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Pennsylvania: State Summary

SNAPS data is derived from the 2000 U.S. Census and several 2003 CDC databases. For more information, see the Credits page.

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Population:

  • Total Population: 12,281,054
  • Males: 5,927,076
  • Females: 6,353,978

Top 26 Languages spoken at home: (> 5000)

  1. English only (10,583,070)
  2. Spanish (356,745)
  3. Italian (70,434)
  4. German (68,670)
  5. French (46,895)
  6. Pennsylvania Dutch (39,500)
  7. Chinese (35,390)
  8. Russian (32,008)
  9. Polish (31,660)
  10. Korean (25,930)
  11. Vietnamese (25,550)
  12. Arabic (19,465)
  13. Greek (17,203)
  14. Ukrainian (11,980)
  15. Dutch (10,805)
  16. Hindi (9,705)
  17. Tagalog (9,454)
  18. Slovak (8,773)
  19. Gujarathi (8,610)
  20. Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (8,425)
  21. Portuguese (8,190)
  22. Japanese (7,129)
  23. Hungarian (6,029)
  24. Hebrew (5,670)
  25. Malayalam (5,475)
  26. Yiddish (5,195)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Catholic Church (3,802,524)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (659,350)
  3. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (611,913)
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (324,714)
  5. Jewish Estimate (283,000)

Disabilities:

  • Total Reported: 3,781,810
  • Sensory: 349,709
  • Physical: 954,934
  • Mental: 540,961
  • Self-care: 304,790
  • Go outside home: 749,374
  • Employment: 816,308

Grandparents as caregivers

Grandparents as caregivers: 80,423

Heating fuel:

  • Total Reported: 4,777,003
  • Utility gas: 2,452,941
  • Bottled or LP gas: 145,254
  • Electricity: 786,648
  • Fuel oil, kerosene: 1,217,155
  • Coal or Coke: 67,986
  • Wood: 76,060
  • Solar Energy: 663
  • Other fuel: 20,500
  • No fuel used: 9,796

Vehicles available:

  • Total Reported: 9,017,930
  • No vehicle: 1,042,181
  • 1 or more vehicle: 7,975,749

Education Attainment:

  • No School: 61,328
  • No High School: 390,741
  • Some High School: 1,044,036
  • High School: 3,150,013
  • Some College: 1,284,731
  • Associate's Degree: 487,804
  • College Degree: 1,153,383
  • Master's Degree: 450,491
  • Professional Degree: 164,485
  • Doctoral Degree: 79,272

Household Phones:

  • Households Reporting: 4,777,003
  • Owners with phone: 3,382,468
  • Owners without phone: 23,699
  • Renters with phone: 1,328,855
  • Renters without phone: 41,981
  • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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