Pennsylvania PopulationPennsylvania (U.S. state abbreviation is 'PA') is the north-eastern state of USA borders New York to the east and north, Ohio to the west, Maryland to the south. Pennsylvania population in 2023 is estimated to be 12.90 million and 5th most populous US state, decrease of 30,681 people since from the last 2020 census. Pennsylvania state area is 46,055 sq miles (119,283 sq km) and is 33rd by area, English Quaker William Penn founded Pennsylvania in 1681, Originally Penn suggested "Sylvania" (woodland) for his land. 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, Reading, Erie.
- Population by Race
- Top Cities of Pennsylvania
- Population Pyramid
- Counties of Pennsylvania
July 1, 2020
Pennsylvania Population by Race
According to 2017 demographics estimates population of Pennsylvania by race are:
White population in Pennsylvania are 10,378,174, percentage wise 81.14 percent are whites. Whites, also called White Americans or European American, having origins in the original peoples of Europe (numbers include hispanic whites).
Black population in Pennsylvania are 1,417,611, percentage wise 11.08 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Pennsylvania, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.
Asian Population in Pennsylvania are about 417 thousand, includes Indians, Chinese, Koreans, Japanese, Vietnamese and Filipinos. Asian population in Pennsylvania are 417,525, percentage wise 3.26 percent are asians, out of these 125,202 are Asian Indians, 108,801 are Chinese, 26,848 are Filipinos, 6,919 are Japanese, 41,255 are Korean, 42,161 are Vietnamese and 66,339 are other Asian nationals.
Hispanic population in Pennsylvania are 874,833. Percentage wise 6.84 percent are hispanics, out of these 151,690 are Mexican people, 438,964 are Puerto Ricans, 21,623 are Cubans, and 262,556 are other Hispanic or Latinos. Hispanics may be of any race, included in applicable race categories.
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.
|Black or African American||1,417,611||11.08%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||24,995||0.195%|
|Cherokee tribal grouping||2,958||0.023%|
|Chippewa tribal grouping||411||0.003%|
|Navajo tribal grouping||307||0.002%|
|Sioux tribal grouping||733||0.006%|
|Other Asian Population||66,339|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||3,665||0.03%|
|Guamanian or Chamorro||360||0.003%|
|Other Pacific Islander||1,432|
|Some other race||251,215|
|Hispanic or Latino||874,833||6.84%|
|Other Hispanic or Latino||262,556|
Top Cities of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is the most populous in the Pennsylvania state as on 2018, ranks seventy-one city as per the 2020 Urban Agglomeration stats by UN, followed by Pittsburgh with 301,048 and Allentown with 121,433 are the second and third populous states in state of Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania population pyramid hints the growth or decline pattern, as on 2021 Pennsylvania census, 0 to 14 years pattern is steady, there by slightly increased until 29 years and 45 to 59 years, In the 30 to 44 age group and above 70 years there is a decline in population. From 70 years and above the female population is greater than male and the female population is doubled to male for above 80.
Pennsylvania Population by Age
According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Pennsylvania by age is 12,790,505, out of these 6,260,160 are male, 6,530,345 are female, The sex ratio of Pennsylvania is 959. The Pennsylvania population by age are, under 15 years is 2,211,497, 15 years and over is 10,579,008, 30 years and over is 8,034,267, 65 years and over is 2,181,022 and 85 years and over is 325,399. 48.94 percent are male, 51.06 percent are female, 17.29 percent are under 15 years old, 82.71 percent are 15 years and over, 62.81 percent are 30 years and over, 17.05 percent are 65 years and over, 2.54 percent are 85 years and over.
Languages spoken in PA
|Speak only English||10,750,803||89.01|
Pennsylvania statistics on Education as on 2017.
