Thursday, March 10, 2011

All Redistricting is Local

Not that unexpected, but here are the Pennsylvania State House Districts that have seen the largest population declines between 2000 and 2010.  All of the top 5, and 8 of the top 10 are from Allegheny County. All 10 are from the Pittsburgh MSA.  Below is the top 10 list.  The full list is an excel file I have online here.

DistrictIncumbent20002010Change
24Preston, Joseph , Jr. (D) 61,76551,004-10,761-17.4%
35Gergely, Marc J. (D) 61,89353,932-7,961-12.9%
19Wheatley, Jake (D) 61,88455,312-6,572-10.6%
34Costa, Paul (D) 62,20655,844-6,362-10.2%
27Deasy, Daniel J (D) 61,09655,311-5,785-9.5%
51Mahoney, Tim (D) 62,00156,731-5,270-8.5%
52Kula, Deberah (D) 62,07156,814-5,257-8.5%
20Ravenstahl, Adam (D) 61,00755,871-5,136-8.4%
21Costa, Dom (D) 62,61557,711-4,904-7.8%
22Wagner, Chelsa (D) 60,99756,304-4,693-7.7%

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have any of the Republican districts in the area seen growth? Like I expect Turzai's and Metcalf's district to have gained in population.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 8:41:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

Adam Ravenstahl scared away more people in 10 months than his brother did in five years.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are blaming population loss on elected officials:
Bruce Kraus:
District 3 City Council:
37,968 to 33,270
-4,698
-12.4%

Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

By that standard, Peduto is best and Burgess is worst.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

MH that would seem about right.

Anyway, one thing that could be of interest if Metcalfe's or Turzai's districts grew would be to see if there is a demographic shift there which might make them more susceptible to a challenge. Especially Metcalfe, who is as radical and rotten as they get.

Thursday, March 10, 2011 2:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

North Pittsburgh numbers:

State Rep Dist Popul. Changes:
Metcalfe +9,414 (15.4%)
Turzai +6,386 (10.5%)
Vulakovich -525 (-.8%)
Dermody -2,464 (-4%)
D.Costa -4,904 (-7.8%)

Population loss in the North Hills:
McCandless - 565 (-1.9%)
Ross - 1,446 (-4.4%)
Shaler Twp - 1000 (-3.4%)

N. Hills increases:
Franklin Park - 2,106 (18.5%)
Marshall - 919 (15.3%)
Bradford Woods - 22 (1.9%)
Indiana Twp - 444 (6.5%)
Pine - 3,814 (49.6%)
Richland - 1,769 (19.2%)
Hampton 837 (4.8%)
West Deer - 208 (1.8%)

Friday, March 11, 2011 9:08:00 AM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home