Thursday, April 12, 2012

Getting Younger Every Year

While 'cure' may be overwrought in context, a positive version of some local trends is in the news today.  Trib: Region may have found cure for decades-long 'brain drain'

The story touches on, but may not quite get to some longer term trends that I don't think have been fully appreciated as yet.  Something we put together last year is the chart below which if you were to extrapolate a year or two past the 2010 data you can see the headline waiting to be written.  What is the date today?  Just about two years exactly past the 2010 Census day which was April 1?


Anonymous BrianTH said...

Not to be all cynical, but it is pretty crafty of the Mayor to ask young people to do something they are already doing. Maybe his strategists are Nullspace fans.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Send this chart to all the political pundits at MSNBC, CNN, NYT, WashPost, etc. before the General Election takes off and we are bombarded about how rapidly Pittsburgh is aging.


And yes... Ravenstahl's brain drain initiative is ridiculous.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 3:54:00 PM  
Anonymous DBR96A said...

Pittsburgh is a rejuvenating city, not a dying city.

Political pundits will imply otherwise, though, as we get closer to the Pennsylvania GOP primary.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:12:00 PM  

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