Pennsylvania's population is rising slowly but steadily. That's according to estimates released today by the U-S Census Bureau, which show a 2-point-6 percent growth rate between 2000 and 2009.
The nationwide increase was 9-point-1 percent. Sue Copella, who directs the Pennsylvania State Data Center in Middletown, says the rise in the commonwealth can be attributed to a few factors including the steady flow of people moving to other states is being outweighed by the number of people moving to the commonwealth from
Overall, Pennsylvania remains the sixth-largest state.The numbers out today are overall statewide figures. The Census Bureau is expected to release local population estimates in March.