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Tip Sheet Number 17 — August 27, 2021

Press Release Number TP21-17

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.

Census Scientific Advisory Committee Fall Virtual Meeting

The U.S. Census Bureau will host the Census Scientific Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting September 23 and 24. Experts and representatives of various organizations from across the nation will attend the virtual meeting to discuss census programs, operations and innovative processes. The Census Bureau Advisory Committee Branch will taking nominations until September 30 to fill membership vacancies on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC).

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

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

The U.S. Census Bureau will release 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.)

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

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. 31.)

Income and Poverty in the United States: 2020

On Sept. 14, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on income and poverty for the nation based on the 2021 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2020 calendar year and will also compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 14.)

Health Insurance in the United States: 2020

On Sept. 14, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on health insurance coverage. The report will include national-level statistics from the 2021 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). It will include data for the 2020 calendar year and compare it with previous years. (Scheduled for release Sept. 14.)

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2020

On Sept. 14, the Census Bureau will announce its findings on the supplemental poverty measure for the nation based on the 2021 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). The report will include statistics pertaining to the 2020 calendar year and compare trends over time. (Scheduled for release Sept. 14.)

Tool for Assessing Statistical Capacity (TASC) Update

The U.S. Census Bureau will release TASC, version 2.1. TASC provides a quantitative measure of capacity to conduct a Population and Housing Census at national statistical offices (NSO) around the world. TASC helps census managers and international donors in middle- to low-income countries use resources effectively and, ultimately, to improve data quality. The 2.1 update adds assessment items on point-based georeferenced statistics and the role of NSOs in promoting data literacy within their country, two emerging topics in the global statistical community. These topics reflect the continually increasing technical and soft-skill demands placed on NSOs and highlight the need for the TASC to guide investment in statistical capacity in lower- and middle-income countries. (Tentatively scheduled for release Sept. 14.)

2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation: Program Receipts

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release program receipt data tables from the 2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). These tables provide national data about the receipt of social security, TANF, SNAP, WIC, SSI, retirement income, unemployment insurance, free- and reduced-price school meals, VA benefits and the receipt of child support, all for a variety of demographic characteristics. (Scheduled for release Sept. 16.)

2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release data from the 2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). The SIPP is a longitudinal survey that measures the dynamics of income, employment, health insurance and participation in government transfer programs. This allows researchers to understand how income level and participation in assistance programs change over time. The Census Bureau will also release data-user support materials. (Scheduled for release Sept. 16.)

2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation: Wealth, Asset Ownership and Debt of Households

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release Wealth, Asset Ownership and Debt of Households detailed tables from the 2019 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). These data provide wealth and debt measures for a variety of demographic, social and household characteristics. These measures include information on home equity and retirement accounts as well as vehicle debt, credit card debt and student loans. (Scheduled for release Sept. 16.)

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 the COVID-19 pandemic 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

Recent Cross County Commuting Patterns

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 “Recent Cross County Commuting Patterns.” This presentation will explore different analyses of cross-county commuting patterns in North Carolina. This research seeks to understand how commuting has changed across North Carolina. The presentation will focus on whether workers work and live in the same county, how that relationship changed over time, and the confluence of labor markets and commuting patterns. (Scheduled for release Sept. 1.)

Franchising in America: Key Data from the 2017 Economic Census

This webinar will provide an overview of the data published in the 2017 Economic Census Franchise Statistics report. This includes information on nearly 300 different types of businesses (not just Fast Food) with a breakout of franchises by franchisee-owned versus franchisor-owned. (Scheduled for Sept. 1.)

Comparative and Bridge Statistics Reports from 2017 Economic Census

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the Comparative and Bridge Statistics reports from the 2017 Economic Census. The Comparative Statistics report provides data for 2012 and 2017 at the 2- thru 6-digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) levels based on the 2012 NAICS code basis. The Bridge Statistics report includes data for 2012 and 2017 for industries changed for the 2017 NAICS code basis and shows the components of the NAICS change. These two reports mark the last of the data released from the 2017 Economic Census. (Scheduled for release Sept. 16.)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: The Changing Face of Manufacturing in the USA

Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will present business data on the manufacturing industry and explore the relationship of manufacturing with other sectors of the economy. 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. (Schedule for Sept. 23.)

2019 Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS)

The 2019 BDS data will be released in CSV format on the BDS website on Sept. 22, and in the Census API, data.census.gov, and BDS Explorer on Sept. 30. The BDS is an annual time-series—covering the years 1978 to 2019—and provides measures of business dynamics (such as job creation and destruction, establishment births and deaths, and firm startups and shutdowns) for the economy, aggregated by establishment and firm characteristics. (Scheduled for release Sept. 22 and 30.)

