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 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, 2014 (nces.ed.gov/ipeds).

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

If you don't find the city or town you want in the list here, you can find ALL cities and towns by navigating through these alphabetical links:

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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/.


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


% 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


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%


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


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

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

Delaware & Lehigh (Heritage Area)
Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
Easton, Pennsylvania 18042

Delaware Water Gap (Recreation Area)
Delaware Water Gap Natl Recreation Area
Bushkill, Pennsylvania 18324

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

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

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

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

Fort Necessity (Battlefield)
One Washington Parkway
Farmington, Pennsylvania 15437

Friendship Hill (Historic Site)
223 New Geneva Road
Point Marion, Pennsylvania 15474

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

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

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

Hopewell Furnace (Historic Site)
2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, Pennsylvania 19520

Independence (Historic Site)
143 South Third Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Johnstown Flood (Monument/Memorial)
733 Lake Road
South Fork, Pennsylvania 15956

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

Thaddeus Kosciuszko (Monument/Memorial)
301 Pine Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Upper Delaware (Recreation Area)
274 River Road
Beach Lake, Pennsylvania 18405

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

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