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  •  You can see evidence in Pa. For example, southeast (1+ / 0-)
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    Pa. cities---Philadelphia (1,500,000) has increased about 1% since 2000, Bethlehem and Reading (about 80,000 each) increases of 5% and 8%, while western cities of Pittsburgh (0.2% increase, Erie about even, northeastern city of Scranton minus since 2000. Combined with robust growth of much of near Philadelphia and Bethlehem-Allentown areas seems to portend relative urban Democratic weight in the future, with much of western Pa. losing population.

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