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Pennsylvania Population

Pennsylvania is the north-eastern state of USA borders New York to the east and north, Ohio to the west, Maryland to the south. The Pennsylvania population in 2020 is estimated to be 12.7 million and 5th most populus state. Pennsylvania state area is 46,055 sq miles (119,283 sq km) and is 33rd by area. The length and breadth of Pennsylvania is 273 km and 455 km with an average elevation of 340 meters. The people of Pennsylvania State are called "Pennsylvanian". The popular cities are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown and Erie.

The PA population change between 2010 to 2011 is recorded as 0.26%, and decreased to 0.17 in 2011 to 2012, and to 0.08% in 2012 to 2013 and by 2015 and 2016 the change is decreased to -0.03 and -0.02, improved to 0.05% in 2016 to 2017 and 0.13% from 2017 to 2018. The estimated population of Pennsylvania in 2019 is 12.9 million.
YearPopulation% Change
2020*12,791,692-0.08 *
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2018

Pennsylvania Population by Race & Groups

As on july 2018, 79% of the Pennsylvania is covered with White American population, followed by 10.8% by Black or African American, 6.7% by Hispanic or Latino, 3.2% by Asians. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders are 3,665 which includes Samoan, Guamanian or Chamorro and Native Hawaiian. American Indian and Alaska Native are 24,995 residents, Asian Population in Pennsylvania are about 417 thousand, includes Indians, Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese and Filipinos. Hispanic or Latino 874 thousand includes Puerto Rican with 434 thousand, Cubans 21 thousand and Mexicans with 151 thousand people.

Total Population12,790,505
Black or African American1,417,611
American Indian and Alaska Native24,995
Cherokee tribal grouping2,958
Chippewa tribal grouping411
Navajo tribal grouping307
Sioux tribal grouping733
Asian Population417,525
Asian Indian125,202
Other Asian Population66,339
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3,665
Native Hawaiian1,350
Guamanian or Chamorro360
Other Pacific Islander1,432
Some other race251,215
Hispanic or Latino874,833
Puerto Rican438,964
Other Hispanic or Latino262,556

Source: US Census 2017(Table B03002)

Top Cities of Pennsylvania


Population Pyramid

Source: 2017 US Census Estimates: Population In Five Year Age-Group

Languages spoken in PA

English is the widely spoken and Official language of Pennsylvania, 89% of PA population spoke English, 4.8% by Spanish, European language by 3.6% and 2% of Asian languages spoken at home.
Speak only English10,750,80389.01
Spanish Language576,2324.77
European Language431,4563.57
Asian Languages241,2992.00
Other Languages79,0680.65
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1601)


Pennsylvania statistics on Education as on 2017.

Population 18 to 24 years1215635617263598372
Less than high school graduate1473528580261550
High school graduate (includes equivalency)397694220761176933
Some college or associates degree522655247970274685
Bachelors degree or higher1479346273085204
Population 25 years and over888595342663394619614
Less than 9th grade296463146160150303
9th to 12th grade, no diploma602519306271296248
High school graduate (includes equivalency)316178615415811620205
Some college, no degree1427444683922743522
Associates degree724522309974414548
Bachelors degree1621733782452839281
Graduate or professional degree1051486495979555507
High school graduate or higher661201831685083443510
Bachelors degree or higher226695910959471171012
Black or African879316407447471869
High school graduate or higher751424343506407918
Bachelors degree or higher1573796321594164
American Indian or Alaska Native alone1662183838238
High school graduate or higher1251262066306
Bachelors degree or higher296514441521
High school graduate or higher229428111079118349
Bachelors degree or higher1509397626774672
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander24159531462
High school graduate or higher18047381066
Bachelors degree or higher496269227
Hispanic or Latino Origin458184231611226573
High school graduate or higher322379157541164838
Bachelors degree or higher694012983039571
Source: US Census 2017(Table S1501)


2017 statistics of disability of Pennsylvania state.

Total civilian non-institutionalized population1730190
Black or African American216401
American Indian and Alaska Native alone5526
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander631
Some other race35109
With a hearing difficulty472714
With a vision difficulty285972
With a cognitive difficulty673967
With an ambulatory difficulty877325
With a self-care difficulty324919
With an independent living difficulty617686

Counties of Pennsylvania

There are 67 counties in Pennsylvania state, Lycoming is the largest county in Pennsylvania by land area and having population of 113,664 and it is second largest by total area. Montour is the smallest county by area with population of 18,240. The most populus is Philadelphia County with 1.5 million followed by Allegheny County with 1.2 million and least populus is Cameron County with 4,492 people.

CountyPopulation 2017Population 2018% ChangeRank 2017Rank 2018
Adams County102,367102,8110.43131
Allegheny County1,220,6561,218,452-0.222
Armstrong County65,87665,263-0.93839
Beaver County165,703164,742-0.62121
Bedford County48,43848,176-0.54545
Berks County417,524420,1520.699
Blair County123,175122,492-0.62828
Bradford County60,98860,833-0.34141
Bucks County627,028628,1950.244
Butler County187,004187,8880.51919
Cambria County133,054131,730-12626
Cameron County4,6214,492-2.86767
Carbon County63,86564,2270.64040
Centre County162,250162,8050.32222
Chester County518,934522,0460.677
Clarion County38,97538,779-0.55656
Clearfield County79,77579,388-0.53636
Clinton County38,83738,684-0.45757
Columbia County65,64965,456-0.33938
Crawford County85,78885,063-0.83434
Cumberland County249,238251,4230.91616
Dauphin County275,831277,0970.51414
Delaware County563,487564,7510.255
Elk County30,29030,169-0.45959
Erie County273,892272,061-0.71515
Fayette County131,427130,441-0.82727
Forest County7,3117,279-0.46565
Franklin County154,487154,8350.22323
Fulton County14,47514,5230.36464
Greene County36,84936,506-0.95858
Huntingdon County45,37445,168-0.54848
Indiana County84,87984,501-0.43535
Jefferson County43,82843,641-0.45050
Juniata County24,62824,7040.36161
Lackawanna County210,640210,7930.11717
Lancaster County541,054543,5570.566
Lawrence County86,65286,184-0.53333
Lebanon County139,566141,3141.32525
Lehigh County365,371368,1000.71010
Luzerne County317,624317,64601212
Lycoming County113,930113,664-0.22929
McKean County41,32940,968-0.95151
Mercer County111,551110,683-0.83030
Mifflin County46,33446,222-0.24646
Monroe County168,089169,5070.82020
Montgomery County824,562828,6040.533
Montour County18,27518,240-0.26262
Northampton County302,976304,8070.61313
Northumberland County91,76791,083-0.73232
Perry County46,03246,1390.24747
Philadelphia County1,580,2211,584,1380.211
Pike County55,52355,9330.74242
Potter County16,83516,622-1.36363
Schuylkill County142,666142,067-0.42424
Snyder County40,58540,540-0.15454
Somerset County74,35673,952-0.53737
Sullivan County6,1396,071-1.16666
Susquehanna County40,97540,589-0.95253
Tioga County40,70140,7630.25352
Union County44,75644,7850.14949
Venango County51,82351,266-1.14344
Warren County39,67739,498-0.55555
Washington County207,296207,34601818
Wayne County51,21551,2760.14443
Westmoreland County352,321350,611-0.51111
Wyoming County27,38127,046-1.26060
York County445,722448,2730.688


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