Pennsylvania's diverse topography also produces a
variety of climates. Straddling two major zones, the
majority of the state, with the exception of the
southeastern corner, has a humid continental climate.
10,583,054 Pennsylvanians—91.6% of the population five
years old or older—spoke only English at home, down
slightly from 92.7% in 1990.
The United States dollar,
denoted by USD or the symbol $, is the official currency
used in the United States. Commonly referred to as the
"American dollar," the currency is divided into 100
cents (symbol ¢)
Pennsylvania ranked 6th in population in the US with an estimated total of 12,335,091 in 2002, an increase of 0.4% since 2000. Between 1990 and 2000, Pennsylvania's population grew from 11,881,643 to 12,281,054, an increase of 3.4%. The population is projected to reach 12.7 million by 2025.
Harrisburg is the capital of the United States Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 49,528, making it the ninth largest city in Pennsylvania, after Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie, Reading, Scranton, Bethlehem and Lancaster.