Pennsylvania, US

Pennsylvania: State in the northeastern United States


Pennsylvania is a state located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. It played a pivotal role in early American history as one of the 13 original colonies.

Some key facts about Pennsylvania:

  • Capital: Harrisburg
  • Population: Around 13 million (5th most populous state)
  • Area: 46,055 square miles
  • Nicknames: The Keystone State, Quaker State

Pennsylvania has a diverse landscape including metropolitan areas, mountains, forests, rivers, and farmland. Major cities include Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The state has four seasons and a humid continental climate.

Historically, Pennsylvania was home to Native American tribes like the Lenape and Shawnee. In 1681, William Penn founded the Pennsylvania colony which became a haven for Quakers and others seeking religious freedom. Key events like the signing of the Declaration of Independence later occurred in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania played a vital role in the Industrial Revolution and development of manufacturing, steel production, railroads, and mining. It continues to be an industrial and agricultural powerhouse today with major industries including health care, biotech, education, and tourism.

The state is home to renowned educational institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon as well as historic sites like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Outdoor recreational activities like hiking, fishing, and skiing are also popular.

In summary, Pennsylvania is an influential historic state and economic powerhouse known for independence, industry, natural beauty, and metropolitan diversity. Its rich heritage and resources make it a dynamic place to live and visit.

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Location of Pennsylvania

Quick Facts about Pennsylvania

Population : 12,783,254
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Pennsylvania
Area : 119283 km2
Water as percent of area : 2.85%
Land as percent of area : 97.15%
Northernmost point : Point(-79.761872222 42.499847222)
Legislative body : Pennsylvania General Assembly
Named for : William Penn
Official language : English
Altitude : 1,099 feet / 335 meters
Capital : Harrisburg
Establishment : December 12, 1787 (236 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00, America/New_York, Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 06:10:00 (26th February 2024)
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Seal of Pennsylvania
Seal of Pennsylvania seal image


Pennsylvania is located at 40°48'0"N 77°42'0"W (40.8000000, -77.7000000). It has 7 neighbors: Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Ontario.

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The largest city of Pennsylvania is Philadelphia with a population of 1,578,487. Other cities include, Pittsburgh population 299,226, Allentown population 121,470, Erie population 95,077 and Reading population 88,217. See all Pennsylvania cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Pennsylvania (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Pennsylvania.

City Name Title County Population
Philadelphia The sixth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Philadelphia 1,578,487
Pittsburgh The second most populous city in Pennsylvania and the center of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. Allegheny 299,226
Allentown The third most populous city in Pennsylvania. Lehigh 121,470
Erie The second most populous city in Pennsylvania. Erie 95,077
Reading The fourth most populous city in Pennsylvania. Berks 88,217
Upper Darby Town in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States Delaware 82,883
Scranton The third most populous city in Pennsylvania. Lackawanna 76,532
City of Scranton A city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Lackawanna 76,089
Bethlehem The second most populous city in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Northampton 74,892
McMurray Census-designated place in Peters Township, Washington County, Pennsylvania (USA) Washington 66,573
Bensalem Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States Bucks 60,491
Center City Neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA Philadelphia 57,239
Abington Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA Montgomery 55,285
Bristol The most populous city in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Bucks 53,311
Levittown Census-designated place in Nassau County, New York Bucks 52,983
Whitman A borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia 49,732

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  • Ed Rendell , 18 January, 2011 2003-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Tom Ridge , 5 October, 2001 1995-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Tom Wolf , 2015-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Mark S. Schweiker , 21 January, 2003 2001-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Tom Corbett , 20 January, 2015 2011-01-18T00:00:00Z

Pennsylvania has 7 neighbours.

  • Delaware state of the United States of America
  • Maryland state of the United States of America
  • West Virginia state of the United States of America
  • New Jersey state of the United States of America
  • New York state of the United States of America
  • Ohio state of the United States of America
  • Ontario province of Canada

