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Tip Sheet Number 26 — December 30, 2021

Press Release Number TP21-26

Upcoming

2021/2022 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2021/2022. 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 dive deeper into a range of data processing and quality-related topics in a series of blogs. (Scheduled for release periodically throughout 2022.)

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 2022.)

Demographic

Report: The Regular Receipt of Child Support

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release “The Regular Receipt of Child Support: 2017.” The report includes demographic and poverty status data about child support payments received by parents with children under age 21 from their nonresident parents. It also provides data on the receipt of some federal and state assistance programs for these parents. These data come from the 2018 Survey of Income and Program Participation which provides demographic information about parents who received child support and other income or program data for the 2017 calendar year. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

2020 Presidential Election Voting Report

The U.S. Census Bureau will release a report on the “Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2020.” The report builds on detailed tables released earlier this year and is based on data from the 2020 Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Registration Supplement, and highlights patterns in voter turnout over time among the citizen voting-age population (CVAP). (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

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 modes offered, enrollment counts, learning loss mitigation strategies, safety and health 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. The Household Pulse will shift from biweekly to monthly data collection in Phase 3.3 as current changes in data no longer warrant biweekly data collection and we work to reduce respondent burden. Data collection for Phase 3.3 began December 1. Data will be released Dec. 22, Jan. 19, and Feb. 16. The public-use files for the phase are scheduled for release Jan. 5, Feb. 2, and March 2.

Economic

2022 LED Partnership Virtual Workshop

The Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program is welcoming proposals to present at the 2022 LED Partnership Virtual Workshop that will be held April 5-7, 2022. We will be highlighting the work of our state Labor Market Information (LMI) partners and other data users through plenary sessions. The deadline to submit is January 7, 2022. Additional information will be made available in the coming weeks.

Annual Retail Trade Survey

This report from the U.S. Census Bureau provides national estimates of total annual sales, e-commerce sales, end-of-year inventories, purchases, total operating expenses, and gross margins for retail businesses located in the United States. The Annual Retail Trade Survey (ARTS) sample covers employer businesses classified in the retail trade sector located in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. ARTS excludes data for businesses located in the U.S. territories. The data are published on a North American Industry Classification System basis and the estimates are used to benchmark the monthly retail sales and inventories estimates each spring. (Scheduled for release Jan. 13.)

Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 7

The Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS) is a high-frequency survey that measures the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as other major events such as hurricanes, on our nation’s small businesses. SBPS complements existing Census Bureau data by providing detailed, near real-time information on the challenges faced by small businesses. The survey includes information on 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 50 largest MSAs and Puerto Rico. Sub-sector and state-by-sector data are also available for download. Data collection for begins November 15, 2021. Data were released on Wednesday, November 24, and will continue every Thursday from December 2 through January 20, 2022.

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 Jan. 12, 2022, and will include December 2021 data.

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.

  • New Year’s Day: January 1, 2022
  • National Hot Tea Month: January 2022
  • New Mexico 110th Anniversary of Statehood (1912): January 6, 2022
  • National Milk Day: January 11, 2022
  • National Pharmacist Day: January 12, 2022
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 17, 2022
  • National Popcorn Day: January 19, 2022
  • National Spouses Day: January 26, 2022
  • Michigan 185th Anniversary of Statehood (1837): January 26, 2022

Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include the first airwaves in “Radio Activity” (Jan. 14), and a safety net unfurls in “Unemployment Insurance” (Jan. 28).

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 Dec. 17, 2021)

American Community Survey

Census Bureau Statement on 2020 American Community Survey 5-Year Data

Dec. 20 — In November, the U.S. Census Bureau announced it would delay the release of the 2016-2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data, originally scheduled for December 2021, due to the impacts of COVID-19 on data collection. We continue to make progress towards a mid to late March 2022 data product release.

Demographic

Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

Dec. 30 — As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau will release total population projections for the nation and world for Jan. 1, 2022. For the nation, these projections show population growth since Census Day (April 1) 2020. The release will also include components of change estimates (births, deaths and net international migration). Simulated real-time growth of the U.S. and world populations is available on the Census Bureau’s Population Clock.

International Data Base Update (IDB)

Dec. 21 — The U.S. Census Bureau will release new population estimates and projections for over 200 countries and areas through the year 2100. The International Data Base consists of estimates and projections of demographic indicators, including population size and growth (by sex and single year of age up to 100 and over), and components of change (mortality, fertility and net migration) for 228 countries and areas.

Total Population and Components of Change Estimates for the Nation, States and Puerto Rico

Dec. 21 — National, State and Puerto Rico Total Population Estimates and Voting-Age Population Estimates — The July 1, 2021, population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico, as well as corresponding annual estimates and components of change since the 2010 Census, are now available.

Facts for Features

The 2021 Holiday Season

Nov. 23 — The holiday season is a time to celebrate, reflect, exchange gifts and give thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents the following holiday-related facts and figures from its vast collection of statistics.

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 better than nothing in “End of Debt Prison” (Dec. 17), and quite a concept in “Notable Birth Day” (Dec. 28). Internet address: <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>.

Resources

Emergency Management/Disaster Resources

When major disasters strike, visit our Emergency Management Page to get demographic and economic data on the impacted areas. Each disaster will include data from our key Emergency Management Tools: OnTheMap for Emergency Management, Community Resilience Estimates, Census Business Builder: Regional Analyst Edition, and other useful 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.

FRED® Economic Data

FRED® App gets you the economic data you need — anytime, anywhere.

Local Employment Dynamics

This partnership offers a variety of data tools.

Microdata Access Tool (MDAT)

Create custom tables using public use microdata with the Microdata Access Tool (MDAT).

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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