Monday, February 18, 2013
'Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks' Map lets you see the median income for Upper St. Clair and surrounding communities.
An interactive map at the Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks website offers a glimpse at median household incomes, by neighborhoods, in the Upper St. Clair area—or anywhere in the country. Take, for instance, the Upper St. Clair neighborhood. The number shows a median household income of $99,698. In comparison, the statewide middle-class income range is $44,750 and $54,425. The information for the map is obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007-2011 American Community Survey. To see what your neighborhood's median income is, click here for the "Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks" map. Editor's note: The map was created by Chris Persuad, an editorial research specialist for Bankrate.com.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Speakers emphasized the importance of transparency and fairness as the new map lines are drawn to avoid redistricting based on politics.
Officials from across Western Pennsylvania gathered Thursday in Cranberry for a joint congressional redistricting hearing designed to receive testimony and collect public input on realignment after results from the U.S. Census. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Cranberry, who is House State Government Committee Majority Chairman; and Senate State Government Chairman Sen. Chuck McIhinney, R-Bucks, hosted the two-hour hearing at the township’s municipal center. Joining them was a panel of state House and Senate government committee members. Redistricting is a state legislative process where the boundaries of congressional and legislative districts are redrawn every 10 years based on growth to meet the constitutional requirement of one person, one vote…
Friday, March 18, 2011
After working for the 2010 Census, it's satisfying to finally see the figures released.
A small fire could be seen burning in the distance of an abandoned railroad property in the backwoods of Beaver County. It was the only thing glowing in the darkness as a dozen U.S. Census workers trekked down a long and winding gravel road that led to the makeshift campsite. We were unsure about what we would find in the midnight hours of March 31 while searching for homeless people to count in the 2010 Census. But the glow of that fire brightened the closer we inched toward the area. When we arrived at the fire, there was no one there; just a red van and indications that someone in another vehicle hurriedly left minutes before. We had been fooled. Instead of counting someone that society had forgotten about, we likely were stalking a …
See the results of the 2010 census.
The 2010 census results reported a population decrease in both Upper St. Clair and Allegheny County. The newly released data found Upper St. Clair's population stood at 19,229 in 2010, down from 20,053 in 2000. That is a decrease of 824 people, or approximately 4.1 percent. Upper St. Clair's population is similar to the drop found in Allegheny County. Total population in 2010 was 1,223,348, a decrease of approximately 4.6 percent. Neighboring Washington County saw an increase in population in 2010. The total was 207,820, which is a 2.4 percent increase from 2000. However, the census data found that the Upper St. Clair population grew more diverse. In 2000, 4 percent of the population was Asian. Ten years later, Asians make up 5.6 percent …
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
2010 Census Results Released
The 2010 Census Bureau released a number of findings about the Township of Upper St. Clair on Tuesday. At $109,223, USC has one of the highest median incomes in Allegheny County. Fox Chapel has the highest, with a median income of $184, 423, followed by Edgeworth, Pine Township, Rosslyn Farms, Marshall, Franklin Park, Bradford Woods, Glen Osborne, Thornburg and then Upper St. Clair. Other findings about Upper St. Clair include the following: 66.3 percent of the population are college graduates 4.3 percent of the population is unemployed 90.8 percent of the population is married 92.7 percent of the population is white One can find more information about the township using the U.S. Census Bureau website. The information provided by the 2010…