Population of Pennsylvania 2021

Population

Pennsylvania has 12,702,379 residents (as of the US Census 2010), of which 79.5% are white, 10.8% African-American, 5.7% Hispanic, 2.7% Asian, 0.2% Indian.

Ancestry

In the American Community Survey in 2014, 3,239,286 Pennsylvania residents said they had German ancestors. With a share of 25.3% of the total population, people of German origin represent the largest group of the population in the state. They are followed by the Irish (16.4%), Italian (12.2%), English (7.0%) and people of Polish origin (6.4%).

Religion

The religious communities with the largest number of members in 2000 were the Catholic Church with 3,802,524, the United Methodist Church with 659,350 and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with 611,913 followers.

Languages

Pennsylvania does not officially have an official language. However, mainly the English language and partly also the German language are used officially.

Top Counties by Population in Pennsylvania

Rank County Name Population Population Density (per kmĀ²)
1 Philadelphia County 1,526,017 4,124.37
2 Allegheny County 1,223,359 633.86
3 Montgomery County 799,885 634.33
4 Bucks County 625,260 388.12
5 Delaware County 558,990 1,129.27
6 Lancaster County 519,456 203.79
7 Chester County 498,897 253.50
8 York County 434,983 184.55
9 Berks County 411,453 183.44
10 Westmoreland County 365,180 136.11
11 Lehigh County 349,508 386.62
12 Luzerne County 320,929 136.62
13 Northampton County 297,746 305.07
14 Erie County 280,577 135.61
15 Dauphin County 268,111 185.54
16 Cumberland County 235,417 164.97
17 Lackawanna County 214,448 178.11
18 Washington County 207,831 93.20
19 Butler County 183,873 89.30
20 Beaver County 170,550 148.30
21 Monroe County 169,853 106.29
22 Centre County 154,001 53.47
23 Franklin County 149,629 74.93
24 Schuylkill County 148,300 73.60
25 Cambria County 143,690 80.05
26 Fayette County 136,617 66.09
27 Lebanon County 133,579 142.11
28 Blair County 127,100 93.11
29 Mercer County 116,649 65.94
30 Lycoming County 116,122 36.04
31 Adams County 101,418 75.01
32 Northumberland County 94,539 76.55
33 Lawrence County 91,119 96.94
34 Indiana County 88,891 41.15
35 Crawford County 88,776 33.03
36 Clearfield County 81,653 27.32
37 Somerset County 77,753 27.77
38 Armstrong County 68,952 40.09
39 Columbia County 67,306 53.04
40 Carbon County 65,260 65.13
41 Bradford County 62,633 20.83
42 Pike County 57,380 39.06
43 Venango County 54,995 31.09
44 Wayne County 52,833 27.16
45 Bedford County 49,773 18.93
46 Mifflin County 46,693 43.44
47 Perry County 45,980 31.93
48 Huntingdon County 45,924 19.95
49 Jefferson County 45,211 26.56
50 Union County 44,958 54.76
51 McKean County 43,461 17.05
52 Susquehanna County 43,367 20.12
53 Tioga County 41,992 14.26
54 Warren County 41,826 17.98
55 Clarion County 39,999 25.36
56 Snyder County 39,713 46.18
57 Clinton County 39,249 16.87
58 Greene County 38,697 25.85
59 Elk County 31,957 14.83
60 Wyoming County 28,287 26.97
61 Juniata County 24,647 24.16
62 Montour County 18,278 53.44
63 Potter County 17,468 6.24
64 Fulton County 14,856 13.10
65 Forest County 7,727 6.92
66 Sullivan County 6,439 5.50
67 Cameron County 5,096 4.93

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