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Encyclopedia > Pennsylvania metropolitan areas

Pennsylvania has 14 metropolitan areas (MSAs) and 4 combined statistical areas (CSAs) defined by the United States Census Bureau. Philadelphia ranks in the top 10 United States metropolitan areas. In 2005, the U.S. Census introduced "metropolitan divisions" within some metropolitan areas. Pennsylvania has one metropolitan division within the Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington MSA. A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Metropolitan statistical areas (MSA's)

The following table lists population figures for those metropolitan statistical areas, in rank of population. Population figures are as of the 2003 U.S. Census estimates. In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ...

Rank Metropolitan Area Metropolitan Division Population
1 PhiladelphiaCamdenWilmington (PA-NJ-DE)   5,772,947
    Philadelphia 3,849,647
2 Pittsburgh   2,410,330
3 AllentownBethlehemEaston   768,036
4 ScrantonWilkes-Barre   552,139
5 HarrisburgCarlisle   517,468
6 Lancaster   482,775
7 YorkHanover   394,915
8 Reading   385,307
9 Erie   279,966
10 Johnstown   150,452
11 State College   138,524
12 Altoona   127,840
13 Lebanon   121,199
14 Williamsport   119,000

Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... Tweeter Center The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Motto: A Place To Be Somebody Nickname: Founded Incorporated 1638 1832  County New Castle County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor James M. Baker (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 44. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ... State nickname: The Garden State Official languages None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Bob Menendez (D) (named as Corzines replacement) Frank Lautenberg (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 47th 22,608... State nickname: The First State Official languages None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner (D) Senators Joseph R. Biden, Jr. ... Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... Skyline of downtown Pittsburgh Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... Motto: Nickname: [[Image:|px|Location of Allentown, Pennsylvania]] Founded Incorporated 1762   County Lehigh County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Roy C. Afflerbach Area  - Total  - Water 46. ... Bethlehem is a city located in Lehigh and Northampton Counties in eastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 71,329. ... Easton is a city located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. ... Scranton is a city located in Lackawanna County in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 76,415 (2003 estimate: 74,320). ... Wilkes-Barre is the county seat of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and is 20 miles southwest of Scranton, the nearest nationally recognized city. ... Downtown Harrisburg Motto: Nickname: The Capital City Founded c. ... Motto: Nickname: [[Image:|px|Location of Carlisle, Pennsylvania]] Founded 1751 Incorporated 1782 County Cumberland County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Area  - Total  - Water 14. ... Lancaster is a city located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. ... York is a city located in York County, Pennsylvania. ... Hanover is a borough located in York County, Pennsylvania, 19 miles (31 km) southwest of York and 54 miles (87 km) north-northwest of Baltimore, Md. ... City of Reading seal Reading (pronounced red - ing) is the county seat of Berks County, Pennsylvania. ... The Erie skyline, facing south from Presque Isle State Park across Presque Isle Bay Presque Isle State Park, known to locals as the peninsula. ... Johnstown is a city located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. ... Downtown State College, during 2005 Centre Festival of the Arts State College, Pennsylvania, is a borough located in Centre County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Altoona is a city located in Blair County, Pennsylvania. ... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport Williamsport is a city located in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. ...

Combined statistical areas (CSA's)

The following table lists population figures for those combined statistical areas, in rank of population. Metropolitan population figures are as of the 2005 U.S. Census estimates. County population figures are as of the 2003 U.S. Census. Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The U.S. Census is mandated by the United States Constitution. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Rank Metropolitan Area Counties Population
1 PhiladelphiaCamdenVineland (PA-NJ-DE-MD) 5,951,797
Bucks 613,110
Chester 457,393
Delaware 554,432
Montgomery 770,747
Philadelphia 1,479,339
2 PittsburghNew Castle (PA) 2,494,949
Allegheny 1,261,303
Armstrong 71,659
Beaver 178,697
Butler 180,040
Fayette 146,121
Washington 204,286
Westmoreland 368,224
3 HarrisburgCarlisleLebanon (PA) 643,820
Cumberland 219,892
Dauphin 253,388
Lebanon 122,652
Perry 44,188
4 YorkHanoverGettysburg (PA) 499,935
Adams 96,456
York 394,915


Independence Hall, as it appears today. ... Tweeter Center The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Vineland highlighted in Cumberland County. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ... State nickname: The Garden State Official languages None defined, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Governor Richard Codey (D) Outgoing Jon Corzine (D) (Governor-Elect) Senators Jon Corzine (D) (Outgoing) Bob Menendez (D) (named as Corzines replacement) Frank Lautenberg (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 47th 22,608... State nickname: The First State Official languages None Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner (D) Senators Joseph R. Biden, Jr. ... State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Official languages None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich (R) Senators Paul Sarbanes (D) Barbara Mikulski (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 21 Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165/km² (5th) Admission into... Bucks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Chester County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Philadelphia County is a county located in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. ... Skyline of downtown Pittsburgh Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... New Castle is a city located in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed January 22, 1800 Seat Pittsburgh Area  - Total  - Water 1,929 km² (745 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Armstrong County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Beaver County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Butler County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed September 26, 1783 Seat Uniontown Area  - Total  - Water 2,067 km² (798 mi²) 20 km² (8 mi²) 0. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Westmoreland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Downtown Harrisburg Motto: Nickname: The Capital City Founded c. ... Motto: Nickname: [[Image:|px|Location of Carlisle, Pennsylvania]] Founded 1751 Incorporated 1782 County Cumberland County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Area  - Total  - Water 14. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Dauphin County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... York is a city located in York County, Pennsylvania. ... Hanover is a borough located in York County, Pennsylvania, 19 miles (31 km) southwest of York and 54 miles (87 km) north-northwest of Baltimore, Md. ... Gettysburg is a borough 38 miles (68 km) south by southwest of Harrisburg located in Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA, of which it is the county seatGR6. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Official languages None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell (D) Senators Arlen Specter (R) Rick Santorum (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 2. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... York County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...

Flag of Pennsylvania Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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Capital: Harrisburg
Metropolitan areas: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton | Altoona | Erie | Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon | Johnstown | Lancaster | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | Reading | Scranton-Wilkes-Barre | State College | Williamsport | York-Hanover
Regions: Coal Region | Cumberland Valley | Delaware Valley | Lehigh Valley | Northern Tier | Northwest Region | Pennsylvania Dutch Country | Laurel Highlands | The Poconos | Susquehanna Valley | Western Pennsylvania
Counties: Adams | Allegheny |Armstrong | Beaver | Bedford | Berks | Blair | Bradford | Bucks | Butler | Cambria | Cameron | Carbon | Centre | Chester | Clarion | Clearfield | Clinton | Columbia | Crawford | Cumberland | Dauphin | Delaware | Elk | Erie | Fayette | Forest | Franklin | Fulton | Greene | Huntingdon | Indiana | Jefferson | Juniata | Lackawanna | Lancaster | Lawrence | Lebanon | Lehigh | Luzerne | Lycoming | McKean | Mercer | Mifflin | Monroe | Montgomery | Montour | Northampton | Northumberland | Perry | Philadelphia | Pike | Potter | Schuylkill | Snyder | Somerset | Sullivan | Susquehanna | Tioga | Union | Venango | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Westmoreland | Wyoming | York

 
 

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