- Associated Press - Monday, August 8, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Federal census data shows that more college-educated millennials are calling the city of Pittsburgh home.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (https://bit.ly/2aLO0zc ) reports a Pew Charitable Trusts study found the adult population dropped by 9 percent but the percentage of young graduates grew from 11 percent to 17 percent between 2000 and 2014.

The number of young college graduates in Pittsburgh grew by 53 percent, or almost 15,000, between 2000 and 2014. The city’s overall population dropped over that period by about 29,000.

Rebecca Bagley, the University of Pittsburgh’s vice chancellor for economic partnerships, says the city has made the transition from the Rust Belt to the new economy city.

Bagley says the economy is now being driven by manufacturing, health care, life sciences and software.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com

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