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6/26/2014

County Characteristics, 2013 Estimates

On June 26, 2014 the U.S. Census Bureau released its vintage 2013 characteristics files for the United States, states, and counties, including new estimates data on race, ethnicity, sex, and age by county for April 1, 2010 through July 1, 2013. To see the UMDI summary report on Massachusetts counties, download the following document:

University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute Population Estimates Program Summary of U.S. Census Bureau’s 2013 County Characteristics for Massachusetts

Click here to access an interactive map and table display for this data set.

Attached to this report, also find a number of data tables in the appendices file, which includes:

  • Appendix A1: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Race and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Massachusetts and Massachusetts and U.S. Totals, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013
  • Appendix A2: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Race and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Massachusetts April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 as a Percentage of the County Population
  • Appendix B: Trends in Minority Population Growth in Massachusetts Counties: Estimated Percentage of Non-Hispanic White Alone Population Compared to Minority Population by County, 2010-2013
  • Appendix C: Comparison of Selected Age Groups in Massachusetts Counties: Estimated Population and Percent of Population, 2013
  • Appendix D1: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Selected Age Groups for Massachusetts Counties and Massachusetts and U.S. Totals, 2010-2013
  • Appendix D2: Trends in Selected Age Groups as a Percentage of Population for Massachusetts Counties: and Massachusetts and U.S. Totals, 2010-2013

Also find attached to this report a number of thematic maps for Massachusetts counties, including:

5/22/2014

U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 MCD-level Population Estimates.
On May 22, 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for Minor Civil Divisions for the years 2010-2014. For a summary and highlights of the 2013 estimates for Massachusetts municipalities, download the following document.

Click here to access an interactive map and table display for this data set.

For detailed tables and maps related to this summary report, refer to the related appendices as follows:

03/27/14

U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 County-level Population Estimates
On March 27, 2014, the U.S. Census Bureau released July 1st county-level population estimates for 2010 to 2013 for Massachusetts and the U.S. The attached document provides a summary of these estimates for Massachusetts counties, including details on population change and the components of change for Massachusetts counties. Download the document.

1/31/14

On January 23, 2014 the U.S. Census Bureau released Components of Change estimates for July 1, 2013 for the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. States. These components were utilized by the U.S. Census Bureau to calculate the July 1, 2013 state-level population estimates released on December 30, 2013 (see below).  For a summary and highlights of the 2013 components of change estimates for Massachusetts, download the following document.

12/30/2013

U.S. Census Bureau's 2013 State-level Population Estimates
On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for the nation, states, and Puerto Rico for the years 2010-2013. For a summary and highlights of the 2013 estimates for Massachusetts, download the following document.

12/6/2013 

On December 6, 2013 the UMass Donahue Institute released population projections from 2010 through 2030 for Massachusetts municipalities and counties by 5-year increments and including age and sex detail.  Link to the downloadable datasets and summary report at: http://pep.donahue-institute.org/

6/14/2013

On June 13, 2013 the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2012 County Characteristics files for United States counties, including new estimates data on race, ethnicity, sex, and age by county for April 1, 2010 through July 1, 2012. To see the UMDI summary report on Massachusetts counties, download the following document:

University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute Population Estimates Program Summary of U.S. Census Bureau’s 2012 County Characteristics for Massachusetts

Attached to this report, also find a number of data tables in the appendices file, including:

  • Appendix A1: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Race and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Massachusetts and Massachusetts and U.S. Totals, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012
  • Appendix A2: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Race and Hispanic Origin for Counties in Massachusetts April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012 as a Percentage of the County Population
  • Appendix B: Trends in Minority Population Growth in Massachusetts Counties: Estimated Percentage of Non-Hispanic White Alone Population Compared to Minority Population by County, 2010-2012
  • Appendix C: Comparison of Selected Age Groups in Massachusetts Counties: Estimated Population and Percent of Population, 2012
  • Appendix D1: Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Selected Age Groups for Massachusetts Counties and Massachusetts and U.S. Totals, 2010-2012
  • Appendix D2: Trends in Selected Age Groups as a Percentage of Population for Massachusetts Counties: and Massachusetts and U.S. Totals, 2010-2012

Also find attached to this report a number of thematic maps for Massachusetts counties, including:


05/24/2013

U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 MCD-level Population Estimates.
On May 23, 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for Minor Civil Divisions for the years 2010-2012. For a summary and highlights of the 2012 estimates for Massachusetts municipalities, download the following document.

