Population of Cities in Pennsylvania (2017)

1
Over 1 Million
2
100,000 to 1 Million
52
10,000 to 100,000

Pennsylvania has a population of 12.8 million people, making it the 5th most populous state in the nation. The most populated city and the only one in the state with a population exceeding 1 million is Philadelphia, which has a population of over 1.5 million. The state has two cities with populations of more than 100,000: Pittsburgh with 304,391 inhabitants and Allentown with 120,207 inhabitants. The state has 65 cities with populations that exceed 10,000 but fall below 100,000, including the state capital of Harrisburg, which is ranked 9th in terms of population.

The state has a total of 57 cities. These cities are broken down into three different classes: first class, second class and third class. The class of a city in Pennsylvania is determined by population and ordinances. Some cities have implemented Home Rule Charters which make them no longer cities under the state law, but they are still named as such for classification. Parker, Pennsylvania, is the smallest city in Pennsylvania, and it’s also been nicknamed as the Smallest City in the USA, with a population of just 840 people.

Pennsylvania has 1 cities with more than a million people, 2 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 52 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia, with a population of 1,567,872 people.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the country.

1,567,872

Pittsburgh

A total of 68 colleges and universities are located in Pittsburgh.

303,625

Allentown

Allentown was one of six cities to be named a national success story by the Urban Land Institute for its downtown redevelopment project.

120,443

Erie

The beauty of Lake Erie has earned this city the nickname of Gem City.

98,593

Reading

According to the 2010 Census, this city had the highest number of residents living in poverty in the entire country.

87,575

Scranton

Scranton was the city where the first electric streetcars were deployed.

77,291

Bethlehem

This city owns 22,000 acres in the Pocono Mountains, where it keeps water stored in reservoirs.

75,293

Lancaster

Lancaster is one of the oldest inland cities in the U.S.

59,218

Harrisburg

Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania.

48,904

Altoona

This city is trying to rebuild and bounce back following economic decline in the railroad industry.

44,589

Name 2017 Population
Philadelphia1,567,872
Pittsburgh303,625
Allentown120,443
Erie98,593
Reading87,575
Scranton77,291
Bethlehem75,293
Lancaster59,218
Harrisburg48,904
Altoona44,589
York43,859
State College41,992
Norristown34,370
Chester33,988
Bethel Park31,911
Williamsport28,834
Monroeville27,953
Easton26,978
Lebanon25,726
Hazleton24,659
Pottstown22,661
New Castle22,142
Chambersburg20,691
Murrysville20,042
West Chester19,928
West Mifflin19,921
Johnstown19,712
Carlisle19,162
Phoenixville16,885
Lansdale16,521
Hermitage15,867
Hanover15,561
Bloomsburg14,586
Greensburg14,430
Indiana13,981
Ephrata13,833
Whitehall13,749
Pottsville13,738
Washington13,514
Sharon13,405
Butler13,155
Coatesville13,064
Meadville12,964
Kingston12,861
New Kensington12,592
Elizabethtown11,629
Emmaus11,394
Waynesboro10,845
Darby10,654
Lansdowne10,606
Columbia10,359
East Stroudsburg10,189
Nanticoke10,189
Berwick10,138
Oil City10,017
Uniontown9,942
Sunbury9,571
Lock Haven9,549
Bristol9,534
Jeannette9,245
Warren9,244
Middletown9,229
Lititz9,210
Aliquippa9,102
Mechanicsburg9,007
Canonsburg8,878
Quakertown8,798
Beaver Falls8,581
Morrisville8,552
Carbondale8,498
Perkasie8,479
Millersville8,383
Bradford8,369
Doylestown8,280
Lewistown8,215
Mount Joy8,104
Grove City8,069
Brookhaven8,066
Latrobe8,003
Old Forge8,000
Conshohocken7,982
Camp Hill7,934
Carnegie7,913
Downingtown7,905
Gettysburg7,700
Pittston7,602
Ellwood City7,535
Palmyra7,510
Connellsville7,437
Hatboro7,434
Monessen7,413
New Cumberland7,299
Glenolden7,153
Shamokin7,098
Ridley Park7,023
Huntingdon6,990
Archbald6,979
Milton6,903
Souderton6,883
Tamaqua6,797
Ambridge6,787
Clifton Heights6,689
Folcroft6,621
Clairton6,616
Catasauqua6,544
Ambler6,500
Prospect Park6,472
California6,466
Oakmont6,428
Corry6,360
Red Lion6,303
Bellefonte6,302
Swarthmore6,239
Edinboro6,236
Franklin6,231
Kennett Square6,160
Somerset5,991
Clearfield5,976
Taylor5,975
Selinsgrove5,890
Norwood5,880
New Brighton5,840
Hellertown5,830
Punxsutawney5,814
Plymouth5,792
Hollidaysburg5,757
Moosic5,753
Lewisburg5,699
Nazareth5,685
Sharon Hill5,685
Mount Carmel5,677
Greenville5,602
Monaca5,591
Shippensburg5,559
Coraopolis5,536
Duquesne5,516
New Holland5,435
Stroudsburg5,416
Oxford5,392
Titusville5,380
Sayre5,357
Media5,350
Clarion5,342
Tyrone5,301
Palmerton5,277
Lehighton5,276
Collegeville5,254
Turtle Creek5,221
Schuylkill Haven5,203
Bangor5,190
Birdsboro5,142
Olyphant5,087
Bridgeville5,046
Kutztown5,017
Vandergrift4,981
Clarks Summit4,917
Manheim4,856
Duryea4,852
Shenandoah4,847
Telford4,847
Royersford4,762
Farrell4,736
New Freedom4,651
Lemoyne4,638
Donora4,622
Danville4,618
Hummelstown4,609
Jim Thorpe4,607
Bridgeport4,561
East Petersburg4,520
Montoursville4,514
Littlestown4,468
Jessup4,458
Jenkintown4,422
Tarentum4,419
Hamburg4,379
Beaver4,378
Glassport4,377
Narberth4,330
Mount Pleasant4,325
Cornwall4,288
Slatington4,281
Sellersville4,261
Jersey Shore4,241
Sharpsville4,218
Minersville4,214
Scottdale4,211
Honesdale4,180
Monongahela4,152
North East4,135
Fleetwood4,072
Chalfont4,047
Greencastle4,035
Boyertown4,031
Mahanoy City4,006
Baden3,998
Waynesburg3,993
Akron3,983
Charleroi3,969
Windber3,937