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Tip Sheet Number 15 — July 29, 2021

Press Release Number TP21-15

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

2019 Community Resilience Estimates

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the 2019 Community Resilience Estimates to measure the ability of a population to absorb, endure and recover from the impacts of disasters, including weather-related and disease-related hazard events such as pandemics, forest fires and floods. The new data product will be available through a data tool that shows risk level by state, county and tract. (Scheduled for release Aug. 10.)

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 release Aug. 12.)

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 Aug. 24.)

Migration Flows Data Available for Counties, Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Minor Civil Divisions

The U.S. Census Bureau released migration statistics from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). These data tables highlight the geographic mobility of people between counties, metropolitan statistical areas, minor civil divisions in some states and municipalities (municipios) in Puerto Rico. The five-year data provide estimates of in-migration, out-migration and net migration of movers and nonmovers between origin and destination of these geographies. (Scheduled for release Sept. 2)

School Pulse Panel

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 COVID-19 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 mode offered, enrollment counts, learning loss mitigation strategies, safe and healthy strategies, use of technology, and more. To learn more, visit the School Pulse Panel page.

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 3.2 began July 21. The Census Bureau will disseminate data tables on a biweekly basis Aug. 11 through Oct. 20, 2021. The final public-use files for the phase will be released through Oct. 20, 2021.

Economic

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 Aug. 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 Aug. 11.)

Business Dynamics Statistics 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 Aug. 18.)

Minding Our P's and Q’s: Using LODES Data to Explore the Impact of the CARES Act Pandemic Relief Programs

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute presents, “Minding Our P's and Q’s: Using LODES Data to Explore the Impact of the CARES Act Pandemic Relief Programs.” Early scholarship on the pandemic relief programs created by the CARES Act were limited by a lack of geographic specificity and by a tendency to narrowly define “impact.” Using 13 million address‐level geocoded transactions linked to the LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) data, this presentation illustrates how increased granularity not only provides a more nuanced interpretation of impact but more actionable information for local decision‐makers. (Scheduled for Aug. 18.)

2017 Econ Census Franchise Stats Reports

This report from the Economic Census covers over 300 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries at the national level only. It includes data on the number of all establishments in the industry as well as breakouts for franchisee- and franchisor-owned businesses. Data on total employment, annual payroll and sales are also shown. (Scheduled for release in August.)

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

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. Sub-sector and state-by-sector data are also available for download. Phase 6 data collection is expected to begin in August.

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 Aug. 11, 2021, and will include July 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.)

Halloween: Oct. 31

Halloween, which dates to Celtic rituals thousands of years ago, has evolved into a community-based celebration characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns. In the spirit of Halloween, this edition of the Census Bureau’s Facts for Features presents a wide array of new and updated statistical information. (Scheduled for release in September.)

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.

  • Back to School: August 2021
  • Colorado 145th Anniversary of Statehood (1876): August 1, 2021
  • World Breastfeeding Week: August 1-7, 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 electronic downsizing in “Transistor” (July 31), and stretching the budget in “National Thrift Shop Day” (Aug. 17).

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 July 16, 2021)

2020 Census

Resources Available to Prepare for Redistricting Data Release

July 28 — In a few weeks, we’ll release the 2020 Census redistricting data in our legacy summary file format. And a few weeks after that, we’ll release the same data in an easier-to-use format. We’re releasing the same data twice but in different formats at different times to make sure states get the data as quickly as possible. Acting Director Dr. Ron Jarmin explained these two releases in his blog, Redistricting Data: What to Expect and When. In this blog, I provide more detail about the formats and support materials available, particularly for the first release.

Redistricting Data: What to Expect and When

July 28 — Since releasing the apportionment results in April, we’ve had several teams working hard on the next set of 2020 Census data — the redistricting data. These data play an important role in our democracy and will begin to illuminate the changes to the local and demographic makeup of our nation over the last decade. These data include the first sub-state population counts and demographic characteristics from the census, information that states typically use for redistricting — the process of redrawing electoral district boundaries based on where their populations have increased or decreased.

American Community Survey

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

July 20 — 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. Spanish

Demographic

Vintage 2020 Population Estimates

July 27 — The U.S. Census Bureau released 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>

Economic

2019 E-Stats Report

July 29 — 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.

Annual Capital Expenditures Survey Robotic Equipment Expenditures Experimental Data Product

July 28 — The U.S. Census Bureau released 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.

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: How Americans Spend Leisure Time

July 22 — Census Bureau’s subject matter experts dove 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.

2018 Annual Business Survey

July 22 — The U.S. Census Bureau released 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.

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

July 21 — 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.

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 word from the sponsor in “First TV Commercial” (July 15), and gauging sentiment in “Opinion Research” (July 26). 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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