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City of Pittsburgh Migration

Posted on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 02:30 pm ET

On Wednesday the U.S. Census Bureau today released estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) showing how many people migrated from one specific county to another during the course of a year. The ACS compiles data over a five-year period and asks people where they lived one year prior to being surveyed. This data was compiled from survey responses collected from 2005 to 2009.

The 2005-2009 American Community Survey County-to-County Migration Files provide tables for each county in the nation, showing both "inflows" and "outflows. Pennsylvania is one of 12 states where this migration data is also compiled for individual municipalites in addition to county-level summaries.

The tables below show the top originations and destinations of migration flows impacting the City of Pittsburgh. The estimates of migration flows represent the number of people estimated to have moved into or out of the City of Pittsburgh over a year. Data is available for specific municipalities in 12 states which includes Pennsylvania. For other states data is summarized to the county level. For international immigration the origination is summarized to a region of the world. International immigration is only available for inflows of population. Population moving outside of the United States will not be surveyed by the ACS.

For the City of Pittsburgh, the largest inflow of migrants came from nations in Asia, while the largest recorded outflow was to the municipality of Penn Hills in Allegheny County.

More information on the U.S. Census Bureau's County-to-County Migration Flows data is online here.


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