Migration for Pennsylvania, 2007-08

October 9, 2009

This page is a compilation of Census data from the 2008 American Community Survey profiling the demographics of those who left Pennsylvania in 2007 to move to another state in 2008 and vice versa.

Pennsylvania People Moving into Pennsylvania People Moving out of Pennsylvania Net # People Moving into Pennsylvania from 2007 to 2008 Ratio of People Coming to Going
Total 237,766 228,246 9,520 1.04
By Age Group
(Aged 1+)
Under 18 41,701 39,716 1,985 1.05
Aged 18-19 30,565 20,335 10,230 1.50
Aged 20-24 41,584 43,785 -2,201 0.95
Aged 25-34 52,600 48,765 3,835 1.08
Aged 35-44 30,168 27,344 2,824 1.10
Aged 45-54 17,052 20,753 -3,701 0.82
Aged 55-64 10,270 14,011 -3,741 0.73
Aged 65+ 13,826 13,537 289 1.02
By Marital Status (Aged 15+ only)
Never Married 105,040 100,263 4,777 1.05
Married 67,782 65,710 2,072 1.03
Divorced 15,800 15,665 135 1.01
Separated 6,010 4,532 1,478 1.33
Widowed 7,031 7,404 -373 0.95
By Educational Attainment
(Aged 15+ Only)
Less than H.S. Diploma 14,183 10,113 4,070 1.40
High School Graduate 28,698 27,337 1,361 1.05
Some college or Associates degree 29,350 30,399 -1,049 0.97
Bachelor’s Degree 29,796 31,629 -1,833 0.94
Graduate or Professional Degree 21,889 24,932 -3,043 0.88
By Individual Income
(Aged 15+ Only)
No Income 26,976 18,761 8,215 1.44
$1-$9,999 61,112 51,265 9,847 1.19
$10,000-$24,999 40,585 42,911 -2,326 0.95
$25,000-$49,999 39,043 43,165 -4,122 0.90
$50,000-$74,999 17,476 18,362 -886 0.95
$75,000+ 16,471 19,110 -2,639 0.86
By Poverty Status (Aged 1+)
Below Poverty* 39,222 36,348 2,874 1.08
Income is Between 100%-149% of Poverty Level* 17,298 18,150 -852 0.95
Income is Greater than 150% of Poverty Level* 139,045 145,834 -6,789 0.95

Notes:

* for those whom poverty threshold was calculated by Census

“People moving into Pennsylvania” refers to those people living in Pennsylvania in 2008 but another state in 2007

“People moving out of Pennsylvania” refers to those people living in Pennsylvania in 2007 but another state in 2008

A “Ratio of people coming to going” value of 1.04 means that very every 100 people leaving Pennsylvania for another state, 104 people are moving to Pennsylvania from another state

For those aged 18-19, migration for college purposes (i.e. somebody moving away to go to school) can have a significant impact on the numbers in that category, and this factor should be kept in mind when interpreting the figures.

A significant fraction of people “without a high school diploma” or those earning “no income” or “$1-$9,999” in income are children aged 15-17.

Source for Data: 2008 American Community Survey, Census Bureau


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