For detailed tables and maps related to this summary report, refer to the related appendices as follows:

03/14/12

U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 County-level Population Estimates
On March 14, 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau released July 1st county-level population estimates for 2010 to 2012 for Massachusetts and the U.S. The attached document provides a summary of these estimates for Massachusetts counties, including details on population change and the components of change for Massachusetts counties. Download the document.

12/26/2012

U.S. Census Bureau's 2012 State-level Population Estimates.
On December 20, 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for the nation, states, and Puerto Rico for the years 2010-2012. For a summary and highlights of the 2012 estimates for Massachusetts, download the following document.

07/10/2012

U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 MCD-level Population Estimates.
On June 28, 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for Minor Civil Divisions for the years 2010-2011. For a summary and highlights of the 2011 estimates for Massachusetts municipalities, download the following document.

For detailed tables and maps related to this summary report, refer to the related appendices as follows:

04/05/2012

On April 5, 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau released July 1st county-level population estimates for 2010 to 2011 for Massachusetts and the U.S. The attached document provides a summary of these estimates for Massachusetts counties, including details on population change and the components of change for Massachusetts counties. Download the document.

12/21/2011

U.S. Census Bureau's 2011 Population Estimates.
On December 21, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for the nation, states, and Puerto Rico for the years 2010-2011. For a summary and highlights of the 2011 estimates for Massachusetts, download the following document.

05/05/2011

Census 2010 Demographic Profile for Massachusetts

On May 5th, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2010 for Massachusetts. Whereas the Census 2010 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File  released on March 22nd, 2011 provided a first report of 2010 population counts for Massachusetts geographies, as well as some information on race and ethnicity, the Demographic Profile provides more detailed information on the population, including populations by age and gender, subcategories for Asian and Hispanic or Latino populations, household type and relationship information, occupancy and vacancy information by type of housing unit, and group quarters population.

Link here to the official U.S. Census Bureau Release.  Detailed tables can be accessed at: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml

In this summary report the UMass Donahue Institute Population Estimates Program provides some extract tables for Massachusetts, including comparisons to Census 2000 data and ranking tables for selected subjects. Topics in this report include: Sex and Age; Race and Hispanic or Latino Origin, Household Relationships and Household Types; Housing Unit Occupancy Status and Tenure, and the Group Quarters Population.  Additional information on Census 2010 data is included in our summary of the Census 2010 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171 data), which may be accessed at the following link:  http://www.massbenchmarks.org/statedata/news.htm

The following document summarizes these findings for Massachusetts, its counties and municipalities, while the following tables and maps provide specific data details.

UMDI-PEP 2010 Census Demographic Profile Data Summary

Tables:

State

Counties:

Cities and Towns:

Maps:

 

04/07/11

Census 2010 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File Release

On March 22, 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2010 Redistricting Data for Massachusetts. The files break down the 2010 Census population counts by race, Hispanic origin, voting age, and housing unit data for small areas in the state. The following document summarizes these findings for Massachusetts, its counties and municipalities, while the following tables and maps provide specific data details.

UMDI-PEP 2010 Census 2010 Redistricting Data Summary

Tables:

Maps:

Charts:

9/9/10

U.S. Census Bureau Re-Releases Sub-County Population Estimates for 2000-2009
On September 9, 2010 the U.S. Census Bureau made corrections to its 2009 MCD (minor civil division) population estimates for the years 2000-2009. In Massachusetts, these new estimates add a maximum of 547 persons and take away a maximum of 284 persons in the 2009 population estimates of cities and towns affected by this re-release. A detailed explanation of why these changes were made can be found in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Errata for Vintage 2009 Housing Unit Estimates and Vintage 2009 Population Estimates for Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions by following this link: http://www.census.gov/popest/errata.html

The complete new data release can be found on the Bureau’s website at: http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/cities.html

The UMass Donahue Institute has prepared summary tables of the U.S. Census Bureau data available at the links below:

06/22/10

U.S. Census Releases Sub-County-level Population Estimates for 2000 to 2009
On June 22, 2010 the U.S. Census Bureau released MCD minor civil division level (or sub-county level) population estimates for the years 2000 to 2009 for Massachusetts and the U.S.  The following document summarizes these findings for Massachusetts municipalities, while the following tables provide specific data details.

UMDI 2009 MCD release.

