Rural PA Gains Residents 

According to a recent analysis, more people moved into rural Pennsylvania than out during the COVID year of 2021. The analysis was conducted by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania. While the analysis did not identify why people moved into rural PA, it found the migration trend to be positive. Of those new to rural PA, 41% came from urban areas in Pennsylvania, 52% came from another state (primarily New York, New Jersey, and Maryland), and 7% came from out of the country. The largest group moving into rural Pennsylvania are working age adults, followed by college students. The analysis did indicate that while rural PA is not losing residents due to migration, it is losing residents due to having more deaths than births. Click here to read the full article. 

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