PA Data Center Provides Census Bureau Updates and More

2023 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released the Revised Delineations of Metropolitan Statistical Areas, Micropolitan Statistical Areas, and Combined Statistical Areas, and Guidance on Uses of the Delineations of These Areas.  Click here to view the bulletin.

The OMB Bulletin uses OMB’s 2020 Standards for Delineating Core Based Statistical Areas.  It is also the first delineation to use the 2020 Decennial Census, American Community Survey, and Census Population Estimates Program data.

2030 Census

Planning for the 2030 Census – the 25th in U.S. history – is underway. To develop the operational design, the U.S. Census Bureau will factor in past census experiences, your feedback, and new research. They will also consider evolving technologies and the changing world around us. The Census Bureau also released an updated timeline showing the lead-up to the 2030 Census. Click here to learn more.

New Report on Aging Veterans

A new report released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows U.S. veterans 65 years or older were less likely to be at risk of experiencing social isolation than other older adults. The report, Aging Veterans: America’s Veteran Population in Later Life, examines characteristics of the nation’s 8.1 million veterans ages 65 or older in 2021.