1 In 3 Counties Now Dying Off

1 In 3 Counties Now Dying Off

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Since: Jan 11

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#1 Mar 16, 2013
"A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere."

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/14/ce...

Even Westmoreland County is shrinking. With all of the residential and commercial building in the townships, I hadn't realized the population has been declining over the past thirty years.

1980 392,294 +4.1%
1990 370,321 −5.6%
2000 369,993 −0.1%
2010 365,169 −1.3%
Adam

Latrobe, PA

#3 Mar 16, 2013
Yes, they are dying off...but what they are not reporting is that the elderly and many others are killing themselves after the results of the past two presidential elections. People have no reason to live with the leader and leadership in Washington.

Since: Jan 11

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#4 Mar 16, 2013
Nobody gives a **** about your political views. Take them elsewhere.
Adam

Latrobe, PA

#5 Mar 16, 2013
Soon the casinos will be closing as well as private country clubs. This is catastrophic. Taxpayers will have to foot the bill. State taxes will go up and burden our children with additional debt. Schools will be underfunded with pension debt.

Oh my...isn't this already happening ?
suresh kumar

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Mar 17, 2013
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Blartowski

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Mar 18, 2013
Adam wrote:
Soon the casinos will be closing as well as private country clubs. This is catastrophic. Taxpayers will have to foot the bill. State taxes will go up and burden our children with additional debt. Schools will be underfunded with pension debt.
Oh my...isn't this already happening ?
My pension and my wife's pension got into a shrinking situation in 2005...oh who was in office then???
where the life is

Greensburg, PA

#8 Mar 20, 2013
...the Texas metropolitan areas of Dallas, Houston and Austin continued to be big draws for young adults, ranking first, second and fourth among large metro areas in domestic migration due to diversified economies that include oil and gas production. Phoenix, Las Vegas and Orlando also saw gains.
where the life is

Greensburg, PA

#9 Mar 20, 2013
Since 2010, many of the fastest-growing U.S. metro areas have also been those that historically received a lot of federal dollars, including Fort Stewart, Ga., Jacksonville, N.C., Crestview, Fla., and Charleston-North Charleston, S.C., all home to military bases. Per-capita federal spending rose from about $5,300 among the fastest-growing metros from 2000 to 2010, to about $8,200 among the fastest-growing metros from 2011 to 2012.

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