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Tip Sheet Number 26 — December 30, 2022

Press Release Number TP22-26


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.

American Community Survey

American Community Survey 5-Year Migration Flows

The U.S. Census Bureau will release migration statistics from the 2016-2020 American Community Survey (ACS). These data tables highlight the geographic mobility of people between counties, metropolitan statistical areas, minor civil divisions in some states, and municipalities (municipios) in Puerto Rico. The 5-year data provide estimates of in-migration, out-migration and net migration of movers and nonmovers between origin and destination of these geographies. The Census Flows Mapper tool will also be updated with the data. (Tentatively scheduled for release in January.)

2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-Year Citizen Voting Age by Race and Ethnicity (CVAP) Special Tabulation

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the 2017-2021 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 for a series of geographies, down to block-group level. Publication of this special tabulation will only be available for download from the Census Bureau Citizen Voting Age by Race and Ethnicity webpage. (Scheduled for release February 1.)


CPS ASEC 5-Year Geographic Mobility Tables

The U.S. Census Bureau will release new tables from the 2020 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC), as the 5-year Geographic Mobility detailed table package. These tables will contain information on the movement of U.S. residents from one location of residence to another within the previous 5 years, including details about the types of moves made and the characteristics of people who moved. (Scheduled for release January 26.)

New 2021 Journey to Work Report

The U.S. Census Bureau will release a new report, Home-Based Workers and the COVID-19 Pandemic, that describes trends in working from home during 2019 and 2021. The report uses data from the 2019 and 2021 American Community Survey 1–year estimates to describe the sociodemographic, occupational and geographic patterns associated with working from home the year before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the first full year after the pandemic’s onset. (Scheduled for release in January.)

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 3.7 began on December 9, with data dissemination, including detailed data tables and public use data files, on a monthly basis. (Scheduled for release January 5; January 25; and February 22.) 

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.


2022 Economic Census Set to Begin January 2023

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to begin data collection for the 2022 Economic Census January 31. The economic census is the U.S. government’s official five-year measure of businesses in the United States and their economic impact. It is sent to over 4.2 million businesses locations. This provides the most comprehensive data available at the national, state and local level, representing most industries and geographies. Invitations to respond will be sent to selected businesses across the nation on January 31. Respondents will be asked to respond online by March 15 using an improved data collection instrument. More information about the 2022 Economic Census is available online. (Scheduled to begin January 5.)

Business Trends and Outlook Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau 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 are representative of all single-location employer businesses in the U.S. economy, excluding farms. The 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.

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 level and by industry sector at the national level. The next monthly BFS release is January 17 and will include December 2022 data. Business Formation Statistics - Release Schedule (census.gov)

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, 2023
  • National Pharmacist Day: January 12, 2023
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: January 16, 2023
  • National Popcorn Day: January 19, 2023
  • Chinese New Year, January 22, 2023
  • National Spouses Day: January 26, 2023



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 December spotlight, which includes:

  • A feature on the Holiday Season 
  • 4 Facts for the Holiday Season  
  • Our History: Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and Bill of Rights Day 
  • A Celebration of 9 State Anniversaries  
  • A look back at the year in Census Bureau data 
  • Listen to a 1-minute interactive overview of each of this month’s features  
  • Downloadable audio files and scripts     
  • Shareable videos to post on social media or embed on your website  

Recently Released

(Released since December 16, 2022)

2020 Census

2020 Census Urban Areas Release

December 29 — The U.S. Census Bureau will release the list of 2020 Census urban areas as well as clarification of criteria for identifying both individual urban areas and the rural areas of the nation.

2020 Census Evaluations and Experiments (EAE)

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.


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

December 29 — As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau released total population projections for the nation and world for Jan. 1, 2023. For the nation, these projections show annual population growth and growth since Census Day (April 1) 2020. The release included 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.

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

December 22 — The July 1, 2022, population estimates for the nation, states and Puerto Rico, as well as corresponding annual estimates and components of change since the 2020 Census. Spanish

2021 School Enrollment Data Tables

December 20 — The U.S. Census Bureau released school enrollment data that examine the characteristics of people enrolled in school at all levels in 2021 using statistics from the Current Population Survey. The data tables detail enrollment from preschool through college.


2021 Service Annual Survey

December 20 — The U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release a summary brief based on the new data tables from the 2021 Service Annual Survey (SAS). The brief supports the recently released table package that 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.

Facts for Features

The 2022 Holiday Season

November 30 — The holiday season is a time to celebrate, reflect and give thanks. To commemorate this time of year, the U.S. Census Bureau presents 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 the population. New stories include:

Stats for Stories


In The Year 2022

Written by: Robert L. Santos

December 29 — I was sworn in by Secretary Raimondo as the U.S. Census Bureau’s 26th director at the Department of Commerce Hoover Building on the afternoon of January 5, 2022. It was an honor of a lifetime and incredibly humbling.

Redefining Urban Areas following the 2020 Census

Written by: Michael Ratcliffe, U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division

December 22 — “Urban” and “rural” are terms that bring to mind specific kinds of landscapes — densely developed areas in the case of urban, and small towns, farms and open spaces in the case of rural. While we can all think of specific areas in each category, it’s important to have a consistent measure to define these areas in order to produce meaningful data.


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.

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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