Pa. Population Increases Slightly
March 28, 2014
(AP) — Pennsylvania's population rose modestly last year, as did counties around
Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Bureau estimates released Thursday show that the state's population last July 1
was 12,773,801. That's about 9,300 more people than the previous year.
metro areas gained population, while many rural counties continued to lose
County population increased in 2013 to 1,553,165. That's a gain of about 4,500.
Population in Allegheny County rose by 1,615 to 1,231,527.
County declined the most, with a drop of 1,320 people.
growth last year primarily stemmed from births and foreign immigrants. After
peaking at more than 2 million people in 1950, the city's population began a
50-year decline that paralleled the loss of its manufacturing base.