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 challenges small businesses are facing. The survey includes information on small business operations, receipt of assistance, workplace COVID-19 vaccinations and testing requirements, supply-chain disruptions, 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. Data collection for phase 6 began Aug. 16, 2021. Data will be released every Thursday from Aug. 26 through Oct. 21.

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 Sept. 9, 2021, and will include August 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 September.)

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.

  • National Preparedness Month: September 2021
  • National Wilderness Month: September 2021
  • Labor Day: September 6, 2021
  • Brazil Independence Day (1822): September 7, 2021
  • Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance: September 11, 2021
  • Grandparents Day: September 12, 2021
  • Minority Enterprise Development Week: September 19-25, 2021
  • National Staffing Employee Week: September 13-19, 2021
  • National Hispanic Heritage Month: September 15-October 15, 2021
  • National Stepfamily Day: September 16, 2021
  • Mexico Independence Day (1810): September 16, 2021
  • Constitution Day and Citizenship Day: September 17, 2021
  • National Dance Day: September 18, 2021
  • 73rd Emmy Awards (CBS Telecast): September 19, 2021
  • Unmarried and Single Americans Week: September 19-25, 2021
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day: September 25, 2021
  • Ancestor Appreciation Day: September 27, 2021
  • National Coffee Day: September 29, 2021

Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include new under the sun in “Solar Roller” (Aug. 31), and capturing the moment in “Picture This” (Sept. 4).

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 Aug. 13, 2021)

2020 Census

Address Count Listing Files and Viewer

Aug. 24 — These downloadable files include total housing units (including transitory units) and total group quarters counts by 2020 Census tabulation block. These housing unit and group quarters counts represent final counts for the 2020 Census. The Address Count Listing Files viewer supplements the downloadable files with an interactive map of the same information. The viewer also shows area on land or covered by water in square meters.

Demographic

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being

Aug. 26 — The U.S. Census Bureau released 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.

Economic

2017 Economic Census Franchise Statistics Reports

Aug. 26 — 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.

2020 Annual Business Survey: First Look

Aug. 25 — 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.

Business Dynamics Statistics Explorer Tool

Aug. 18 — The U.S. Census Bureau released a new web-based analysis tool for 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.

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

Aug. 18 — 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 presented “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.

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:

Blogs

2020 Census Operational Quality Metrics: Item Nonresponse Rates

Written by: Michael Bentley, Assistant Division Chief for Census Statistical Support, Decennial Statistical Studies Division and Sarah Konya, Chief, Census Testing and Implementation Branch, Decennial Statistical Studies Division — Aug. 25 — Earlier this month, the Census Bureau released the 2020 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File. These are the first detailed results from the 2020 Census that include demographic characteristics and population counts for numerous areas. Among many other uses, states may choose to use the redistricting data on race, Hispanic origin and the voting-age population to redraw the boundaries of their congressional and state legislative districts. As data users dive into these files, it is important to consider the quality of the data. This year, we have provided information on the 2020 Census in the form of operational quality metrics, which look at various factors such as how we obtained a response for each address. The operational quality metrics have been released for the nation and for each state.

2020 Census Operational Quality Metrics: Sub-State Summaries

Written by: Michael Bentley, assistant division chief for Census Statistical Support, Decennial Statistical Studies Division — Aug. 18 — Earlier this year, we released two sets of 2020 Census operational quality metrics. Operational quality metrics can provide important information about the quality of the census by looking at how we obtained a response for each address. We released these earlier results for the nation and for each state.

Data-Driven Business Decisions Begin Here

Written By: Omari Wooden, Data User and Respondent Outreach, and Michael Simmons, Trade Outreach Branch — Aug. 17 — The U.S. Census Bureau is the leading source of data on America’s people and economy, providing a wide range of data that, among other things, can help businesses grow and succeed in your community. In addition to the decennial census, we conduct the Economic Census, Census of Governments, American Community Survey (ACS) and many other surveys, collecting and releasing not just demographic information but also data on various sectors of the economy like construction, manufacturing, and wholesale and retail trade.

Multimedia

Radio

Profile America segments include hear, hear in “A Sound Idea” (Aug. 16), and gushing over “Well-Being” (Aug. 27). 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.

LED Extraction Tool

Provides easy access to the raw data products produced by the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program.

QWI Explorer

Compare, rank and aggregate Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) through interactive charts, maps and tables.

U.S. and World Population Clock

See U.S. population by date, region, age and sex, and the top 10 areas by people and density. The world view has basic facts, trade and projections by country.

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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