Cities & States

Philadelphia County
Population: 1,555,072
Allegheny County
Population: 1,231,145
Montgomery County
Population: 812,970
Bucks County
Population: 626,583
Delaware County
Population: 561,683
Lancaster County
Population: 530,216
Chester County
Population: 509,797
York County
Population: 439,660
Berks County
Population: 413,965
Westmoreland County
Population: 361,251


State of Pennsylvania Demographics

Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., the Keystone State has a sizable energy industry, with plenty of natural gas trapped in the Marcellus Shale play. Its economy continues to grow modestly though, with gains held back recently by further declines in oil and gas exploration. Growth industries include life sciences, engineering and healthcare, with leading educational institutions and hospitals. Pennsylvania’s economy is improving, but weak population demographics and poor public sector finances are keeping growth in check. (Source: Wells Fargo Securities, LLC)

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Pennsylvania for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Pennsylvania has a mixed employment scorecard. The civilian labor force declined by 0.34 percent, and the labor force declined 0.4 percent, to a still healthy 62.7 percent. While these are not numbers elected officials and residents want to see, the unemployment rate did decline 0.6 percent, to 4.9 percent. You can view what jobs are available in Pennsylvania, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

pennsylvania demographics

View more Pennsylvania demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Pennsylvania below. More employment information for the State of Pennsylvania and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

Based on 2013 statistics, the healthcare and social assistance sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by government and government enterprises; retail trade; manufacturing; and professional and technical services, respectively.

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
3.54% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Pennsylvania

Directory of Counties in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Unemployment Data
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