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Old 11-16-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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Pennsylvania's demographics are normalizing. The 1970's and 1980's were particularly rough for the state, which left it with both a very high elderly and native-born population. (I've gone into the details why, but right now I'm not patient enough to do it again.) As recently as 1990, Pennsylvania had the highest native-born population percentage and the second-highest elderly percentage of all states. Now, the native-born percentage is down to fourth-highest, and though there's no official numbers yet, I saw projections a couple of years ago that had the elderly percentage projected down to sixth-highest by 2010.

Mark this down: among all states with populations of 8,000,000+ (there are 12 of them), Pennsylvania is going to have the most dramatic demographic shifts of them all by the 2020 Census. The process has already begun.
Why and in terms of what? Is it due to a revitalization of certain parts of the state?
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Not really. NY to Florida are basically retiring baby boomers, and NY to NJ is just people moving internally within NYC metro, so they never really left. NJ to PA are internal Philly and NYC metro movers.
I have lots and lots of NY friends in Miami that have moved here and are still working. Many are seasoned in their careers and have flexibility in where they live. Others are just burned out on living in The City, etc. It's not just retirees.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:00 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Not really. NY to Florida are basically retiring baby boomers
Which would still mean leaving the state, even if it's to retire. You're not seeing that as much in other states similarly North. Although possibly that just means New York has richer retirees who can move more easily.

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and NY to NJ is just people moving internally within NYC metro, so they never really left. NJ to PA are internal Philly and NYC metro movers.
That's a good point.
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Center City
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NJ to PA are internal Philly and NYC metro movers.
What's more intersecting here is the reversal of the historical pattern of folks leaving Philly for NJ 'burbs. This particular slide pack highlights PA as 8th in job growth while NJ is not in the top 20: Best States for Job Growth, From Michigan to Massachusetts to New York - The Daily Beast

This could certainly account for some of the migration from NJ to PA.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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I wish more disgruntles would all leave CA, like yesterday. They are a dark cloud that stands in the way of CA truly living up to its potential and truly being a leader in things such as universal health care and environmental protection. It would thrill me if 3-4 Million more people moved to other states like Texas and Washington but not Nevada or Arizona(that's still too close).

Unfortunately even after half a million people leave each year, 400,000 still move in from other states
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:00 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I wish more disgruntles would all leave CA, like yesterday. They are a dark cloud that stands in the way of CA truly living up to its potential and truly being a leader in things such as universal health care and environmental protection.
As long as you pay for it at the state level, I'm sure that people would be happy to oblige you...
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:35 AM
 
Location: NY-NJ-Philly looks down at SF and laughs at the hippies
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lol, was the 36K from Texas to California actually Californians who bought into the Austin hype and then ran back when they found out it was nothing like the hippie haven the media makes it out to be???
LMAO @ this post. Yeah, I have a friend at University of TX in Austin and he said the city is a hippie mecca.

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another interesting one was the NY to NJ and NJ to PA.
This is what posters on the site have been trying to explain. The CSA of Philly and the CSA of NY get visitors daily and people moving all the time throughout these two cities.
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