The 2018-2022 ACS Five-Year Estimates are now available from the U.S. Census Bureau. These estimates provide data for all Pennsylvania counties, municipalities, and other geographic areas regardless of population size. Our latest brief explores trends in language, poverty, and the foreign-born population. For instance, did you know that 50 percent or more of the population age 5 to 17 years old speak Spanish in twenty-two Pennsylvania counties? Click here to read the brief.
To read more about trends at the national level, click here to read the Bureau’s news release.
Additional Data Releases
The Census Bureau is set to release ACS, 5-year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files and Variance Replicate Estimate (VRE) tables on January 25, 2024. To view the complete release schedule, visit the data year 2022 release schedule. For more information on ACS topics, visit the Subjects Included in the Survey. To access the full set of statistics released today, visit data.census.gov.
Reminder: Proposed 2025 ACS and PRCS Content Changes
The Census Bureau is inviting public feedback through a Federal Register notice on proposed changes to the 2025 American Community Survey (ACS) and Puerto Rico Community Survey (PRCS). The proposed content for the 2025 ACS and PRCS reflects changes to content and instructions that were recommended as a result of the 2022 Content Test. The Census Bureau periodically conducts tests of new and revised survey content to ensure the ACS and the PRCS meet the data needs of stakeholders.
The changes proposed for 2025 cover several topics: household roster, educational attainment, health insurance coverage, disability, and labor force questions. Additionally, three new questions are proposed to be added to the ACS and the PRCS on solar panels, electric vehicles, and sewage disposal.
The public may submit comments through 11:59pm ET on December 19, 2023.