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  • As Census Approaches, a Look at How Pa.'s Population is Changing

    The Pa. State Data Center|Jan 30, 2020

    As we enter 2020, we look forward to the important cultural milestone that is the decennial census. This year will mark the 24th decade in which the census has been conducted for the United States and its territories, a tradition that started in 1790. As we anticipate the coming census and the wealth of data that it will provide, let us first look back at the past century and highlight trends in population change over time throughout different regions of the state. Statewide Historic Growth Penn...

  • When People Move Out of Pa., They Often Move to the South

    The Pa. State Data Center, Research Brief|Dec 27, 2018

    The 2016 American Community Survey estimated that over 7.5 million Americans moved within the past year. Approximately 257,792 of those Americans who moved to a different state lived in Pennsylvania during the previous year. Those who moved from Pennsylvania to another state accounted for 3.4 percent of the total state-to-state migration in the United States, ranking it eighth in the nation for domestic outmigration. Key findings for PA's domestic out-migrants: • One-half move to the South • One...