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Population
  2010 2019
Population 12,702,379 12,801,989
Rank 6 5
Median Age 40.1 40.8
   
Total 8 year-olds 150,523 145,799
Boys 76,795 74,542
Girls 73,728 71,257
Total 9 year-olds 154,838 146,174
Boys 79,056 74,644
Girls 75,782 71,530
Total 10 year-olds 157,503 146,219
Boys 80,440 74,865
Girls 77,063 71,354
Total 11 year-olds 155,679 150,263
Boys 80,143 77,083
Girls 75,536 73,180
Total 12 year-olds 156,556 150,821
Boys 80,251 77,098
Girls 76,305 73,723
Total 13 year-olds 158,327 150,640
Boys 80,608 77,182
Girls 77,719 73,458
Total 14 year-olds 163,086 151,644
Boys 83,785 77,451
Girls 79,301 74,193
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2019
Drive Alone 77.0% 75.2%
Car Pool 8.8% 8.4%
Public Transportation 5.4% 5.7%
Work at Home 3.7% 5.4%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2019
Homes with a Computer 90.7%

Geography
  2010
Capital Harrisburg
Largest City Philadelphia
Second Largest City Pittsburgh
Persons Per Square Mile 283.9

Business
  2010 2018
Dentist Offices 5,209 4,998
Amusement Parks 29 22
Fast-Food Restaurants 8,517 9,669
Toy Stores 371 358
Video/Disc Rental Stores 383 49
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 29 31
Candy & Nut Stores 196 165
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 388 468
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers 15 20

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that there is no data for that time period, due to there being less than three establishments. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: December 12, 1787
  • Population 1800: 602,365
  • Population 1860: 2,311,786
  • Population 1900: 6,302,115
  • Population 1950: 10,498,012
  • Population 2000: 12,281,054
  • Population 2010: 12,702,379

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname : Keystone State
  • Flower : Mountain Laurel
  • Tree : Hemlock
  • Bird : Ruffed Grouse
  • Dance : Polka
  • Insert : Firefly
  • Dog : Great Dane

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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