Tuesday, November 4, 2008

State Data Center Releases Population Projections

The Pennsylvania State Data Center at Penn State Harrisburg has released its projections for state population projections over the next 12 years. The data estimates population figures through 2030 using the year 2000 as a base. The report is projecting that the state will see an increase in population by 7.4% with an increase in the elderly population. In regards to Allegheny County the center is projecting further population loss but an increase in minorities. Most notably the Hispanic population is expected to more than double from its 2000 numbers. The areas around the state expected to see a population increase are the eastern and southern edges of Pennsylvania that touch the borders of New York, New Jersey, and Maryland.

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