 Report

The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release a new report focusing on the population of adults ages 55 and older who are childless. The report Childless Older Americans: 2018 uses data from the 2018 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to examine the circumstances (socioeconomic status and demographic charac­teristics), potential supports, and health and well-being of child­less older adults. This is the first-ever report of its kind by the Census Bureau. The report also compares these characteristics to those of biological parents of the same age group. (Scheduled for release in August.)

Household Pulse Survey

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. Data collection for phase 3.1 will began April 14. The Census Bureau will disseminate data tables on a biweekly basis May 5 through July 14, 2021. The final public-use files for the phase will be released through July 14, 2021.

Economic

Spatial Shifts in Daytime Population Due to COVID – Impacts and Increasing Levels of Remote Work

Geospatial distribution of workers has far reaching implications for commuting data, consumer spending behaviors at restaurants, retail, and services, and commercial real estate. The pandemic has forced employers to rethink the ability to work from distance and shift large segments of the workforce to remote work. This analysis pairs Bureau of Labor Statistics data by ability to work remotely by industry coupled with Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics commuting data. Early results indicate a shift in daytime population away from traditional job centers in the urban core and into suburban and rural areas, as a result of increased remote work. (Scheduled for release July 21.) 

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: How Americans Spend Leisure Time

Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will dive into business data relatable to everyday life. You will learn how to access these valuable resources through real world case studies and examples. The webinar includes a live demonstration of data tools with the opportunity for Q&A. (Scheduled for July 22.)

2018 Annual Business Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau will release a special tabulation that merges export transactions from the Profile of U.S. Importing and Exporting Companies with the demographics from the 2018 Annual Business Survey (ABS) covering data year 2017. The ABS is conducted jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation. (Scheduled for release July 22.)

Annual Capital Expenditures Survey Robotic Equipment Expenditures Experimental Data Product

The U.S. Census Bureau will release new data from the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES) covering reference year 2019. Data will include estimates of business spending for industrial and service robotic equipment by 2-digit NAICS sector and select 3-digit and 4-digit NAICS industries by U.S. nonfarm businesses with employees. (Tentatively scheduled for release July 28.)

2019 E-Stats Report

This report summarizes 2019 e-commerce statistics on shipments, sales, and revenues from four sectors of the economy: manufacturing, wholesale, services and retail. These statistics are available for the nation from 1998. (Scheduled for release July 29.)

 2019 Annual Business Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau will release a special tabulation that merges export transactions from the Profile of U.S. Importing and Exporting Companies with the demographics from the 2019 Annual Business Survey (ABS) covering data year 2018. The ABS is conducted jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation. (Scheduled for release August 5.)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series on Expanding Your Markets

Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will present economic and demographic data valuable for business expansion, both domestically and internationally. You will learn how to access these valuable resources through real world case studies and examples. The webinar includes a live demonstration of data tools with the opportunity for Q&A. (Scheduled for August 11.)

BDS Explorer Tool

The U.S. Census Bureau in August will release a new web-based analysis tool for the Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) data. The new interactive Explorer application will allow data users to construct tables, charts, and maps to visualize and analyze the 2018 time series BDS data. The BDS provides annual measures of business dynamics for the economy — such as job creation and destruction, establishment births and deaths, and firm startups and shutdowns — from 1978 through 2018, aggregated by establishment and firm characteristics. (Tentatively scheduled for release August 18.) 

2020 Annual Business Survey: First Look

The 2020 Annual Business Survey (ABS) First Look infographic provides preliminary statistics on the highest level of education completed by business owners for data year 2019. The ABS is conducted jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) within the National Science Foundation. (Scheduled for release in August.)

Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 5

The Small Business Pulse Survey measures the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus pandemic on our nation’s small businesses, complementing existing Census Bureau data collections by providing high-frequency, detailed information on the challenges small businesses are facing.

The survey includes information on small business operations and finances, requests and receipt of assistance, COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, and 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 largest 50 MSAs and Puerto Rico. Subsector and state-by-sector data are also available for download. Data collection for phase 5 began May 17, 2021. Data were released beginning Thursday, May 27, and will continue to be released each Thursday through July 22.

Monthly Business Formation Statistics

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 July 15, 2021, and will include June 2021 data.

Facts for Features

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

During this month-long 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. (Scheduled for release in August.)

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.

