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Latest Pennsylvania Facts from the State Date Center at Penn State Harrisburg
PA

P o p u l a t i o n
July 1st, 2009 Estimated …………………….. 12,604,767
April 1st, 2000 Census……………………….. 12,281,054
Population Rank Among States (2009)………………. 6th
Estimated Persons per Square Mile (2009)………… 281

July 1st, 2008 estimated population data from the
U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimate Division

Number Percent
Males………………………………….. 6,060,170…… 48.7
Females………………………………. 6,338,109…… 51.3
White (alone)……………………….. 10,633,888…… 85.4
Black or African American (alone)….. 1,342,571….. 10.8
Amer. Indian/Alaska Native (alone)……. 27,181……. 0.2
Asian (alone)……………………………. 304,309……. 2.4
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (alone).. 6,096………. -
Two or more races…………………….. 134,234…….. 1.1
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)……… 593,986…….. 4.8
Number Percent
Under 5 Years of Age…………………. 737,462…….. 5.9
Age 5-17……………………………… 2,024,542…… 16.3
Age 18 and Over…………………….. 9,686,275…… 77.8
Age 65 and Over…………………….. 1,910,571…… 15.3
Age 85 and Over……………………….. 310,242……. 2.5
Net Natural Increase (2008-09)…………………..19,712
Net Migration Rate (2008-09)…………………..1.6/1,000
Median Age . …………………………………… 40.0 years
Foreign born ……………………………………….660,426
Residents Born in PA ……………………………… 74.9%

T r a n s p o r t a t i o n
Miles in Highway System (2008)………….. 121,770 miles
Average travel time to work * ……………….. 25.8 minutes

P o l i t i c a l O f f i c e s (2009)
Governor …………………………………….. Edward G. Rendell
Lieutenant Governor ……………………….Joseph B. Scarnati
U.S. Senators ………………….. Arlen Specter, Bob Casey Jr.
U.S. Representatives ………………………………………… 19
PA General Assembly….. 50 Senators, 203 Representatives
App. Persons Per State Representative (2009)………. 62,092
App. Persons Per State Senator (2009)……………… 252,095
Electoral Votes ……………………………………………….. 21

E c o n o m i c

Median Household Income ………………………$50,713
Median Family Income ……………………………$63,316
Per Capita Personal Income (BEA) ……………..$40,140
Number of Persons in Poverty * ………………1,458,394
Poverty Rate ……………………………………….. 12.1%
Gross State Product (2008) ………………….$553 billion

• 70 railroad companies operate in Pennsylvania, more than
any other state.
• Pennsylvania is ranked 9th among the states in the
proportion of its workforce that commutes via public
transportation (5.3 percent).
• 76.2% of workers drove to work alone, 9.7% carpooled,
5.3% used public transportation, 1.3% used other means,
4.0% walked, 3.4% worked from home
• 54.6% of households have 2 or more vehicles.

B a s i c F a c t s
Nickname ……………………………………….Keystone State
Motto …………………….Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
Flag ……………………A blue field on which is embroidered
the State Coat of Arms
Gained Statehood………………………… December 12, 1787
Capital …………………………………………………Harrisburg
Counties ……………………………………………………… 67
Municipalities …………………………………………….. 2,563
State Animal ……………………………………. Whitetail Deer
State Bird ………………………………………..Ruffed Grouse
State Flower …………………………………. Mountain Laurel
State Tree ………………………………………………Hemlock
State Dog …………………………………………… Great Dane
State Fish…………………………………………… Brook Trout
State Insect ……………………………………………… Firefly
State Beverage……………………………………………… Milk
State Fossil……………………………………… Phacops Rana
State Flagship…………………………………U.S. Brig Niagara

Pennsylvania State Data Center
Penn State Harrisburg
777 W. Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057-4898
phone: 717.948.6336
fax: 717.948.6754
e-mail: PaSDC@psu.edu
URL: PaSDC.hbg.psu.ed

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