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Pennsylvania

  •   State: 
    Pennsylvania
      Coordinates: 
    39°43′ to 42°16′ N | 74°41′ to 80°31′ W
      Area total: 
    46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²) [29,474,490.880 acres]
      Area land: 
    44,816.61 sq mi (116,074 km²) [28,635,668.480 acres]
      Area water: 
    2.7% = 1,239 sq mi (3,208 km²) [838,822.400 acres]
      Elevation: 
    3,213 ft (979 m) Mount Davis
      Established: 
    December 12, 1787 (2nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 

    Harrisburg

  • Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
    13,002,700
      Population density: 
    290/sq mi (112/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
    $68,957
      Households: 
    4,907,949
      Unemployment rate: 
    8.40%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    7.00%
      Income taxes: 
    3.07%
      GDP: 
    $923,089 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 3.67% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 3.72% from 2021.  8.7% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  78,593. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  4.4%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $71,160 respectively per capita 2023 = $74,109.
      Housing units: 
    5,815,392 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 1.3% increase compared to 2020, specifically 72,556 more housing units.

Pennsylvania, officially the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle. The Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, and New Jersey to the east. Pennsylvania is the 33rd-largest state by area, and the 6th-most populous state according to the most recent official U.S. Census count in 2010. It is the 9th-most densely populated of the 50 states. Pennsylvania's two most populous cities are Philadelphia (1,580,863), and Pittsburgh (302,407). The state capital and its 10th largest city is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania has 140 miles (225 km) of waterfront along Lake Erie and the Delaware Estuary. Cities include Philadelphia, Reading, Lebanon and Lancaster in the southeast, Pittsburgh in the southwest, the tri-cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton in the central east (known as the Lehigh Valley). The northeast includes the former anthracite coal mining cities of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston (Greater Pittston), and Hazleton. Erie is located in the northwest.

As shown in the given Pennsylvania location map that Pennsylvania is located in the north-eastern part of the United States. Pennsylvania map also illustrates that it shares its border with New York in the north, Ohio in the west, West Virginia in the south-west, Maryland and Delaware in the south, and New Jersey in the east. Besides, it also shares its international border with Canada.

The capital city of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg. However, the largest city is Philadelphia; other important cities are Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Erie. Pennsylvania is one of the industrial states that homes some of the top companies of the world enlisted in Fortune 500 companies e.g. U.S. Steel, H.J. Heinz, and PPG Industries. The climate type of Pennsylvania ranges from humid continental type to humid sub-tropical.

Pittsburgh is primarily known for its sports and rivers, but is increasingly becoming a centre for environmentally friendly technology and culture. Art and history lovers should not miss the four world-renowned Carnegie Museums and the Andy Warhol Museum. The Duquesne Incline funicular offers a sensational view of the city's skyline. In the 89 characteristic districts of Pittsburgh, you will encounter the most diverse cultures from all over the world.

A chocolate and candy-themed park? Yes, please! Hersheypark features rides, attractions, shows and yes, chocolate, for all ages. We especially love Christmas Candylane!

The US State Pennsylvania occupies 115,883 m², about 1,27 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Pennsylvania with 12,805,537 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 4,27 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 941,642 fewer people. The capital Harrisburg alone has 49,192 inhabitants.

Harrisburg was named the capital of Pennsylvania in 1812. The state capital building in Harrisburg is modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City. In 2014, Philadelphia was the fifth largest city in the U.S., with more than 1.5 million residents.

State College serves the central region while Williamsport serves the commonwealth's north-central region as does Chambersburg the south-central region, with York, Carlisle, and the state capital Harrisburg on the Susquehanna River in the east-central region of the Commonwealth and Altoona and Johnstown in the west-central region. The state has five geographical regions, namely the Allegheny Plateau, Ridge and Valley, Atlantic Coastal Plain, Piedmont, and the Erie Plain. Pennsylvania's diverse topography also produces a variety of climates, though the entire state experiences cold winters and humid summers. Straddling two major zones, the majority of the state, with the exception of the southeastern corner, has a humid continental climate. The southern portion of the state has a humid subtropical climate. The largest city, Philadelphia, has some characteristics of the humid subtropical climate that covers much of Delaware and Maryland to the south. Summers are generally hot and humid. Moving toward the mountainous interior of the state, the winter climate becomes colder, the number of cloudy days increases, and snowfall amounts are greater. Western areas of the state, particularly locations near Lake Erie, can receive over 100 inches (250 cm) of snowfall annually, and the entire state receives plentiful precipitation throughout the year.

Pennsylvania is known under different nicknames; aka Keystone State (previously used on license plates), or Quaker State, or Coal State, or Railroad State and detailed official information about Pennsylvania can be found on the homepage at www.pa.gov.

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Pennsylvania, PA about 1,503,929 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 0.12 estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Pennsylvania are about 1,805,217 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $68,931 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $68,429, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $69,433 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Pennsylvania = 33.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 66. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 65. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Pennsylvania = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Pennsylvania = 41.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 36.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 130. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 179. 83.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 50, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 13,002,700 individuals with a median age of 39.7 age the population grows by 1.51% in Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 290/sq mi (112/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 3.12 people per household in the 4,907,949 households with an average household income of $68,957 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.40% of the available work force and has dropped -4.33% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.94%. The number of physicians in Pennsylvania per 100,000 population = 247.

The percentage of housing units in Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 64.59%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 48 years with median home cost = $155,030 and home appreciation of -2.15%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $16.00 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $5,933 per student. There are 15.2 students for each teacher in the school, 793 students for each Librarian and 438 students for each Counselor. 5.93% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.18% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.51% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Pennsylvania's population of 3,521,951 residents in 1870 has increased 2,06-fold to 13,002,700 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 51.33% female residents and 48.67% male residents live in Pennsylvania, USA.

    As of 2020, 57.17% in Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 42.83% are single population.

  • 27.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Pennsylvania require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    76.47% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.23% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 4.85% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.03% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Pennsylvania, 64.59% are owner-occupied homes, another 10.21% are rented apartments, and the remaining 25.20% are vacant.

  • 54.97% of the population in Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 44.170%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 54.480%) of those eligible to vote in Pennsylvania.

Skyline of Pennsylvania

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