Phuntsholing on the Mon
A small vanity reference, but Trib on Monday: Population expansion in Western Pennsylvania hinges on immigrants.Immigration is low in Pittsburgh for sure, but most certainly not nonexistent. A recurring question, but who are the new Pittsburghers? Here is one answer:
Leading Countries of Birth - Persons Obtaining Legal Permanent Residence in the Pittsburgh MSA - Fiscal Year 2012 (Source: USCIS)
Korea, South 53
United Kingdom 51
Yes, Europe extends to the Urals and the only European countries in the top 10 are Russia and Ukraine. But anywhere in Western or even Central Europe? Only the UK is in the top 15 (at#11) and Mexico, the only Latin American nation in the top 15 is at #12. Note the increase in Bhutanese immigration is interesting. Something that has been noticed here in Pittsburgh over the last couple of years. But really it is not a Pittsburgh phenomenon as much as a Cleveburgh phenonomenon. Cleveland noted the new arrivals in 2008. In Akron they have been talking about their new neighbors from Bhutan since at least 2010. The AP noted the Bhutanese population in Pittsburgh back in 2008. If you look at the recent trends in the Bhutanese population across the greater region you will see it is more than a Pittsburgh story. No wonder the news today is of a Bhutanese cricket team being formed up in Erie. The Pittsburgh numbers below might be larger, but Akron and Erie are much smaller regions.