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Published:November 24th, 2007 05:06 EST
Census Bureau Tip Sheet

Census Bureau Tip Sheet

By SOP newswire

Demographic

Profiles of Older Workers " The Census Bureau, in partnership with 31 states, has launched a series of reports on workers 55 and older. Hawaii will be the sixth state to be released in the series. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late November.)

Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2008 " How have the revenues for MP3 players fared over the past four years? How do they compare with digital televisions? Published since 1878, the upcoming 127th Statistical Abstractincludes dozens of new tables and statistics on thousands of facets of American life. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early December.)

Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Fluctuations in the United States Income Distribution, 2001-2003 " This report looks at how households moved up and down in income in relation to others over a three-year period. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early December.)

State Population Estimates: July 1, 2007 " Arizona was the nation`s fastest-growing state in 2006, breaking Nevada`s long-standing grip on the title. Internet tables showing July 1, 2007, population estimates and components of change for the nation, states and Puerto Rico will reveal which state`s population is growing the quickest " and the slowest. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-December.)

New Year`s Day Population " The Census Bureau rings in the new year with its annual projection of the nation`s population for Jan. 1, 2008. The release will include birth, death and net international migration rates. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late December.)

Census Atlas of the United States " This hardbound 300-page book contains more than 700 maps and figures organized to increase understanding of population and housing characteristics from 1790 to 2000. It is the first comprehensive statistical atlas of population and housing produced by the Census Bureau since the 1920s. To order, go to <http://bookstore.gpo.gov/>.

Economic

2006 Service Annual Survey: Information Sector " Does the movie industry make more off admissions or concessions? Are Internet publishers doing better than newspapers? Has cable TV revenues surpassed broadcast television revenues? Find the answers in these tables. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late November.)

2006 Service Annual Survey: Health Care and Social Assistance " Who`s the bigger revenue earner for the health care industry ... doctors, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists or podiatrists? What role do hospitals play as a revenue source? How about elderly care facilities? Read up on all the economic details on health care and social assistance. (Tentatively scheduled for release in late November.)

2006 Service Annual Survey: Truck Transportation, Couriers and Messengers, and Warehousing and Storage " In 2005, U.S. commercial trucks traveled 90 billion miles " the equivalent of nearly 1,300 trips to Mars and back. This 2006 report reveals updates on revenue and expense estimates for firms that haul, warehouse and deliver America`s freight. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early December.)

2006 Service Annual Survey: Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments " Financial industry revenue hit $400 billion in 2005 " could it surpass that in 2006? Did investment banking generate more revenue than the brokerage industry? How did financial advice firms compare? This report tracks the rapidly changing revenue for firms that make up the securities section of the financial industry. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early December.)

2007 Capital Spending Report: U.S. Capital Spending Patterns, 1999-2005 " This first look at capital expenditure patterns from 1999 to 2005 reveals data about firms with and without employees, expenditures for structures and equipment, and expenditures for major industry sectors. The data comes from the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey. Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-December.)

2007 Economic Census " More than 4 million businesses across the country will receive questionnaires in December for the 2007 Economic Census. Every five years, the economic census provides the most comprehensive, detailed and authoritative facts about the American economy. The forms are to be completed and returned " either electronically or by mail " by Feb. 12, 2008. More information can be found at <http://www.business.census.gov>.

2010 Census

Notice a change to Census.gov? " The 2010 Census is less than three years away, so we`ve replaced the Census 2000 logo with the 2010 Census icon on our home page at <http://www.census.gov>. Access the latest news and information about the 2010 Census from this selection. Or, find the information previously listed in the section on the Census 2000 page at <http://www.census.gov/main/www/cen2000.html>.

Facts for Features

Black History Month (February) " To commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent, the Census Bureau presents a collection of demographic and economic statistics about the black community. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early December)

Valentine`s Day " The year`s most romantic edition features a collection of statistics pertaining to this special day for lovers. Data are provided on chocolates, flowers and jewelry, among other topics. (Tentatively scheduled for release in mid-December)

St. Patrick`s Day and Irish-American Heritage Month (March) " The Census Bureau joins the annual celebration of all things Irish by providing this statistical information from its demographic and economic subject areas. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early January.)

Women`s History Month (March) " In commemoration of this annual observance highlighting the contributions of women, this edition provides statistical information on topics such as earnings, educational attainment, business ownership, careers, military service and marriage. (Tentatively scheduled for release in early January.)

50th Daytona 500 " NASCAR`s 500-mile stock-car race that began in 1959 at Daytona International Speedway has evolved into a worldwide phenomenon. A global TV audience of more than 50 million is expected to watch the Feb. 17 race, with the winner pocketing about $1.5 million. To commemorate this automotive milestone, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts and figures relating to our nation, Florida and Daytona Beach during the past 50 years. (Scheduled for release on Dec. 17.)

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television
Radio

Profile America and Al D"a (Spanish) for November/December " Upcoming segments include The First Army-Navy Game " (Nov. 29) and National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month " (Dec. 5). The November daily features are available at <http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/broadcast/radio/index.html>.

The URL for MP3 downloads, WAV files and subscription podcast access is
<http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/broadcast/radio/profile_america/index.html>. Profile America and Al D"a daily features can be downloaded individually and for the entire month via zip files at <http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/broadcast/radio/index.html>.

Recently Released

(Since Nov. 9, 2007)

Census 2000

Most Popular Surnames: 2000 "Nov. 15 " Tabulations of the most popular last names in the United States, according to Census 2000, are available at: <http://www.census.gov/genealogy/www/freqnames2k.html>.

Economic

North American Transportation in Figures " Nov. 19 " A comprehensive overview of transportation statistics in North America. English, French and Spanish editions of the report are available, each containing more than 30 data tables. Internet address: <http://nats.sct.gob.mx/nats/>.

2006 State Government Finances "Nov. 8 " Preliminary finance data for 18 state governments (Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina and Tennessee). Contains detailed data for each state on revenue (such as taxes and federal aid), expenditure (such as public welfare and education), indebtedness, and cash and security holdings. Release of all 50 states will be completed in late December.  Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/govs/www/state.html>.

Broadcast/Photo/Multimedia/Television

Radio

Profile America and Al D"a (Spanish) for October " Segments included Peanut Butter " (Nov. 11) and American Indian Businesses " (Nov. 18). Internet address: <http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/broadcast/radio/index.html>.

Photo

Public Information Office Photo Services " Internet pages have been updated to provide access to three key photo offerings: Enumerators and Field Representatives, " Census Bureau Headquarters " and National Processing Center. " All images are free for use. Go to the Census Bureau home page, and click on Broadcast and Photo Services. " The direct link to the photo galleries is <http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/broadcast/photos/index.html>.

Briefing Video

America`s Changing; so is the Census " (5:45) " This award-winning video covers the American Community Survey, which is conducted in every community across the country every month. America`s Changing ¦ " is available for viewing as video-on-demand; the complete script is also available at <http://www.census.gov/pubinfo/www/broadcast/video/census_operations/007273.html>. For more information, write us at <pio.broadcast.services@census.gov>.

TV News

American Community Survey B-roll " (#V07-027) (13:25) "An updated version of the U.S. Census Bureau`s official stock shot reel of ACS survey-taking scenes. Review and order the B-roll at the bottom of the online American Community Survey news media tool kit at
<http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/2004/NewsMediaKit.html>

SOURCE:  US Census Bureau