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Tip Sheet Number 3 — February 11, 2022

Press Release Number TP22-03

Upcoming

2022 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2022. These products are listed in the Census Bureau’s online product calendar, which is updated as needed throughout the year.

1950 Census Records Release

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is scheduled to digitally release the 1950 Census population records on April 1, 2022. This release is in accordance with the “72-Year Rule” (92 Stat. 915; Public Law 95-416; October 5, 1978) that states that after 72 years, NARA is responsible for releasing to the public decennial census records. More information will be made available Census Bureau’s 1950 Census press kit. (Scheduled for release April 1.)

2020 Census

Collection of Post-2020 Census Redistricting Plans (Phase 4)

The Census Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office has invited designated state liaisons from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to provide newly adopted congressional and legislative district boundary plans to the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau will use these new boundaries in upcoming data products, which will be released later this year through spring 2023. 

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

2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-year Citizen Voting Age by Race and Ethnicity (CVAP) Special Tabulation

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the 2016-2020 American Community Survey 5-year Citizen Voting Age by Race and Ethnicity (CVAP) Special Tabulation. This special tabulation is created for use in voting rights analysis and will be published down to block-group level geography. It will be posted in the afternoon of March 17 following the 2016-2020 ACS 5-year data release. (Scheduled for release March 17.) 

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

Educational Attainment in the United States: 2021

This report and table package provide Current Population Survey statistics on educational attainment by demographic characteristics such as age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. It also includes detailed information, including charts and graphs, on years of school completed and shows the level of education adults have completed. (Tentatively scheduled for release Feb. 23.)

2019 Wealth and Asset Ownership State Level Data Tables

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release Wealth, Asset Ownership and Debt of Households state-level data tables from the 2020 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). These data highlight household net worth estimates at the state level broken down by selected asset and debt categories. These measures include information on home equity and retirement accounts, as well as vehicle debt and credit card debt (Scheduled for release March 1.)

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 in 2021. It 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. (Tentatively scheduled for release in February.)

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.

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 shifted 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

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 is giving a presentation, “Initial Impact of COVID-19 on Travel, Tourism, Outdoor Recreation Varied Widely Across States and Demographic Groups.” This presentation shows how the Census Bureau’s Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) was used to examine how workers employed in travel, tourism and outdoor recreation across the country were affected by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Data indicate that states with the largest COVID-19 outbreaks (northeastern and mid-Atlantic states) and those with the largest share of tourism jobs (Nevada and Hawaii) were disproportionately impacted at the start of the pandemic. (Scheduled for release Feb. 16.) 

Building Permits Survey Restructured

The U.S. Census Bureau will release complete local and county estimates of new housing units authorized by permits beginning in February 2022 for reference month January 2022 from the Building Permits Survey (BPS). The monthly BPS was previously limited to coverage representative at the state-level but will now provide complete coverage down to the county/metro level as a result of changes to the way BPS is estimated. For more information about the BPS and the indicators it supports, visit the BPS webpage. (Scheduled for release Feb. 24.)

Annual Business Survey: Preliminary Financing Module Data

The U.S. Census Bureau will release preliminary data tables and an infographic from the 2021 Annual Business Survey (ABS), covering data year 2020. Tables will show the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on financing and the credit-seeking activities for businesses in the United States by sex, race, ethnicity, and minority status. The infographic will provide statistics on the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on 2020 business sales for minority- and nonminority-owned businesses. 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 March 22.)

2022 LED Partnership Virtual Workshop

Registration is now open for the 2022 LED Partnership Virtual Workshop April 5-7. This year’s theme is, “Making Sense of Data in a New Era.” The work of state Labor Market Information (LMI) partners, other data users and U.S. Census Bureau researchers will be highlighted in plenary sessions. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. For more information, visit <lehd.ces.census.gov/learning/workshop/2022.html>.

Small Business Pulse Survey Phase 8

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, workplace COVID-19 vaccinations and testing requirements, supply-chain disruptions, capital expenditures, 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 Phase 8 begins Feb. 14, 2022, and weekly releases will begin Feb. 24th and continue for 9 weeks, until April 21, 2022.

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 Feb. 14, 2022, and will include January 2022 data. 

Facts for Features

Women’s History Month

The roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women’s Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City, but Congress did not establish National Women’s History Week until 1981 to be commemorated annually the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month. (Tentatively scheduled for release in February.)

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.

