Thursday, May 19, 2016

Latest city population data

ICYMI, population estimates just out for the city of Pittsburgh show a decline between 2014 and 2015 of 1,374*.  If true it represents the biggest annual population loss in almost a decade (since between 2006 and 2007 to be precise). I think Edward Tufte might take issue with the PG's accompanying illustration of the data, so here are a couple other breakdowns of the number.

First is just an update of graphic I have put up in the past showing the evolution of the time series of Census estimates for the city over time.

So basically a recent peak in the middle of 2013.  If you are curious what showed a more rapid jump in the city's population earlier this decade, I have gone into that in the past in more detail here, but the short version was there were some errors in reporting of the population of a single dormitory-like residence with a large number of college students.  But it was just an error, though it was quite a headline at the time when the city's population trend first showed a positive number. Turned out, coincidentially, or luckily, to be true in the following years, but it was not true at the time.

What may be more useful is a time series of annual change in the city's population over the last decade or so.  That looks like this:

Going back even earlier, net annual losses in that 3-4K range were pretty typical going back a frightfully long time, but from around 2004 to 2013 you see a solid trend moving positive.  Hard to continue it though and for now a qualitative break to the downside over the last 2-3 years.  True, a lot of caveats with this particular data, so we will see going forward.

*PG article current says the annual loss is 1,313, but my subtraction shows the loss is 1,374??


Blogger Tom Christoffel said...

If you were to plot households for the same period, I expect you will see growth. The average household size will have declined and the number of dwelling units increased. Vacancy rates may vary, but total stock will be up. There won't be a building permit match for new units, as many are apartments within a previously existing unit. The daytime population of the city is more important. It may be double the Census count. I'm not sure if there's a good methodology for calculating that. It's needed to stop making cities look like failures.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 4:36:00 PM  
Blogger Fangyaya said...

louis vuitton
kate spade
tods outlet store
kevin durant 9 shoes
rolex watches
louis vuitton outlet
air jordan shoes
tods sale
ralph lauren clearance outlet
ralph lauren polo shirts
michael kors outlet online
air max 95
louis vuitton outlet stores
polo ralph lauren outlet
toms wedges
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet
ray ban sunglasses uk
montblanc pens
adidas trainers
ralph lauren outlet
coach outlet store
coach outlet online
replica rolex watches
louis vuitton purses
michael kors outlet online
ray ban outlet
coach outlet store online
tory burch shoes
tiffany rings
toms outlet
nike air max uk
nike store
louis vuitton outlet stores
abercrombie and fitch outlet
retro jordan shoes
coach outlet
celine bags
gucci handbags
louis vuitton outlet

Monday, August 08, 2016 10:21:00 PM  
Blogger dada24 Xu said...

cheap jerseys
ralph lauren outlet online
oakley vault sunglasses
cheap oakleys
moncler outlet
michael kors canada
true religion jeans
ralph lauren outlet
ugg boots canada
michael kors outlet

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:59:00 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home