Census Bureau demographer Ben Bolender says the city picked up about 4,500 more residents in 2013.
“Both the Medicaid and the CHIP programs are working together to reduce the number of uninsured children,” says Joan Alker, Executive Director at the Center for Children and Families.
That increase equals about 9,040 residents, and the finding comes from the 2012 Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program (PEP).
Record numbers of young adults are completing high school, going to and completing college, according to new data from the US Census Bureau.
According to the US Census data, 11.5 percent of families with at least one school-aged child moved in 2009 and 2010.
Pennsylvania’s population is now 12.7 million — up 3.4 percent in the last decade. Philadelphia’s population actually rose a little, reversing a 50-year trend.