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pdfEducation and Earnings in Pennsylvania hide

Click the link below to view Education and Earnings data for Pennsylvania Counties: http://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu/Data/PaSDCDashboards/ACSEducation20072011/tabid/2015/Default.aspx


published: 5/16/2013 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Education , Income , Research Briefs

pdfThe PaSDC's New 2012 Pennsylvania Facts Brochure is Now Available hide

Did you know that the home ownership rate in Pennsylvania was 69.6 percent in 2010? Or that Pennsylvania had 7.75 million acres of farmland during the same time period? These facts, and dozens more, are contained in the Pennsylvania State Data Center’s new 2012 Pennsylvania Facts Brochure.


published: 3/19/2012 | tags: 2010 Census Data , American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfPennsylvania’s Oldest Baby Boomers Turn 65 hide

The future is upon us. The leading edge of the baby boom cohort turned age 65 last January. They are among the first of the nearly 78 million Americans from the baby boomer generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) to reach their golden years. Distinguishable by the dramatic increase in birth rates and prosperity following World War II, the baby boomers are part of one of the largest and perhaps, most celebrated generations in U.S. history.


published: 1/24/2012 | tags: 2010 Census Data , American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfU.S. Census Bureau Releases 2006-2010 American Community Survey Estimates hide

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new demographic and socio-economic data for every community in the United States, including all counties, municipalities, and other geographic areas down to the census block group level. The release of the 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates mark the first time ACS estimates have been benchmarked to controls based on the 2010 Census. The data contained in today’s release has also been tabulated to 2010 Census geographic areas, making it possible to combine with 2010 Census data to produce data profiles for Pennsylvania counties and municipalities.


published: 12/8/2011 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdf2010 Census and the American Community Survey: Where is the Socio-Economic Data? hide

By now, most data users have accessed population counts and basic demographic data available from the 2010 Census. However, some users of data remain confused when it comes to locating the latest socio-economic data available from the U.S. Census Bureau. Since the release of the first local decennial census counts in March, the Pennsylvania State Data Center has received a large number of inquiries from individuals looking for the detailed socio-economic data that was derived from the past decennial census sample data. This research brief seeks to end the confusion surrounding the re-engineered 2010 Census, the American Community Survey and answer the question: Where is the socio-economic data?


published: 11/22/2011 | tags: 2010 Census Data , American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfVeterans Day 2011: A Profile of Pennsylvania Veterans hide

From the 92nd annual Veterans Day parade in downtown Pittsburgh to the events at the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum in Media, communities across the commonwealth spare no effort to honor former servicemen and women on Veterans Day. Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Seven years later, Congress passed a resolution calling for an annual observance, and ultimately November 11th became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to thank and honor all those who served in the United States Armed Forces.


published: 11/11/2011 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Holidays , Research Briefs

pdfNew 2010 American Community Survey Data Reveals Poverty on the Rise hide

More Pennsylvanians are living below the poverty level, according to the 2010 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The percentage of Pennsylvanians below the poverty level increased from 12.5 percent in 2009 to 13.4 percent in 2010. Despite the increase, the Commonwealth’s poverty rate ranks 31st among the states and the District of Columbia and is nearly two percentage points lower than that of the nation overall (15.3 percent).


published: 9/22/2011 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfPaSDC Releases the State of the Commonwealth: 2011 – A Comprehensive Look at the Keystone State’s Demographics hide

The PaSDC has recently released a comprehensive summary of facts and figures about the Commonwealth. The State of the Commonwealth: 2011 provides an overview of the most accurate, up-to-date information about Pennsylvania. This publication contains seven sections, each addressing an important issue for Pennsylvania and its residents: demographics and population change; social characteristics; the elderly; education; and income and poverty.


published: 4/6/2011 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdf2007-2009 American Community Survey Data Released: Multi-Year Estimates Provide Updated Data for Dozens of Counties and Cities hide

The Census Bureau recently released new demographic and social data for areas with populations of 20,000 or more. The 2007-2009 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates contain data relating to income, poverty, educational attainment, commuting statistics, disability, employment and much more. The American Community Survey (ACS) is a continuous survey that replaces the decennial census long form, and provides more timely and updated information about the nation’s changing and diverse population every year.


published: 1/11/2011 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfNew 2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-Year Data Released: First Updated Demographic Data Since 2000 for Thousands of Areas hide

