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Pennsylvania Demographics

Population Trends and Highlights  

 

·         Pennsylvania’s population rose 3.4% from 2000 to 2010 from 12,281,054 to 12,702,379.

·         US population rose 9.7% during that same time period; therefore, PA will lose one seat in US House of Representatives.

·         Pennsylvanians age 60-64 constitute the leading edge of the Baby Boomers.

·         Pennsylvania’s population age 65 and over is expected to increase from 15% of the total population in 2010 to 19% in 2020, and 23% in 2030.

·         Pennsylvania is 4th in percentage of the population age 65 and over:

o   Florida 17.3%

o   West Virginia 16.0%

o   Maine 15.9%

o   Pennsylvania 15.4%

o   Iowa 14.9%

o   US 12.9%

·         Pennsylvania is tied for 3rd in percentage of total population age 85 and over:

o   Florida 2.8%

o   North Dakota 2.7%

o   Hawaii, Iowa, Pennsylvania, South Dakota 2.5%

o   Rhode Island 2.4%

o   US 1.8%

·         Pennsylvania has 113,616,229 households; 27,496,952 (24.2% of total PA households) with one or more people 65 and over.

·         Pennsylvania’s total population is projected to increase over the next 20 years

o   12.58 million in 2010 

o   12.79 million in 2020

o   12.77 million in 2030

·         Pennsylvania’s population age 65 and over is expected to increase over the next 20 years in both total number and percentage:

o   1.90 million in 2010 (15%)

o   2.40 million in 2020 (19%)

o   2.89 million in 2030 (23%)

·         Pennsylvania’s population age 85 and over is also expected to increase over the next 20 years in both total number and percentage:

o   .34 million in 2010 (2.7%)

o   .36 million in 2020 (2.8%)

o   .42 million in 2030 (3.3%)

·         In 2006-2010, 14.7% of Pennsylvanians age 65 and over are in the labor force.

·         In 2006-2010, 12.4% of all ages in Pennsylvania live in poverty (13.8% for US population); 17.3% of Pennsylvanians under age 18 live in poverty (19.2% for US); and 8.6% of Pennsylvanians age 65 and over live in poverty (9.5% for US).

·         In 2006-2010, median home value in Pennsylvania is $160,000; for those Pennsylvanians age 65 and over, median home value is $136,000.

·         In 2006-2010, median gross rent is $1,400 for all Pennsylvanians; for those Pennsylvanians age 65 and over, median gross rent is $1,150.

 

(for these last 4 bullets, the Data Center uses a range of years, ie 2006-2010, rather than just citing one year)

 

Source: Pennsylvania State Data Center

Rural Pennsylvania Demographic Profile