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Tip Sheet Number 18 — September 9, 2022

Press Release Number TP22-18


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 U. S. Census Bureau’s online product calendar, which is updated as needed throughout the year.

Census Bureau Strategic Plan

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.

Census.gov Design Refresh

The U.S. Census Bureau works diligently to collect and present data in a user-friendly way on census.gov. As part of its mission to “serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy,” the U.S. Census Bureau is excited to announce the upcoming launch of the refreshed census.gov website. The refresh modernizes the visual design and improves overall site performance and mobile functionality. Streamlined navigation updates were developed in response to customer feedback and usability testing. (Scheduled for release September 17 and 18.)

National Advisory Council Special Session on Differential Privacy

This special session will provide an opportunity for the NAC to submit additional recommendations related to the 2020 Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC) prior to the October 2022 Data Stewardship Executive Policy Committee (DSEP) meeting where the final privacy-loss budget and parameter settings will be determined for the 2020 DHC. Additionally, Census Bureau subject matter experts will present metrics from the Round II 2010 Demonstration Data Product and summarize what they tell us about data accuracy and change from previous demonstration products. There will also be a presentation on the simulated re-identification attack on the Round II 2010 Demonstration Data Product. (Scheduled for September 23.)

Census Scientific Advisory Committee 2022 Fall Virtual Meeting

The U.S. Census Bureau will host the Census Scientific Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting Sept. 29-30. Experts and representatives of various organizations from across the nation are scheduled to attend the virtual meeting to discuss census programs, operations and innovative processes. (Scheduled September 29-30.)

2020 Census

Tribal Consultation on 2010 Demonstration Data Product for the Demographic and Housing Characteristics File

The U.S. Census Bureau will hold a Tribal Consultation on the 2010 demonstration data product for the Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC) on Monday, September 19, at 3-4:30 pm ET. Demonstration data allow the public to assess the impact of differential privacy, a new disclosure avoidance framework for the 2020 Census, on the accuracy of data. The DHC includes demographic and housing characteristics for the American Indian and Alaska Native population and American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian areas. It does not include information for detailed American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages, which will be included in the Detailed DHC-A and Detailed DHC-B. (Scheduled for September 19.) 

Event Recognizing the National 2020 Center of Population

The event to recognize Hartville, Missouri, as the center of population of the United States is scheduled to take place Wednesday, September 21, at 4:30 pm Central Time, at Hartville City Park, Steele Bluff Road, Hartville. The event is free and open to the public and will include an on-site unveiling of a commemorative survey monument. (Scheduled for September 21.)  

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, 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. 

2020 Census Evaluations and Experiments (EAE)

The Census Bureau is releasing a series of reports designed to assess the quality of 2020 Census programs and operations and test new methods suggested from previous research. These studies include evaluations, experiments, operational assessments, quality control profiles and a topic report. Conclusions and recommendations will play a key role in the design, research, testing and implementation of the 2030 Census. (Scheduled for release through 2025).

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

2021 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

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.)


Income in the United States: 2021

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.) 

Health Insurance in the United States: 2021 

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.) 

Poverty in the United States: 2021 

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.) 

American Indian and Alaska Native Computer and Internet Use 

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 September 15.)

Domestic Migration of Older Americans 2015-2019

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the report, “Domestic Migration of Older Americans: 2015-2019.” This report uses estimates from the 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates to examine the domestic migration patterns of Americans ages 65 and over and compare them with those under age 65, especially those ages 55 to 64. It looks at the general mobility of the older population—how many moved and what type of move they made and evaluates mobility patterns by sex and disability status. The report also examines net migration rates at the region, division and state levels to identify areas that experienced the largest net migration gain or loss of older people, as well as the most popular destinations and origins of older migrants. (Scheduled for release September 22.)

American Housing Survey: 2021

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Census Bureau will soon release products from the 2021 American Housing Survey (AHS). On September 29, the AHS Table Creator will be released with new 2021 estimates. The Table Creator is an interactive data tool that allows users to create custom tables of housing and demographic estimates for the nation, 25 metropolitan areas and selected states. The 2021 AHS public use file will also be available September 29. The public use file is a microdata file containing individual survey records that allow users to create their own tabulations. (Scheduled for release September 29.)  

Unbanked and Impoverished? Exploring Banking and Poverty Interactions over Time

Using three leading household surveys, this research documents how the interaction between bank access and poverty has evolved over time. The paper shows that unbanked rates for households in poverty have fallen significantly from the 1980s to the 2010s. However, for those in poverty, unbanked rates through not owning a checking or savings account are still five times larger than the national unbanked rate of 5.4% in 2019 (FDIC 2020). There are also large differences by race and Hispanic origin groups, as Black and Hispanic households in poverty have unbanked rates well above the national rate. The paper also discusses the reasons for being unbanked across demographic groups. Our findings suggest continued inequalities in access to the financial system that have persisted over time. (Scheduled for release in September.)

