Lawrenceville is one of nation’s fastest growing millennial neighborhoods

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Census data show Lawrenceville and Stanton Heights saw a 52 percent increase in millennial residents from 2011 to 2016.

The tide has changed in Lawrenceville and there’s data to prove it.

Once a pass-through neighborhood known for blight and crime in the 1990s, Lawrenceville has emerged as one of Pittsburgh’s fastest growing areas and is attracting millennials in droves.

According to census data compiled by apartment rental site RENTCafé, the 15201 zip code, which encompasses Lawrenceville and Stanton Heights, saw the sharpest increase in millennial residents of any zip code in Pennsylvania. From 2011 to 2016, Lawrenceville saw a 52 percent increase in its millennial population. Almost 1,900 millennials moved to the neighborhoods over that five-year span.

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