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Map of the Month - Pennsylvania by County: Percent Decrease in Uninsured Persons: Age 50 to 64 Years from 2013 to 2015

published 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
Also, be sure to view the Map of the Day and previous Maps of the Month.

For more information, contact Sue Copella, Director of the Pennsylvania State Data Center, sdc3@psu.edu, (717) 948-6427

Project Highlight of the Month: Pennsylvania State Police Coverage in Rural and Urban Pennsylvania Municipalities

published 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

The Pennsylvania State Data Center and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania used data from the Pennsylvania State Police to analyze the types of police coverage in each Pennsylvania municipality. Municipalities were divided into three groups: municipalities with full-time local police, municipalities with part-time local police and part-time PSP coverage, and municipalities that rely on the PSP for full-time coverage. The first group has local police departments that provide 24/7 police services. The second group includes municipalities that have local police departments that do not provide 24/7 police services. The third group includes those municipalities without any local police department. It is important to note that nearly every Pennsylvania municipality calls on the PSP, including those with full-time local police departments.

The Pennsylvania State Data Center and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania analyzed the number and type of PSP incidents using 5 years of data from the State Police (2011 to 2015). The centers also used April 2017 PSP data on the type of police coverage provided to municipalities. These data were analyzed along with municipal demographic and financial data. Click below to read the report released by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact Sue Copella, Director of the Pennsylvania State Data Center, sdc3@psu.edu, (717) 948-6427

Interactive Dashboard Highlight of the Month: Historical Census 1960-2010

published 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

The Pennsylvania State Data Center (PaSDC) developed this dashboard to provide our clients with a historical look at the decennial census for the past 5 decades. By clicking on the map, a client can look at historical data for a specific county or multiple counties to build a region. Data on population by age and minority status is displayed. The dashboard displays data from the 1960 through 2010 Decennial Censuses.

For more information, contact Jennifer Shultz, lead designer, jjb131@psu.edu (717) 948-6690.

Research and Publications: Heroin/Opioid Crisis

published 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

The Center for Survey Research partnered with the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to learn about Pennsylvanians' attitudes toward the heroin/opioid crisis. Questions included in the Penn State Poll explored Pennsylvanians' perceptions of the causes of the heroin/opioid crisis and preferences for what the state government's role should be in addressing the crisis.

Click below to read the report released by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania:
Pennsylvania's Heroin/Opioid Crisis: Resident Attitudes and the Role of State Government

For more information, contact Stephanie L. Wehnau, director of the Center for Survey Research, at 717-948-6429 or csr@psu.edu

Training of the Month: 2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses Operations (LUCA) Training

published 8/1/2017 12:00:00 AM

LUCA is the only opportunity offered to state, and local governments to review and comment on the U.S. Census Bureau's residential address list for their jurisdiction prior to the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau relies on a complete and accurate address list to reach every living quarters and associated population for inclusion in the census. The Census Address List Improvement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-430) authorizes the LUCA.

The U.S. Census Bureau is currently conducting workshops across the country. To find a workshop near you or to receive additional information please contact the Pennsylvania State Data Center (PaSDC) at (717) 948-6336 or pasdc@psu.edu