With a population of 12,787,209, Pennsylvania is the 6th most populated state in the USA. Also known as the Keystone State, Pennsylvania is 33rd biggest state land-wise in the country. Harrisburg is the capital while Philadelphia is the largest city of Pennsylvania.
In 2005, the poverty rate in Pennsylvania was 12%. Pennsylvania is one of the 13th originally founded states in the USA. Delaware Valley is the largest metropolitan area of Pennsylvania.
The progress of education in Pennsylvania can be estimated by the fact that there are 500 public schools, thousands of private sectors and lots of publicly funded colleges and universities. Almost 86.7% residents of Pennsylvania hold a graduate degree at the age of 25.
In 2013, the total gross state product of Pennsylvania was $644 billion and was ranked 6th in the United States. Back in 2009, the per capita income of Pennsylvania was $47,274 and was ranked 26th in the top 50 states of the USA.
Agriculture plays is a major factor in the economy of Pennsylvania and it ranks 19th overall in the U.S. Pennsylvania is ranked 2nd in apple production, 1st in mushroom production, 3rd in the production of Christmas trees and 4th in nursery, milk and sod.
Agriculture not only makes the economy stable but is also responsible for the jobs to almost 66,800 citizens of Pennsylvania. Gambling also increases the economy after it was legalized in the state in 2004. The unemployment rate of Pennsylvania was 5.6% in 2014.