Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone State: Charleroi, Pennsylvania

Snookered.  LeJohn will vote for Donald Trump for president and for incumbent U.S. Senator Pat Toomey in November, she candidly admits, not because she loves either Republican candidate but because “they have my back.”

Source:  Wikipedia

Carleroi's population peaked at 11,516 in 1920.  Its 2016 estimated population is 3,969 -- a drop of 7,547 (66%).

The Borough of Charleroi is located in Washington County, 21 miles south of Pittsburgh.  The county's population peaked at 217,271in 1960.  Its estimated 2017 population is 207,298, a drop of 5%.    

Actually, Washington County voted for the Democratic candidate for President from 1932 until 2004.  Apparently, voting for a black candidate helped to provide the tipping point in a county where the population is 95% white.

Other disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone State
Aliquippa.  (1/12/2019)
Ambridge.  (1/17/2019)
Arnold.  (1/18/2019)
Braddock.  (1/19/2019)
Bradford, (1/20/2019)
Carbondale.  (1/21/2019)
Johnstown.  (1/6/2019)
Pittsburgh.  (1/13/2019)
Scranton.  (1/14/2019)

Other U.S. disappearing cities:
Baltimore, Maryland.  (12/31/2018)
Benton Harbor, Michigan.  (1/15/2019)
Buffalo, New York, (1/8/2019)
Cairo, Illinois.   (1/5/2019)
Cleveland, Ohio (1/2/2019)
Detroit, Michigan.  (1/1/2019)
East St. Louis, Illinois.  (1/11/2019)
Flint, Michigan.  (1/7/2019)
Gary, Indiana.  (1/4/2019)
St. Louis, Missouri.  (1/2/2019)
Wheeling, West Virginia.  (1/16/2019)
Youngstown, Ohio.  (1/9/2019)

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