Pennsylvania : What you need to know

Living in Pennsylvania puts outdoor lovers near trout-filled streams, scenic hikes and cross-country skiing trails. While Pittsburgh and Philadelphia offer urban environments loaded with entertainment options, much of Pennsylvania is made of up small towns and dense forest areas. The best places to live in Pennsylvania include Pittsburgh, West Chester and Bethlehem. Steel production, train manufacturing, banking and agriculture drive the economy in Pennsylvania.


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Pennsylvania Profile

Quick Facts

Population 12779559
Latest Population Increase 0.16%
Median Household Income $12779559
Median Home Price $166000
Median Property Tax $1425
Median Rent $69.2

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.3%
  Unemployed 5.7%

Race

  Ethnicity White 81.6%
  Ethnicity Black 11%
  Ethnicity Asian 3.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 6.4%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.2%
  Ethnicity Other 2%

Employment Rate

  Employed 94.3%
  Unemployed 5.7%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 17.4%
  Associate's Degree 7.9%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 11.2%
  High School Graduate 36.4%
  Some College, No Degree 16.3%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 28.6%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 89.2%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 1.5%
Construction 5.7%
Manufacturing 12.2%
Wholesale Trade 2.8%
Retail Trade 11.7%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 5.1%
Information 1.7%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.4%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 9.9%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 25.9%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 8.4%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.7%
Public Administration 4.1%

Housing

  Homes Rent 69.2%
  Homes Owned 30.8%

Pennsylvania Rankings


Best places to Live in Pennsylvania
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Aaronsburg 523 $156,400 $52,708
Aaronsburg 281 $58,300 $60,268
Abbotts 943 $146,100 $56,641
Ackermanville 900 $200,800 $90,775
Adams 1,987 $198,400 $65,862
Adamsburg 203 $107,300 $49,583
Adamsville 52 $101,800 $29,375
Addison 214 $113,800 $44,375
Akron 3,949 $164,800 $54,799
Alba 118 $53,300 $31,875
Albion 1,522 $92,100 $46,818
Albrightsville 159 $172,200 $0
Alburtis 2,411 $169,700 $73,182
Aldan 4,158 $167,000 $62,212
Alexandria 406 $121,600 $51,932
Alfarata 159 $65,000 $0
Aliquippa 9,296 $64,700 $30,851
Alleghenyville 1,137 $262,900 $83,795
Allen 119,261 $126,900 $36,930
Allenport 728 $73,500 $30,446