As of 2010, it is estimated that about 85% of all Hispanics in Pennsylvania live within a 150-mile (240 km) radius of Philadelphia, with about 20% living within the city itself. (The U.S. average is 48.78%.) [176] Pennsylvania holds the second-highest number of Boone & Crockett-recorded record black bears at 183, second only to Wisconsin's 299.[176]. The largest Protestant denomination in 2000 was the United Methodists, with 659,350 adherents. This local return is filed with the local income tax collector, a private collection agency (e.g. All 121 state parks in Pennsylvania feature free admission. - 3.8% are Presbyterian. The countries can be further defined by 1,800 major cities and 3,000 provinces. The Asian population swelled by almost 60%, which was fueled by Indian, Vietnamese, and Chinese immigration, as well the many Asian transplants moving to Philadelphia from New York. The treaty of William Penn was never violated. So, in 1799 the General Assembly moved to the Lancaster Courthouse,[63] and finally in 1812 to Harrisburg. Net migration to the Commonwealth was 98,289. [10] Resources and Loans To help navigate through the potential financial impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Pennsylvania businesses, the state and federal government are offering loans to help offset the revenue lost. "Nation's largest medical school to open new $4M location at Seton Hill University". But religious commitment and religious affiliation vary considerably across the U.S. states. West Chester University has by far the largest student body of the 14 universities. During the 2008 election campaign, a recruitment drive saw registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by 1.2 million. The total of 56 cities, 958 boroughs, 93 first-class townships, 1,454 second-class townships, and one town (Bloomsburg) is 2,562 municipalities. In recent national elections since 1992, Pennsylvania had leaned for the Democratic Party. The paper money was called Colonial Scrip. The land was not yet in British possession, but the sale boxed in the portion of New Netherland on the West side of the Delaware River. James Smith wrote that in 1763, "the Indians again commenced hostilities, and were busily engaged in killing and scalping the frontier inhabitants in various parts of Pennsylvania." Pennsylvania offers a number of notable amusement parks, including Camel Beach, Conneaut Lake Park, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Dutch Wonderland, DelGrosso's Amusement Park, Hersheypark, Idlewild Park, Kennywood, Knoebels, Lakemont Park, Sandcastle Waterpark, Sesame Place, Great Wolf Lodge and Waldameer Park. It is the 9th-most densely populated of the 50 states. It is closest to Palatine German. In addition, three-quarters of Mississippians say they pray at least once a day and 77% of Alabama residents say religion is very important in their lives. Kategorie:Religion (Pennsylvania) Zur Navigation springen Zur Suche springen. Penn's charter contemplates a monotheistic, Christian society in which only Christians were permitted to hold public office. Pennsylvania was the center state of the German Reformed denomination from the 1700s. In the Colony there is religious freedom for anybody who believes in God. Philadelphia is home to LOVE Park, once a popular spot for skateboarding, and across from City Hall, host to ESPN's X Games in 2001 and 2002.[184]. April 8, 2011. Of the original Thirteen Colonies, Pennsylvania is the only state that does not border the Atlantic Ocean. The elections for Attorney General, Auditor General, and Treasurer are held every four years coinciding with a Presidential election.[134]. state.[179]. Religion. [189] It leads all other states in the manufacture of pretzels and potato chips. Another major east–west route is Interstate 80, which runs primarily in the northern tier of the state from Ohio to New Jersey at the Delaware Water Gap. There are also notable music festivals that take place in Pennsylvania. [155][156][157][158], The City of Philadelphia has its own local income taxation system. Religion in Pennsylvania Photographic book - USA - 27/03/19. Col. Vol. [177] The Pennsylvania Turnpike system is 535 miles (861 km) long, with the mainline portion stretching from Ohio to Philadelphia and New Jersey. Whites make up the majority of Pennsylvania; they are mostly descended from German, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Italian, and English immigrants. The RLS surveys more than 35,000 Americans from all 50 states about their religious affiliations, beliefs and practices, and social and political views. 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Religion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 49.5% of the people in Philadelphia are religious: - 8.7% are Baptist - 0.8% are Episcopalian - 25.9% are Catholic - 0.7% are Lutheran - 1.4% are Methodist - 1.0% are Pentecostal - 1.1% are Presbyterian - 0.5% are Church of Jesus Christ - 4.4% are another Christian faith - 1.1% are Judaism - 1.1% are an eastern faith - 2.6% affilitates with Islam There are more than 100 different religious denominations represented in the state, with more than 7 million members. But this figure is down from 79% as recently as 2008. Arnold Palmer, one of the 20th century's most notable pro golfers, comes from Latrobe, while Jim Furyk, a current PGA member, grew up near in Lancaster. [71], In October 2018, the Tree of Life – Or L'Simcha Congregation experienced the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Pennsylvania has 51 miles (82 km)[11] of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles (92 km)[7] of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary. Penn Hillel is a welcoming campus Jewish community where students celebrate Jewish life, explore Jewish ideas, and build community. [138] The Commonwealth Court is limited to appeals from final orders of certain state agencies and certain designated cases from the Courts of Common Pleas. European settlers brought the Christian religion with them to the New World in the 16th and 17th Centuries. An individual's taxable income is based on the following eight types of income: compensation (salary); interest; dividends; net profits from the operation of a business, profession or farm; net gains or income from the dispositions of property; net gains or income from rents, royalties, patents and copyrights; income derived through estates or trusts; and gambling and lottery winnings (other than Pennsylvania Lottery winnings).[154]. Migration of native Pennsylvanians resulted in a decrease of 100,000 people. Popcitymedia.com. Manuscript Group 190, James H. Duff Papers – Governor of Pennsylvania from 1947 to 1951, James Duff’s files touched on many subjects including religion. Democratic political consultant James Carville once pejoratively described Pennsylvania as "Philadelphia in the east, Pittsburgh in the west and Alabama in the middle". led Pennsylvania in the total number of church members, having 6,799,145, had only 93 denominations. The state is one of the 13 original founding states of the United States; it came into being in 1681 as a result of a royal land grant to William Penn, the son of the state's namesake. The Allegheny is the state's only national forest. Net migration to other states resulted in a decrease of 27,718, and immigration from other countries resulted in an increase of 127,007. The majority of Hispanics in Pennsylvania are of Puerto Rican descent, having one of the largest and fastest-growing Puerto Rican populations in the country. The least populous of the … This pie chart is based on statistics listing peoples self-admitted adherence to one of the major world religions, or to other faiths, or to people stating that they are of no religion. [59] The Constitution was drafted and signed at the Pennsylvania State House, now known as Independence Hall, and the same building where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Smarty Jones, the 2004 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, had Philadelphia Park as his home course. Donald B. Kraybill and C. Nelson Hostetter: "Enrollment booming with new, returning students". [63] But it needed a more central location, as for example the Paxton Boys massacres of 1763 had made the legislature aware. This section compares the 50 most populous of those to each other, Pennsylvania, and other entities that contain or substantially overlap with Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is 170 miles (274 km) north to south and 283 miles (455 km) east to west. Pennsylvania German is still very vigorous as a first language among Old Order Amish and Old Order Mennonites (principally in the Lancaster County area), whereas it is almost extinct as an everyday language outside the plain communities, though a few words have passed into English usage. Pennsylvania had the 15th-highest state and local tax burden in the United States in 2012, according to the Tax Foundation. Morris, Pennsylvania, and Steel City is located in Delmont, Pennsylvania. Because one-third of Pennsylvania's population spoke German, the Constitution was presented in German to include those citizens in the discussion. [38] By June 11, 1674, New York reasserted control over the outlying colonies, including Upland, but the names started to be changed to British names by November 11, 1674. In Pittsburgh, tomato ketchup was improved by Henry John Heinz from 1876 to the early 20th century. Pennsylvania began life as a huge Quaker colony that encouraged religious tolerance. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. [78] Foreign-born Pennsylvanians are largely from Asia (36.0%), Europe (35.9%), and Latin America (30.6%), with the remainder from Africa (5%), North America (3.1%), and Oceania (0.4%). College basketball is also popular in the state, especially in the Philadelphia area where five universities, collectively termed the Big Five, have a rich tradition in NCAA Division I basketball. Penn HJA was started in the fall of 1999 as a University-wide organization with a goal to create an awareness of the Hindu and Jain faiths on campus. This law specifies the requirements and responsibilities of the parents and the school district where the family lives.[167]. [176] The largest bear ever found dead was in Utah in 1975, and the second-largest was shot by a poacher in the state in 1987. Public opinion polling has long shown the United States to be a very religious country. However, Pennsylvania has a history of electing Republican senators. Since 1959, the Little League World Series is held each summer in South Williamsport, near where Little League Baseball was founded in Williamsport.