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new demographic and social data for every community in the United States, including for the first time all counties, municipalities, census tracts, and other geographies. The data is the first release of 5-Year Estimates from the 2005-2009 American Community Survey, an integral part of the Census Bureau’s reengineered 2010 Census. This is the first detailed socio-economic data released for several counties, state legislative districts, municipalities and school districts since Census 2000. Data relating to income, poverty, education, commuting statistics, veterans, and employment are included in the survey, as well as many other topics.


published: 12/14/2010 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfThanksgiving Day – November 25, 2010 hide

Thanksgiving Day is rooted in the tradition of the many harvest festivals celebrated throughout history. In the United States, Thanksgiving is popularly traced to a 1621 feast shared by English Pilgrims, who founded the Plymouth Colony, and members of the Wampanoag Native American tribe. The celebration gained greater prominence when President Abraham Lincoln, longing to unite the county during the Civil War, proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving to be held in November 1863. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the next to last Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping. Two years later, Congress established an official federal holiday to be celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November.


published: 11/22/2010 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Holidays , Research Briefs

pdfVeterans Day: A Profile of Pennsylvania Veterans hide

Veterans Day originated as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Seven years later, Congress passed a resolution calling for an annual observance, and ultimately Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to thank and honor all those who served in the United States Armed Forces. This national day of respect and remembrance is marked by parades and commemorations across the country, including the notable Veterans Day National Ceremony held at Arlington National Cemetery.


published: 11/9/2010 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Holidays , Research Briefs

pdf2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates Released hide

The Census Bureau today released new demographic data for all 50 states, and the nation’s largest counties and cities, including for the first time, data on Bachelor’s degree by field-of-degree. Today’s release includes only the 2009 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. The American Community Survey (ACS) is a dataset that replaces the long form of the decennial census, and provides more timely and updated information about the nation’s changing and diverse population every year. Data relating to income, poverty, educational attainment, commuting statistics, disability and employment are included in the survey, as well as many other topics.


published: 9/28/2010 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Education , Research Briefs

pdfMobility and Migration in Pennsylvania: 2008 and 2009 hide

Migration is a critical component in Pennsylvania’s population growth. This research brief explores the characteristics and trends in Pennsylvania migration.


published: 6/2/2010 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Estimates Data , Migration , Research Briefs

pdf2008 American Community Survey Released: Demographic Snapshot Now Includes Health Insurance Data hide

The Census Bureau today released new demographic data for all 50 states, and the nation’s largest counties and cities, including for the first time this year data on health insurance coverage. The 2008 American Community Survey is a dataset that replaces the long form of the decennial census, data that includes income, poverty, educational attainment, commuting statistics, disability and employment.


published: 9/22/2009 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Health Insurance , Research Briefs

pdfNew 2005-2007 American Community Survey Data Released: First Multi-Year Estimates Bring New Data for Dozens of Counties and Cities hide

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new demographic and social data for areas with populations of 20,000 or more. The data is the first release of Multi-Year Estimates from the 2005-2007 American Community Survey (ACS), an integral part of the Census Bureau’s reengineered 2010 Census. The American Community Survey will replace the decennial census long form and provide more timely and updated information about the nation’s changing and diverse population every year.


published: 12/9/2008 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfNew 2007 American Community Survey Data Released: Social, Economic and Housing Characteristics Now Available hide

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new demographic and social data for areas with populations of 65,000 or more. The data is from the 2007 American Community Survey (ACS), an integral part of the Census Bureau’s reengineered 2010 census. The American Community Survey will replace the decennial census long form and provide more timely and updated information about the nation’s changing and diverse population every year.


published: 9/23/2008 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdf2007 American Community Survey Data Released: Income, Earnings and Poverty Data Included hide

The number and percent of Pennsylvania’s residents in poverty decreased between 2006 and 2007, from 1,448,228 people in 2006 (12.1 percent) to 1,393,026 people (11.6 percent) in 2007, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2007 American Community Survey (ACS), released today. This data release includes areas with populations of 65,000 or more and covers income, earnings and poverty. The ACS, an integral part of the Census Bureau’s reengineered 2010 census, will replace the decennial census long form and provide yearly information about the nation’s changing and diverse population.


published: 8/26/2008 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdf2006 American Community Survey Group Quarters Data Released – Populations in Prisons, Dormitories and Nursing Homes Now Included hide

The U.S. Census Bureau today released new demographic and social data from the 2006 American Community Survey (ACS) for the population living in group quarters. Group quarters data includes any non-household living situation and was included in the ACS for the first time this year. Group quarters data are collected for two categories of facilities: institutional, including residences such as correctional facilities, nursing homes and psychiatric hospitals; and non-institutional, which include residences such as college dormitories, military barracks and adult group homes.


