The mission of the U.S. Census Bureau is to serve as the nation’s leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy. Achieving the mission transcends that of conducting the decennial census, the count from which is used to determine the number of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives for each state. The Census Bureau gathers data covering many aspects describing who we are as a nation, including attributes of our people, the nation’s businesses, and even our federal, state and local governments. Visit the U.S. Census Bureau Strategic Plan for years 2022 through 2026 to learn how the plan reflects core tenets to inspire innovation and improvement in our work, consistent with our core values of scientific integrity, objectivity and independence as well as equity, diversity and inclusion.
The Census Redistricting and Voting Rights Data Office has invited designated state liaisons from the 50 states, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to submit newly adopted congressional and legislative district boundary plans to the Census Bureau. The Census Bureau will use these new boundaries in upcoming data products set to be released later this year through spring 2023.
The event to recognize Hartville, Missouri, as the center of population of the United States has been postponed to fall 2022 (previously scheduled for spring 2022). The event will include an on-site unveiling of a commemorative survey monument. More details will be available in the coming months. (Scheduled for fall 2022.)
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.)
The 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates are scheduled to be released Thursday, September 15, 2022. These data will be available for the nation, all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, every metropolitan area and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more. These estimates include language spoken at home, educational attainment, commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance coverage. Embargo subscribers can access these statistics beginning at 10 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, September 13. (Scheduled for release at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, September 15.)
The Census Bureau will release The Wealth of Households: 2019. The brief examines household wealth at the end of 2019 using the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). It highlights differences in the rates of asset- and debt-holding and demonstrates significant variation in median household wealth by demographic and economic characteristics, such as education and income. The 2019 Wealth, Asset Ownership, & Debt of Households Detailed Tables were released in October 2021. (Scheduled for release August 25.)
The U.S. Census Bureau will release a new report on poverty statistics from the 2018-2020 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP). This report provides monthly, annual, episodic and chronic poverty rates over the 2017–2019 period. The SIPP is a nationally representative panel survey administered by the U.S. Census Bureau that collects information on the short-term dynamics of employment, income, household composition and eligibility for and participation in government assistance programs. More information on the SIPP survey is available on the Census Bureau’s website. (Scheduled for release August 25.)
New data on computer and internet use by American Indian and Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander populations will be released in August. This table package provides insight into the availability of broadband access and use for these populations. Statistics in this table package are based on 2015-2019 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)
The U.S. Census Bureau will release new 2020 data from the Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) program, the only source of single-year estimates of the number of people with and without health insurance coverage in each of the nation’s roughly 3,142 counties. The county statistics are provided by select sex and age groups, and at income-to-poverty levels that reflect thresholds for state and federal assistance programs. State estimates also include health insurance coverage data by race and Hispanic origin. Because consistent estimates are available from 2008 to 2020, SAHIE reflects annual changes over time. The data will be available on the Census Bureau’s website at <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sahie.html>. (Tentatively scheduled for release in August.)
The Census Bureau will announce the nation’s annual estimates on income, earnings and inequality to evaluate national economic trends and to understand their effect on the well-being of households and individuals. These estimates are based on the 2022 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement. (Scheduled for release September 13.)
The Census Bureau will announce the nation’s annual health insurance coverage estimates highlighting national trends and examining characteristics by health insurance status to better understand the well-being of individuals. These estimates are based on the 2022 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement. State-level ACS data will be released September 15. (Scheduled for release September 13.)
The Census Bureau will announce the nation’s official poverty and Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) estimates to help understand the economic well-being of households, families and individuals based on national poverty rates and SPM rates for the nation and states. This is the first year that official poverty and SPM estimates will be released in the same report. These estimates are based on the 2022 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement. (Scheduled for release September 13.)
The 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, learning loss mitigation strategies, staffing levels, safe and healthy school mitigation 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 Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to provide near real-time data on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people’s lives to inform federal and state response and recovery planning. Data collection for phase 3.5 began June 1 with data dissemination, including detailed data tables and public-use data files, to be released on a monthly basis. (Scheduled for release June 22, July 20, and Aug. 17.)
Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will present data available from various sources. You will learn about the different types of data available from the public sector and how the statistics touch our everyday lives. The session includes how to find key data and crucial information while discovering gems and resources connected to the statistics. There will be an opportunity to connect with our experts via live chat and during the Q&A segment of the webinar. This webinar is part 5 of 6 in a series to help data users discover Census data leading up to the launch of the 2022 Economic Census. (Tentatively scheduled for August 18.)
