Desperately Seeking Malthus
|18 and over||268,055||255,905||-12,150||-4.5%|
If that does not shock you. Keep looking at it until it does.
Why is this really important? The overall population loss in the city masks some other things going on. Namely I think all would agree there has been a net gain in college enrollment and student residents in the city. So the loss in the remainder in the population is higher than the top line number would have you thinking. The population under age 18 is a decent proxy for what is going on in the household population in the city of Pittsburgh.