Apr 15, 2024 - News

News Market: Our growing immigrant populace

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Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

🏙️ Immigrants now make up 15.7% of Philadelphia's population, the largest share since the 1940s, per Pew Charitable Trusts' latest State of the City report.

  • Meanwhile, 36% of the city is college-educated, up 12 percentage points over the past decade.

⚖️ Two of the nation's leading gun parts makers will halt their sales in Philly and elsewhere in the state over the next few years following a settlement of the city's lawsuit against the companies.

  • The manufacturers were accused of fueling the city's gun violence crisis by selling parts to make so-called "ghost guns." (Washington Post)

🗳️ Access to abortion could play a big role in Pennsylvania's elections this year.

  • About half of the state's swing voters say a presidential candidate's stance on abortion will influence how they vote in the fall, according to Axios' latest focus groups. (Axios)
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