Pennsylvania is situated in the northeastern side and one of the 13 original colonies. It is known for it’s diverse terrain, that includes wide stretches of farmland, national forests as well as major waterways. Philadelphia, the Keystone State’s largest city, displays it’s rich history in Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed. Capital: Harrisburg.
The state is the 33rd largest and the 6th most populous of the 50 United States. The state’s five most populous cities are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Reading. Pennsylvania has 51 miles (82 km) of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles (92 km) of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary.
POPULATION OF PENNSYLVANIA IN 2016:
Going to the discussion about Population, in the year 2011 the population was 12.74 Million, 2012 – 12.77 Million, 2013 – 12.78 Million, 2014 – 12.79 Million. Taking a look at the information of population of Pennsylvania in the most recent four years from 2011-2014, the Population of Pennsylvania have expanded by 0.05 Million. Thus, the present year population ought to be around 12.8025 Million and the anticipated population of Pennsylvania of the year 2016 ought to be 12.815 Million.
Pennsylvania’s Hispanic population went up by 82.6% between 2000 and 2010, making it one of the largest increases in a state’s Hispanic population. The growth of the Hispanic population is solely because of immigration to the state mostly from Puerto Rico, but to a lesser extent from countries such as the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and various Central and South American nations, as well as from the Hispanics leaving New York and New Jersey City for a safer and more affordable living. The Asian population swelled by almost 60%, which included Indian, Vietnamese and Chinese immigration as well the many Asian moving to Philadelphia from New York. The growth of this community has given the state one of the largest Asian populations in the nation by numerical figures. The African American population went up by 13%, which was the largest increase in that population amongst the state’s peers (New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Illinois, and Michigan).The White population went down by 0.7%, a pattern that is beginning to reverse itself.
DEMOGRAPHY OF PENNSYLVANIA:
The US Census Bureau predicts that the population of the state was 12,787,209 on July 1, 2014, a 0.67% increase since the 2010 United States Census. In previous estimate, the state consisted 78.8% Non-Hispanic White, 11.4% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 1.7% Two or More Races, and 6.1% Hispanic or Latino.
Out of the people living in the state, 74.5% were born in Pennsylvania, 18.4% were born in a different US state, 1.5% were born Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s) and 5.6% were foreign born.
According to the year 2010 Census, 81.9% of the population was White (79.2% non-Hispanic white), 11.3% was Black or African American, 0.3% American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.9% Asian, 1.9% from two or more races. 5.9% of the total population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.
POPULATION DENSITY AND GROWTH OF PENNSYLVANIA:
285.5 per square mile is the population density of Pennsylvania.
The state has a growth rate of 0.24%, that ranks 42nd in the nation. Back in 1790, numbers had already reached 434,373 and when you consider that in some parts of the west, comparative numbers had barely exceeded one thousand.
From here onwards, sizeable if unspectacular rises were recorded on a decade basis and ten years later, those figures had risen by 38.7% to 602,365. Similar increases followed through the 1800’s and by the beginning of the next century, the state population had grown to a good 6,302,115.
20th century continued to produce good amount of growth and by 2013, the numbers were around nearly 12.8 million.
FACTS ABOUT PENNSYLVANIA:
- The first state of the fifty United States to list their web site URL on a license plate.
- In the year 1909 the first baseball stadium was built in Pittsburgh.
- Hershey is considered the Chocolate Capital of the US.
- In the year 1913 the first automobile service station opened in Pittsburgh.
- In the year 1946 Philadelphia became home to the first computer.
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