Skip to comments.Pennsylvania lost 40,000 in population last year, U.S. Census Bureau reports
Posted on 12/29/2022 7:03:45 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
HARRISBURG — The American population might be growing, but Pennsylvania remains a leading state for Americans to flee, rather than stay.
The commonwealth is one of 18 states to lose population in 2022, according to new data from the Census Bureau, and one of the worst performers. The data is confirmation of a long-running trend: Pennsylvania has a population problem, and the end isn’t yet in sight.
The latest Census data shows the American population grew by 1.26 million (0.4%) since a year ago, with the primary growth being more than 1 million immigrants landing on American soil. Natural change (births minus deaths) added almost 250,000 Americans.
“A rebound in net international migration, coupled with the largest year-over-year increase in total births since 2007, is behind this increase,” said Kristie Wilder, a demographer in the Population Division at the Census Bureau.
Pennsylvania, however, is seeing little of that growth. It was second in the nation (behind Florida) with the biggest natural decrease (more deaths than births) of 23,000 residents. Neighboring Ohio was third, with a 19,500 resident drop.
While Pennsylvania remains the fifth most populous state with just under 13 million people, it’s ranked fourth for the biggest one-year population decline. Since July 2021, the commonwealth has lost 40,000 people.
Some of the Keystone State’s woes reflect regional trends. While the South and the West have continued to grow in population and in economy, the Midwest and the Northeast keep losing population. Their people keep leaving for greener pastures away from home.
“The declines in these regions were due to negative net domestic migration,” the Census noted.
Those declines aren’t new.
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Its OK ‘cause Penn gained 200,000 more votes over registered voters!
Conservatives leaving and wetbacks moving in. How long until there’s a split or civil war in this country?
We can send them a few million illegal aliens from this open southern border.
La Frontera Es Abierto.
Pennsylvania lost far more than 20,000 if one correctly counts citizens and legal residents. The 20,000 difference is what the illegal alien invaders couldn’t make up.
Pennsylvania lost 40,000 in population (about 20,000) - but I’ll bet that the “voters” poured out of the PA basements to cast a ballot for Senatrix Festerman...
The Great Re-Sort: New, National Survey Indicates Political Migration Will Soar
If those answers are even close to accurately reflecting the direction of political migration, a national re-sorting is unfolding on an historic scale and it’s mostly right-of-center voters who are moving, though a few caveats are in order.
Finding new nests to foul.
Pennsylvania has one of the oldest populations of any state. Outside the major cities it’s even more obvious.
45 of PA’s 67 counties lost population between 2010 and 2020.
I surely wish they’d quit moving to Florida! We’re full!
The decline is fine with me. More open land, more forests, less pollution from cars and humans, less development, more peace and quiet. Leave us alone.
The democrats will say states with falling populations need more immigration from places like Africa, muslim countries and Central America - to save the economy, prop up social security and take care of the old people
The population isn’t being replaced, that is a conspiracy theory, and anyone who says otherwise will have their life destroyed.
A most honest piece would explain states with large city democrat blue hellholes are losing population to conservative Red States and cities.
Never. Too many people on Federal dole (SS, Medicare, etc). Cloward-Piven worked!
Correct. And what do old people in Pa do? They either die or move to Florida, if they can.
The Census Bureau’s numbers don’t make much sense, or perhaps it’s the writer not being clear, i.e., more than 1 million immigrants. It’s a lot more than a million. I would use the phrase more than 1 million to mean something like 1.1 million, not 2 million. The government is just cooking the books again.
I loved my year in Philly in the late ‘70s...one big party.
I doubt I’ll ever go back unless I fly thru on the way to Europe for one last fling.
Based on the November senatorial election, the average IQ of a Pennsylvania voter is now below the average Pennsylvania temperature in winter.
They knew the likes of a Fetterman votes was coming.
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