County Data Book: Selected Characteristics (2011)
The "County Data Book: Selected Characteristics (2011)" has been prepared by the New York State Office for the Aging in order to provide frequently requested information about selected demographic characteristics, including projections to the year 2040. The County Data Book provides state-level information and county-specific information for each county in New York. These data have been compiled from: (1) selected U.S. Census 2000 files; (2) the American Community Survey 2005-2009 five-year summary; and (3) Woods and Poole Economics, Inc. 2011 State Profile; this third source was the source for the demographic projections that are included in the tables.
The data projections through the year 2040 for the overall population and for selected age groups can illustrate important trends. In addition, these data are developed statewide, so the opportunity exists to compare and contrast local areas with the entire state. These data are used for a variety of purposes, which may include:
- Budget planning, advocacy and community empowerment activities;
- Service awareness, information, and outreach; and
- Partnership and coalition building.
-- Services provided under the Older Americans Act are administered through geographic areas called Planning and Service Areas (PSAs). In New York State, these PSAs are generally contiguous with county boundaries: exceptions are two American Indian areas, which are separate PSAs that are not administered through the counties in which they exist; New York City PSA, which includes the five counties of the city; and Warren-Hamilton PSA, which combines the two counties.
-- Single-year data for St. Regis- Mohawk & Seneca Nation of Indians PSAs and their associated county PSAs are included at the end of the county list.
-- For New York City, data sets are provided for New York City PSA as a whole, as well as for each of the five boroughs separately.