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Flag of Pennsylvania State seal of Pennsylvania
Flag of Pennsylvania Seal of Pennsylvania
Nickname(s): Keystone State; Quaker State;
Coal State; Oil State; State of Independence
Motto(s): Virtue, Liberty and Independence
Map of the United States with Pennsylvania highlighted
General State Information
Capital Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Largest city Philadelphia
Total Square Miles 46,055 sq mi
(119,283 km2)
State Width 280 miles (455 km)
State Length 160 miles (255 km)
Current Population Statistics
Total State Population 12,604,767 (2009 est.)
Total Mental Health Population 1,400m (2012)
 - Past Maximum Population 43,383 in 1947
Current Institution Statistics
Total Number Of Institutions 9
 - Public Institutions 7
 - Private Institutions 2
Past Mental Health Institutions Total
Peak Number of Institutions 47 in 1947
 - State Hospitals 24 in 1947
 - State Schools 9 in 1947
 - Private Institutions 4 in 1947

State Hospitals

State Schools

Institutions for the Disabled

  • Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb
  • Pennsylvania Institution for the Instruction of the Blind
  • Pennsylvania State Oral School for the Deaf
  • Pennsylvania Working Home for Blind Men
  • Western Pennsylvania Institution of the Deaf and Dumb

State Sanatoriums

Private Sanatoriums

State Hospitals for Miners

Private Insane Hospitals

County/City/District Almshouses

Prisons and Juvenile Centers

  • House of Refuge for Colored Children
  • Pennsylvania Reform School
  • Philadelphia House of Refuge