South Central Pennsylvania
- As of 2022 the region’s population increased by 4.1% since 2017, growing by 59,339. Population is expected to increase by 4.4% between 2022 and 2027, adding 65,264.
- From 2017 to 2022, jobs declined by 0.3% in 8 Pennsylvania Counties from 705,830 to 703,751. This change fell short of the national growth rate of 2.4% by 2.7%. As the number of jobs declined, the labor force participation rate decreased from 65.7% to 64.5% between 2017 and 2022.
- Concerning educational attainment, 18.0% of the selected regions’ residents possess a Bachelor’s Degree (2.8% below the national average), and 9.0% hold an Associate’s Degree (0.1% above the national average).
- The top three industries in 2022 are Restaurants and Other Eating Places, Warehousing and Storage, and Education and Hospitals (Local Government).