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Harrisburg
December 12, 1787
Mountain Laurel
Hemlock
Ruffed Grouse

SUBJECT 1990 2000
Total Population 11,881,643 12,281,054
Male 5,694,265 5,929,663
Female 6,187,378 6,351,391
     
AGE    
Under 5 years 797,058 727,804
5 to 9 years 788,301 827,945
10 to 14 years 755,161 863,849
15 to 19 years 818,058 850,986
20 to 24 years 863,007 746,086
25 to 59 years 5,423,546 5,833,563
60 to 84 years 2,264,676 2,193,254
85 years and over 171,836 237,567
     
MEDIAN AGE 35 38
     
Under 18 years 2,794,810 2,922,221
Male 1,433,371 1,499,561
Female 1,361,439 1,422,660
     
URBAN AND RURAL RESIDENCE    
Total population 11,881,643 12,281,054
Urban population 8,191,066 9,461,086
Rural population 3,690,577 2,819,968
Farm population 117,119 85,362
     
HOUSEHOLDS    
Families (family households) 3,155,989 3,208,388
With own children under 18 years 1,387,111 1,430,808
Average family size 3.10 3.04
     
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME    
Persons 5 years and over 11,085,170 11,555,538
Speak a language other than English 806,876 972,484
     
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT    
Persons 3 years and older enrolled in school 2,829,553 3,135,934
Preprimary school 210,883 363,080
Elementary or high school 1,848,689 2,069,691
College or graduate school 769,981 703,163
     
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT    
For Persons 25 years and over    
Percent high school graduate or higher 75 82
Percent Bachelor's degree or higher 18 22
     
HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS    
Total housing units 4,938,140 5,249,750
With no telephone service 116,779 65,680
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 and 1990 Census of Population and Housing.

   Data from Census 2000
  

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