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Cities and Towns

State of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania, abbreviated "PA", is in the Middle Atlantic region of the U.S. Its capital is Harrisburg. There were 12,779,559 people in Pennsylvania as per 2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, BLS.gov. The state ratified the US Constitution and officially became part of the country on December 12, 1787.

Please explore the cities and towns of Pennsylvania, below.

Top Pennsylvania College Towns

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Philadelphia 45 152,556
2 Pittsburgh 35 89,575
3 Lancaster 10 7,327
4 York 9 7,989
5 Erie 9 16,769
6 Harrisburg 9 22,258
7 Johnstown 8 5,976
8 Scranton 8 11,472
9 Reading 7 12,581
10 Allentown 6 4,750
11 Bethlehem 6 19,951
12 Altoona 5 4,514
13 Monroeville 4 490
14 Washington 4 1,716
15 Greensburg 4 4,084
16 Williamsport 4 6,854
17 Wyncote 3 351
18 Sharon 3 695
19 West Mifflin 3 740
20 New Castle 3 848

Largest Pennsylvania Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
King 1,280
Bensalem 60,419
Warminster 32,685
Cranberry 29,457
Haverford 48,804
Radnor 31,501
Upper Darby 82,829
La Plume 501
Pulaski 3,370
Cheltenham 36,924
Limerick 18,610
Lower Mount Bethel 3,088
Upper Mount Bethel 6,814
Abbottstown 943
Adamsburg 203
Adamstown 1,987
Addison 214
Akron 3,949
Alba 118
Albion 1,522

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

People

Total Population 12,779,559
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,879,935
Age of the Population 40.5

Families

% of people married 48%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.6%
Median Earnings25+ $37,059
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,437
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,692

Wealth

Median Family Income $68,158
% Above Poverty Level 86.5%
% Below Poverty Level 13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $840
Median House Value $166,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.2%
Irish 16.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

Allegheny Portage Railroad (Historic Site)
110 Federal Park Road
Gallitzin, Pennsylvania 16641
814-886-6150

Delaware (Recreation Area)
Middle Delaware National Scenic River
HQ River Rd off Rt 209 Bushkill, Pennsylvania 18324
570-588-2451

Delaware & Lehigh (Heritage Area)
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Easton, Pennsylvania 18042
610-923-3548

Delaware Water Gap (Recreation Area)
Delaware Water Gap Natl Recreation Area
Bushkill, Pennsylvania 18324
570-588-2435

Deshler-Morris House (Historic Site)
5442 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
215-596-1748

Edgar Allan Poe (Historic Site)
532 N. Seventh Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19123
215-597-8780

Eisenhower (Historic Site)
97 Taneytown Road
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325-2804
717-338-9114

Flight 93 (Monument/Memorial)
National Park Service
Somerset, Pennsylvania 15501-2035
814-443-4557

Fort Necessity (Battlefield)
One Washington Parkway
Farmington, Pennsylvania 15437
724-329-5512

Friendship Hill (Historic Site)
223 New Geneva Road
Point Marion, Pennsylvania 15474
724-725-9190

Gettysburg (Battlefield)
97 Taneytown Road
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325-2804
717-334-1124

Gloria Dei Church (Historic Site)
Columbus Boulevard and Christian Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19147
215-389-1513

Great Egg Harbor River (Seashore)
Mary Vavra, National Park Service
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
215-597-9175

Hopewell Furnace (Historic Site)
2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, Pennsylvania 19520
610-582-8773

Independence (Historic Site)
143 South Third Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
215-965-2305

Johnstown Flood (Monument/Memorial)
733 Lake Road
South Fork, Pennsylvania 15956
814-495-4643

Steamtown (Historic Site)
Park MAILING Address:
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503-2018
570-340-5200

Thaddeus Kosciuszko (Monument/Memorial)
301 Pine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
215-597-9618

Upper Delaware (Recreation Area)
274 River Road
Beach Lake, Pennsylvania 18405
570-729-7134

Valley Forge (Historic Site)
1400 North Outerline Drive
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406
610-783-1077

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