The place that suffered the second worst decline in numbers among 382 metro areas has been lauded by national media as among America’s most affordable, friendliest, restaurant-rich, appealing places to live. Huffington Post labeled it both “the coolest American city you haven’t been to” and “one of the top 10 cities techies should consider moving to in 2016.”
That is our beloved Pittsburgh, where not many people actually moved in 2016 — at least in relative terms — whether they considered it or not. The seven-county region lost 8,972 people between July 2015 and July 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates being released publicly Thursday. The year before it reported a loss of 6,716.