2020 was a challenging year for everyone, and SPC was no exception. But still, In the midst of collective uncertainly, bright spots surfaced. This short video showcases the both the obstacles we faced and the successes that SPC delivered in transportation planning, economic development and small business assistance, GIS, communications and finance. From assisting several small businesses with crucial grants and loans, to developing the TIP virtually, and helping our partners move forward, we delivered.Read more »
The U.S. Census Bureau has released the latest county-level population data. These population estimates, plus the components of population change, are updated annually for all U.S. counties.
Our Data Team has created a helpful infographic with this data, highlighting the 2019-2020 change in total population, plus natural increase and net migration, for the US, Pennsylvania, and member counties in the SPC region.Read more »
The celebration of National Agriculture Week is organized each year by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), a nonprofit organization comprised of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in modern society. Agriculture provides almost everything we eat, use and wear on a daily basis, and is increasingly contributing to fuel and other bio-products. National Agriculture Day is celebrated on March 23, 2021. On this day, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture.
The Census of Agriculture is conducted once every five years by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Census of Agriculture is a complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Data is collected regarding land use and ownership, operator characteristics, production practices, income and expenditures. The next Census of Agriculture will be conducted in 2022.
To recognize the essential contributions of agriculture to the 10-county region, SPC developed county-level infographics to showcase key agricultural statistics derived from the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The infographics highlight farmland acreage, the number of farms and workers, the percent of farmland consisting of crops, the percent of farms by size and by value of sales, the percent of farm producers by age, the top five farm animals, and the five most prevalent harvested crops for each county in the SPC region.
These infographics have been posted as Data Tidbits content to SPC’s Regional Data Center. Please check them out!
SPC salutes the men and women who contribute daily to our regional prosperity!
We’ve updated the SPC Regional Data Center “Visualize: SPC Tableau” with the recently-released American Community Survey Data. The dashboard can display a variety of indicators and data comparisons by municipality, county, and region, based on user selections.
Visit SPC’s Regional Data Center to learn more!Read more »
SPC’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Team is implementing a comprehensive “bicycle level of comfort”, analysis on our region’s road network. This level of comfort, or LOC analysis aids cyclists in finding comfortable and enjoyable routes as we continue promoting bike travel in the region.
View the video below to learn more and view the current Level of Comfort map here.Read more »
We’ve updated the SPC Regional Data Center “Visualize: SPC Tableau” with the recently-released Annual County Population Estimates. Our interactive Tableau dashboard now includes Demographic Characteristics in the SPC Region by Age, Sex, and Race. The dashboard can display a variety of indicators and data comparisons by municipality, county, and region, based on user selections.Read more »
We’ve updated the SPC Regional Data Center “Visualize: SPC Tableau” with the Census Bureau 2010-2019 Total Population Estimates by Municipality in the SPC Region. The dashboard can display a variety of indicators and data comparisons by municipality, county, and region, based on user selections.Read more »
Today is Census Day!
Now more than ever, it’s important to respond to the #2020Census and help shape the future of your community.
Respond online at 2020CENSUS.GOV
According to the U.S. Census Bureau: The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.Read more »
The 2019 Annual Report encompasses SPC’s accomplishments throughout the year and provides insight into our many programs, departments, and services. Download a copy of the full report and be sure to watch the 2019 Annual Report highlight video on our YouTube channel. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel and click the ‘bell’ icon to stay notified when new content is published!
As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Southwestern Pennsylvania, SPC, in collaboration with its member planning partners, will direct the use of billions in state and federal transportation funding through 2045. Adopted in June 2019, the long range plan – SmartMoves for a Changing Region – provides a robust policy framework that envisions a world-class, safe and well maintained, integrated transportation system that provides mobility for all, enables resilient communities and supports a globally competitive economy.Read more »
SPC has assembled a comprehensive GIS database that encompasses the 10 counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania, including the City of Pittsburgh. This open data site provides tools to assist with transportation, planning, and economic development projects. Explore the site to download our data and view samples of how we utilize GIS here at SPC!Read more »