Study Names Top Cities on the Rise in Pennsylvania

NerdWallet considers population, employment and income growth NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently conducted a study to find the fastest-growing cities in Pennsylvania – Carnot-Moon ranked first, followed by Wilkinsburg and Carlisle. To find Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing communities, NerdWallet evaluated 88 cities,
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Philadelphia’s Population Increases In 2012

Since the 2010 Census was taken, the City of Philadelphia experienced a population growth of .6 percent, an  increase of about 9,040 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. These findings are the result of the 2012 Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program (PEP). “Philadelphia keeps (more...)

Making Better Biofuels to Help Feed the World

Energy crops are plants that can be used to make biofuels. The ideal crop can be grown quickly and densely with as little input as possible from farmers on land that’s otherwise unusable by agrarians. Once harvested, these energy crops can be converted into biofuel through (more...)

Population In the Center City of Philadelphia Is Growing

Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corp. released a report, which shows that population in the Center City of Philadelphia is growing. According to CBS News, "lured by jobs, city amenities and the ability to get around without a car, more people are living in Center City, resulting (more...)

Philadelphia Quarterly Homless Street Count Shows Decrease

The quarterly Point in Time Homeless Count revealed a 2 percent decrease in Philadelphia’s street homeless population. The recent count showed 588 persons living on city streets, as opposed to 601 last summer. “Since 2008, our Administration has been working in a systematic way to reduce homelessness by (more...)

Nutter:”I am Keeping My Focus On the Future of Philadelphia”

Mayor Michael A. Nutter addressed the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at their annual Mayoral Luncheon and President’s Circle Reception. Also during the luncheon, the 2011 Edward Powell Award was presented to Richard Hayne, President, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Urban Outfitters.  The Edward Powell Award is presented (more...)

American Electorate Has New Face for 2012 Race

A U.S. voting booth does not ask about race, religion or ethnicity. The ballot carries the names of the candidates but not the name of the voter. The only pieces of personal data known absolutely are that the voter is at least 18 years of age and (more...)

Honoring Native Americans

Every November, National Native American Heritage Month celebrates the enduring contributions of the first Americans to the history and culture of the United States. The month is designated by Congress and the president as a time to reflect on the rich traditions and accomplishments, as well as the (more...)

Immigration Voices of Change in Southeastern Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia region’s lengthy immigration history has included an ever-changing flow of people from many regions of the world. The 2010 census demonstrated the powerful impact immigrants continue to have today, as Philadelphia’s population grew for the first time in 60 years. Yet despite the myriad contributions (more...)

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Pennsylvania Is Losing Its Population

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 (more...)

Poverty Up In Northeast

The number of people living in poverty in the Lower Northeast section of Philadelphia has doubled, while the number for all of Philadelphia has decreased in recent years. The area was "formerly one of the city's most stable sections.”  Average household income here is about $50,000. In Fairhill, Philadelphia's poorest (more...)

2010 Census Data Show Population Shift to South

The first results from the 2010 U.S. census reflect a modest overall population growth over the past 10 years, with continued population shifts toward Southern and Western states. These data will be used to determine how the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are (more...)

Save the Tiger!

The United States, Russia and other conservation-minded countries are meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia, November 21–25 to join forces in finding new ways to protect the world’s ever-dwindling population of tigers. The United States, which will be represented at the 2010 International Tiger Forum by Under (more...)

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