Tuesday, June 22, 2010


New city of Pittsburgh population estimates are out.  The only slightly interesting thing is that there was some revision of past numbers upward.  So last year the 2008 city population was estimated at 310,037, but now is estimated to be 312,119.  Without the revision the numbers would have appeard to show an increase if the 2009 estimate stayed at 311,647. So 1,600 or so folks have appeared from the ether which I suspect is in part a revision in group quarters population and increasing college enrollments locally.  Revisions seem to say that there was virtually no decline in population between 2007 and 2008. But as I said, all are estimates and I bet there will be more than a few surprises next year.

City of Pittsburgh population estimates:
Date          population  % change

April 1, 2000   334,438
July 1, 2000    333,703  
July 1, 2001    330,439    -1.0%
July 1, 2002    327,429    -0.9%
July 1, 2003    325,091    -0.7%
July 1, 2004    320,394    -1.4%
July 1, 2005    316,206    -1.3%
July 1, 2006    313,306    -0.9%
July 1, 2007    312,322    -0.3%
July 1, 2008    312,119    -0.1%
July 1, 2009    311,647    -0.2%


Anonymous BrianTH said...

I'm not sure we will ever get a definitive accounting of the year-to-year trends in the 2000s (we'll know it went down from 2000 to 2010, but the path it took to get there will be a different matter).

But I would certainly settle for the population being a bit bigger and younger than the estimates had previously been suggesting. In other words, here is hoping for more of the Ether People.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

In other words, here is hoping for more of the Ether People.

I don't know where to find them, but you can probably find people who like to do whippets without too much trouble.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 12:45:00 PM  

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