Quantitative mapping and population restructuring: Migration, diffusion, and economic change in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

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Abstract

Recent historical and global factors have influenced migration in and out of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The populations of Allegheny County and the city of Pittsburgh have been declining since the 1960s, influenced by economic restructuring. This study looks at population growths and declines within Allegheny County and the spatial distribution of where people are migrating domestically. Pittsburgh's most recent response to population decline is the 'renaissance.' Through the 'renaissance,' the city government's focus is urban revitalization, redevelopment, and expansion of amenities to promote a progressive image. Applying mixed methods, United States census figures were used to analyze population redistributions by county subdivision, and the countyto-county migrations. A multiple regression predicts the population figures for 2010, and by incorporating qualitative data, including newspaper articles and secondary sources, the way the city of Pittsburgh is restructuring and attempting to combat declining trends in population is determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-48
Number of pages29
JournalPennsylvania Geographer
Volume47
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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