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Old 02-18-2011, 02:04 AM
 
Location: W-B / Scranton Area
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I came across this map on a political message board that I frequent. Its pretty cool, it shows incoming residents in black and outgoing in red for. I took the map for Luzerne County ( http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/04/mig...?preload=42079 ) but you can check any county in the nation by going here: Map: Where Americans Are Moving - Forbes.com

As expected there is a stain dragging from the NY/NJ border over to nepa... JUST KIDDING . I know people get fired up about that kindof stuff on here... Anyway, I think it is pretty interesting to look at.
Just for fun, Click here to look at Detroit Michigan. http://www.forbes.com/2010/06/04/mig...?preload=26163

Edit: Sorry, click the links.. this web site will not let me post the images on here for some reason

Last edited by ChosenReject; 02-18-2011 at 02:17 AM.. Reason: Picture links not working
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:16 AM
 
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Wow @ the Detroit map!

Thanks for sharing an interesting link. I like how it gives you the number of people moving in and out of the area as well. Compare the differences between Luzerne and Lackawanna counties.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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Nice use of technology. Very cool map (the full USA that is).
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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Most of the inward migration to Luzerne County is from places where you don't exactly want a lot of people coming from....the inner cities. And most of the outward migration is to greener pastures. Same with Lackawanna County.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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A gentleman on another forum pointed me to this 2004 NY Times article, the links still work, and it looks like it became a sad story for of lot of these people trying to move to NEPA, being taken by the builders and banks:

Blue Skies and Green Yards, All Lost to Red Ink - Series - NYTimes.com

and one about the Martz bus commute from 2008:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/28/re...te/28comm.html
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: W-B / Scranton Area
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Originally Posted by go phillies View Post
Most of the inward migration to Luzerne County is from places where you don't exactly want a lot of people coming from....the inner cities. And most of the outward migration is to greener pastures. Same with Lackawanna County.
i noticed that.. i hate to say it cause i really love my town where i grew up. but i will be looking to buy a home in the next few years and if Tobyhanna is the future i have to look forward to of my little town in Luzerne County i might have to become one of those red lines heading south down 476...
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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I think we will always love the towns we grew up in. I sure do.
But, I think I was one of those little red lines recently. The idea of no more shoveling is fine by me.
The warmer weather and most of all the terrifically low taxes.
What more could one ask for?
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:21 PM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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Actually, Scranton/WB had a positive growth in 2010 census of 0.54%, first time in, well forever.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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No where. Love to visit the South and the low home prices here will make it possible for us to have a winter home as well.

We are Pennsylvanians and we are staying put.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:29 AM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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Actually, Scranton/WB had a positive growth in 2010 census of 0.54%, first time in, well forever.
Of course the new 2011 projections have come out and SWB is now back in the negative. I guess me leaving in 1997 didn't help.
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