Population projections highlight need for long-term solutions to sustain rural Pa.
The population of Pennsylvania’s rural counties is projected to decline 5.8% over the next 30 years, with the state projected to grow just 1.6% based on increases in urban population.
Report: Rural Pa. sees gains in migration, drop in birth rates
The reports, released by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a state legislative agency for rural policy, use data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Health, to better understand the commonwealth’s rural areas, including who is moving into — and out — of them.
‘We have an opportunity here’: Pa. Redistricting Commission hears testimony on racial gerrymandering
As part of its continued quest for input, the Pennsylvania Legislative Redistricting Commission heard from four expert witnesses and four citizen witnesses who testified about the importance in addressing such topics as voting dilution, cracking of communities, the packing of legislative districts and disenfranchisement.