Pennsylvanians Renting

The recently released 2010 Census figures show that the number of Pennsylvanians renting living space is on the rise. The number of Pennsylvanians living in renter-occupied housing units increased 13.6 percent between 2000 and 2010, an increase of 394,082 people. More than 3.3 million Pennsylvanians resided in renter-occupied housing units with an average household size of 2.16 persons per household in 2010.

The data on housing tenure originates from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 released in June, which contains summary statistics compiled from the questions asked of all people and about every housing unit in the nation.

New Addition to Collection

The Local History Room has just added to its collection "The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes". The ten volumes cover such topics as artillery, army and leaders, navies, prisons and hospitals. The Local History Room is open to the general public during regular library hours.


The 1940 Census

The 1940 census will be released on April 2, 2012. This census will be released digitally
only. There will be no microfilm. The census will only be available initially through the National Archives facilities and its online web sites. There will be no indexing at the time of release.