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Population Statistics

State Population
13,002,700
Metropolitan Populations
Philadephia-Camden-
Wilmington
6,245,051 Pittsburgh 2,370,930 Allentown-Bethlehem-
Easton
861,889
Harrisburg-Carlisle 591,712 Scranton – Wilkes-Barre 567,559 Lancaster 552,984
York-Hanover 456,438 Reading 428,849 Erie 270,876
Top County Populations
Philadelphia 1,603,797 Allegheny 1,250,578 Montgomery 856,553
Bucks 646,538 Delaware 576,830 Lancaster 552,984
Chester 534,413 York 456,438 Berks 428,849
Top City Populations
Philadelphia 1,578,487 Pittsburgh 299,226 Allentown 121,470
Erie 95,077 Reading 88,217 Upper Darby* 82,883
Scranton 76,532 Bethlehem 75,466 Lancaster 58,990
* – Township
Sources: 2020 U.S. Census Data (metro populations and counties), 2020 U.S. Census Estimate (cities)

About Pennsylvania

  • Capital: Harrisburg
  • Nickname: The Keystone State
  • State Flower: Mountain Laurel
  • State Bird: Ruffed Grouse
  • State Tree: Eastern Hemlock
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 1,862.21
  • Land Area: 44,742.70 square miles
  • Highest Point: Mount Davis in Somserset County: 3,213 feet
  • Lowest Point: Delaware River at Sea level
  • Number of Counties: 67
  • Statehood: 2nd State, December 12, 1787

Major League Sports Franchises:

  • Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
  • Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
  • Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
  • Philadephia Union (MLS)
  • Philadelphia Athletics (MLB) – Moved to Kansas City in 1955, then to Oakland in 1968
  • Philadelphia Warriors (NBA) – moved to San Francisco in 1962

Updated December 30, 2021.