U.S. Census Bureau Releases 2017 Population Estimates

HARRISBURG, June 21, 2018 – The U.S. Census Bureau released today its 2017 Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin. Pennsylvania’s populations with the highest percent change include:

55 years and older (+14.2%)
Non-Hispanic Asian (+28.9%)
Hispanic or Latino (+30.7%)

Nearly one-third (32.0%) of all Pennsylvanians were 55 years or older in 2017 – up from 28.2% in 2010. The median age of the state increased from 40.1 years in 2010 to 40.7 years in 2017. Forty-eight of Pennsylvania’s counties experienced an increase of 10% or more in their 55+ population from 2010 to 2017.

For more on how Pennsylvania’s population has changed in terms of age, sex, race, and Hispanic Origin, click here to read the full brief.

2017 State and County Detailed Population Estimates: Growth in the Aging, Asian, and Hispanic Populations – Penn State Harrisburg