Guess the author of the article is expecting more of the same this year.
Chester's population peaked at 66,039 in 1950. Its 2016 estimated population is 33,988 -- a drop of 32,051 (49%).
Been down so long....
Pennsylvania City Hopes It's Bouncing Back From the Bottom. (The New York Times, 1/5/1992)
This small city of 42,000 people, surrounded by the thriving middle-class suburbs west of Philadelphia, has one of the highest concentrations of urban problems in America.
Its schools and public housing rank among the worst, as do the city's rates for crime, joblessness, truancy, teen-age pregnancy and infant mortality. Homelessness, drug abuse and AIDS are major problems.
Other disappearing cities and boroughs of the Keystone StateAliquippa. (1/12/2019)
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)