  • 2020 Summer Olympics: July 23-August 8, 2021 
  • Culinarians Day: July 25, 2021 
  • Puerto Rico Constitution Day: July 25, 2021 
  • Parents’ Day: July 25, 2021 
  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day: July 27, 2021 
  • Back to School: August 2021 
  • Colorado 145th Anniversary of Statehood (1876): August 1, 2021 
  • World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 2021 
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally: August 6-15, 2021
  • National Health Center Week: August 8-14, 2021 
  • Missouri 200th Anniversary of Statehood (1821): August 10, 2021 
  • Pakistan Independence Day (1947): August 14, 2021 
  • India Independence Day (1947): August 15, 2021 
  • National Thrift Store Day: August 17, 2021
  • Proclamation of Indonesian Independence (1945): August 17, 2021 
  • National Aviation Day: August 19, 2021 
  • National Senior Citizens Day: August 21, 2021 
  • Woodward Dream Cruise: August 21, 2021 
  • Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2021 
  • National Petroleum Day: August 27, 2021 

Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include a moveable feast in “National Drive-Thru Day” (July 23) and the web we weave in “WWW Created” (Aug. 6).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>. 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 June 30, 2021)

Contact Us

New Toll-Free Line for Media

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Public Information Office now has a toll-free phone number for media to receive assistance: 877-861-2010. The local phone number, 301-763-3030, as well as the email inbox, pio@census.gov, are still available to connect with the PIO.

Census Bureau to Host Webinar on Impact of Pandemic on the ACS

July 15 — The U.S. Census Bureau has scheduled a webinar to explain and answer questions related to the impact of the pandemic on the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is one of the most comprehensive sources of information about the U.S. population, providing crucial demographic, social, economic and housing statistics. As we recently explained in our blog Adapting the American Community Survey Amid COVID-19, the pandemic significantly disrupted data collection. This webinar will look at what this means for the 2020 ACS statistics and data products.

Innovation Model Continues to Expand Through Post-COVID-19 Challenges

July 14 — Each year, the U.S. Census Bureau brings together cross-sector collaborators during The Opportunity Project’s (TOP) technology development sprints to come up with ways to use data and technology to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. TOP is led by the Census Bureau’s Census Open Innovation Labs. It engages government, technologists and communities to create digital products using federal open data that serve the public. To date, more than 1,500 people, 30 federal agencies, and hundreds of organizations have participated in TOP sprints, resulting in nearly 150 new open data tools including apps, websites, mapping tools, data visualizations, games and more. 

Esri User Conference

July 12 — Researchers from the U.S. Census Bureau will take part in presentations during Esri’s annual User Conference. Census Bureau researchers will present data on a variety of topics, including ensuring data quality, modernization of the census and statistics, Census Business Builder, and children’s health. This year’s Esri User Conference will be held virtually July 12 – 15.

Census Bureau to Hold First Status Briefing for National Urban League

July 2 — The U.S. 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 every two months to allow an opportunity for questions and answers regarding the status of census processing, forthcoming data quality metrics, and assessment of released data quality metrics. A final briefing will occur after the release of the Post-Enumeration Survey final results.

Economic

Business Applications by County

July 1 — The U.S. Census Bureau released Business Applications by County. This annual release adds data for 2020 and incorporates revisions to the underlying NAICS code assignment methodology for previously published annual county counts. The entire series now spans the years 2005-2020. The annual county data provide business application data at a more detailed geographic level than what is published in the monthly and weekly Business Formation Statistics (BFS) releases.

2019 State and Local Government Finances

July 1 — The U.S. Census Bureau released a summary report of the 2019 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.

Annual Construction Spending

July 1 — Final 2020 estimates of the total dollar value of construction work done in the United States, including work done on new structures or improvements to existing structures for private and public sectors. Data estimates include the cost of labor and materials, architectural and engineering work, overhead, interest and taxes paid during construction and contractor’s profits. The data are presented monthly at the national level and annually at the national, division, region, and state level for selected categories.

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

Stats for Stories provides links to timely story ideas highlighting the 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.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include “A Favorite First” (July 5) and a word from the sponsor in “First TV Commercial” (July 15).  Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

Resources

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

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.

 

Census COVID-19 Data Hub — This site provides users demographic risk factor variables along with economic data on 20 key industries impacted by Coronavirus.

Data Equity Tools — The U.S Census Bureau’s publicly available data sets and tools to assist in the equitable distribution of resources and identifying underserved communities.

OnTheMap for Emergency Management — Access U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real time, for areas being affected by natural disasters.

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 trainings that are free and available at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.

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