Marcellus Shale: Impacts on Families and Communities
Development of Marcellus Shale is creating opportunities and challenges in parts of Pennsylvania. This session will provide an overview of the economic and community implications of Marcellus Shale, and results from several recent surveys of landowners, businesses, and local governments. Data and future research needs will be discussed.
2010 Census Data Products
This session will go over the data products plan for the 2010 census. This will include what has already been released and what is upcoming. It will also touch on several custom tabulations that used to be decennial products but are now American Community Survey products (including Census Transportation Planning Products or CTPP, HUD Fair Market Rents, and HUD Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy). (Louisa Miller, U.S. Census Bureau)
2012 Census of Governments
The 2012 Census of Governments will begin next month (October). The Census of Governments is a complete census of all state and local governments conducted in three components: Organization (characteristics and number of governments), Employment (number of employees and payroll), and Finance (revenues, expenditures, debt and assets). Users of the Census of Governments’ data include the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Federal Reserve Board as well as researchers and government agencies. (Brigitte Wehrs, U.S. Census Bureau)
Beyond the City Limits: Rural Pennsylvania and the 2010 Census
During the last decade, rural Pennsylvania has seen many subtle but dynamic changes. Using data from the 2000 and 2010 Census, this session will highlight these changes in the population, housing, and families. (Jonathan Johnson, Center for Rural Pennsylvania)
How to Use American FactFinder 2
A high level walk through of American FactFinder 2. (Jeremy Melissari, U.S. Census Bureau)
This presentation will provide an update on post-census operations related to collecting new legislative and congressional plans, solicit comment on the 2010 redistricting data program and resulting products. Presentation also will update folks on two products (one available) and another to be released as a Federal Register notice related to voting rights. (Cathy McCully, U.S. Census Bureau)
State of the Child 2011
The KIDSCOUNT Data Center was created by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and contains state-specific indicators related to child well-being. Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children maintains most of the Pennsylvania data and presents it at the local (county, school district) level. This session will be used to review the database at different levels of geography and areas of interest, examining the new functionality of the tables, charts and maps. (Sandy Moore, Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children)
Survey of Business Owners (SBO): Overview and Plans
A high-level summary of the key findings, types of data available, and soon-to be released special studies from the 2007 SBO. Plans for changes to the survey’s content, timing, and frequency will be explored and input sought from attendees. (Lee Wentela, U.S. Census Bureau)
Understanding "Place" in Census Bureau Data Products
Perceptions and descriptions of what constitutes a "place" vary throughout the United States. As a result, differences between the Census Bureau’s definition of "place" and data user expectations regarding which geographic areas constitute places sometimes results in confusion when accessing statistical data and using Census Bureau products. This session will focus on the Census Bureau’s definition of "place" in relation to other census geographic entities in order to provide a better understanding of the way in which the Census Bureau presents data for places in various products and across various tabulation programs. The presentation will conclude with some thoughts about how to achieve a closer alignment between regional perceptions of place and the presentation of data for places in Census Bureau products. (Michael Ratcliffe, U.S. Census Bureau)
Update on the American Community Survey
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year -- giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. This session will highlight upcoming data products from the ACS and provide attendees with the latest information regarding the survey. (Whittona Burrell, U.S. Census Bureau)
Using GIS and Neighborhood Information for Community Development
An overview of the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System (PNCIS) developed by the University of Pittsburgh for community development and economic development research in the Pittsburgh region. Included will be background on the use of GIS for community level economic development research and policy analysis. Examples of current research including foreclosure abatement, the impact of Real Estate Owned (REO) owned property on local communities and mapping of oil and gas leasing trends in Allegheny County, PA.
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