  • Luzerne County
  • Allegheny County
  • Butler County
  • Warren County
  • Westmoreland County
  • Erie County
  • Carbon County
  • Mifflin County
  • Cambria County
  • Snyder County
  • Armstrong County
  • McKean County
  • Columbia County
  • Greene County
  • Wayne County
  • Sullivan County
  • Centre County
  • Clinton County
  • Philadelphia County
  • Clearfield County
  • Northampton County
  • Potter County
  • Montour County
  • Lycoming County
  • Fulton County
  • Berks County
  • York County
  • Huntingdon County
  • Delaware County
  • Lancaster County
  • Blair County
  • Elk County
  • Susquehanna County
  • Monroe County
  • Lehigh County
  • Clarion County
  • Cumberland County
  • Franklin County
  • Forest County
  • Bucks County
  • Lebanon County
  • Bradford County
  • Lawrence County
  • Wyoming County
  • Montgomery County
  • Jefferson County
  • Beaver County
  • Fayette County
  • Washington County
  • Schuylkill County
  • Union County
  • Northumberland County
  • Adams County
  • Venango County
  • Chester County
  • Somerset County
  • Perry County
  • Pike County
  • Juniata County
  • Crawford County
  • Indiana County
  • Tioga County
  • Lackawanna County
  • Bedford County
  • Dauphin County
  • Mercer County
  • Cameron County


Year Population % Change Method
1820 1,049,458 - census
1830 1,348,233 22.16% census
1840 1,724,033 21.8% demographic balance
1910 7,665,111 77.51% census
1920 8,720,017 12.1% census
1930 9,631,350 9.46% census
1940 9,900,180 2.72% census
1950 10,498,012 5.69% census
1960 11,319,366 7.26% census
1970 11,793,909 4.02% census
1980 11,863,895 0.59% census
1990 11,881,643 0.15% census
2000 12,281,054 3.25% census
2010 12,702,379 3.32% census
2011 12,745,815 0.34% estimation process
2012 12,767,118 0.17% estimation process
2013 12,776,309 0.07% estimation process
2014 12,788,313 0.09% estimation process
2015 12,784,826 -0.03% estimation process
2016 12,782,275 -0.02% estimation process
2017 12,787,641 0.04% estimation process
2018 12,800,922 0.1% estimation process
2019 12,801,989 0.01% estimation process
2020 12,783,254 -0.15% estimation process

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People born in Pennsylvania (200)

People born in Pennsylvania, including prelate of the Roman Catholic Church Andrew James Louis Brennan, writer Diane Hoh, puppeteer and pianist Norman Shetler, .


  • William Julius Wilson (American sociologist) he was born in 20/12/1935
  • Al Herman (American racing driver) he was born in 15/03/1927
  • Claude AnShin Thomas (Recipient of the Purple Heart medal) he was born in 01/01/1947
  • Anne Davies (figure skater) she was born in 21/12/1930
  • Cornstalk (Native American in the American Revolution) he was born in 01/01/1720
  • Florence Foster Jenkins (American soprano, renowned for her lack of musical skill and singing ability) she was born in 19/07/1868
  • Michael Everson (American Irish linguist, typesetter and font designer, publisher) he was born in 09/01/1963
  • Matt Wagner (American comic book writer and artist) he was born in 09/10/1961
  • Abbie Neal (American country singer) she was born in 04/04/1918
  • George Grey Barnard (American artist) he was born in 24/05/1863
  • Tom Mix (American actor (1880-1940)) he was born in 06/01/1880
  • Bruce Harlan (diver) he was born in 02/01/1926
  • Les Brown (American bandleader, jazz musician, songwriter) he was born in 14/03/1912
  • Adriano Jaime Miriam Veigle (American priest) he was born in 15/09/1912
  • Agnes Sligh Turnbull (American writer) she was born in 14/10/1888
  • A. W. Tozer (American missionary) he was born in 21/04/1897
  • Cameron Carpenter (American musician) he was born in 18/04/1981
  • Amy Steel (American actress) she was born in 03/05/1960

Pennsylvania Counties (more)

Philadelphia County
Philadelphia County

Philadelphia County, county in Pennsylvania, United States

Allegheny County
Allegheny County

Allegheny County, county in the southwestern part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania

Montgomery County
Montgomery County

Montgomery County, county in Pennsylvania, United States

County Name Population
Philadelphia County 1,578,487
Allegheny County 1,211,358
Montgomery County 833,869
Bucks County 627,987
Delaware County 566,753
Lancaster County 546,192
Chester County 526,759
York County 450,448
Berks County 421,017
Lehigh County 370,802
Westmoreland County 347,087
Luzerne County 316,982
Northampton County 305,892
Dauphin County 279,874
Erie County 268,426
Cumberland County 255,857

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