Friday, March 28, 2008

Can't completely ignore the population numbers

I really have been trying to not comment on some population numbers out last week... Mostly because they are usually overplayed in the media and I am glad they have kept a low profile especially compared to last year.

But some offbeat population coverage from beyond Pittsburgh: The Trib noted Forrest County has the highest percentage of male residents in the state. As the story correctly points out, there is this little issue of a State Correctional Institution impacting those numbers. A lot of men live Downtown here as well (technically in the Bluff actually). Begs the question of what part of the state has the highest percentage women, and why.

and to the south, in Columbus, (Georgia, not Ohio) the Ledger-enquirer says that Muscogee County lost 5,000 people in the last year. But it's because of what we call a temporary federal movement, seems that one of the brigade combat teams deployed to Iraq was based there. That article does call their area the "Mean statistical Area" which is a mistake both in semantics, but also pretty bad from a marketing point of view.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forest County has one "r". Forest County also shows up on population change maps as the "fastest growing" county in PA since 2000 due to their new prison.

Friday, March 28, 2008 7:08:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

noted. a Gumpism on my part.

Saturday, March 29, 2008 9:31:00 AM  

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