According to the 2010 U.S. Census data, Bucks County has lost 359 residents which accounts for 18 percent of its population.
Langhorne Mayor Chris Blaydon has not been able to figure out how this could be possible. With the region of southeastern Pennsylvania growing and certain counties getting smaller, they face the problem of potential of losing government funding based on population. Senior-citizen programs, open-space preservation, and community development programs could face budgetary problems in the process.
Durham, part of rural upper Bucks Country, lost 13 percent of its population while Montgomery County lost 18 percent. These declines could be related to families not growing and the children eventually moving out. Also a lack of new housing in the areas prevents new homeowners from moving in.