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Pennsylvania State Profile

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Population

  • With 12,429,616 residents in 2005, Pennsylvania is the 6th most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Pennsylvania grew 1.2 percent from 2000 to 2005 – less than the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Pennsylvania is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 84.2% 83.9% 83.6% 83.3% 82.9% 82.6%
Hispanic, Latino 3.2% 3.4% 3.5% 3.7% 3.9% 4.1%
African-American 9.9% 9.9% 10.0% 10.0% 10.1% 10.2%
Native American, AK Native 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Asian, Pacific Islander 1.9% 1.9% 2.0% 2.1% 2.1% 2.2%
Two or More Races 0.7% 0.7% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.9%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Pennsylvania - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The five largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Pennsylvania are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Scranton, and Harrisburg.
  • Philadelphia had an estimated population of 5,823,233 in 2005 – the 4th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Pittsburgh in 2005 was 2,386,074 – the 21st largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Allentown was the 63rd largest metropolitan area with 790,535 residents.
  • Scranton had a population of 550,546 – the 86th largest city in the U.S.
  • Harrisburg – the capital of Pennsylvania – had a population of 521,812.

Pennsylvania - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Pennsylvania ranked 18th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($33,312 per resident 15 and older).
  • Pennsylvania’s personal income per capita has been about the same as the U.S. average since 1960 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Pennsylvania as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Pennsylvania per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Pennsylvania has the 30th highest percentage of its total population living in poverty (11.9%) and the 27th highest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (16.7%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Pennsylvania - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Pennsylvania ranked 17th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (90.7%).
  • Pennsylvania ranked 23rd in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (28.7%) and 16th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (10.7%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Pennsylvania has a higher percentage of adults who have completed high school but haven’t continued to college, and a lower percentage who have some college but no degree (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Pennsylvania and the U.S. Average
Pennsylvania education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Pennsylvania - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Pennsylvania had the 23rd highest unemployment rate of all states – 5.0 percent compared to the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Pennsylvania has higher percentages of its workforce in professional, sales and office, and production and transportation occupations and lower percentages employed in management, service, and construction occupations (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals that Pennsylvania has higher percentages of education, healthcare, and manufacturing industries and lower percentages in arts, entertainment, and construction industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Pennsylvania ranked 19th among the states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Pennsylvania - Health and Well-Being

  • Twelve percent of Pennsylvania residents do not have health insurance – the 16th lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 24.2 percent of Pennsylvania residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – higher than the national average of 23.1 percent. (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Pennsylvania, 212 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – higher than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Pennsylvania residents (339 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complication from 2000 to 2002 – higher than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Pennsylvania ranked 25th among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Pennsylvania - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Pennsylvania had the 23rd highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (411 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 2,415 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Pennsylvania – below the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Pennsylvania had the 36th highest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 330 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Pennsylvania was lower than the U.S. average from 1980 to 1990, then fell well below the U.S. average by 2004 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Pennsylvania and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Pennsylvania and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Pennsylvania Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Pennsylvania ranges from $20,163 in Forest County to $51,207 in Montgomery County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 9.6 percent in Forest County to 46.2 percent in Chester County (a ratio of nearly 5 to 1).

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