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Old 08-31-2019, 09:35 PM
 
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One thing I think Pittsburgh needs most importantly... Babies. Lots of them. And some more foreign born residents couldn't hurt either. I was just looking at the census bureau's quickfacts for Pittsburgh and the age group percentages and racial demographics are not looking very cosmopolitan.

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/pi...typennsylvania

What's neat about that site is while you're looking at one cities quick facts, you can type in another city and compare the two, or more even.

One thing that took me by surprise is it doesn't actually look like Pittsburgh has a huge percentage of elderly folks. What's actually much more serious is the lack of folks under 18.
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Old 08-31-2019, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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One thing I think Pittsburgh needs most importantly... Babies. Lots of them. And some more foreign born residents couldn't hurt either. I was just looking at the census bureau's quickfacts for Pittsburgh and the age group percentages and racial demographics are not looking very cosmopolitan.

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/pi...typennsylvania

What's neat about that site is while you're looking at one cities quick facts, you can type in another city and compare the two, or more even.

One thing that took me by surprise is it doesn't actually look like Pittsburgh has a huge percentage of elderly folks. What's actually much more serious is the lack of folks under 18.
A lot of Baby Boomers left during the steel industry crash. The oldest Boomers, b. 1946, were 34 years old in 1980. My brother nor I lived there during our working days, bro did retire there. My BFF is one of 4 kids, none live there. And many more stories like that.
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Etna, PA
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Correct. I'm a lowly beet farmer named Dwight Schrute. A simple "strappin' young lad" like Joe Biden.
But Dwight would never describe himself as 'lowly'!
The Assistant (to the) Regional Manager thought quite highly of himself

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Ah, do you miss the smell? I went to Millersville my 1st year. Didnt really bother me but anyone who visited made a comment about the smells.
I finished my education and got my degree from Millersville!
The smell never bothered me while I was living there. It was just something that was part of the environment. It just faded into the background. Going back, after not having been exposed to it for 10 years was different though, haha.
I grew up in Etown, so when visiting family there the smells in that town were also a surprise upon my return that Id taken for granted while growing up. There's a chocolate factory in Etown
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Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Weirton, W. Va.
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One thing I think Pittsburgh needs most importantly... Babies. Lots of them. And some more foreign born residents couldn't hurt either. I was just looking at the census bureau's quickfacts for Pittsburgh and the age group percentages and racial demographics are not looking very cosmopolitan.

https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/pi...typennsylvania

What's neat about that site is while you're looking at one cities quick facts, you can type in another city and compare the two, or more even.

One thing that took me by surprise is it doesn't actually look like Pittsburgh has a huge percentage of elderly folks. What's actually much more serious is the lack of folks under 18.
You are right. One thing I will say is that is only going to happen with job growth and more people coming to the area.

I am a big booster of the panhandle of West Virginia since moving here from Pittsburgh. I do see positive change and more people coming in. Believe it or not, Wheeling WV metro has the highest job growth of any metro in surrounding states at 4.4 percent. That is incredible. People donít believe me but what I see and the bls numbers arenít lying. The Wheeling metro could grow while Pittsburgh declines.

Marshall County, WV residents are pulling in an average salary of over 1,500 a week. That dwarfs any county in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Columbus areas. Granted it is much smaller down here, but this job growth and earnings is how population will grow. Pittsburgh metro job growth over that same time period is 0.7 percent overall.

Wheeling metro numbers:

https://www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atla...y_wheeling.pdf
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Old Yesterday, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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You are right. One thing I will say is that is only going to happen with job growth and more people coming to the area.

I am a big booster of the panhandle of West Virginia since moving here from Pittsburgh. I do see positive change and more people coming in. Believe it or not, Wheeling WV metro has the highest job growth of any metro in surrounding states at 4.4 percent. That is incredible. People donít believe me but what I see and the bls numbers arenít lying. The Wheeling metro could grow while Pittsburgh declines.

Marshall County, WV residents are pulling in an average salary of over 1,500 a week. That dwarfs any county in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Columbus areas. Granted it is much smaller down here, but this job growth and earnings is how population will grow. Pittsburgh metro job growth over that same time period is 0.7 percent overall.

Wheeling metro numbers:

https://www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atla...y_wheeling.pdf

I'm not sure I agree with your optimism. With over 1,000 jobs being lost with the closing of Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Valley Medical Center, and the closing of Wheeling Jesuit, I see major issues. I'm totally aware that WVU Medicine and Wheeling Hospital have plans to absorb many of those jobs. I think it is simply a matter of time before WVU Medicine becomes the UPMC of the Ohio Valley and takes over and consolidates all of the remaining hospitals in the Ohio Valley. They are already managing Wheeling Hospital.
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Old Yesterday, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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You are right. One thing I will say is that is only going to happen with job growth and more people coming to the area.

I am a big booster of the panhandle of West Virginia since moving here from Pittsburgh. I do see positive change and more people coming in. Believe it or not, Wheeling WV metro has the highest job growth of any metro in surrounding states at 4.4 percent. That is incredible. People donít believe me but what I see and the bls numbers arenít lying. The Wheeling metro could grow while Pittsburgh declines.

Marshall County, WV residents are pulling in an average salary of over 1,500 a week. That dwarfs any county in the Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Columbus areas. Granted it is much smaller down here, but this job growth and earnings is how population will grow. Pittsburgh metro job growth over that same time period is 0.7 percent overall.

Wheeling metro numbers:

https://www.bls.gov/regions/mid-atla...y_wheeling.pdf
Exactly!
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Old Yesterday, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Weirton, W. Va.
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I'm not sure I agree with your optimism. With over 1,000 jobs being lost with the closing of Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Valley Medical Center, and the closing of Wheeling Jesuit, I see major issues. I'm totally aware that WVU Medicine and Wheeling Hospital have plans to absorb many of those jobs. I think it is simply a matter of time before WVU Medicine becomes the UPMC of the Ohio Valley and takes over and consolidates all of the remaining hospitals in the Ohio Valley. They are already managing Wheeling Hospital.
I do know about the hospital. But those numbers overall donít lie. Iíve never seen a graph charting favorable job growth in the Wheeling area ever. Iím sure itís been decades and probably as long or longer than Pittsburghís decline. The northern wv panhandle is going to be the place to be as it cashes in on those high paying petrochemical jobs coming.
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Old Today, 10:27 AM
 
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The Wheeling metro is population is at 140K (2018 est).


It's bleeding people still this decade (and the last 3 years have had higher domestic losses than the previous years this decade).
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