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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2008

Pennsylvania in Focus: Census Bureau Pre-Primary Snapshot

     With its primary on April 22, Pennsylvania's 2007 population of 12.4 million has a higher median age than the nation as a whole, a higher percentage of the non-Hispanic white-alone population and a lower percentage of Hispanics, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics. About 65 percent of Pennsylvania's voting-age citizens cast a ballot in the 2004 general election, about the same as the national rate of 64 percent.

     These and other statistics about Pennsylvania's population at the state and local levels on topics ranging from language spoken to commute times can be found in the American FactFinder section of the Census Bureau Web site <http://factfinder.census.gov/>. More information about the nation’s voting record can be found in Voting and Registration in the Election of November 2004 at <http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/socdemo/voting/>.

      Highlights include the following:

 Selected Characteristics Pennsylvania U.S.
 Median age 39.5 36.4
 Women 51.4% 50.7%
 White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 82.1% 66.4%
 Black alone 10.7% 12.8%
 Hispanic or Latino 4.2% 14.8%
 Median household income $46,259 $48,451
 Foreign born 5.1% 12.5%
 Persons below poverty 12.1% 13.3%
 Bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+) 25.4% 27.0%
 Median home value $145,200 $185,200

Source: U.S. Census Bureau Total Population Estimates (2007), State Population Estimates by Characteristics (2006), American Community Survey (2006).
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Public Information Office | PIO@census.gov | Last Revised: February 10, 2014