Census 2010 Summary File 1 (SF1) Data: City of Pittsburgh Neighborhood Profiles


This research report compiles data from the 2010 Decennial Census Summary File 1 (SF1) data for City of Pittsburgh neighborhoods.  The SF1 data contains basic information on the U.S. population from the 100% enumeration of the United States’ residential population and housing stock collected in the 2010 Decennial Census.  It includes data on people’s age, sex, and race, their family and household groups, and whether their home is owned or rented.  The reference date for the collection of data in the 2010 Decennial Census was April 1, 2010.

This report should complement data reported from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) program.  The 2010 Decennial Census was limited to what was once described as the “short form” which asked a total of 10 questions of every respondent.  The majority of data collected by the Decennial Census in recent decades came from a longer set of questions asked of one in six households in the nation.  This “long form” questionnaire was eliminated in the 2010 Decennial Census.

The ACS is a relatively new survey‐based program which replaces the “long form” of the Decennial Census.   Data is available from the ACS program annually.  UCSUR has produced a series of neighborhood profiles based upon the first release of ACS data at the census tract level.  The profiles are contained in a report available online on the center’s web page (www.ucsur.pitt.edu).

This report follows similar reports of neighborhood conditions compiled by UCSUR.  Past neighborhood data compendiums are available on the center’s web page (www.ucsur.pitt.edu) and include sets of neighborhood reports from 1974, 1977, and 2000. UCSUR produced “The Social Geography of Allegheny County” for 1990 Census data which is available in print form upon request.  Past projects focused on neighborhood level data for the City of Pittsburgh include the Pittsburgh Atlas Project from the 1970s, and the Pittsburgh Neighborhood Information System (NIS) generated in the 1980s, which compiled data for all city neighborhoods back to 1930.  Today, the center’s focus for neighborhood level data is also encompassed in the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information (PNCIS), which includes an interactive GIS system of address‐level data for the City of Pittsburgh and other communities in Allegheny County.

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