Facts About Pennsylvania on its 235th Anniversary and More, From Census Bureau
Today is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania celebrates 235 years of statehood. As part of the celebration the United States Census Bureau at demographic changes over the last 200 plus years.
The number and figures dive proves to be rather interesting and thought provoking.
Pennsylvania, according to America Counts was part of the original territory of the United States. It was chartered in 1681, although New York did not relinquish its claim to the area until the following year. The southern boundary was resolved with the survey of the Mason and Dixon Line in the 1760s
Moreover, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution on December 12, 1787; it was the second of the original 13 states to join the Union. Pennsylvania assumed generally the same boundary as the present state with the acquisition of the Erie Triangle from New York in 1792.
Pennsylvania is one of four states legally chronicled as a commonwealth. \
If you’re into facts, figures and demographic information about the the state we live in, American Counts from the Census Bureau is a must have with. For example population data dating back the first annual census with county by county breakdowns.
Happy Anniversary Pennsylvania!