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In brief: Continued growth

As a region, Central Pennsylvania will remain one of the fastest-growing regions in the state through 2030.

As a region, Central Pennsylvania will remain one of the fastest-growing regions in the state through 2030. The northeast counties – particularly Pike, Monroe and Susquehanna – and the suburban counties around Philadelphia lead the state. Here’s how the local counties will change:

Cumberland County
2000 – 213,674
2030 – 282,921
Percent change – 32.4 percent

Dauphin County
2000 – 251,798
2030 – 269,855
Percent change – 7.2 percent

Lancaster County
2000 – 470,658
2030 – 553,293
Percent change – 17.6 percent

Lebanon County
2000 – 120,327
2030 – 131,118
Percent change – 9 percent

York County
2000 – 381,751
2030 – 482,984
Percent change – 26.5 percent

 

Odds and ends

The percent of the state population that is Hispanic is projected to increase from

3.2 percent in 2000 to 8.5 percent in 2030. In total numbers, the Hispanic population will increase by 184 percent.

The black population is projected to increase by 26.6 percent, and black people are projected to make up 2.1 percent of the total population, increasing from 10.3 percent of the total population in 2000.

Source: Pennsylvania State Data Center

 

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