Cities

Identifying candidates in urban areas

In order to identify titles of statewide or regional influence with the broadest geographic representation, the U.S. Census Data for 1880-1920 was used to determine which Pennsylvania cities had the largest populations.  Results from the census data revealed that 12 Pennsylvania cities were ranked among the 100 largest urban places in the United States. 

Rank by Population of Pennsylvania's 12 Largest Urban Places

Out of 100 in the United States, 1880 - 1920

City

1880

1890

1900

1910

1920

Allegheny

23

28

27

(A)*

 

Allentown

 

 

 

 

95

Altoona

 

 

96

 

 

Erie

70

73

73

85

75

Harrisburg

60

75

77

88

92

Johnstown

 

 

 

98

 

Lancaster

77

94

90

 

 

Philadelphia

2

3

3

3

3

Pittsburgh

12

13

11

8

9

Reading

41

48

50

55

64

Scranton

39

39

38

38

47

Wilkes-Barre

79

80

75

83

94

   

 

(A)* Annexed by Pittsburgh

 

                    Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census

 

                    http://www.census.gov/population/documentation/twps0027/tab01.txt

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