  • Arizona 110th Anniversary of Statehood (1912): February 14, 2022
  • Valentine’s Day: February 14, 2022
  • Singles Awareness Day: February 15, 2022
  • Presidents’ Day: February 21, 2022
  • Red Cross Month: March 2022
  • Mardi Gras: March 1, 2022
  • Nebraska 150th State Admission Anniversary (1867): March 1, 2022
  • Employee Appreciation Day: March 4, 2022
  • Frozen Food Month & Day: March & March 6, 2022
  • International Women’s Day: March 8, 2022
  • Sunshine Week & FOI Day: March 13-19 & 16, 2022
  • Pi Day: March 14, 2022
  • Potato Chip Day: March 14, 2022
  • Certified Nurses Day: March 19, 2022
  • National Poultry Day: March 19, 2022
  • National Agriculture Week & Day: March 20-26 & 22, 2022
  • National Single Parent Day: March 21, 2022
  • National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day: March 29, 2022
  • National Vietnam War Veterans Day: March 29, 2022
  • National Doctors Day: March 30, 2022

Multimedia

Radio

Upcoming segments include “Early Presidential Radio” (Feb. 18), and “National Engineers Week” (Feb. 20).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>. The menu options allow selection for Profile America, with download options for MP3 and WAV files or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

Recently Released

(Released since Jan. 28, 2022)

American Community Survey

Feb. 8 — On March 17, the U.S. Census Bureau will release the standard, full suite of 2016–2020 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data products—down to the block group level. Following pandemic-related data collection disruptions, the Census Bureau revised its methodology to reduce nonresponse bias in data collected in 2020. After evaluating the effectiveness of this methodology, the Census Bureau determined the resulting data are fit for public release, government and business uses, and understanding the social and economic characteristics of the U.S. population and economy. We will provide additional information and guidance on release day on the ACS New and Notable webpage and in the press kit.

Demographic

Feb. 8 — The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report that examines older households’ sources of income, the amounts of this income and how much each source of income contributes to total income. The report focuses on six types of income (Social Security, Supplementary Security Income (SSI), Pensions and retirement accounts, Property income, Earnings, Other income). The analysis uses data from the 2018 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP), which asked respondents about their income during 2017, and focuses on households where a person aged 65 or over is the householder. Household income is adjusted to account for varying household size and composition. This report also presents estimates of personal income for those aged 65 and over who are living with their adult children.

Feb. 3 — The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report, Living Arrangements of Children. This report uses data from​ the 2008 and 2018 American Community Surveys, the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation and the 2007 and 2019 Current Population Surveys’ Annual Social and Economic Supplement to ​examine the living arrangements of children in the nation. More information on the living arrangements of children can be found on our Families and Living Arrangements webpage.

Economic

Feb. 8 — The County Business Patterns (CBP) First Look provides preliminary estimates for the number of establishments, employment for the week of March 12, first quarter payroll and annual payroll data for 2020 at the U.S. level and the sector level (2-digit NAICS).

Feb. 2 — Census Business Builder (CBB) was updated to version 4.1. Updates to the tool focus on datasets, including fourth quarter 2020 Quarterly Workforce, 2020 Non-Employer Statistics and first quarter 2021 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data. To learn more about the full scope of CBB updates, visit the CBB homepage and explore both the Small Business Edition and the Regional Analyst Edition versions.

Facts for Features

Feb. 9 — Congress designated March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1991 and the president issues a proclamation commemorating the occasion each year. Statistics in this release include the number of U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry and the number of foreign-born U.S. residents who reported Ireland as their birthplace.

Jan. 25 — To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, the U.S. Census Bureau presents a collection of demographic and economic statistics about the Black community.

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 “National Snack Food Month” (Feb. 5) and “First American Computer” (Feb. 10).

The daily features are available at <www.census.gov/library/audio/profile-america.html>. The menu options allow selection for Profile America, with download options for MP3 and WAV files or zip files for the entire month (MP3).

Resources

Emergency Management/Disaster Resources

When major disasters strike, visit our Emergency Management Page to get demographic and economic data on 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 the U.S. Census Bureau’s 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. Learn more about 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.

  • Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) Explorer — Analyze the Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) data through interactive charts, maps and tables.
  • Census Poverty Status Viewer — The application includes poverty data for the population for whom poverty status is determined from the American Community Survey 5-year estimates.
  • 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.

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

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