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Research Brief: 2011 Detailed State and County Population Estimates

Date: 5/17/2012

The U.S. Census Bureau today released the July 1, 2011 estimates of the population based on age, sex, race and Hispanic origin for Pennsylvania. Today’s release provides the first such county estimates data to be released by the Census Bureau since the 2010 Census and includes detailed estimates for Pennsylvania at the state and county level.

The U.S. Census Bureau’s Population Estimates are created using records of births, deaths, and migration to account for yearly population changes since the last
Decennial Census. Specifically, the Census Bureau used a distributive cohort component method to develop the July 1, 2011 estimates of the resident population by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, for all of the nation’s states and counties.

The new data reveals that the number of Pennsylvania Hispanics (750,431 surpassed the three-quarters of a million mark for the first time in 2011. The number of persons of Hispanic or Latino Origin increased by 30,771, or 4.3 percent, from 2010 to 2011.

Click here<http://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu/sdc/pasdc%5Ffiles/researchbriefs/2011%5FDetailed%5FCounty%5FEstimates%5FRB.pdf> to read more about today ’s release of the 2011 Detailed State and County Population Estimates for Pennsylvania.

For more information about U.S. Census Bureau programs, data products, and accessing data from the New American FactFinder plan to attend a one-day, hands-on PaSDC Census Data Workshop. Expert instructors will teach you the basics of Census terminology and geography, the American Community Survey, and how to download and analyze data from American FactFinder. To view upcoming workshops and register, go to pasdc.hbg.psu.edu<http://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu> and click on Services , then Workshops .

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