Out-migration of Pennsylvania’s rural youth

The out-migration of young adults in rural Pennsylvania is an ongoing challenge as it affects the future viability of our state’s rural areas and small towns. According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, among the more than 590,000 young adults, age 18 to 34, who lived in rural Pennsylvania in 2016, 36,242 moved out of rural Pennsylvania in 2017. The majority of these adults (63%) moved to another state and 37% moved to urban Pennsylvania. 
Rural Perspectives, September 18, 2019
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