The U.S. Census Bureau will release an infographic from the Annual Business Surveys (ABS), covering data years 2020 and 2019. The infographic will show employees’ working from home status before and during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic. Data are shown for the percentage of employer businesses in 2019 and 2020. 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. (Tentatively scheduled for release August 23.)
The U.S. Census Bureau has launched a new survey to measure business conditions on an ongoing basis. The Business Trends and Outlook Survey (BTOS) is the successor to the Small Business Pulse Survey (SBPS), a high-frequency survey that measured the effect of changing business conditions during the coronavirus pandemic and other major events like hurricanes on our nation’s small businesses.
BTOS experimental data products will be representative of all single-location employer businesses in the U.S. economy, excluding farms. These data will allow greater insight into the state of the economy by providing continuous, timely data for key economic measures every two weeks. Data collection is scheduled to begin mid-July. Data will be released biweekly and available by sector, state and the 25 most populous metropolitan statistical areas.
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 August 11 and will include July 2022 data.
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 Health Center Week: August 7-13, 2022
Pakistan Independence Day (1947): August 14, 2022
India Independence Day (1947): August 15, 2022
Proclamation of Indonesian Independence (1945): August 17, 2022
National Thrift Store Day: August 17, 2022
National Aviation Day: August 19, 2022
Woodward Dream Cruise: August 20, 2022
National Senior Citizens Day: August 21, 2022
Women’s Equality Day: August 26, 2022
National Petroleum Day: August 27, 2022
July 25 —The Census Bureau, in collaboration with Harvard University, released a new interactive data tool, data tables, and research paper on young adult migration. This research uses deidentified decennial census, survey, and tax data for people born between 1984 and 1992 to measure migration between locations in childhood and young adulthood. The data tool and data tables show commuting zone to commuting zone migration rates across the nation, broken down by race and parental income. (Commuting zones are collections of counties that serve as a measure of local labor markets.) The release also includes a research paper that sheds light on these new statistics and examines how migration patterns change in response to labor market opportunities. The research paper draws upon these patterns to explore how the benefits of local labor market growth are geographically distributed across locations of childhood residence.
July 27 — The U.S. Census Bureau released a new report, Occupations, Earnings, and Job Characteristics, that highlights the features of U.S. workers and their employment conditions. The report uses data from the 2018 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and the 2018 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates to describe workers’ occupations, schedule arrangements, median earnings and earnings arrangements, and coverage through employer-provided health insurance. The sample consists of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population ages 16 and older working in at least one job.
July 28 — The U.S. Census Bureau released a report on how economic surveys captured the initial shock and resulting impact of the coronavirus pandemic as well as economic trends since the national emergency was declared. Data will show the impact of the pandemic on the manufacturing, services, retail, and wholesale sectors as well as state and local government tax revenue.
July 28 — The Census Bureau’s subject matter experts presented data available from various sources. You will learn about the different types of data available from this sector to help guide your business decisions. The session includes how to find key data from retail trade surveys and the American Community Survey. Learn how to find key data and crucial information while discovering gems and resources connected to the statistics. There will be an opportunity to connect with our experts via live chat and during the Q&A segment of the webinar. This webinar is part 4 of 6 in a series to help data users discover Census Bureau data leading up to the launch of the 2022 Economic Census.
July 20 — 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, “Census Data Tools for Equity and Identifying Underserved Communities.” The webinar includes an introduction to the Census Bureau's My Community Explorer (MCE), an interactive map-based tool that highlights demographic and socioeconomic data that measure inequality and can help inform data-based solutions. This tool is designed to help users identify underserved communities as directed by the President's Executive Order 13985 on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce.
July 11 — To commemorate the July 26, 1990, signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act into law, the Census Bureau presents a wide array of statistical information about people with disabilities.
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 the population. New stories include:
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.
By the Numbers: Join us each month as we shine a spotlight on notable observances, anniversaries, and historical events for the month ahead. Celebrate your state's birthday with fun facts. Explore Census Bureau data through audio, video, infographics and more that we invite you to share.
Check out our July spotlight, which includes:
Stay tuned for our next By the Numbers feature for August.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.