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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

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

pdfCensus 2010 Shows Changing Pennsylvania Households: Single Parent Households on the Rise hide

Households headed by married couples no longer account for the majority of households in Pennsylvania, according to recently-released 2010 Census Summary File 1. The number of married couple households declined by 2.0 percent between 2000 and 2010, a decrease of 49,908 households. Married couple households now account for 48.2 percent of the state’s total households. The 2010 Census Summary File 1 release in June includes added detail about the subjects covered in the 2010 Census to provide an enhanced picture of the Commonwealth.


published: 7/12/2011 | tags: 2010 Census Data , Research Briefs

pdfU.S. Census Bureau Releases Summary File 1 for Pennsylvania: What’s changed over the past 10 years? hide

Pennsylvania’s school age population declined, according to the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Pennsylvania released today. The 2010 Census Summary File 1 (SF-1) contains detailed statistics on population and housing subjects derived from the 2010 Census questionnaire. Summary File 1 differs from previous data releases from the 2010 Census by providing added detail about the subjects covered in the 2010 Census to offer a more enhanced picture of the Commonwealth.


published: 6/23/2011 | tags: 2010 Census Data , Research Briefs

pdfCensus 2010 Detailed Population and Housing Data Released for Pennsylvania hide

Pennsylvania’s population continues to age according to the 2010 Census Demographic Profile for Pennsylvania released today. The population age 62 and older increased 7.7 percent since 2000. The population age 65 and older increased 2.1 percent from 2000 to 2010 and the population under 18 declined 4.5 percent during the period. Median age rose from 38.0 years in 2000 to 40.1 years in 2010.


published: 5/19/2011 | tags: 2010 Census Data , Research Briefs

pdfAdvanced Group Quarters Data Released for Pennsylvania: Nursing Home Population Decreases 23.1 Percent hide

The Census Bureau recently released the first look at group quarters population data for Pennsylvania from the 2010 Census. According to the Advanced Group Quarters Summary File, a total of 426,113 Pennsylvanians lived in a group quarter as of April 1, 2010. The Commonwealth’s group quarters population decreased 1.7 percent (7,188 total persons) over the past decade.


published: 4/21/2011 | tags: 2010 Census Data , Research Briefs

pdfCensus 2010 Shows Hispanic Population the Fastest-Growing Minority Group in Pennsylvania hide

Pennsylvania’s Hispanic population is the fastest-growing minority group in the state, according to new Census 2010 data released this week. The population (of any race) who is Hispanic or Latino grew by 82.6 percent between 2000 and 2010, an increase of 325,572 people. The Hispanic (or Latino) population now accounts for 5.7 percent of the state’s population.


published: 3/11/2011 | tags: 2010 Census Data , Ethnicity , Research Briefs

pdfLocal 2010 Census Data Released for Pennsylvania: State Shows Continued Population Growth hide

The Census Bureau today released the first local 2010 Census results for Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth’s population as of April 1, 2010 was 12,702,379. Pennsylvania’s population increased 3.4 percent (421,325 total persons) since the last Decennial Census (April 1, 2000). The Commonwealth’s population remains the sixth largest in the nation, but is set to lose one seat in the U.S. House of Representatives because of larger population gains in other states.


published: 3/9/2011 | tags: 2010 Census Data , County-Level Data , Race , Research Briefs

pdfU.S. Census Bureau Releases First 2010 Census Results: Pennsylvania Continues Modest Population Growth; Loses 1 House Seat hide

Pennsylvania’s population increased 3.4 percent since the last Decennial Census to 12,702,379 total persons, according to the official 2010 Census counts released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Commonwealth remains the sixth largest state in the nation. As a result of the 2010 Census results, the number of legislators representing Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives will decline for the ninth straight census, declining by one seat in Congress and reducing the state’s total number to 18. It has been a century - following the 1910 Census - since the Commonwealth last experienced an increase in representation in Congress


published: 12/21/2010 | tags: 2010 Census Data , Research Briefs

pdfCensus Workers to Verify Addresses in Pennsylvania hide

The first wave of Census 2010 activities has begun, and Pennsylvania residents may begin seeing Census employees in their community. The Pennsylvania State Data Center would like pass along this important information from the U.S. Census Bureau.


published: 4/10/2009 | tags: 2010 Census Data , 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

xlsCensus 2010 Demographic Profile, State and Counties hide

Demographic Profile from Census 2010. File includes Pennsylvania and all 67 counties. Data items include Age, Household Relationship, Household Size, Tenure, Race and Ethnicity.


published: 5/19/2011 | tags: 2010 Census 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

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