Pennsylvania Population, Area, and Density
The population of Pennsylvania is 12,787,209 people based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2014 estimate. Pennsylvania is ranked number 6 out of 56 U.S. States and Territories in terms of highest population. This is 121.9% above the national average of 5,763,868 people.
The total area in Pennsylvania is 46,054.3 square miles. There state is 97.2% land and 2.9% water. The population density in Pennsylvania is 285.8 people per square mile (14th out of 56).
Population Density CalculationPopulation Density = Total Population ÷ Total Land Area
Population Density = 12,787,209 people ÷ 44,742.7 sq mi
Population Density = 285.8 people per sq mile
|Population||12,787,209 (6th out of 56)||12,702,379 (6th out of 56)||12,281,054 (6th out of 56)|
|Difference||121.9% above avg||127.4% above avg||140.8% above avg|
|Total Area||46,054.3 mi2||119,280 km2||29,474,684 acres||(33rd out of 56)|
|Land Area||44,742.7 mi2||115,883 km2||28,635,269 acres||(97.2%)|
|Water Area||1,311.6 mi2||3,397 km2||839,416 acres||(2.9%)|
|National Average||4,821.4 mi2||12,487 km2||3,085,666 acres|
|Density (people per sq mi)||285.8 (14th out of 56)||283.9 (15th out of 56)||274.5 (16th out of 56)|
|Average (people per sq mi)||434.9||415.6||398.2|
|Difference||34.3% below avg||31.7% below avg||31.1% below avg|