Pittsburgh most educated city in Pa., analysis finds

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

WalletHubEducatedCities

Out of the 150 largest metropolitan statistical areas, Pittsburgh ranks 28th in Wallet Hub’s Most Educated Cities list, making it tops in Pennsylvania. Philly is a distant 77th, Harrisburg 83rd, Allentown 94th, Reading 101st, York 105th, Lancaster 129th and Scranton — sigh — 134th. Continue reading

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Video: The bucket challenge? A few brave souls in Pa. help bear

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

bucketbearOn Sunday, the plight of a young and curious black bear wandering around Clarion County with a bucket stuck on his head earned him a Facebook page.

By the next day, a few brave souls who volunteer in animal rescue decided to try to find him and free him.

They did, with a hacksaw, and posted a video on YouTube.

h/t PennLive.com

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

How populations shift from state to state

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

stable_PA_nyt_theupshotA whopping 74% of the people who live in Pa. were born here, according to Census data from 1900 to 2012 charted by the New York Times’ Upshot blog. That number does not make us the calmest, however. In 2012, 79% of Louisianans were born in the Creole State; and 77% of Michiganders and 75% of Ohioans fall into the same category.

On the flip side, if you suspect that New York (63%) or California (55%) is the state that’s most in flux, you’d be wrong. Nevada has only 25% of its population born there.

nevada_nyt_upshot

You can see all of the interactive charts here.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Poll: Residents of Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland not happy

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

MoveMapbyGallupAbout half would move out of state if they had a chance, according to a Gallup poll.

As you can see, states  in the Northeast — with the exception of Maine and New Hampshire —  perform poorly. In addition to Connecticut and Maryland, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts make the top 10 of would-be movers.

MoveChartbyGallup

The poll measures wishes and reality.

Pennsylvania performs best when residents were asked how likely it is that they will move within the next year. Only 9 percent of Pennsylvanians said it was extremely/very/somewhat likely.

Hop on over to Gallup to read more.

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

States with the lowest, highest tax burden

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Round up the usual suspects? Well, OK, taxpayers in New York and California (the first and second in the most onerous tax list) do get hammered, according to an analysis by WalletHub. But who knew that Nebraskans (No. 3) have the tax man breathing down their necks?

We in Pennsylvania aren’t exactly lucky, either — we’re No. 13 on the highest tax rate list. Continue reading

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail