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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 12,790,505 people in Pennsylvania as per 2018 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) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

RANKS
CITY OR TOWN
COLLEGES
STUDENTS
1Philadelphia39145,922
2Pittsburgh3084,208
3Lancaster98,081
4Scranton811,287
5Erie816,716
6Allentown75,367
7Reading712,256
8York66,829
9Bethlehem619,795
10Altoona54,010
11Johnstown56,198
12Harrisburg522,979
13Washington41,699
14Greensburg44,114
15Monroeville3305
16Wyncote3362
17Sharon3679
18West Mifflin3684
19New Castle3826
20Chambersburg31,387

Largest Pennsylvania Cities and Towns

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CITY OR TOWNPOPULATION
Abbottstown952
Adamsburg187
Adamstown2,203
Akron3,975
Alba110
Aldan4,162
Alexandria404
Allenport495
Allentown120,128
Altoona44,749
Ashley2,737
Austin528
Avoca2,636
Avonmore1,083
Bath2,665
Beallsville506
Bear Lake159
Beaver Falls8,641
Beaver Meadows766
Bechtelsville773

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,790,505
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+5,976,599
Age of the Population40.7

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.1%
Median Earnings25+$39,530
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,808

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,692
% Above Poverty Level86.9%
% Below Poverty Level13.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$885
Median House Value$170,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.2%
Irish16.1%
Italian11.8%
English7%
Polish6.4%
French Except Basque1.6%
Slovak1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1.5%
Russian1.4%
Welsh1.3%
German1.2%
Hungarian1%
African0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Swedish0.8%
Lithuanian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Arab0.5%
Greek0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Czech0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Haitian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Liberian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2017, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Notable Places

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

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

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

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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