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pdfNew 2008 Census Estimates Include Age, Race and Ethnicity Data for Pennsylvania and its Counties hide

Pennsylvania and its counties have become more diverse than ever before, according to 2008 U.S. Census Bureau population estimates, released today. The overall minority population has grown to 2,313,796 people in 2008, representing 18.6 percent of the state’s population.


published: 5/14/2009 | tags: Age , County-Level Data , Estimates Data , Ethnicity , Race , Research Briefs

pdfThe Elderly (65+) in the United States: 2005 hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg reports that the U.S. Census Bureau has released a Special Studies report, 65+ in the United States: 2005. Commissioned by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, the report provides a picture of the health and socioeconomic status of the aging population. It highlights striking shifts in aging on a population scale and also describes changes at the local and family levels, examining, for example, changes in family structure as a result of divorce. The report also analyzes data for the population age 65 and older, disaggregated into narrower age groups where possible. Topics covered in the study include: population growth, longevity and health, economic characteristics, geographic distribution, social profile, diversity by race and Hispanic origin, and future implications.


published: 3/9/2006 | tags: Age , Research Briefs

pdfPennsylvania’s Oldest Baby Boomers Turn 60 hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg reports that beginning in 2006, the oldest group of baby boomers will turn 60 years of age. Baby boomers, perhaps the most famous generation in the nation’s history, are those people born between 1946 and 1964. The baby boomer generation began following World War II and was notable for increased birth rates and prosperity that continued for about 18 years.


published: 12/20/2005 | tags: Age , Research Briefs

pdfPennsylvania Remains Second in Nation in Age 65 and Over Population hide

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Harrisburg reports that Pennsylvania remains second in the nation in terms of persons age 65 and over as a percent of the state’s total population. This data comes from the recently released General Demographic Profile of Pennsylvania by the U.S. Census Bureau.


published: 8/2/2001 | tags: Age , Research Briefs

Maps of the Month

pdfPercent Decrease in the Uninsured Population Age 50 to 64 from 2013 to 2015 hide

Rapid decreases in the uninsured population occurred after the the opening of the healthcare exchange and Medicaid expansion between 2014 and 2015 due to the Affordable Care Act.


published: 7/27/2017 | tags: Age , County-Level Data , Health Insurance , Maps of the Month