Pennsylvania at a Glance
Pennsylvania is the 6th most populous state in the union, with over 12,787,209 residents. Its the 33rd largest and 6th most densely populated state, with just over 4% of the nations population. The median age of Pennsylvanians is slightly above 40 years old, and the median household income is $80,937.
A northeastern state, Pennsylvania borders Ohio to the west, West Virginia to the southwest, Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, New York to the north and New Jersey to the east. Harrisburg is the state capital, and Philadelphia is the largest city.
Pennsylvania & Economy
Home to 8 Fortune 500 companies, Pennsylvania has the 6th highest GSP (Gross State Product) in the country. Some top industries in Pennsylvania: banking, agriculture, gambling, and film. Popular jobs include gas compressor and gas pumping station operators, survey researchers, and nuclear technicians.
Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate
Pennsylvanias state unemployment rate is 4.8%, below the national average of 5.6%.