The Pittsburgh, PA metropolitan statistical area is shrinking.
Between 2010 to 2016, the region shrank from 2,357,043 to 2,342,299. This decrease of 0.6% makes the region the #74 fastest shrinking MSA over that period.
Obviously, while there’s a net loss of residents, there is still a flow in and out of the city. This raises the question, where are people leaving to and where are they coming from?
An additional Census study released recently gives us some answers. The recent study reveals data about metro-to-metro migration trends over the course of 2011 to 2015. To learn more, our research analysts teamed up with lawn service company LawnStarter to analyze the new Census data. In the graphic below, we dive into which areas are sending residents to Pittsburgh, where the area is losing residents to, and how demographics differ between new movers and existing residents.