Slow-growing metro Philly falls to No. 7 nationally

March 24, 2016

Although residents have moved out, nearly 50,000 immigrants came to the city of Philadelphia in the same time period – and their numbers, experts said, are what counterbalance other losses, as in other Eastern cities.

“What’s keeping us from declining, for the most part, is immigration from abroad,” said James W. Hughes, dean of the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University.

Philly.com, March 24

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