Pennsylvania Overview

Population Demographics

  • The state's population is 94.4% native born and 5.6% foreign born.
  • Men make up 48.7% of the population and females make up 51.3%.
  • 47.9% of people in Pennsylvania are single and 52.1% are married.
  • The top three races (in population) are: White [81.9%], Black or African American [10.8%] and Hispanic [5.7%].
  • The state's population is 24.5% college educated and 87.4% have a high school diploma or a GED.
  • Pennsylvania has the 6th largest state population. It has a population of 12,702,379 people.

» More about the Pennsylvania Population including race, age and gender data.


  • Typical commute times differ throughout the state. However, overall 58.6% of works commute under 25 mins daily, 25.4% commute 25-45 mins, and 16.0% have a commute greater than 45 minutes.
  • The poverty rate for Pennsylvania is 11.1%.
  • At the time of the last census, the Pennsylvania unemployment rate was 7.3%.
  • The median worker income in Pennsylvania is $29,618.
  • Typically, people work 38/hrs per week in Pennsylvania.

» More about the Pennsylvania economy including unemployment and income trends.


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Largest Cities in America

New York, NY

Population: 8,175,133

Avg. Income: $33,260

Los Angeles, CA

Population: 3,792,621

Avg. Income: $25,922

Chicago, IL

Population: 2,695,598

Avg. Income: $29,913

Houston, TX

Population: 2,099,451

Avg. Income: $25,358

Philadelphia, PA

Population: 1,526,006

Avg. Income: $27,856