[182]. [ The percentage of the population that affiliates with a religion. ] As of 2019, Pennsylvania has an estimated population of 12,801,989, which is a decrease of 5,071 from the previous year and an increase of 99,610 since the year 2010. Senators are Democrat Bob Casey, Jr. and Republican Pat Toomey. Famous to a lesser extent than Heinz ketchup is the Pittsburgh's Primanti Brothers Restaurant sandwiches, pierogies, and city chicken. Joe Scarnati is currently President Pro Tempore of the State Senate, Jake Corman the Majority Leader, and Jay Costa the Minority Leader. The state would impose a 50% tax on net gambling revenues, after winning players have been paid, with the remaining 50% going to the establishment owners. The state may be subject to severe weather from spring through summer into autumn. [151] Additional revenue prospects include trying to place tolls on interstate highways; specifically Interstate 80, which is used heavily by out of state commuters with high maintenance costs. The colony’s founder considered himself a Quaker; freedom of worship for Quakers was a prominent reason for the colony’s founding. The rapid growth of this community has given Pennsylvania one of the largest Asian populations in the nation by numerical values. The significant growth of the Hispanic population is due to immigration to the state mainly from Puerto Rico, which is a US territory, but to a lesser extent from countries such as the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and various Central and South American nations, as well as from the wave of Hispanics leaving New York and New Jersey for safer and more affordable living. The Pennsylvania State University is the Commonwealth's land-grant university, Sea Grant College and, Space Grant College. [85] The state has a high in-migration of black and Hispanic people from other nearby states, with eastern and south-central portions of the state seeing the bulk of the increases.[86][87]. Straddling two major zones, the majority of the state, except for the southeastern corner, has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfa). Two of the three companies that define the U.S. potato chip industry are based in Pennsylvania: Utz Quality Foods, which started making chips in Hanover, Pennsylvania, in 1921, Wise Foods, which started making chips in Berwick in 1921, the third, Frito-Lay (part of PepsiCo, based in Plano, Texas). Clear 1 Table. [63] President Theodore Roosevelt called it "the most beautiful state Capital in the nation" and said, "It's the handsomest building I ever saw" at the dedication. [54] Dickinson then wrote Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, To the Inhabitants of the British Colonies, which were published in the Pennsylvania Chronicle between December 2, 1767, and February 15, 1768. In 1859, near Titusville, Pennsylvania, Edwin Drake successfully drilled the well, which led to the first major oil boom in United States history. [140], The rest of the cities, like the third and fourth-largest—Allentown (120,443) and Erie (98,593)—to the smallest—Parker with a population of only 820—are third-class cities. Pennsylvania has 140 miles (225 km) of waterfront along Lake Erie and the Delaware River.[7]. New Sweden claimed and, for the most part, controlled the lower Delaware River region (parts of present-day Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania) but settled few colonists there. Friends USA (Quakers) reported a membership of about 11,844. June 25, 2008. All but 20 miles (32 km) of I-476 is the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, while the highway south of the mainline of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is officially called the "Veterans Memorial Highway", but is commonly referred to by locals as the "Blue Route". Hindu Jain Association . Pennsylvania's reported population of Hispanics, especially among the Black race, has markedly increased in recent years. Pennsylvania has a bicameral legislature set up by Commonwealth's constitution in 1790. "[53] The ensuing hostilities became known as Pontiac's War. [131] Under this plan, any establishment with a liquor license would be allowed up to five machines. The Sturgis Pretzel House introduced the pretzel to America, and companies like Anderson Bakery Company, Intercourse Pretzel Factory, and Snyder's of Hanover are leading manufacturers in the Commonwealth. [135] The General Assembly includes 50 Senators and 203 Representatives. Further, "This state was then a Quaker government, and at the first of this war the frontiers received no assistance from the state. Quaker was the primary religion of Pennsylvania. Before that the province of Pennsylvania was governed for a century by a Frame of Government, of which there were four versions: 1682, 1683, 1696, and 1701. Pennsylvania Department of Education: Home Education and Private Tutoring, Retrieved December 4, 2009. Other notable companies include Just Born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, makers of Hot Tamales, Mike and Ikes, the Easter favorite marshmallow Peeps, and Boyer Brothers of Altoona, Pennsylvania, which is well known for its Mallo Cups. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor run as a ticket in the general election and are up for re-election every four years during the midterm elections. Pennsylvania was also the home of the first commercially drilled oil well. [84], Pennsylvania's Hispanic population grew by 82.6% between 2000 and 2010, making it one of the largest increases in a state's Hispanic population. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, abbreviated as PennDOT, owns 39,861 miles (64,150 km) of the 121,770 miles (195,970 km) of roadway in the state, making it the fifth-largest state highway system in the United States. [192] Traditional Pennsylvania Dutch foods include chicken potpie, ham potpie, schnitz un knepp (dried apples, ham, and dumplings), fasnachts (raised doughnuts), scrapple, pretzels, bologna, chow-chow, and Shoofly pie. However, Penn FC (formally Harrisburg City Islanders) used to be one of these teams before they announced they'd be on hiatus in 2019; although they would be returning for the 2020 season. [143] Second-class townships can become first-class townships if they have a population density greater than 300 inhabitants per square mile (120/km2) and a referendum is passed supporting the change. PGA tournaments in Pennsylvania include the 84 Lumber Classic, played at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, in Farmington and the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic, played at Glenmaura National Golf Club, in Moosic. The Presbyterian Church in America is also significant, with 112 congregations and 23,000 adherents; the EPC has around 50 congregations, as well as the ECO. [28], By June 3, 1631, the Dutch had begun settling the Delmarva Peninsula by establishing the Zwaanendael Colony on the site of present-day Lewes, Delaware. As a result, maps showing the results of statewide elections invariably form a "T" shape. [138] The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the final appellate court. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) is the public university system of the Commonwealth, with 14 state-owned schools. Percent Religious: 54.97% [The percentage of the population that affiliates with a religion.Catholic Percentage: 30.45% [The percentage of the population that affiliates with the Catholic Church.Protestant Percentage: 0.00% [The percentage of the population that affiliates with a Protestant Church.LDS Percentage: 0.30% Among residents age 25 and over, 86.7% have graduated from high school. [63], The General Assembly met in the old Dauphin County Court House until December 1821,[63] when the Federal-style "Hills Capitol" (named for its builder, Stephen Hills, a Lancaster architect) was constructed on a hilltop land grant of four acres set aside for a seat of state government by the prescient, entrepreneurial son and namesake of John Harris, Sr., a Yorkshire native who had founded a trading post in 1705 and ferry (1733) on the east shore of the Susquehanna River. It was the first time since a governor became eligible to succeed himself that an incumbent governor had been defeated for reelection. When referring to the language spoken by the Pennsylvania Dutch people (Pennsylvania German) it means "German" or "Teutonic" rather than "Netherlander". [114] If Pennsylvania were an independent country, its economy would rank as the 19th-largest in the world. "Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Fact Book", p. 10. Cities include Philadelphia, Reading, Lebanon and Lancaster in the southeast, Pittsburgh in the southwest, the tri-cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton in the central east (known as the Lehigh Valley). [117] Philadelphia is home to six Fortune 500 companies,[118] with more located in suburbs like King of Prussia; it is a leader in the financial[119] and insurance industry. James Buchanan, of Franklin County, the only bachelor president of the United States (1857–1861),[65] was the only one to be born in Pennsylvania. College football is popular in Pennsylvania. Western areas of the state, particularly locations near Lake Erie, can receive over 100 inches (250 cm) of snowfall annually, and the entire state receives plentiful precipitation throughout the year. Erie is located in the northwest. The Port Authority of Allegheny County is the 25th-largest transit agency and provides transit bus and light rail service in and around Pittsburgh. The state voted for the Democratic ticket for president in every election between 1992 and 2012. There are also two motocross race tracks that host a round of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championships in Pennsylvania. [111] While Pennsylvania owes its existence to Quakers, and much of the historic character of the Commonwealth is ideologically rooted in the teachings of the Religious Society of Friends (as they are officially known), practicing Quakers are a small minority of about 10,000 adherents in 2010. Among the regional foods associated with Philadelphia are cheesesteaks, hoagie, soft pretzels, Italian water ice, Irish potato candy, scrapple, Tastykake, and strombolis. [168][169][170][171] The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is the first and oldest art school in the United States. Among them, these teams have accumulated 12 triple and double-A baseball league titles (RailRiders 1, Senators 6, Fightin Phils 4 Curve 1), 3 Arena Bowl Championships (Soul), and 11 Calder Cups (Bears). Following an architectural selection contest that many alleged had been "rigged", Chicago architect Henry Ives Cobb was charged with designing and building a replacement building; however, the legislature had little money to allocate to the project, and a roughly finished, somewhat industrial building (the Cobb Capitol) was completed. [63], The General Assembly met at Grace Methodist Church on State Street (still standing) until a new capitol could be built. [92], The state had the fourth-highest proportion of elderly (65+) citizens in 2010—15.4%, as compared to 13.0% nationwide. The six numbers may add to more than the total population and the six percentages may add to more than 100 percent because individuals may report more than one race. Pennsylvania also accounts for nearly 10 percent of America’s forested area, so there is plenty of room for outdoor recreation tourism to balance the incredible history on display. The Colony issued "bills of credit", which were as good as gold or silver coins because of their legal tender status. Pennsylvania is divided into 60 judicial districts,[138] most of which (except Philadelphia) have magisterial district judges (formerly called district justices and justices of the peace), who preside mainly over preliminary hearings in felony and misdemeanor offenses, all minor (summary) criminal offenses, and small civil claims. Protestant Percentage: 0.00%. [152], Sales taxes provide 39% of the Commonwealth's revenue; personal income taxes 34%; motor vehicle taxes about 12%, and taxes on cigarettes and alcoholic beverages 5%. Bradenton Herald. [108] Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is one of the headquarters of the Moravian Church in America. Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019: 87.6%: Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019: 11.4%: Computer and Internet Use "Lambreville to Bruyas Nov. 4,1696" N.Y. Hist. Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}40°52′41″N 77°47′59″W / 40.8781°N 77.7996°W / 40.8781; -77.7996 (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), This article is about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. [179] There are 67 short-line, freight railroads operating in Pennsylvania, the highest number in any U.S. Erie is also home to GE Transportation, which is the largest producer of train locomotives in the United States. Texas was first among the states in the number of churches with 15,062, Pennsylvania coming second with 13,843, as previously mentioned. [86], There are a total of 56 cities in Pennsylvania, which are classified, by population, as either first-, second-, or third-class cities. Population share of Pennsylvania by age group 2019 Population of Pennsylvania by race and ethnicity 2019 Percentage of foreign-born population, by state U.S. 2019 Attempts to transfer local income tax collections to the state level (i.e. Philadelphia-based employers are required to withhold the Philadelphia wage tax from the salaries of their employees. As in the US as a whole and in most states, the largest private employer in the Commonwealth is Walmart, followed by the University of Pennsylvania. Percent Religious : 68.41%. The University of Pittsburgh Panthers claims nine national championships (1915, 1916, 1918, 1929, 1931, 1934, 1936, 1937 and 1976) and has played eight undefeated seasons (1904, 1910, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1920, 1937 and 1976). [63], The new state Capitol drew rave reviews. [40], On February 28, 1681, Charles II granted a land charter[41] to William Penn to repay a debt of £16,000[42] (around £2,100,000 in 2008, adjusting for retail inflation)[43] owed to William's father, Admiral William Penn. With over 2,200 enrolled medical students, the College of Osteopathic Medicine at LECOM is the largest medical school in the United States. Some individual states exceed that level, and no … Of the people residing in Pennsylvania, 74.5% were born in Pennsylvania, 18.4% were born in a different U.S. state, 1.5% were born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island areas, or born abroad to American parent(s), and 5.6% were foreign born. Democrats won back the governor's mansion four years later in the 2014 election. [49][50][51], Between 1730 and when it was shut down by Parliament with the Currency Act of 1764, the Pennsylvania Colony made its own paper money to account for the shortage of actual gold and silver. More. For questions about the Open and Certified Pennsylvania program, read the Frequently Asked Questions or email covidselfcert@pa.gov. The immigrant population continued to grow and spread the Protestant religion which even became the official religion of the Virginia Colony. Pennsylvania Gender and Religion Statistics. With the exception of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, municipalities and school districts are allowed to enact a local earned income tax within the purview of Act 32. The Pennsylvanian follows the same route from New York City to Harrisburg, but extends out to Pittsburgh. "2010 Public Transportation Fact Book", p. 8. [200], Another one of Pennsylvania's nicknames is the Quaker State; in colonial times, it was known officially as the Quaker Province,[201] in recognition of Quaker[202] William Penn's First Frame of Government[203] constitution for Pennsylvania that guaranteed liberty of conscience. The latter counties have long been among the most conservative areas in the nation. Valley Forge near Philadelphia was General Washington's headquarters during the bitter winter of 1777–78. 54.2% of the people in Pennsylvania are religious: - 2.1% are Baptist. Heinz. About 5.1 million people (42.1% of the population) were not counted as members of any religious organization. Of all the colonies, only Rhode Island had religious freedom as secure as in Pennsylvania. [30][31], On March 12, 1664, King Charles II of England gave James, Duke of York a grant that incorporated all lands included in the original Virginia Company of Plymouth Grant plus other lands. The center of population of Pennsylvania is located in Perry County, in the borough of Duncannon. Residents of Philadelphia with self-employment income are required to file a Net Profits Tax (NPT) return, while those with business income from Philadelphia sources are required to obtain a Commercial Activity License (CAL) and pay the Business Income and Receipts Tax (BIRT) and the NPT. [25], Both the Dutch and the English claimed both sides of the Delaware River as part of their colonial lands in America. Philadelphia last hosted a papal visit in 1979 and is preparing for Pope Francis' arrival in September. 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