The U.S. Census Bureau will host the National Advisory Committee Fall Meeting – October 27-28. The Committee will address policy, research, and technical issues relating to a full range of Census Bureau programs and activities, including the decennial census, demographic and economic statistical programs, field operations, and information technology. For more information visit <www.census.gov/about/cac/nac/meetings/2022-10-meeting.html>.
The U.S. Census Bureau will hold an in-person Tribal Consultation for tribal leaders, their designated tribal representatives and/or proxies on the content and design of the Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A (Detailed DHC-A) and Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File B (Detailed DHC-B) Monday, October 31, 8:30-10 a.m. PST, at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center in Sacramento, CA. The Detailed DHC-A will provide population counts and sex by age statistics for detailed American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages, and the Detailed DHC-B will provide household type and tenure information for detailed American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages. These data were previously included in the 2010 American Indian and Alaska Native Summary File (AIANSF). (Schedule for October 31.)
The U.S. Census Bureau will release new tables from the 2020 and 2021 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement. These tables provide information on marital status, educational attainment, employment status, occupation, earnings and other social and economic statistics by age, sex and Hispanic origin, and for the Asian alone, Asian alone-or-in-combination, Black alone, Black alone-or-in-combination, older and foreign-born populations. For the first time these products will also contain information on coupled households, including estimates on same-sex and opposite-sex married and unmarried partner households for these populations. (Scheduled for release October 31.)
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.
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 planned to begin Sept. 14 with data dissemination, including detailed data tables and public use data files, on a monthly basis (Scheduled for release October 5, October 26 and November 29, 2022.)
The U.S. Census Bureau will release detailed data tables from the 2021 Annual Business Survey (ABS) covering reference year 2020. Data will include estimates on the number of firms, receipts, payroll and employment by sector, sex, ethnicity, race and veteran status. Tables show data on various owner and business characteristics at the national, state and MSA geographic levels. Data will also include the new urban and rural classification of firms. Previously, first-look estimates for the 2021 ABS were published via an infographic, available at census.gov. 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. Additional data on research and development and innovation will be released by NCSES in the near future. (Scheduled for release November 10.)
The U.S. Census Bureau will release new data tables from the 2021 Service Annual Survey (SAS). The SAS provides statistics on revenue, payroll, sources of revenue, expenses, exports, inventory, revenue from electronic sources and other selected industry-specific data for service industries. The data are accompanied by supporting materials, including a data visualization that provides revenue statistics for all sectors covered by the Service Annual Survey. (Scheduled for release in November.)
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. The first data were released October 13 and will continue to 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 November 10 and will include October 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.
October 17 — The U.S. Census Bureau announced that Sallie Keller, division director and distinguished professor in biocomplexity at the Biocomplexity Institute at the University of Virginia (UVA), has assumed the role of associate director for Research and Methodology and chief scientist. Keller is taking over for John Abowd, who held the position for the last six years. Announcement of the transition was made in June.
October 11 — The Census Bureau is updating some security features on census.gov. Public users with outdated browsers may experience issues connecting with the site and applications. To avoid any issues, users should update their browsers to the most current version. Users may also need to update their operating system if it doesn’t support the latest browser version. The Census Bureau is alerting the public through social media and a banner on its website. Our call centers will also have information to help any users who experience issues.
October 20 — The Census Bureau released demographic profiles for the U.S. Island Areas: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The demographic profile provides basic demographic, social, economic and housing characteristics for each Island Area and lower levels of geography. More information is available on the 2020 Island Areas Censuses Data Products webpage.
October 18 — The U.S. Census Bureau held an in-person Tribal Consultation for tribal leaders, their designated tribal representatives and/or proxies on the content and design of the Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File A (Detailed DHC-A) and Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File B (Detailed DHC-B) Tuesday, October 18, 1-3 pm AKST, at the Fireweed Conference Center in Anchorage, AK. The Detailed DHC-A provides population counts and sex by age statistics for detailed American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages and the Detailed DHC-B provides household type and tenure information for detailed American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and villages. These data were previously included in the 2010 American Indian and Alaska Native Summary File (AIANSF).
The Census Bureau released 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 included 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.
October 19 — 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 the webinar, “Impacts of the Pandemic Recession and Re-Employment in Oregon.” The acute onset and depth of the COVID-19 pandemic recession was unlike anything seen previously in Oregon. What had been a healthy economy lost 286,000 jobs over two months. The impacts were not evenly distributed with in-person, service-based sectors experiencing significantly higher rates of job loss. Two years after the pandemic recession, Oregon’s labor market experienced a remarkable turnaround. A rapid jobs’ recovery brought unemployment near record lows again. This webinar covers how these large and relatively fast swings in Oregon’s economy have impacted different sectors and workers across different demographics who lost and found jobs.
Oct. 18 — This week, the Census Bureau announced the start of the 2022 Economic Census, the most comprehensive measure of the U.S. economy, with the Classification Mailing. The Classification Mailing will be sent to roughly 500,000 select small businesses starting on Oct. 24, and will ask them to update their North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code. NAICS codes are the standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy. Responses to the mailing are due by December 6, 2022. Data collection for all other businesses included in the 2022 Economic Census will begin January 31, 2023.
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
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 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.
Written by: Robert L. Santos, Director
October 17 — Has anyone ever invited you to sit down and help them design a new home or a renovation project? Or have you ever had a chance to provide your ideas before a plan was developed, instead of just reacting to a fully drafted plan? That would put you in a position to make important contributions, ones based on your own life experience, creativity and skills. Well, it is exactly this unique opportunity that the U.S. Census Bureau is offering partners, stakeholders and the public. (That means you!)
Written by: Robert L. Santos, Director — October 13 — Chapter 5
This blog post is part of a series for Hispanic Heritage Month. To read the last entry in the series, click here.
As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, I want to leave you with some final thoughts on identity and diversity. Throughout my life and career, my thinking on identity has evolved – thanks in part to the diverse mix of policy research I’ve been honored to be a part of, the amazing research colleagues I’ve been fortunate to work with and learn from, and my family and friends whose support and love have been there when I most needed it. I believe that if we are to be a society that embraces human dignity and human rights, we should celebrate people in the entirety of their varied cultural makeup. Spanish
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 October spotlight, which includes:
Stay tuned for our next By the Numbers feature for November.
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.
There are no upcoming webinars.
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.