A look at Pa.’s millennial population | The Numbers Racket
Across six metro areas in Pennsylvania, millennials make up between 20-23 percent of the population
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Millennials make up nearly a quarter of the population in six of Pennsylvania’s largest metropolitan areas.
A report by the Brookings Institution sheds light on the nation’s millennial population, including where they live, how many own homes, and the poverty rate among them.
Let’s take a look:
Pa. Millennials by Metro Area
Across six metro areas in Pennsylvania, millennials make up between 20-23 percent of the population.
According to Brookings Institution data, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area, millennials make up 22.1 percent of the population.
In the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazelton metro area, millennials make up 21.2 percent of the population.
In the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton metro area, millennials make up 21.1 percent of the population.
Millennials make up 23.4 percent of the population in the Philadelphia-Wilmington-Camden metro area.
In the Pittsburgh metro area, millennials make up 21.6 percent of the population.
Millennials make up 19.9 percent of the population in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman metro area.
National Poverty Rates Among Millennials
According to the Brookings Institution, 11 percent of white millennials live in poverty.
Among Black millennials, 24 percent live in poverty.
Among Hispanic millennials, 21 percent live in poverty.
Among Asian millennials, 13 percent live in poverty.
National Homeownership Among Millennials
Fifty-six percent of white millennials are homeowners.
Thirty-three percent of Black millennials are homeowners.
Thirty-seven percent of Hispanic millennials are homeowners.
Forty-three percent of Asian millennials are homeowners.
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