Pennsylvania Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work

What is the population of Pennsylvania?

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There are 12,970,650 residents in Pennsylvania, with a median age of 40.8. Of this, 49.3% are males and 50.7% are females. US-born citizens make up 90.93% of the resident pool in Pennsylvania, while non-US-born citizens account for 5.84%. Additionally, 3.23% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 11,327,087 people in Pennsylvania currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 12,970,650 1.4%
Male Population 6,394,217 2.0%
Female Population 6,576,433 0.8%
Male population 49.3%
Female population 50.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 40.8 -0.2%
Citizen US Born 11,793,755 1.2%
Citizen not US Born 758,014 3.2%
Not Citizen 418,881 1.9%
Citizen US Born 90.93%
Citizen not US Born 5.84%
Not Citizen 3.23%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 52,138 -5.1%
Moved from Same County 847,306 -4.3%
Moved from Same State 357,567 0.5%
Moved from Different State 254,610 1.7%
Same House as Last Year 11,327,087 1.9%
Moved from Abroad 0.41%
Moved from Same County 6.6%
Moved from Same State 2.79%
Moved from Different State 1.98%
Same House as Last Year 88.23%

What are the employment statistics in Pennsylvania?

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White-collar workers make up 77.79% of the working population in Pennsylvania, while blue-collar employees account for 22.21%. There are also 516,871 entrepreneurs in Pennsylvania (8.21% of the workforce); 4,319,671 workers employed in private companies (68.61%); and 687,533 people working in governmental institutions (10.92%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 4,897,387 1.5%
Blue Collar 1,398,207 1.2%
White Collar 77.79%
Blue Collar 22.21%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 516,871 1.7%
Private Companies 4,319,671 0.9%
Governmental Workers 687,533 3.7%
Not for Profit Companies 771,519 2.5%
Self Employees 8.21%
Private Companies 68.61%
Governmental Workers 10.92%
Not for Profit Companies 12.25%

How many households are there in Pennsylvania?

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There are a total of 5,147,783 households in Pennsylvania, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 63.52% of these Pennsylvania households, while non-family units account for the remaining 36.48%. Additionally, 27.79% of households have children and 72.21% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 5,147,783 0.8%
Average People Per Household 2 0.8%
Family Households 3,270,091 0.5%
Non-family Households 1,877,692 1.4%
Family Households 63.52%
Non-family Households 36.48%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 1,430,404 0.5%
Households without Children 3,717,379 0.9%
Households with Children 27.79%
Households without Children 72.21%

What are the median and average incomes in Pennsylvania?

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The average annual household income in Pennsylvania is $92,849, while the median household income sits at $67,587 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $77,704, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $82,539. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $35,924 and $47,153, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $92,849 6.4%
Median Household Income $67,587 6.2%
People below Poverty Level 1,458,882 0.2%
People above Poverty Level 10,981,397 1.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Pennsylvania?

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There are 5,728,788 housing units in Pennsylvania, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1964. Of the 5,147,783 occupied housing units in Pennsylvania, 69.17% are owner-occupied, while 30.83% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 59.68% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $215,300. In general, housing costs reach $1,055 per month in Pennsylvania.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 5,728,788 0.3%
Median Year Built 1964 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 1,470,362 -0.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 410,191 -0.0%
Built between 1950 and 1959 771,101 -0.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 576,906 -0.2%
Built between 1970 and 1979 716,448 0.1%
Built between 1980 and 1989 551,065 0.7%
Built between 1990 and 1999 538,637 -1.9%
Built between 2000 and 2009 459,492 -1.1%
Built between 2010 and 2019 228,525 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 6,061 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 5,147,783 0.8%
Owner Occupied 3,560,917 1.1%
Renter Occupied 1,586,866 0.2%
Owner Occupied 69.17%
Renter Occupied 30.83%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 2,125,116 0.7%
Without Mortgage 1,435,801 1.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $215,300 5.4%
Median Value without Mortgage $170,700 4.2%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,055 5.2%
With Mortgage 59.68%
Without Mortgage 40.32%

What is the level of education in Pennsylvania?

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Approximately 40.12% of the population in Pennsylvania holds a high school degree (that's 4,118,800 residents), while 17.91% have attained a college certificate (2,227,532 locals) and 19.07% have a bachelor's degree (1,958,037 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 293,766 -1.0%
Some High School 4,118,800 -0.1%
Some College 2,227,532 1.2%
Associate Degree 841,236 2.2%
Bachelor's Degree 1,958,037 3.2%
Graduate Degree 1,215,240 4.5%
No High School 2.86%
Some High School 40.12%
Some College 17.91%
Associate Degree 8.19%
Bachelor's Degree 19.07%
Graduate Degree 11.84%

What is the marital status of Pennsylvania residents?

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A total of 3,651,132 people in Pennsylvania have never been married (which represents 33.97% of the total population), while 5,356,077 of them are wedded (49.84%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 206,203 (1.92%) and 1,052,446 (9.79%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 3,651,132 2.8%
Married 5,356,077 0.4%
Separated 206,203 -0.6%
Widowed 687,456 -1.7%
Divorced 1,052,446 2.6%
Never Married 33.97%
Married 49.84%
Separated 1.92%
Widowed 6.4%
Divorced 9.79%

What are the most common means of transportation in Pennsylvania?

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The top three means of transportation people in Pennsylvania use to get to work are: car, walking and bus or trolley bus. A total of 4,974,963 residents commute by car, 206,977 prefer going to work by walking and 189,286 by bus or trolley bus.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 4,974,963 -1.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 189,286 -7.4%
Subway or Elevated 44,145 N/A
Railroad 8,771 -3.2%
Ferryboat 453 -27.1%
Bicycle 27,303 -5.5%
Motorcycle 4,674 -9.9%
TaxiCab 9,971 5.1%
Walk 206,977 -2.3%

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.