Philadelphia Among Top 20 Cities with Deep Local Roots
Of course Philly is on this list.
Planetizen recently linked to a Governing magazine article, which used census data to see which American cities have the most in-state residents (i.e. those who have never moved or have simply lived around the area for most of their lives).
Governing’s Matt Maciag writes it’s places like that which have “more civically active” people and “distinct communities,” but are also more likely to have fallen on hard economic times.
After taking three indicators into account (“length of housing tenure, whether people lived in the state where they were born and recent migration data”), Maciag found the top 20 cities with long-established residents:
Akron, Ohio, Birmingham, Ala., Cleveland, Detroit, East Los Angeles, Calif., Flint, Mich., Fort Wayne, Ind., Green Bay, Wis., Huntington Beach, Calif., Independence, Mo., Jackson, Miss., Miami Gardens, Fla., Mobile, Ala., Norwalk, Calif., Philadelphia, Rialto, Calif., Rockford, Ill., Toledo, Ohio, West Covina, Calif., and Yonkers, N.Y.”
H/T: The 20 Cities with the Deepest Roots [Planetizen]