pennsylvania emigration

Pennsylvanians are leaving — and economic reforms will bring them back

Originally published in The Mercury

The U.S. Census Bureau found that almost 25,000 Pennsylvanians left the state last year. This exodus marks the 12th time in the past 13 years the Keystone State has seen a net population loss from domestic migration.

Like in years past, residents leaving the state are disproportionately young, working-age adults. United Van Lines, in its annual movers study, reports that 73 percent of residents who left Pennsylvania in 2023 were younger than 65.

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