|Population 18 to 24 years||1,215,635||617,263||598,372|
|Less than high school graduate||147,352||85,802||61,550|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||397,694||220,761||176,933|
|Some college or associates degree||522,655||247,970||274,685|
|Bachelors degree or higher||147,934||62,730||85,204|
|Population 25 years and over||8,885,953||4,266,339||4,619,614|
|Less than 9th grade||296,463||146,160||150,303|
|9th to 12th grade, no diploma||602,519||306,271||296,248|
|High school graduate (includes equivalency)||3,161,786||1,541,581||1,620,205|
|Some college, no degree||1,427,444||683,922||743,522|
|Graduate or professional degree||1,051,486||495,979||555,507|
|High school graduate or higher||6,612,018||3,168,508||3,443,510|
|Bachelors degree or higher||2,266,959||1,095,947||1,171,012|
|Black or African||879,316||407,447||471,869|
|High school graduate or higher||751,424||343,506||407,918|
|Bachelors degree or higher||157,379||63,215||94,164|
|American Indian or Alaska Native alone||16,621||8,383||8,238|
|High school graduate or higher||12,512||6,206||6,306|
|Bachelors degree or higher||2,965||1,444||1,521|
|High school graduate or higher||229,428||111,079||118,349|
|Bachelors degree or higher||150,939||76,267||74,672|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||2,415||953||1,462|
|High school graduate or higher||1,804||738||1,066|
|Bachelors degree or higher||496||269||227|
|Hispanic or Latino Origin||458,184||231,611||226,573|
|High school graduate or higher||322,379||157,541||164,838|
|Bachelors degree or higher||69,401||29,830||39,571|
2017 statistics of disability of Pennsylvania state.
|Total civilian non-institutionalized population||1,730,190|
|Black or African American||216,401|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone||5,526|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander||631|
|Some other race||35,109|
|With a hearing difficulty||472,714|
|With a vision difficulty||285,972|
|With a cognitive difficulty||673,967|
|With an ambulatory difficulty||877,325|
|With a self-care difficulty||324,919|
|With an independent living difficulty||617,686|
Counties of Pennsylvania
There are total 67 counties and by Pennsylvania population by county, 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.
|County||Population 2017||Population 2018||% Change||Rank 2017||Rank 2018|
As per the Pennsylvania History, The Native Indians are the first people of Pennsylvania were part of the earliest waves of human migration into the Western hemisphere. Archaeological evidence shows their existence of modern Pennsylvania's borders as far back as 12,000 to 15,000 years ago
The Paleo Indians believed to come to the North America about 30,000 to 10,000 years ago during the end of the Ice Age, That time ocean levels are very low and exposed the Bering Land Bridge between Siberia and Alaska.
Hunters crossed or moved to this land bridge from Asia into North America. The most famous Paleo Indian archaeological site in Pennsylvania, the Meadow-croft Rock-shelter, shows evidence of human occupation possibly as early as 16,000 years ago, expected as it may be one of the earliest site of human occupation in North America.
Paleo Indians used to live in natural rock like shelters in Pennsylvania, hunting animals like turkey, deer, elk, and other prey. At that time, Native Indians were hunter gatherers initially, but due to the climate change, natural resources around them changed, their technology on food became more diverse.
Native Indians are taking advantage of their surroundings with agriculture and were a constantly changing in diversifying different languages. By 1,000 B.C. life of Indian peoples changed drastically with customs, as they learned to cultivate crops. Agriculture made it possible to produce food surpluses, which in turn they lived peacefully by population expansion. They improved their technologies for farming, hunting, pottery making and fishing which was borrowed from different region tribes and communicating with each other and over that vast period of time, Indian cultures developed and diversified in many ways as they developed and adapted by improving the living standards.
By 800 BC - 100 A.D, technologies has been improved very rapidly including communication, construction of small structures and increasing ceremonial centers for Indian communities. Between 1000 - 1500 AD, The Native population has increased drastically, distinct Indian cultures had population centers like villages along the three major river systems of Pennsylvania, namely, the Delaware, the Susquehanna, and the Allegheny-Ohio.
The Lenape tribe inhabited in the south and north parts of the Delaware Valley, people living in villages and commuting to seasonal hunting and fishing camps. Distinct Indian peoples, as there are many who lived are in the major river valleys, located from the Delaware to the Ohio state.
By the time Europeans explorers arrived in Penn's Woods in the 1600, Explorers might more accurately have been called The "Indians", as they have already learned about Indians living in Asian part and they were amazed to see that they are well planned and already quite occupied land. Manipulation and change of the landscape was evident in their villages, walk paths, open fields for trading and hunting and fishing camps.
Many of the other developments seen by the explorers are the paths or the walk ways they had created to travel and trade among these distant places and many of their diverse communities. Other developments seen to be taken place like Native place names, burial mounds, and petroglyphs etched into rocks testified over thousands of years.
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