Did you know that prior to Washington D.C. being the home of the U.S. Capital, it was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1790 to 1800? This week we are discussing Pennsylvania employment background check information, PA crime data, and other general Pennsylvania state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Pennsylvania Population and Age Distribution. Pennsylvania’s estimated population was 12.8 million. The median age was 40.5 years. 22% of the population was under the age of 18, and 16% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $51,230. The total number of households was 4,958,249 with an average of 2.49 people.
Pennsylvania Employment and Unemployment Rate. 57.2% of the Pennsylvania population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 33rd in the nation. The Pennsylvania unemployment rate is 8.9% which was ranked 22nd in the country.
Types of Pennsylvania Employers. The types of employers in Pennsylvania were as follows: 303,973 (5.1%) were self-employed, 657,264 (11.1%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 4,960,839 (83.6%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Pennsylvania Industries. The top five industries by percent in Pennsylvania were: Educational Services and Health Care (26.2%), Manufacturing (12.3%), Retail (11.8%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (9.7%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (8.3%).
Pennsylvania Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Pennsylvania’s private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (36.3%), Sales and Office (24.4%), Service (17.7%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (13.4%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (8.2%).
Pennsylvania Health Insurance Coverage. 90% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (10% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 72% had private coverage and 32% had public coverage.
Disability. 13% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Pennsylvania reported a disability. The Pennsylvania disability claim rate was ranked 16th in the country.
For a list of Pennsylvania counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Pennsylvania Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Pennsylvania had 44,503 total violent crimes (which ranked 7th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.35% (which ranked it 25th among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 685 were murders, 3,327 were forcible rapes, 15,673 were robberies, and 24,818 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Pennsylvania had 276,496 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 56,859 were burglaries, 204,609 were larceny/thefts, and 15,028 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Pennsylvania had the 27th most law enforcement employees per population. Pennsylvania ranked 9th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Pennsylvania crime information, please see the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Pennsylvania Access To Criminal History (PACH) website.
Pennsylvania Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Pennsylvania employment background check products: a Pennsylvania county criminal background check and a Pennsylvania state criminal background check.
The Pennsylvania state criminal background check includes a Pennsylvania Common Pleas Courts Data, Pennsylvania Magisterial Courts, Philadelphia Municipal Courts, a Pennsylvania corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Pennsylvania as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records of currently residing in a Pennsylvania correctional institution or under the supervision of the PA DOC. The Pennsylvania state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Pennsylvania criminal background check webpage.
The Pennsylvania county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the Common Pleas courts. The Pennsylvania county criminal check results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Pennsylvania employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Pennsylvania” data is from 2011. “Pennsylvania Crime Data” data is from 2012.