Population of Cities in Pennsylvania (2019)

1
Over 1 Million
2
100,000 to 1 Million
62
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 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
Philadelphia1,576,596
Pittsburgh302,908
Allentown120,890
Erie95,956
Reading86,864
Scranton77,546
Bethlehem75,686
Lancaster58,846
Harrisburg48,406
York43,733
Altoona43,404
State College42,097
Wilkes-Barre39,873
Norristown34,397
Chester33,829
Bethel Park31,356
Williamsport28,177
Monroeville27,344
Plum27,162
Easton27,023
Lebanon25,846
Hazleton24,194
Pottstown22,712
New Castle21,476
Chambersburg20,766
West Chester19,901
Murrysville19,817
Baldwin19,518
West Mifflin19,504
Carlisle19,189
Johnstown18,980
McKeesport18,769
Phoenixville17,617
Lansdale16,590
Hanover15,852
Hermitage15,402
Wilkinsburg15,193
Franklin Park14,884
Bloomsburg14,727
Greensburg14,262
Ephrata13,776
Indiana13,741
Whitehall13,527
Pottsville13,459
Washington13,196
Sharon12,949
Coatesville12,851
Dunmore12,824
Meadville12,778
Butler12,759
Kingston12,639
New Kensington12,253
St. Marys12,043
Elizabethtown11,737
Emmaus11,463
Yeadon11,442
Jefferson Hills11,175
Lower Burrell11,088
Munhall10,991
Waynesboro10,911
Darby10,591
Lansdowne10,543
Wyomissing10,372
Columbia10,287
East Stroudsburg10,093
Nanticoke9,997
Berwick9,925
Northamn9,887
Uniontown9,702
Oil City9,669
Middletown9,571
Bristol9,456
Lock Haven9,435
Sunbury9,343
Lititz9,174
Economy9,174
Brentwood9,173
Mechanicsburg9,019
Warren8,992
Jeannette8,990
Aliquippa8,808
Canonsburg8,722
Collingdale8,714
Quakertown8,648
Swissvale8,529
Perkasie8,527
Millersville8,497
Morrisville8,417
Beaver Falls8,329
Doylestown8,241
Carbondale8,237
Castle Shannon8,225
Mount Joy8,221
Dormont8,147
Conshohocken8,081
Lewistown8,059
Brookhaven8,057
Bradford8,027
Pleasant Hills8,018
Camp Hill7,955
Bellevue7,950
Carnegie7,877
Grove City7,859
Downingtown7,803
Old Forge7,802
Wilson7,795
Latrobe7,790
Gettysburg7,721
Palmyra7,555
Hatboro7,521
White Oak7,521
Pittston7,464
DuBois7,339
Souderton7,309
Ellwood City7,301
New Cumberland7,299
Connellsville7,284
Monessen7,218
Glenolden7,120
Ridley Park7,011
Archbald6,991
Huntingdon6,921
Shamokin6,918
Milton6,786
Clifton Heights6,725
Tamaqua6,659
Folcroft6,597
Catasauqua6,595
Ambridge6,565
Ambler6,503
Prospect Park6,466
West View6,448
Clairton6,436
Bellefonte6,431
Oakmont6,395
California6,352
Red Lion6,291
Swarthmore6,227
Forest Hills6,212
Corry6,177
Kennett Square6,160
Edinboro6,125
Blakely6,115
South Williamsport6,087
Franklin6,027
Norwood5,847
Steelton5,847
Hellertown5,839
Somerset5,838
Selinsgrove5,800
Taylor5,795
Clearfield5,793
McKees Rocks5,789
Moosic5,720
Nazareth5,691
Lewisburg5,690
Hollidaysburg5,682
Plymouth5,681
New Brighton5,681
Punxsutawney5,679
Crafton5,664
Dickson City5,662
Sharon Hill5,652
Shippensburg5,559
Mount Carmel5,536
Duquesne5,471
New Holland5,456
Exeter5,450
Oxford5,428
Greenville5,419
Monaca5,411
Coraopolis5,386
Stroudsburg5,329
Media5,329
Titusville5,296
Collegeville5,266
Fox Chapel5,215
Shillington5,213
Palmerton5,199
Clarion5,189
Bangor5,187
Lehighton5,168
Tyrone5,154
Sayre5,147
Birdsboro5,112
Schuylkill Haven5,095
Turtle Creek5,080
Kutztown5,005
Olyphant4,982
Sugarcreek4,927
Bridgeville4,917
New Freedom4,888
Swoyersville4,886
Vandergrift4,837
Green Tree4,822
Manheim4,820
Telford4,817
Arnold4,801
Duryea4,789
Clarks Summit4,785