Pennsylvania Population 2019
It's estimated that Pennsylvania's population has reached over 12.84 million in 2019, a small increase from the 2010 Census figure of 12.7 million. Pennsylvania has a current growth rate of just 0.24%, which ranks 42nd in the nation. An estimate of the 2019 population shows Pennsylvania has 12.84 million residents, making it the sixth most populous state in the USA.
Pennsylvania Area and Population Density
Pennsylvania has a relatively small surface area, but like many states on the eastern edge of the USA, it has a relatively dense population by comparison. In order to gauge US state populations in 2019, it's important to first look at the last official census figures taken in 2010 and then project forward. At that census, it was confirmed that there were 12,702,379 people living in Pennsylvania and that number represented a 3.4% rise in the numbers declared in 2000.
Pennsylvania is currently the 9th most densely populated state in the country with a density of 283.9 people per square mile. A great deal of the state's population is in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas, as the city has a population of 1.56 million. Far behind in terms of population are Pittsburgh (304.391), Allentown (120,207), Erie (99,475) and Reading (87,879). In terms of the most populated counties in Pennsylvania, two in particular top the list - Philadelphia County at 1,580,863 and Allegheny County at 1,223,048.
Pennsylvania Gender and Religion Statistics
The median age of the population in Pennsylvania is approximately 40.6 years of age. In terms of the ratio of females to males, the state is currently at 51.1% females and 48.9% males.
In terms of preferred religions across the population of Pennsylvania, 73% are affiliated with Christian based faiths, 6% are affiliated with non-Christian faiths, and 21% are unaffiliated with any religion.
Pennsylvania Boundary, Census, and Statehood History
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pennsylvania was:
- White: 81.14%
- Black or African American: 11.08%
- Asian: 3.26%
- Two or more races: 2.32%
- Other race: 1.96%
- Native American: 0.20%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%