Pennsylvania State Data Center News: Diversity in Pennsylvania and Census Updates

See below for updates and new reports from the Pennsylvania State Data Center.

Updates from the PA State Data Center:  New Report Highlights Diversity in PA

Our new brief is the first in a series that will explore racial and ethnic diversity in Pennsylvania using data from the 2020 Census. The reports use the Diversity Index to show trends across time and geographic levels. This first brief introduces the Diversity Index, or the likelihood that two individuals chosen at random would be of differing race or Hispanic origin. Data for the nation, state, and counties are explored. Read the full report.

Updates from the Census Bureau:  Poverty in the United States: 2021

The Census Bureau will announce the nation’s official poverty and Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) estimates to help understand the economic well-being of households, families, and individuals based on national poverty rates and SPM rates for the nation and states. This is the first year that official poverty and SPM estimates will be released in the same report. These estimates are based on the 2022 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement. Scheduled for release September 13.

2021 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates

The 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year estimates are scheduled to be released Thursday, September 15, 2022. These data will be available for the nation, all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, every congressional district, every metropolitan area, and all counties and places with populations of 65,000 or more. These estimates include language spoken at home, educational attainment, commute to work, employment, mortgage status and rent, as well as income, poverty, and health insurance coverage. Scheduled for release at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, September 15 (embargo subscribers can access these statistics beginning at 10 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, September 13).

New Data Tool, Data Tables and Research Paper on Young Adult Migration

The Census Bureau, in collaboration with Harvard University, today released a new interactive data tool, data tables, and research paper on young adult migration. This research uses deidentified decennial census, survey, and tax data for people born between 1984 and 1992 to measure migration between locations in childhood and young adulthood.

The data tool and data tables show commuting-zone-to-commuting-zone migration rates across the nation, broken down by race and parental income. (Commuting zones are collections of counties that serve as a measure of local labor markets). The release also includes a research paper that sheds light on these new statistics and examines how migration patterns change in response to labor market opportunities. The research paper draws upon these patterns to explore how the benefits of local labor market growth are geographically distributed across locations of childhood residence.

To access or learn more about young adult migration:

Interactive Data Tool | Data Tables | Research Paper