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Capital City:
Harrisburg
State FLower:
Mountain Laurel
State Bird:
Ruffed Grouse
State #2 Admitted to Union:
December 12, 1787

People Facts Pennsylvania USA
Population, 2010 12,702,379 308,745,538
Population, 2000 12,281.054 281,421,906
Persons under 18 years, percent, 2011 21.7% 23.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2011 15.6% 13.3%
Female persons, percent, 2011 51.2% 50.8%
White persons, percent, 2011 83.8% 78.1%
Black persons, percent, 2011 11.3% 13.1%
White persons not Hispanic, percent, 2011 79.2% 63.4%
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 87.4% 85.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2006-2010 26.4% 27.9%
Housing units, 2011 5,579,275 132,312,404
Homeownership rate, 2006-2010 71.0% 66.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2006-2010 $159,300 $188,400
Households, 2006-2010 4,940,581 114,235,996
Per capita money income in past 12 months (2010 dollars) 2006-2010 $27,049 $27,334
Median household income 2006-2010 $50,398 $51,914
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2006-2010 12.4% 13.8%
Business Facts
Private nonfarm establishments, 2010 297,023 7,396,628
Private nonfarm employment, 2010 4,976,193 111,970,095
Nonemployer establishments, 2010 762,405 22,110,628
Total number of firms, 2007 981,501 27,092,908
Women-owned firms, percent, 2007 27.0% 28.8%
Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000) 234,840,418 5,338,306,501
Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000) 142,859,202 4,174,286,516
Retail sales, 2007 ($1000) 166,842,778 3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita, 2007 $13,323 $12,990
Geography Facts
Land area in square miles, 2010 44,742.70 3,531,905.43
Persons per square mile, 2010 283.9 87.4




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