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Report says Pa. population getting older while birth rates down

“two trends are really at work here. One is a large wave of retirements from baby boomers, so moving out of the working age cohort to the retiree cohort. And the second one is declining fertility rates.”

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Pa. lost population during first year of COVID pandemic

Pennsylvania’s population shrank by .20% during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

U.S. Census data drop puts Pa. lawmakers closer to drawing the state’s new political boundaries

Once state-appointed experts have combed through the new detailed population counts from last year’s census, lawmakers will have what they need to officially start the once-a-decade process.

By Sam Dunklau

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The Pa. counties that lost and gained the most population in the last 10 years, ranked

Data released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that Pennsylvania’s population grew by 2.4% between 2010 and 2020.

By Sarah Anne Hughes/Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania population lag costs state a US House seat

The state has become one of the most important presidential battlegrounds but will have one fewer electoral vote to offer candidates in the next election.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

A squeeze and a vision: Why some Amish want to leave Lancaster County

For young Amish, in particular, the price of farming is out of reach.
By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania