Pennsylvania Demographics

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Social Characteristics – show more >>

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Average household size

2.47

(X)

2.61

+/-0.01

rank

Average family size

3.07

(X)

3.20

+/-0.01

Population 25 years and over

8,431,859

+/-4,486

High school graduate or higher

(X)

86.2

84.1%

(X)

rank

Bachelor’s degree or higher

(X)

25.4

27.0%

(X)

rank

Civilian veterans (civilian population 18 years and over)

1,073,558

11.2

10.4%

+/-12,523

rank

Disability status (population 5 years and over)

1,859,728

16.2

15.1%

+/-17,503

Foreign born

636,567

5.1

12.5%

+/-14,664

rank

Male, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

2,571,171

52.7

52.4%

+/-15,906

Female, Now married, except separated (population 15 years and over)

2,502,978

47.4

48.4%

+/-16,647

Speak a language other than English at home (population 5 years and over)

1,076,799

9.2

19.7%

+/-16,253

rank

Household population

11,984,948

*****

Group quarters population

(X)

(X)

(X)

(X)

Economic Characteristics – show more >>

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

In labor force (population 16 years and over)

6,277,605

62.9

65.0%

+/-17,088

rank

Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over)

25.0

(X)

25.0

+/-0.1

rank

Median household income (in 2006 inflation-adjusted dollars)

46,259

(X)

48,451

+/-290

rank

Median family income (in 2006 inflation-adjusted dollars)

58,148

(X)

58,526

+/-361

rank

Per capita income (in 2006 inflation-adjusted dollars)

24,694

(X)

25,267

+/-140

Families below poverty level

(X)

8.2

9.8%

(X)

Individuals below poverty level

(X)

12.1

13.3%

(X)

rank

Housing Characteristics – show more >>

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total housing units

5,453,647

+/-287

Occupied housing units

4,845,603

88.9

88.4%

+/-12,498

Owner-occupied housing units

3,475,105

71.7

67.3%

+/-13,987

Renter-occupied housing units

1,370,498

28.3

32.7%

+/-14,597

Vacant housing units

608,044

11.1

11.6%

+/-12,538

Owner-occupied homes

3,475,105

+/-13,987

rank

Median value (dollars)

145,200

(X)

185,200

+/-765

rank

Median of selected monthly owner costs

With a mortgage (dollars)

1,271

(X)

1,402

+/-8

rank

Not mortgaged (dollars)

431

(X)

399

+/-3

rank

ACS Demographic Estimates – show more >>

Estimate

Percent

U.S.

Margin of Error

Total population

12,440,621

*****

Male

6,043,132

48.6

49.2%

+/-3,285

Female

6,397,489

51.4

50.8%

+/-3,285

Median age (years)

39.6

(X)

36.4

+/-0.1

Under 5 years

724,450

5.8

6.8%

+/-1,830

18 years and over

9,633,087

77.4

75.4%

+/-2,145

65 years and over

1,883,234

15.1

12.4%

+/-2,422

One race

12,289,713

98.8

98.0%

+/-8,068

White

10,429,732

83.8

73.9%

+/-8,371

rank

Black or African American

1,289,799

10.4

12.4%

+/-6,766

rank

American Indian and Alaska Native

17,634

0.1

0.8%

+/-1,901

rank

Asian

289,289

2.3

4.4%

+/-3,395

rank

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

3,332

0.0

0.1%

+/-1,129

rank

Some other race

259,927

2.1

6.3%

+/-9,372

rank

Two or more races

150,908

1.2

2.0%

+/-8,068

rank

Hispanic or Latino (of any race)

527,142

4.2

14.8%

+/-988

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006 American Community Survey

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