2018-2020 Survey of Income and Program Participation Poverty Report

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 September/October.)

School Pulse Panel

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 webpage.

Household Pulse Survey

The experimental Household Pulse Survey is an effort by the U.S. Census Bureau and other federal statistical agencies to provide near real-time data on how the COVID-19 pandemic, and changes in social and economic conditions are affecting people’s lives to inform federal and state response and recovery planning. Data collection for phase 3.6 is tentatively planned to begin in September with data dissemination, including detailed data tables and public use data files, on a monthly basis.


Child Care Over the Business Cycle” Webinar 

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 will present, “Child Care over the Business Cycle.”  

This webinar looks at the impact of macroeconomic conditions on the child care market. Findings show the industry is substantially more exposed to the business cycle than other low-wage industries and responds more strongly to negative shocks than to positive ones. Indeed, child care employment requires more time to recover than the rest of the economy. Although the reduction in supply may pose difficulties for parents, evidence finds that center quality is countercyclical. When unemployment rates are higher, child care workers have on average higher levels of education and experience, turnover rates are lower and consumer reviews on yelp.com are higher. (Scheduled for September 21.)

2020 Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances 

The U.S. Census Bureau will release a summary brief and charts for the 2020 Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances. This report highlights changes in revenues, expenditures, debt and cash and security holdings for the state and local government combined estimates. It also illustrates the breakdown of revenues by type (taxes, charges, federal support and other) and expenditures by function like health, education, police, etc. (Scheduled for release September 22.)

Dispersion Statistics on Productivity (DiSP)

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics will release a new version of the experimental data product, Dispersion Statistics on Productivity (DiSP). DiSP provides information on the within-industry dispersion in productivity at the 4-digit NAICS level for the manufacturing sector. The new version of the DiSP data covers years 1987 to 2019 and adds two measures of tail dispersion, the 99-90 and 10-1 ranges. (Scheduled for release September 28.) 

2020 Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) 

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the 2020 Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) data in the Census API, data.census.gov, in CSV format on the BDS website and BDS Explorer. The BDS is an annual time-series—covering the years 1978 to 2020 — 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 September 29.)

Business Dynamics Statistics Explorer Tool

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the Business Dynamics Statistics (BDS) Explorer, version 1.22.1. BDS Explorer provides access to the entire BDS dataset via line charts, bar charts and thematic maps. The application's intuitive dashboard allows for the construction of tables and charts to compare and rank measures of business dynamism. The 1.22.1 release will now allow measures to be compared side-by-side. The application’s URL will also save visualization settings for easy sharing. More information about BDS Explorer is available on the BDS Explorer homepage. (Scheduled for release on September 29.)

Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) for Puerto Rico

The U.S. Census Bureau will release Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) for Puerto Rico in the QWI Explorer  <https://qwiexplorer.ces.census.gov/> and the LED Extraction Tool <https://ledextract.ces.census.gov/>. Puerto Rico is the latest partner to join the Local Employment Dynamics Partnership. QWI includes 32 workforce indicators covering employment, employment change and earnings by various worker demographics and employer characteristics. (Scheduled for release in September.) 

Annual Survey of School System Finances First Look 

The U.S. Census Bureau will release preliminary data from the 2021 Annual Survey of School System Finances. The data provide initial insight into spending per public school pupil (pre-K through 12th grade), as well as revenue and other school system spending details in 38 states and the District of Columbia. This release also includes a data visualization that compares these data to prior years. (Scheduled for release Oct. 4.)

Business Trends and Outlook Survey 

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 began mid-July. Data will be released biweekly and available by sector, state and the 25 most populous metropolitan statistical areas.

Monthly Business Formation Statistics

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 September 14 and will include August 2022 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.

  • World Tourism Day: September 27, 2022 
  • National Coffee Day: September 29, 2022 
  • National Energy Awareness Month: October 2022 
  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month: October 2022 
  • Global Diversity Awareness Month: October 2022 
  • Italian-American Heritage and Culture Month: October 2022 
  • Polish-American Heritage Month: October 2022 
  • National Seafood Month: October 2022 
  • German-American Day: October 6, 2022 
  • Manufacturing Day & Week: October 7 & 7-14, 2022 
  • Leif Erikson Day (Nordic-American heritage): October 9, 2022
  • Earth Science Week: October 9-15, 2022
  • Fire Prevention Week: October 9-15, 2022 
  • National Nut Day: October 22, 2022 
  • The Incandescent Light Bulb: October 22-23, 2022 
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: October 29, 2022

Recently Released

(Released since August 26, 2022)


Language Use in the United States: 2019 Report 

September 1 — The U.S. Census Bureau will release a new report on the languages spoken at home statistics from the 1-year 2019 American Community Survey (ACS). This report examines language data by household characteristics, demographic and social characteristics, and English-speaking ability. State maps display the geographic distribution of people, 5 years old and over, who speak a language other than English in the United States in 2019 and the change of distribution from 2010 to 2019. Data in the report are presented at the national, state, and metropolitan area levels. The ACS is a nationally representative survey administered by the U.S. Census Bureau that collects and produces information on demographic, social, economic, and housing data for the nation, states, congressional districts, counties, places, and other localities every year. More information on the ACS survey is available on the Census Bureau’s website.  

Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP): Wealth of Households 2020 Brief

August 31 — The Census Bureau released The Wealth of Households: 2020. The brief examines household wealth at the end of 2020 using the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 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. More information on the SIPP is available on the website

2021 Survey of Income and Program Participation

August 31 — The U.S. Census Bureau released data from the 2021 Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) covering data year 2021. The SIPP is a longitudinal survey that interviews the same individuals over a four-year period. It provides comprehensive information about the income and assistance-program participation of U.S. individuals and households. SIPP collects data and measures change in characteristics like economic well-being, family dynamics, education, assets, health insurance, child care and food security.


Census Business Builder (CBB) 4.3

September 8 — Census Business Builder (CBB) has been updated to version 4.3. Updates to the tool include bug fixes, data updates and the addition of two new pre-built regions: Small Business Association County/Tract HUBZones and HUD Opportunity Zones. 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

Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15)

September 8 — 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 Hispanic population. Spanish

Halloween: Oct. 31

September 8 — 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. 

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 the population. New stories include:

Stats for Stories


Reflecting on the anniversary of September 11, 2001

Written by: Robert L. Santos, Director — September 9 — This Sunday marks the anniversary of September 11, 2001, also known as Patriot Day. This day is incredibly profound for our nation and for me, as I expect it is for you, too. Twenty-one years later, the tragic events of this day are indelible memories. We will never forget the suffering, the lives lost, the vulnerability we felt when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93. Nor will we forget the closeness we suddenly felt to one another as a unified nation, as fellow Americans. We realized we were all neighbors, we were compatriots. We stuck together, looked out for one another, and helped each other process the magnitude of what had occurred.

We Welcome Your Ideas For A Better 2030 Census!

Written by: Director Robert L. Santos — September 7 — Let’s face it. We’ve all been through a lot these past two years. But during these times, one thing always held through, and it holds now: We can overcome challenges when we help each other, when we work together toward a common good. That’s why we’re seeking ideas about what to research and how to conduct the 2030 Census. Stated briefly, we want and need your help. I’ve stressed two points many times in many forums. First, despite unprecedented challenges, our career staff came together and completed the job we set out to do – count the resident population of the United States in 2020. I’m incredibly proud of their accomplishments. 

What’s the Difference Between the Supplemental and Official Poverty Measures?

Written by: John Creamer and Kalee Burns, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division — September 6 — There has been continued debate about the best way to measure income and poverty in the United States since the first official U.S. poverty statistics were published in the mid-1960s. At the U.S. Census Bureau, we measure poverty two ways every year. The first, called the official poverty measure, is based on cash resources. The second measure, the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), includes both cash and noncash benefits and subtracts necessary expenses (such as taxes and medical expenses). The official poverty measure has remained mostly unchanged since it was introduced in the mid-1960s. In contrast, the SPM was designed to improve as new data, methods and research become available. This blog discusses the development of the SPM and differences between the two measures.

How Inflation Affects the Census Bureau’s Income and Earnings Estimates

Written By: Matthew Unrath and Jessica Semega, Social, Economic and Housing Statistics Division — September 6 — On Sept. 13, 2022, the U.S. Census Bureau will release income and earnings estimates for 2021, using data from the 2022 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC). In the report, Income in the United States: 2021, the Census Bureau will compare estimates of median income and earnings between 2020 and 2021 and present historical income and earnings estimates dating back to 1967. 



By the NumbersJoin 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 September spotlight, which includes: 

 Stay tuned for our next By the Numbers feature for October.  


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.

  • 2020 Census Address Count Listing Files Viewer — This application was developed to supplement the Address Count Listing files. The files include housing unit and group quarters counts, by census block.
  • Household Pulse Data Tool — An interactive application for exploring data from the Household Pulse Survey. This application is not supported in Internet Explorer 11 and older versions.
  • QWI Explorer — Compare, rank and aggregate Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) through interactive charts, maps and tables.

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 Census Bureau’s Educational Resource Library for previously recorded, free training available at your convenience. The library includes presentations, recorded webinars, tutorials and other helpful materials.



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