Sunday, January 20, 2019

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

A new in-depth analysis by the National Association of Counties (NACo) reveals that economic recovery accelerated on the ground over the past year, but challenges remain — especially for small, rural counties like McKean County.

Source:  Wikipedia

Bradford's population peaked at 19,306 in 1920.  Its 2016 estimated population is 8,369 -- a drop of 10,937, or nearly 57%

The City of Bradford is located in McKean County in northwestern Pennsylvania, just south of the New York state line.  The county's population peaked at 56,673 in 1940 and has since fallen to 41,330 -- a drop of 27%.

Related reading:
Bradford oil field history.  (American Refining Group, Inc.)

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)
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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