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Tip Sheet Number 1 — January 13, 2023

Press Release Number TP23-01


2023 Product Calendar

The U.S. Census Bureau has posted anticipated release dates for each regular and recurring statistical product scheduled for release in 2023. 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. (Scheduled for release January 26.)

New American Community Survey Data Products Available for the 118th Congress

The U.S. Census Bureau will release new social, economic, housing and demographic statistics for the 118th Congress. The four Data Profiles will be available for all 435 congressional districts and will be available in the Census Bureau’s FTP site and through a web-based lookup tool on the ACS website. The My Congressional District data tool will also be updated for the 118th Congress. These data products will be produced from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates. More information about the ACS is available on the ACS website. (Scheduled for release January 26.)

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.)


Civic Engagement and Volunteering Supplement

The U. S. Census Bureau, in partnership with AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and volunteerism, will release the 2021 Current Population Survey (CPS), Civic Engagement and Volunteering Supplement (CEV) on census.gov. The CEV is a robust survey about volunteerism and other forms of civic engagement in the United States. This survey provides measures of geography where individuals are civically active in the United States, the number of individuals involved in unpaid volunteer activities, and the frequency and intensity with which individuals volunteer their time. Visit Volunteering and Civic Life for more information about the survey. (Scheduled for release January 25.)

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.)

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 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.


2023 LED Partnership Virtual Workshop – New Deadline to Submit Presentations

The 2023 LED Partnership Virtual Workshop will be held March 28-30.  This year’s theme is “LED: Big Data Illuminating Local Outcomes.” Presentations will highlight the use of data made possible through the LED Partnership: the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI), the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Origin-Destination Employee Statistics (LODES), OnTheMap, Job-to-Job Flows (J2J), Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes (PSEO), or Veteran Employment Outcomes (VEO). The deadline to submit presentations has been extended to January 30. Please visit 2023 LED Call for Presentations (census.gov) for proposal guidelines and contact information. (Deadline to submit presentations is January 30.)

Economic Census is Underway

The U.S. Census Bureau will begin mailing out invitations to respond to the 2022 Economic Census beginning on January 31. Businesses will be asked to submit their responses by March 15. The economic census is the U.S. government's official 5-year measure of American businesses and the economy. To learn more about responding to the 2022 Economic Census, visit the Information for Respondents webpage. More information is available at the About the Economic Census webpage and in the press kit. (Scheduled for Release January 31.)

2021 County Business Patterns ‘First Look’ Data

The U.S. Census Bureau will release the 2021 County Business Patterns (CBP) First Look data table. This preliminary tabulation includes the number of establishments; employment for the week of March 12, 2021; first quarter payroll; and annual payroll at the NAICS sector level (i.e., 2-digit NAICS) for the nation. The final CBP tables for the 2021 reference year are scheduled for release in April. (First Look scheduled for release February 7.)

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.

  • Chinese New Year, January 22, 2023
  • National Spouses Day: January 26, 2023
  • National Black History Month: February 2023
  • American Heart Month: February 2023
  • Groundhog Day: February 2, 2023
  • National Women’s Physician Day: February 3, 2023
  • Mail Carrier Day: February 4, 2023
  • Grammy Awards: February 5, 2023
  • National Weatherperson’s Day: February 5, 2023
  • Massachusetts 235th State Admission Anniversary (1788): February 6, 2023
  • National Inventors’ Day: February 11, 2023
  • Super Bowl LVII (57): February 12, 2023
  • Valentine’s Day: February 14, 2023
  • Singles Awareness Day: February 15, 2023
  • Presidents’ Day: February 20, 2023
  • Irish American Heritage Month: March
  • Women’s History Month: March
  • St. Patrick’s Day: March 17

Recently Released

(Released since December 30, 2022)


2022 Economic Census Set to Begin January 2023

January 5 — 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.

Annual Survey of State Government Finances

January 5 — The U.S. Census Bureau released data tables on the Annual Survey of State Government Finances for fiscal year 2021. These statistics provide a summary of the finances of state governments, as well as data for individual states and details on revenue by source, expenditure by object and function, indebtedness by term and assets by purpose. Federal, state and local governments and educational and research organizations use these data for a variety of activities such as the development of the government component of the gross domestic product and for comparative studies.

Facts for Features

National Black (or African American) History Month: February 2023

January 12 — 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 the 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.


Census Bureau Economists to Present at AEA and ASSA Annual Meetings

Written by: Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

January 3 — U.S. Census Bureau economists are set to present research findings at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association (AEA) and Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) January 6–8. More than 13,000 economists and other social scientists from around the world typically attend this conference, which showcases the latest research in economics.


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.

  • Census COVID-19 Data Hub This site provides users demographic risk factor variables along with economic data on 20 key industries impacted by Coronavirus.
  • Community Resilience Estimates The Census Bureau’s CRE provide an easily understood metric for how at-risk every neighborhood in the United States is to the impacts of COVID-19.
  • LED Extraction Tool — Provides easy access to the raw data products produced by the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) program.

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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