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2017 Population Estimates Show More PA Municipalities Lost Population than Gained Population

Jun 01, 2018 • by PA State Data Center & PA Economy League
PA State Data Center Research Brief

TAKEAWAYS:Most population growth was in urban and suburban areas of southeast and south central PA Population also increased in pockets around State College and Pittsburgh – but not in the City of Pittsburgh itselfTownships gained an average of 62.6 persons; boroughs lost an average of 26.3 persons; cities lost an average of 395.8 personsOnly 12 of 56 PA cities have gained population since 2010Cities that gained the most: Philadelphia, Allentown, Scranton, Bethlehem and Lancaster Cities that lost the most: Erie, Pittsburgh, Altoona, Johnstown and New CastleOver 75 percent of boroughs lost population since 2010Boroughs that gained the most: West Chester (Chester County), Franklin Park (Allegheny County), Mount Joy (Lancaster County), Chambersburg (Franklin County), Valencia (Butler County)Boroughs that lost the most: Dunmore (Lackawanna County), Indiana (Indiana County), Monroeville (Allegheny County), Mansfield (Tioga County), and West Mifflin (Allegheny County)Nearly two-thirds of townships lost population since 2010Townships that gained the most: Upper Macungie (Lehigh County), Silver Spring (Cumberland County), Benner (Centre County), Upper Providence (Montgomery County), Cranberry (Butler County)Townships that lost the most: Hempfield (Westmoreland County), Cresson (Cambria County), Penn Hills (Allegheny County), Bristol (Bucks County), Maxatawny (Berks County)Read the full PA State Data Center Research Brief

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