Gotta be short for now, but big news in wonk world. Census data just released
shows the first net positive migration into
the Pittsburgh region since forever. (to clarify, the first positive net domestic migration in years. If you add internatioanl immigration and domestic migration together it was positive last year as well. Internatioanl immigration, including its measurement, is a topic almost unto itself).
This is just net migration from elsewhere within the nation. There was one year around 1990-1991 the census estimates recorded net domestic migration into the region, but it was under 1,000 folks. Other than that one year you really have to go back much of a century
to find a period when that has been true. Ponder that. Here is the graph of data just released:
More later for sure. Gotta run. But it should be a big story. I don't have precise enough data to say this for sure.... but it's possible its the highest net in migration count since WWII. Net domestic migration has been mostly negative for the region since argubaly the 1920's.