Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Pre-Game

There is always the pre-game.  So before check the census numbers about to be bestowed upon us... it is good to look at what we think we know.  Here are past data points for the total populations of the city, county, region and state and what the latest estimates for each tells us where we think we are.  This is what will be worth comparing to the numbers when they come imminently. or 2pm they say.

City of Pittsburgh
2000: 334,438
2009 Estimated: 311,747
If we extrapolate simply, 2010 would be: 309,907
Census 2010:  ??

Allegheny County
2000: 1,281,666
2010 Estimated:  1,220,510
Census 2010:  ??

Pittsburgh 7 County MSA
2000: 2,431,087
2010 Estimated:  2,354,197
Census 2010:  ??
Note that if you are comparing MSA’s between 2000 and 2010, the definition of the region changed over that time.  So you may be looking at a 6 county region if you are comparing populations. 

2000:  12,281,054

2010 Estimated:  12,632,780
Census 2010:  ??


Anonymous Anonymous said...

010 Census counts are Philadelphia, 1,526,006; Pittsburgh, 305,704;
Allentown, 118,032;
Erie, 101,786; and
Reading, 88,082.

Philadelphia grew by 0.6 percent since the 2000 Census. Pittsburgh decreased by 8.6 percent, Allentown grew by 10.7 percent, Erie decreased by 1.9 percent, and Reading grew by 8.5 percent.

The largest county is Philadelphia, with a population of 1,526,006. Its population grew by 0.6 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include

Allegheny, with a population of 1,223,348 (decrease of 4.6 percent);
Montgomery, 799,874 (increase of 6.6 percent);
Bucks, 625,249 (increase of 4.6 percent); and
Delaware, 558,979 (increase of 1.5 percent). (Philadelphia city and county cover the same geographic area.)


The files weren't available yet, only the press release...

Wednesday, March 09, 2011 1:40:00 PM  

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