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Old 03-09-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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At least Wilkes-Barre exceeded the estimate, even if it did lose population. We weren't here yet when the census was taken, so it's at least 41,500.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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It looks like both cities came in much higher than the 2009 estimates were trending, and both were just literally a hair below their 2000 counts! Great news! It looks like the generations-long nosedives in each city are leveling off.

SCRANTON:
1990 Population: 81,805
2000 Population: 76,415
2009 Estimate: 71,944
2010 Population: 76,089

1990 - 2000 Change: -5,390
2000 - 2010 Change: -326


WILKES-BARRE:
1990 Population: 47,523
2000 Population: 43,123
2009 Estimate: 40,964
2010 Population: 41,498

1990 - 2000 Change: -4,400
2000 - 2010 Change: -1,625

While it may sound said that I'm cheering a population loss the fact that both cities have seen their population nosedives nearly stop means that each city might grow now between 2010 and 2020.
Take a guess, where the municipality was located with the highest population growth in the state.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:49 PM
 
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Take a guess, where the municipality was located with the highest population growth in the state.
Seven Springs (Somerset County) had 1,400% increase in population from 2000-2010 and now has a total population of 15! That was PA's highest pop growth in the last 10 years. Adamstown (Lancaster County) was second on the list with a 750% increase in population from 2000-2010 and now has a total population of 17. Way to go you two towns!

Forest County in western PA, had the biggest population increase in the last 10 years, up 56%, Pike County came in second with a 23.9% increase with Monroe County rounding out the top 3, with a 22.5% increase in population over the last decade.
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I'd like to see stats for those newcomers such as median income, crime rate, % on public assistance, etc. There hasn't been any explosion in jobs around here, so you know people weren't moving here for work.
Golly gosh gee.......you can ruin a wet dream........At least the population of the cities is stabilizing and may begin to grow again and surprisingly the metropolitan area population has grown.....which is good news.

You don't have to rain on every parade!
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:10 PM
 
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I'd like to see stats for those newcomers such as median income, crime rate, % on public assistance, etc. There hasn't been any explosion in jobs around here, so you know people weren't moving here for work.
no we're moving here for the atmosphere,the culture,and the friendliness of the people of this picturesque area(especially fond of the potholes,taxes,corruption,and openess of the folk here)

ps---thanks for the info--ya think i can get on the welfare wagon here or learn to do white collar crimes even tho i'm a senior
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:52 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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God help us! They won't be moving there for "you guys" that's for sure. .

Here's more complete data(for Pennsylvania) from this post>>>>>

http://www.city-data.com/forum/18211080-post798.html

I'll have to check Pittston's census data.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:51 AM
 
Location: PA/FL/UT
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Take a guess, where the municipality was located with the highest population growth in the state.
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Seven Springs (Somerset County) had 1,400% increase in population from 2000-2010 and now has a total population of 15! That was PA's highest pop growth in the last 10 years. Adamstown (Lancaster County) was second on the list with a 750% increase in population from 2000-2010 and now has a total population of 17. Way to go you two towns!

Forest County in western PA, had the biggest population increase in the last 10 years, up 56%, Pike County came in second with a 23.9% increase with Monroe County rounding out the top 3, with a 22.5% increase in population over the last decade.
I'm just making a wild guess here, but I think Lehigh Valley Native might have been implying that somewhere near ABE had the highest growth. No?
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:24 PM
 
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Actually, most of the growth in the area has come from the exploding Hispanic population, which would actually mean (on the other hand) quite a significant exodus (or dying off) of the traditional families and makeup of the region. If you look at the figures, the Hispanic population of Luzerne County has gone up 479% in the past 10 years, and 261% in Lackawanna County.
Here's an article from Citizens' Voice:
Changing face of region - News - Citizens Voice
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Its sad to see all of PA's cities having trouble gaining a decent amount of People.... Compared to NJ , its very sad...
Don't be sad 4Jersey......PA is growning in leaps and bounds. Ton's of license plates from NY and NJ come up to check out the area.
Most fall in love with its spaciousness. The mountains....homes not on top of each other. Many fall in love with the way lower taxes then NY and NJ.
There is so much to do here that keeps one busy.
People fall in love with the towns and shopping areas....the pricing of homes and the activities.
Then they arrive and get to enjoy it all. Lakes, skiing,outlets,water parks.
We're doing ok.
Many don't arrive with knowledge of the politics in the area, and for some its best not to know. Read up, vote for who you please....and if he doesn't do a good job...vote him out. And...round and round that circle goes.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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I must say some people prefer small cities or towns. I never see dispair in our small towns. Everyone waves and greets a stranger. Nothing is depressing, nor' backwards and certainly not dreary.
Its the cup is half full or the cup is half empty thing. I think of our NEPA towns as growing, and with crisp, pure air. Going forward with new stores and upbeat places. Quite sunny, and with all seasons.
Unfortunately, every town/city needs a dump.....Its gotta go somewhere.

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