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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 12,758,729 people in Pennsylvania as per 2015 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).

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CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1 Philadelphia 44 155,198
2 Pittsburgh 36 93,015
3 Lancaster 10 7,322
4 York 10 8,906
5 Erie 10 16,566
6 Harrisburg 9 22,347
7 Scranton 8 11,515
8 Johnstown 7 6,154
9 Reading 7 12,808
10 Allentown 6 4,844
11 Bethlehem 6 19,883
12 Altoona 5 4,576
13 Monroeville 4 495
14 New Castle 4 948
15 Washington 4 1,786
16 Greensburg 4 4,011
17 Glenside 4 4,817
18 Williamsport 4 7,052
19 Sharon 3 738
20 West Mifflin 3 763

Largest Pennsylvania Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWN POPULATION
Abbottstown 917
Adamsburg 259
Adamstown 1,733
Addison 198
Akron 3,923
Alba 103
Albion 1,526
Alburtis 2,372
Aldan 4,164
Alexandria 401
Aliquippa 9,356
Allenport 461
Allentown 118,793
Altoona 45,987
Ambler 6,481
Ambridge 6,973
Apollo 1,534
Archbald 7,053
Arendtsville 994
Armagh 102

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People

Total Population 12,758,729
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 5,946,480
Age of the Population 40.4

Families

% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.1%
Median Earnings25+ $36,898
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,116
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,408

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,521
% Above Poverty Level 86.5%
% Below Poverty Level 13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 5.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $832
Median House Value $164,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.4%
Irish 17%

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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