Population Change in PA’s Large Cities

Population Change in PA’s Large Cities

Population estimates for cities and towns were released by the Census Bureau yesterday.  The estimates reflect the date July 1, 2017 and, for Pennsylvania’s large cities (population of 75k or greater as of the 2010 official Census), the years between 2010 and the latest estimate is a mixed bag with differing results east to west.  Close to 60% of the state’s municipalities have a population of 2,499 or less.

The state’s largest city, Philadelphia, added 54.8k people in the last seven years.  Allentown, Scranton, and Reading likewise added population.  The City of Bethlehem grew by 725 people since 2010 and is now over 75K.

On the western side of the state, Pittsburgh’s numbers, which were revised, lost close to 3.3k people and Erie, which had over 100k people as of the Census, fell by 4.4k.

2010-17 Population Change, Cities over 75k (not including Philadelphia)