Population of Cities in Pennsylvania (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
2
100,000 to 1 Million
63
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 63 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia, with a population of 1,573,688 people.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the country.

1,573,688

Pittsburgh

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

303,147

Allentown

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

120,741

Erie

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

96,835

Reading

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

87,101

Scranton

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

77,461

Lancaster

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

58,970

Harrisburg

Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania.

48,572

Altoona

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

43,799

Name 2018 Population
Philadelphia1,573,688
Pittsburgh303,147
Allentown120,741
Erie96,835
Reading87,101
Scranton77,461
Bethlehem 75,555
Lancaster58,970
Harrisburg48,572
Altoona43,799
York43,775
State College42,062
Wilkes-Barre40,105
Norristown34,388
Chester33,882
Bethel Park31,541
Williamsport28,396
Monroeville27,547
Plum27,241
Easton27,008
Lebanon25,806
Hazleton24,349
Pottstown22,695
New Castle21,698
Chambersburg20,741
West Chester19,910
Murrysville19,892
West Mifflin19,643
Baldwin19,590
Johnstown19,224
Carlisle19,180
McKeesport18,937
Phoenixville17,373
Lansdale16,567
Hanover15,755
Hermitage15,557
Wilkinsburg15,324
Franklin Park14,762
Bloomsburg14,680
Greensburg14,318
Indiana13,821
Ephrata13,795
Whitehall13,601
Pottsville13,552
Washington13,302
Sharon13,101
Dunmore12,945
Coatesville12,922
Butler12,891
Meadville12,840
Kingston12,713
New Kensington12,366
St. Marys12,195
Elizabethtown11,701
Yeadon11,459
Emmaus11,440
Jefferson Hills11,219
Lower Burrell11,181
Munhall11,053
Waynesboro10,889
Darby10,612
Lansdowne10,564
Wyomissing10,388
Columbia10,311
East Stroudsburg10,125
Nanticoke10,061
Berwick9,996
Northamn9,879
Oil City9,785
Uniontown9,782
Bristol9,482
Lock Haven9,473
Middletown9,457
Sunbury9,419
Brentwood9,256
Economy9,212
Lititz9,186
Warren9,076
Jeannette9,075
Mechanicsburg9,015
Aliquippa8,906
Canonsburg8,774
Collingdale8,731
Quakertown8,698
Swissvale8,609
Perkasie8,511
Morrisville8,462
Millersville8,459
Beaver Falls8,413
Carbondale8,324
Doylestown8,254
Castle Shannon8,226
Dormont8,225
Mount Joy8,182
Bradford8,141
Lewistown8,111
Pleasant Hills8,075
Brookhaven8,060
Conshohocken8,048
Bellevue8,024
Camp Hill7,948
Grove City7,929
Carnegie7,889
Old Forge7,868
Latrobe7,861
Downingtown7,837
Wilson7,792
Gettysburg7,714
White Oak7,583
Palmyra7,540
Pittston7,510
Hatboro7,492
DuBois7,407
Ellwood City 7,379
Connellsville7,335
New Cumberland7,299
Monessen7,283
Souderton7,167
Glenolden7,131
Ridley Park7,015
Archbald6,987
Shamokin6,978
Huntingdon6,944
Milton6,825
Clifton Heights6,713
Tamaqua6,705
Ambridge6,639
Folcroft6,605
Catasauqua6,578
West View6,506
Ambler6,502
Clairton6,496
Prospect Park6,468
Oakmont6,406
California6,390
Bellefonte6,388
Red Lion6,295
Forest Hills6,268
Corry6,238
Swarthmore6,231
Blakely6,173
Edinboro6,162
Kennett Square6,160
South Williamsport6,135
Franklin6,095
Somerset5,889
Steelton5,868
Norwood5,858
Taylor5,855
Clearfield5,854
McKees Rocks5,843
Hellertown5,836
Selinsgrove5,830
New Brighton5,734
Moosic5,731
Punxsutawney5,724
Dickson City5,719
Plymouth5,718
Crafton5,716
Hollidaysburg5,707
Lewisburg5,693
Nazareth5,689
Sharon Hill5,663
Mount Carmel5,583
Shippensburg 5,559
Exeter5,486
Duquesne5,486
Greenville5,480
Monaca5,471
New Holland5,449
Coraopolis5,436
Oxford5,416
Stroudsburg5,358
Media5,336
Titusville5,324
Collegeville5,262
Fox Chapel5,256
Clarion5,240
Palmerton5,225
Shillington5,224
Sayre5,217
Lehighton5,204
Tyrone5,203
Bangor5,188
Schuylkill Haven5,131
Turtle Creek5,127
Birdsboro5,122
Olyphant5,017
Kutztown5,009
Sugarcreek4,975
Bridgeville4,960
Swoyersville4,910
Vandergrift4,885
Green Tree4,857
Arnold4,847
Manheim4,832
Clarks Summit4,829
Telford 4,827
Duryea4,810
Westmont4,758