Census Bureau Announces Schedule for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance Statistics and American Community Survey Results
WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The U.S. Census Bureau announced today the schedule for the 2013 income, poverty and health insurance statistics from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey, as well as the 2013 American Community Survey releases:
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
The Census Bureau and the National Center for Health Statistics will conduct a technical briefing to provide background information on the various measures of health insurance coverage. The event will take place in Washington, D.C., with live coverage online. Additional information is forthcoming.
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 (No embargo)
-- National 2013 income, poverty and health insurance statistics: Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement -- State-level 2013 health insurance statistics: American Community Survey
This is the annual release of national-level income, poverty and health insurance statistics from the Current Population Survey. The reports will include statistics for calendar year 2013 and compare trends from previous years. The health insurance report will include a few tables showing trends and state-level health insurance coverage between 2008 and 2013 from the American Community Survey. Additional information regarding the time and format of the release will be included in a separate announcement closer to the release date.
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 (Embargo: Sept. 16)
-- 2013 American Community Survey
The American Community Survey produces statistics on numerous social, economic and housing characteristics, including language, education, the commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty and health insurance. Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning Tuesday, Sept. 16. Statistics will be available for all geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more.
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 (No embargo)
-- 2011-2013 American Community Survey
The statistics derived from three years of data collection cover all geographic areas with populations of 20,000 or more. Comparison profiles showing statistically significant changes compare two nonoverlapping three-year periods (2008-2010 and 2011-2013). There will not be an embargo period for this release.
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 (Embargo: Dec. 2)
-- 2009-2013 American Community Survey
The statistics derived from five years of data collection cover all geographic areas regardless of size, down to the block-group level. Embargo subscribers will have access to these statistics beginning Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Public Use Microdata Sample Files
The Public Use Microdata Sample files for each American Community Survey release will be posted one to two months after each public release.
ABOUT THE ANNUAL SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC SUPPLEMENT TO THE CURRENT POPULATION SURVEY
The Current Population Survey serves as the nation’s primary source of statistics on labor force characteristics. The Annual Social and Economic Supplement provides the official annual statistics on the nation’s income and poverty levels as well as statistics on age, sex, race, marital status, educational attainment, employee benefits, work schedules, school enrollment, health insurance, noncash benefits and migration. The Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have conducted the Current Population Survey for more than 50 years. The statistics are used by government policymakers as important indicators of our nation’s economy and for planning and evaluating many government programs.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY
The American Community Survey provides a wide range of important statistics about people and housing for every community across the nation. The results are used by everyone from town and city planners to retailers and homebuilders. The survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers, such as education, occupation, language, ancestry and housing costs for even the smallest communities. Ever since Thomas Jefferson directed the first census in 1790, the census has collected detailed characteristics about our nation’s people. Questions about jobs and the economy were added 20 years later under James Madison, who said such information would allow Congress to “adapt the public measures to the particular circumstances of the community,” and over the decades allow America “an opportunity of marking the progress of the society.”
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau