Pennsylvania Census Data


Pennsylvania Census Data

The tables below provide updated data and demographic estimates for Pennsylvania as of July 1, 2016. Our Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool allows you to compare and rank PA cities, towns, ZIP Codes and Counties.

Pennsylvania Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,941,865
Population in Households 12,511,164
Population in Familes 9,949,565
Population in Group Qrtrs 430,701
Population Density1 289
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 5,110,544
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,293,235
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,694,887 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,455,518 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,655,026 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 584,343 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $180,249
Average Home Value $229,149


Median Household Income $53,805
Average Household Income $74,524
Per Capita Income $29,943
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.28%
Households 0.29% 0.27%
Families 0.16% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.