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Demographics

The Institute's Research
Click on the links below for information on projects The Institute has completed. Research published in November 2008 and prior is published under our founding name: Joint Urban Studies Center (JUSC).


Anatomy of Double Digit Growth
Anatomy of Double Digit Growth - Executive Summary
October 2013: Multiple external forces help to shape regional economies. Several have been at play in Northeastern Pennsylvania and others may soon have an impact. This report explains these forces and demonstrates how NEPA is poised for future growth.


An Analysis of the Births and Deaths in Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties and the Impact on Overall Population and Diversity.
September 2012: This report summarizes total annual births and deaths in Lackawanna and Luzerne County and its impact on overall population and diversity. The reader will see the difference in births and deaths by gender and by some racial/ethnic categories. Overall, the report shows more deaths than births in the time period, however the growing diversity demonstrates opposite trends.


Population Trends in Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties
May 2010: Utilizing existing research from The Institute, the impact of the regional net migration is compared to birth and death records as well as school enrollments to demonstrate the changes in regional population. This is an update to the report that debuted in 2009.

An Analysis of the Births and Deaths in Lackawanna & Luzerne Counties
May 2010: This report summarizes total annual births and deaths in Lackawanna and Luzerne County. The reader will see the difference in births and deaths by gender and some racial categories. Overall, the report shows more deaths than births in the time period, although, the death rate is declining and the birth rate is increasing. This report is also an update to a popular report that was released in 2009.


Lackawanna County Migration Report - Update
February 2010: This report tracks population movement into and out of Lackawanna County. The report demonstrates that for six consecutive years, Lackawanna County's population has been growing through in-migration. People from New York, New Jersey, and other parts of Pennsylvania account for the growth. Luzerne County follows a parallel path which is demonstrated in a companion report. The report includes the most recent data - 2007-2008.

Luzerne County Migration Report -Update
February 2010: This report tracks population movement into and out of Luzerne County. The report demonstrates that for six consecutive years, Luzerne County's population has been growing through in-migration. People from New York, New Jersey, and other parts of Pennsylvania account for the growth. Lackawanna County follows a parallel path which is demonstrated in a companion report. The report includes the most recent data - 2007-2008.


Population Trends
August 2009: Utilizing existing research from The Institute the impact of the regional net migration is compared to birth and death records as well as school enrollments to demonstrate the positive changes in regional population.

Lackawanna& Luzerne County Birth & Death Rates 1990-2007
March 2009: This report summarizes total annual births and deaths in Lackawanna and Luzerne County. The reader will see the difference in births and deaths by gender and some racial categories. Overall, the report shows more deaths than births in the time period, although, the death rate is declining and the birth rate is increasing. The Institute will prepare a comparison of birth-death rates against net migration to determine the true changes in population (Summer 09).

Lackawanna County Migration Report- Update
February 2009: This report tracks population movement into and out of Lackawanna County. The report demonstrates that for five consecutive years, Lackawanna County's population is growing through in-migration. People from New York, New Jersey, and other parts of Pennsylvania account for the growth. Luzerne County follows a parallel path which is demonstrated in a companion report. The report includes the most recent data - year ending December 2007.


Luzerne County Migration Report -Update
February 2009: This report tracks population movement into and out of Luzerne County. The report demonstrates that for five consecutive years, Luzerne County's population is growing through in-migration. People from New York, New Jersey, and other parts of Pennsylvania account for the growth. Lackawanna County follows a parallel path which is demonstrated in a companion report. The report includes the most recent data - year ending December 2007.

2008 Lackawanna County Migration Report
December 2008: This report tracks population movement into and out of Lackawanna County. The report demonstrates that for four consecutive years, Lackawanna County's population is growing through in-migration. People from New York, New Jersey, and other parts of Pennsylvania account for the growth. Lackawanna County's 2007 report will be available in early 2009 and we are expecting to see a similar result. Luzerne County follows a parallel path which is demonstrated in a companion report.

2008 Luzerne County Migration Report
December 2008: This report tracks population movement into and out of Luzerne County. The report demonstrates that for the second consecutive year, Luzerne County's population is growing through in-migration. People from New York, New Jersey, and other parts of Pennsylvania account for the growth. The net migration for 2004-2005 is 891 and for 2005-2006, the population increase is 983. The Institute will have a report with 2007 data available in early 2009. It is anticipated that we will see a similar positive figure. Lackawanna County follows a parallel path which is demonstrated in a companion report.

Ethnic Changes in Northeastern Pennsylvania
September 2006: The focus of this research is to summarize recent changes in the demography of northeastern Pennsylvania. An influx of the Hispanic community into specific urban areas has spurred not only population growth and new business opportunities, but also challenges in education, employment, and healthcare [to name a few areas]. The study identifies some opportunities for new initiatives and ways other small-mid-sized communities are working towards integration. This brief, by no means, takes the place of a complete regional needs assessment which should be the next step for our area.

Poverty & Urbanization
February 2006: Poverty and urbanization are two economic patterns that demonstrate continuing trends. In this paper, we address the connection between the two and if urbanization directly affects poverty. We also, discuss the nexus, if there is one, between poverty and urbanization in Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.