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Pennsylvania Quick Statistics
Population 2008: 12,400,000 (Ranked 6th in the US)
Nickname: Keystone State
Estimated Median Household Income: $42,000
Estimated Median Family Income: $49,000
Average Home Sales Price in Pennsylvania:
1 Bed: $163K
2 Beds: $189K
3 Beds: $222K
4 Beds: $355K
Largest Metro Areas:
Philadelphia: 5,800,000 – US 5th
The city is the nation’s fifth largest urban area by population, and the world’s 49th most populous. A commercial, educational, and cultural center, the city was once the social and geographical center of the original 13 American colonies. Philadelphia falls in the northern periphery of the humid subtropical zone. Summers are typically hot and muggy, fall and spring are generally mild, and winter is cold. Snowfall is variable, with some winters bringing moderate snow and others bringing some snowstorms. Philadelphia's economic sectors include manufacturing, oil refining, food processing, health care and biotechnology, tourism and financial services. Philadelphia and its surrounding region had the fourth highest GDP among American cities, with a total GDP of $312 billion in 2005. The city is home to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and several Fortune 500 companies, including cable television and internet provider Comcast, energy company Sunoco, and automotive parts retailer Pep Boys. The federal government also has several facilities in Philadelphia.
Avg. Rental Rate in the Philadelphia Area
One Bed: $1,051
Two Bed: $1,314
Three Bed: $1,750
Pittsburgh has a humid subtropical climate. Pittsburgh features long, cold and snowy winters compared with cities such as Orlando, which only occasionally experiences even frost. The city's climate features abundant precipitation throughout the year and four defined seasons. The primary industries in Pittsburgh have shifted from steel more to high technology, such as robotics, health care, nuclear engineering, tourism, biomedical technology, finance, and services. Education is also a major employer, from primary through magnet schools, specialized professional institutes and highly-ranked universities. Pittsburgh also maintains its status as a corporate headquarters city, with seven Fortune 500 companies calling the city home.
Avg. Rental Rate in Pittsburgh Area
One Bed: $696
Two Bed: $942
Three Bed: $1,214