published: 9/27/2007 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdf2006 American Community Survey Data Released, Social, Economic & Housing Characteristics Now Available hide

The U.S. Census Bureau today released social, economic and housing data for areas with populations of 65,000 or more. The data is from the 2006 American Community Survey (ACS), an integral part of the Census Bureau’s reengineered 2010 census. The American Community Survey will replace the decennial census long form and provide more timely and updated information about the nation’s changing and diverse population every year.


published: 9/12/2007 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdf2006 American Community Survey Data Released Income, Earnings and Poverty Statistics Included hide

The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released new data on income, earnings and poverty from the 2006 American Community Survey (ACS) for areas with populations of 65,000 or more. The ACS, as an integral part of the Census Bureau’s reengineered 2010 census, will replace the decennial census long form and provide yearly information about the nation’s changing and diverse population.


published: 8/29/2007 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfNew American Community Survey Data Shows Soaring Home Values, Other Housing Characteristics hide

The 2005 median housing value for owner-occupied housing units in Pennsylvania is $131,900 according to new housing characteristic data released by the U.S. Census Bureau for areas with populations of 65,000 or more. The data is from the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS), an integral part of the Census Bureau’s reengineered 2010 census. The American Community Survey will replace the decennial census long form and provide more timely and updated information about the nation’s changing and diverse population every year. Without the ACS, this type of information -historically gathered just once a decade- would not be available for communities until 2012.


published: 10/3/2006 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfNew American Community Survey Data Released, First Data for Many Communities Since 2000 hide

The U.S. Census Bureau has released new demographic and social data for areas with populations of 65,000 or more. The data is from the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS), an integral part of the Census Bureau’s reengineered 2010 census. The American Community Survey will replace the decennial census long form and provide more timely and updated information about the nation’s changing and diverse population every year. Without the ACS, this type of information — historically gathered just once a decade — would not be available for communities until 2012.


published: 8/16/2006 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfACS Tables Illustrate Aging, Poverty Status, and Other Characteristics of Pennsylvanians hide

Subject tables from the 2004 American Community Survey (ACS) detailing age, poverty, fertility, and other characteristics of Pennsylvanians are now available through the Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg. The American Community Survey, conducted annually by the U.S. Census Bureau, currently collects data at the state and selected county and municipal levels on population, socio-economic characteristics, and dozens of other topics. The 2004 subject tables combine specific characteristics of individuals, households, and families that would normally be found in separate tables to illustrate particular themes, such as poverty status, origin and language, education, or fertility.


published: 2/9/2006 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdfU.S. Census Bureau Release Offers First Analysis of Links Between, Marriage, Fertility, and Other Socioeconomic Characteristics in Pennsylvania hide

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released a new analysis that looks at links between marriage, fertility, and other socioeconomic characteristics, and provides the first-ever state-by-state analysis of median age at first marriage. The analysis of the multi-year marriage and fertility data from the American Community Survey (ACS) also shows how socioeconomic characteristics such as mother’s income, age, work status and language spoken at home correlate with birth rates.


published: 10/13/2005 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Research Briefs

pdf2004 Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage Data Shows Stable Household Income, Increased Poverty Rates in Pennsylvania hide

Yesterday, the Census Bureau released Current Population Survey and American Community Survey reports on income, poverty, earnings, and health insurance coverage. The simultaneous releases provide a range of data from the national to the local level, and highlight the differences between data available from the Current Population Survey and the American Community Survey, a major part of the Census Bureau’s re-engineered 2010 census plan. The data for Pennsylvania shows stable median household income but rising poverty rates in 2004.


published: 8/31/2005 | tags: American Community Survey Data , Health Insurance , Income , Poverty , Research Briefs

PA Stats

pdfPennsylvania Facts 2012 hide

The Pennsylvania Facts Brochure offers a fast and fun look at the Commonwealth's demographics.


published: 3/20/2012 | tags: 2010 Census Data , American Community Survey Data , PA Stats

pdfPennsylvania Facts 2011 hide

Impress your friends and family with your knowledge of Pennsylvania facts and figures. Pennsylvania Facts 2011 presents more than 120 facts on topics like population, political offices, transportation, education, and much more.


published: 5/16/2011 | tags: 2010 Census Data , American Community Survey Data , PA Stats

pdfAmerican Community Survey Handbook hide

The Census Bureau's Compass Guide for General Data Users -- provides essential guidance for new and experienced American Community Survey data users.


published: 4/5/2011 | tags: American Community Survey Data , PA Stats

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