Lancaster Co. posts second-largest PA growth rate in Census data

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 14, 2013 3:06 PM

(Pittsburgh) -- New federal data shows 40 Pennsylvania counties had more deaths than births from 2010 to 2012. 

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But, in some of those counties, immigration resulted in net growth. 

Census Bureau data released today shows Philadelphia County had the greatest natural population increase at 19,940. Lancaster and Chester counties were a distant second and third.

Westmoreland County in western Pennsylvania had the greatest natural decrease at minus 2,503, followed by Luzerne County and Allegheny County. 

Allegheny County gained 5,990 people overall because of immigration.

Statewide there were 37,311 more births than deaths from 2010 to 2012, and the total population increased by 61,157 to 12,763,536.

Published in Lancaster, News

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