6/11/2010

2009 Massachusetts Counties Characteristics Release
On June 10, 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2009 County Characteristics Estimates for Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and the United States. The following document summarizes these findings for Massachusetts counties, while the following tables provide specific data details.

UMDI County Characteristics Release

03/24/10

The U.S. Census Bureau released 2009 county-level population estimates for Massachusetts and the U.S. on March 23, 2010. The attached document provides a summary of these estimates for Massachusetts, including details on population change and the components of change for Massachusetts counties. Appendix A displays charts showing population trends by county for 2000–2009.
Download the document.
Download Appendix A.

12/23/09

U.S. Census Bureauís 2009 Population Estimates.
On December 23, 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for the nation, states, and Puerto Rico for the years 2000-2009. For a summary and highlights of the 2009 estimates for Massachusetts, download the following document.

07/01/09

U.S. Census Releases Sub-County-level Population Estimates for 2000 to 2008
On July 1, 2009 the U.S. Census Bureau released MCD minor civil division level (or sub-county level) population estimates for the years 2000 to 2008 for Massachusetts and the U.S.  The following document summarizes these findings for Massachusetts municipalities, while the following tables provide specific data details.

UMDI 2008 MCD release.

05/14/09

2008 Massachusetts Counties Characteristics Release
On May 14, 2009, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2008 County Characteristics Estimates for Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and the United States. The following document summarizes these findings for Massachusetts counties, while the following tables provide specific data details.

UMDI County Characteristics Release

03/19/09

The U.S. Census Bureau released 2008 county-level population estimates for Massachusetts and the U.S. on March 19, 2009. The attached document provides a summary of these estimates for Massachusetts including details on population change and the components of change for Massachusetts counties. Click here to download.

12/23/08

U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008 Population Estimates. 
On December 22, 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for the nation, states, and Puerto Rico for the years 2000-2008.  For a summary and highlights of the 2008 estimates for Massachusetts, download the following document.

12/9/08

New Census Data Release Dec. 9, 2008
For the past several years the Census Bureau has released data products from the American Community Survey (ACS) in the form of 1-year estimates. These estimates were based on data collected in a single calendar year and describe the average characteristics for that specific year. The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) released its first multiyear estimates based on ACS data collected from 2005 through 2007 today. These three-year estimates will be available for geographic areas with a population of 20,000 or more, including the nation, all states and the District of Columbia, all congressional districts, approximately 1,800 counties, and 900 metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, among others.

To learn more about Census’s American Community Survey, visit their website at: http://www.census.gov/acs/www/

To find out if Census will be releasing new data for your city or town, download the Excel spreadsheet from the State Data Center website here.

8/7/08

Summary of August 7, 2008 County Characteristics Estimates
On August 7, 2008, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2007 County Characteristics Estimates for Massachusetts, Puerto Rico and the United States. These estimates break down the 2007 estimated county populations by age, gender, race, and Hispanic origin.  The Population Estimates Project of the UMass Donahue Institute summarizes the findings and highlights for Massachusetts counties in the following document and appendices.

Summary of August 7, 2008 County Characteristics Release

7/10/08
The U.S. Census Bureau released 2007 MCD-level population estimates for Massachusetts and the U.S. on July 10, 2008. The attached document provides a summary of these estimates while appendices include tables and maps showing the details of this information.

3/21/08
The U.S. Census Bureau released 2007 county-level population estimates for Massachusetts and the U.S. on March 20, 2008.  The attached document provides a summary of these estimates with details on county estimates and components of change in the included appendices.
Download the document.

11/27/07
The Data Center releases an update to its city and town population spreadsheet. It now has the Census Bureau July 1, 2006 estimate.
Download the document.

07/23/07
The Data Center releases FY 2007 4th quarter state economic overview. The economic overview, or the Due Diligence document, is a quarterly report prepared under contract for the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Department of Debt Management. The most current document will be located on our data page under the Social and Economic Data section.
Download the document.

04/17/07
The Data Center releases FY 2007 3rd quarter state economic overview. The economic overview, or the Due Diligence document, is a quarterly report prepared under contract for the Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Department of Debt Management. The most current document will be located on our data page under the Social and Economic Data section.
Download the document.

03/09/07
The Data Center releases FY 2007 2nd quarter state economic overview. The economic overview, or the Due Diligence document, is a quarterly report prepared under contract for the Massachusetts State Treasurerís Department of Debt Management. The most current document will be located on our data page under the Social and Economic Data section.
Download the document.


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