Population of Cities in Pennsylvania (2019)

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.

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

Pennsylvania has 1 cities with more than a million people, 2 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 62 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia, with a population of 1,576,596 people.

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is the sixth largest city in the country.

1,576,596

Pittsburgh

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

302,908

Allentown

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

120,890

Erie

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

95,956

Reading

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

86,864

Scranton

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

77,546

Bethlehem

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

75,686

Lancaster

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

58,846

Harrisburg

Harrisburg is the capital of Pennsylvania.

48,406

Altoona

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

43,404

Name 2019 Population Location
Philadelphia1,576,596Map
Pittsburgh302,908Map
Allentown120,890Map
Erie95,956Map
Reading86,864Map
Scranton77,546Map
Bethlehem75,686Map
Lancaster58,846Map
Harrisburg48,406Map
York43,733Map
Altoona43,404Map
State College42,097Map
Wilkes-Barre39,873Map
Norristown34,397Map
Chester33,829Map
Bethel Park31,356Map
Williamsport28,177Map
Monroeville27,344Map
Plum27,162Map
Easton27,023Map
Lebanon25,846Map
Hazleton24,194Map
Pottstown22,712Map
New Castle21,476Map
Chambersburg20,766Map
West Chester19,901Map
Murrysville19,817Map
Baldwin19,518Map
West Mifflin19,504Map
Carlisle19,189Map
Johnstown18,980Map
McKeesport18,769Map
Phoenixville17,617Map
Lansdale16,590Map
Hanover15,852Map
Hermitage15,402Map
Wilkinsburg15,193Map
Franklin Park14,884Map
Bloomsburg14,727Map
Greensburg14,262Map
Ephrata13,776Map
Indiana13,741Map
Whitehall13,527Map
Pottsville13,459Map
Washington13,196Map
Sharon12,949Map
Coatesville12,851Map
Dunmore12,824Map
Meadville12,778Map
Butler12,759Map
Kingston12,639Map
New Kensington12,253Map
St. Marys12,043Map
Elizabethtown11,737Map
Emmaus11,463Map
Yeadon11,442Map
Jefferson Hills11,175Map
Lower Burrell11,088Map
Munhall10,991Map
Waynesboro10,911Map
Darby10,591Map
Lansdowne10,543Map
Wyomissing10,372Map
Columbia10,287Map
East Stroudsburg10,093Map
Nanticoke9,997Map
Berwick9,925Map
Northamn9,887Map
Uniontown9,702Map
Oil City9,669Map
Middletown9,571Map
Bristol9,456Map
Lock Haven9,435Map
Sunbury9,343Map
Lititz9,174Map
Economy9,174Map
Brentwood9,173Map
Mechanicsburg9,019Map
Warren8,992Map
Jeannette8,990Map
Aliquippa8,808Map
Canonsburg8,722Map
Collingdale8,714Map
Quakertown8,648Map
Swissvale8,529Map
Perkasie8,527Map
Millersville8,497Map
Morrisville8,417Map
Beaver Falls8,329Map
Doylestown8,241Map
Carbondale8,237Map
Castle Shannon8,225Map
Mount Joy8,221Map
Dormont8,147Map
Conshohocken8,081Map
Lewistown8,059Map
Brookhaven8,057Map
Bradford8,027Map
Pleasant Hills8,018Map
Camp Hill7,955Map
Bellevue7,950Map
Carnegie7,877Map
Grove City7,859Map
Downingtown7,803Map
Old Forge7,802Map
Wilson7,795Map
Latrobe7,790Map
Gettysburg7,721Map
Palmyra7,555Map
Hatboro7,521Map
White Oak7,521Map
Pittston7,464Map
DuBois7,339Map
Souderton7,309Map
Ellwood City7,301Map
New Cumberland7,299Map
Connellsville7,284Map
Monessen7,218Map
Glenolden7,120Map
Ridley Park7,011Map
Archbald6,991Map
Huntingdon6,921Map
Shamokin6,918Map
Milton6,786Map
Clifton Heights6,725Map
Tamaqua6,659Map
Folcroft6,597Map
Catasauqua6,595Map
Ambridge6,565Map
Ambler6,503Map
Prospect Park6,466Map
West View6,448Map
Clairton6,436Map
Bellefonte6,431Map
Oakmont6,395Map
California6,352Map
Red Lion6,291Map
Swarthmore6,227Map
Forest Hills6,212Map
Corry6,177Map
Kennett Square6,160Map
Edinboro6,125Map
Blakely6,115Map
South Williamsport6,087Map
Franklin6,027Map
Norwood5,847Map
Steelton5,847Map
Hellertown5,839Map
Somerset5,838Map
Selinsgrove5,800Map
Taylor5,795Map
Clearfield5,793Map
McKees Rocks5,789Map
Moosic5,720Map
Nazareth5,691Map
Lewisburg5,690Map
Hollidaysburg5,682Map
Plymouth5,681Map
New Brighton5,681Map
Punxsutawney5,679Map
Crafton5,664Map
Dickson City5,662Map
Sharon Hill5,652Map
Shippensburg5,559Map
Mount Carmel5,536Map
Duquesne5,471Map
New Holland5,456Map
Exeter5,450Map
Oxford5,428Map
Greenville5,419Map
Monaca5,411Map
Coraopolis5,386Map
Stroudsburg5,329Map
Media5,329Map
Titusville5,296Map
Collegeville5,266Map
Fox Chapel5,215Map
Shillington5,213Map
Palmerton5,199Map
Clarion5,189Map
Bangor5,187Map
Lehighton5,168Map
Tyrone5,154Map
Sayre5,147Map
Birdsboro5,112Map
Schuylkill Haven5,095Map
Turtle Creek5,080Map
Kutztown5,005Map
Olyphant4,982Map
Sugarcreek4,927Map
Bridgeville4,917Map
New Freedom4,888Map
Swoyersville4,886Map
Vandergrift4,837Map
Green Tree4,822Map
Manheim4,820Map
Telford4,817Map
Arnold4,801Map
Duryea4,789Map
Clarks Summit4,785Map