Philadelphia Daily News: Pew: Despite Recent 'Boom' Millennials Likely to Leave Philly

Publication: Philadelphia Daily News

Author: Julie Shaw

01/22/2014 - The surge in young adults that's fueled an increase in the city's population in recent years is a "fragile boom," a new Pew Charitable Trusts report says.

In a Pew poll, "half of the 20- to 34-year-olds questioned said they definitely or probably would not be living in Philadelphia five to 10 years from now, compared with about 3 in 10 for the rest of the city's adult population," Larry Eichel, project director of Pew's Philadelphia Research Initiative, wrote in the report, released this afternoon.

For those likely to leave, 38 percent cited career reasons, 29 percent mentioned school and child-upbringing concerns, and 22 percent said they were worried about crime or public safety.

Of the young adults polled, 56 percent said they would not recommend the city as a place to raise kids, while only 36 percent said they would.

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