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Tip Sheet Number 6 — March 24, 2023

Press Release Number TP23-06


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.

2020 Census

Census Bureau Releases 2020 Census Apportionment Brief

The U.S. Census Bureau is set to release the 2020 Census Apportionment Brief, which covers 2020 Census population results used to determine each state’s share of congressional seats for the next decade until the 2030 Census. This report provides context of trends in congressional apportionment, makeup of the apportionment population, distribution of seats among the states and the method used for calculation. (Tentatively scheduled for release April 12.)

American Community Survey

Employment and Labor Force Characteristics of Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Married Householders and Their Spouses

The Census Bureau will release an updated table package, Employment and Labor Force Characteristics for Same-Sex and Opposite-Sex Married Householders and Their Spouses, with statistics from the 2021 American Community Survey. Data are available at the national and state levels and for 15 selected metropolitan areas. Statistics include key employment, labor force and work status statistics broken down by race and Hispanic Origin for same-sex and opposite-sex spouses. (Scheduled for release April 20.)


County and Puerto Rico Municipio Population Estimates: July 1, 2022

Internet tables and detailed downloadable files will show annual population estimates and rankings for counties and Puerto Rico municipios, and components of change for counties since the 2020 Census. (Scheduled for embargo starting March 28; for public release on March 30.)

Estimates of U.S. Population by Age and Sex

A downloadable file containing July 1, 2022, estimates of the resident U.S. population by single year of age and sex will be released on the Population and Housing Unit Estimates webpage at <www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest.html>. In the coming months, the U.S. Census Bureau will release additional population estimates for cities and towns, as well as national, state and county population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin. (Scheduled for release April 13.) 

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 one-year estimates to describe sociodemographic, occupational and geographic patterns associated with working from home during the year before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the first full year after the pandemic’s onset. (Scheduled for release April 6.)

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 social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other emergent issues are affecting people’s lives to inform federal and state response and recovery planning. Data collection for phase 3.8 will begin March 1, with data dissemination, including detailed data tables and public use data files, on a monthly basis. (Scheduled for release March 22, April 19 and May 17.)

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, sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics, 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 Responses Still Being Collected

The due date to respond to the 2022 Economic Census was on March 15. Though the due date has passed, the U.S. Census Bureau is still collecting responses. We understand this is a busy time of year for many businesses and those that received the economic census may not have had a chance to respond yet. The window to complete the 2022 Economic Census is still open and businesses that require an extension can do so.

2023 Local Employment Dynamics Partnership Virtual Workshop

Join us for our 2023 Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Virtual Workshop with keynote speaker Jesse Rothstein, professor of public policy and economics Carmel P. Friesen Chair in public policy, faculty director, California Policy Lab, University of California Berkeley. This year’s theme, “LED: Big Data Illuminating Local Outcome,” highlights the work of our state Labor Market Information (LMI) partners and other data users through plenary sessions. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Details will be posted on our events page. Information on previous workshops can be found at <https://lehd.ces.census.gov/learning/>. (Scheduled March 28–30.)

Census Business Builder Version 5.1

The U.S. Census Bureau will release version 5.1 of the Census Business Builder tool. These updates will improve users’ experience with the tool, and will feature enhancements including increased 508 Compliance, mobile optimization, stacked map variables, updated help menu and new styling for Geosearch and Zoom buttons. More information on Census Business Builder is available online. (Tentatively scheduled for release March 30.)

OnTheMap Update and 2020 LODES Data

The U.S. Census Bureau will release an updated version of its Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD) Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES) data product. The 8.0 version of LODES will add data for 2020 and will recast all historical LODES years into 2020 census blocks. The OnTheMap application will be updated to include these new LODES tabulations that will contain 19 years of data, from 2002 to 2020. (Scheduled for release April 4.)

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series: Using Census Data to Guide Business Decisions

Census Bureau’s subject matter experts will present data available from the Business Formation Statistics, Annual Capital Expenditure Survey, and the American Community Survey. You will learn about the different types of data available from these programs that can help guide business decisions. Discover statistics on business births and how the data can be used to determine entrepreneurship. Presenters will dive into business expense data along with information on the workers within business sectors. The session includes how to access the data and illustrations on how to use the data. 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 the first of six in a series designed to help data users explore Census Bureau data on America’s people, places and economy. (Schedule for April 20.)

Management and Organizational Practices Survey

The U.S. Census Bureau will release new 2021 data from the Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS). MOPS is conducted to help better understand current and evolving management and organizational practices and to assist in identifying determinants of establishment and productivity growth. MOPS provides information on the dimensions of organizational capital for the manufacturing sector and collects information on management and organizational practices at the establishment level from the Annual Survey of Manufactures. (Tentatively scheduled for release in April.)

Business Trends and Outlook Survey

The Business Trends and Outlook Survey (BTOS) measures business conditions on an ongoing basis. BTOS experimental data products are representative of all single-location employer businesses in the U.S. economy, excluding farms. The data allows greater insight into the state of the economy by providing continuous, timely data for key economic measures. Data are 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 monthly. 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 April 17 and will include March 2023 data. Business Formation Statistics - Release Schedule (census.gov)

Stats for Stories

Stats for Stories provides links to timely story ideas highlighting U.S. Census Bureau 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 Doctors Day: March 30, 2023
  • MLB Opening Day: March 30, 2023
  • NCAA 2021 Women’s and Men’s Basketball Final Fours: March 31-April 3, 2023
  • Community Colleges Month: April 2023
  • National Beer Day: April 7, 2023
  • National Siblings Day: April 10, 2023
  • National Pet Day: April 11, 2023
  • National Volunteer Week: April 16-22, 2023
  • Tax Day: April 18, 2023
  • National Kindergarten Day: April 21, 2023
  • Earth Day: April 22, 2023
  • National Prescription Drug Take Back Day: April 22, 2023
  • World Book and Copyright Day: April 23, 2023
  • Administrative Professionals Week and Day: April 23-29 & April 26, 2023
  • National Library Week: April 23-29, 2023
  • National Telephone Day: April 25, 2023
  • Maryland 235th Anniversary of Statehood (1788): April 28, 2023
  • National Arbor Day: April 28, 2023



By the Numbers: Join us 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.

Coming up in our April spotlight:     

  • Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month.
  • Four things to know for the month of April.
  • Learn how to access and use Census Bureau data with Census Academy.
  • A celebration of two state anniversaries. 

Recently Released

(Released since March 10, 2023)

NEW Executive Leadership Corner

As part of the ongoing effort to improve the census.gov user experience, the Census Bureau is launching the “Executive Leadership Corner”. The new section features individual biographical pages for the Census Bureau director, deputy director and associate directors as well as official photos, and content by directorate or program area. The Executive Leadership Corner also includes relevant news products such as news releases, public presentations and remarks, directorate announcements, and blogs.

American Community Survey

New ACS Data Products Available for 2022 State Legislative Districts

March 16 —The U.S. Census Bureau released new social, economic, housing and demographic statistics for the 2022 state legislative districts. The four data profiles are available for all 6,832 state legislative districts (1,958 upper chamber and 4,874 lower chamber) for the 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico. They are available on the Census Bureau's FTP site and a web-based lookup tool on the ACS website. These data products are based on the 2017-2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates. More information about the ACS is available on the ACS website.


2021 Annual Capital Expenditures for Robotic Equipment

March 22 — The Census Bureau released new Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES) estimates. ACES estimates by kind of business add detail to national-level estimates of investment in machinery and equipment. Capital expenditures for both industrial and service robotic equipment were collected for the first time in the 2018 ACES. Beginning with the 2020 ACES, the estimates reflect data requested for North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industries in which the robotic investment was made.

Benefits of Using Census Data to Recruit Students into Liberal Arts Programs

March 15 — 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 “Benefits of Using Census Data to Recruit Students into Liberal Arts Programs.” Findings show humanities and social science degree completions declining over the past 10 years. This webinar shows colleges how to use new U.S. Census Bureau salary and industry data to help students understand the return they can expect from investing in a liberal arts education. 

Quarterly Services Survey

March 14 — The U.S. Census Bureau added 40 seasonally adjusted series to the Quarterly Services Report. Beginning with the fourth quarter 2022 release, seasonally adjusted expenses will be available for selected industries within Health Care and Social Assistance; Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation; and Other Services (except public administration). The data will be published on Table 1b of the press release and can also be accessed from the time series database at www.census.gov/econ/currentdata

First-look 2022 Annual Business Survey

March 14 — The U.S. Census Bureau released a new infographic from the Annual Business Survey (ABS) detailing employees’ working-from- home status before, during and after the first year of the coronavirus pandemic by race. Data will show for the percentage of employer businesses in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Also being released are preliminary data from the 2022 ABS. Data show the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on employer businesses by sex, ethnicity, race and veteran status of the business owners. 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.

Facts for Features

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month: May 2023

March 3 — This month-long observance of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders started more than 25 years ago. We celebrate their growing contributions to our nation with a host of demographic and economic statistical information about the Asian and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander populations.

Women’s History Month: March 2023

February 14 — The roots of National Women’s History Month go back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women’s Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in New York City, but Congress did not establish National Women’s History Week until 1981, to be commemorated annually the second week of March. In 1987, Congress expanded the week to a month.

Irish American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick’s Day (March 17)

January 30 — You may not find a pot of gold at the end of this edition of Facts for Features, but you will find it useful and informative. It is filled with statistical information from the Census Bureau’s demographic and economic subject areas on the nation’s Irish American population and other facets of this celebration of all things Irish.

America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers

America Counts tells the stories behind the numbers in a new and 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


2022 Economic Census in The Island Areas

Written by: Nick Orsini, Associate Director for Economic Programs

March 13 — The economic census is the official five-year measure of American businesses and the economy. Data provided by businesses fuel the most comprehensive economic statistics available, representing all geographies and nonagricultural U.S. industries. As part of this census, the Census Bureau collects data in the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico (collectively referred to as the Island Areas). Spanish


Emergency Management/Disaster Resources

When major disasters strike, visit our Emergency Management page for 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, which are 60 to 90 minutes each, show users how to navigate Census Bureau databases and mapping tools and find demographic and economic statistics at the 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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