Pennsylvania State Profile

Election Schedule

State Primary:2014-5-20

Election Vitals

Governor:Tom Corbett (R) next election 2014
Senator:Pat Toomey (R) next election 2016
Senator:Bob Casey (D) re-election 2018

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Past Presidential Elections

Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1976 50.4%
Percentage of Votes for Gerald Ford in 1976 47.7%
Percentage of Votes for Jimmy Carter in 1980 42.5%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1980 49.6%
Percentage of Votes for Walter Mondale in 1984 46.0%
Percentage of Votes for Ronald Reagan in 1984 53.3%
Percentage of Votes for Michael Dukakis in 1988 48.4%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1988 50.7%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1992 45.1%
Percentage of Votes for George Bush in 1992 36.1%
Percentage of Votes for Bill Clinton in 1996 49.2%
Percentage of Votes for Bob Dole in 1996 40.0%
Percentage of Votes for Al Gore in 2000 50.6%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2000 46.4%
Percentage of Votes for John Kerry in 2004 51.0%
Percentage of Votes for George W. Bush in 2004 48.5%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2008 54.7%
Percentage of Votes for John McCain in 2008 44.3%
Percentage of Votes for Barack Obama in 2012 52.1%
Percentage of Votes for Mitt Romney in 2012 46.7%

Previous Election Results, other races

1998 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Ridge Republican 1,736,844 57.4%
Ivan Itkin Democratic 938,745 31.0%
Peg Luksik Constitution 315,761 10.4%
Ken Krawchuk Libertarian 33,591 1.1%
1998 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ivan Itkin Democratic 255,555 49.2%
Don Bailey Democratic 200,451 38.6%
William Keisling Democratic 63,696 12.3%
1998 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arlen Specter Republican 1,814,180 61.3%
Bill Lloyd Democratic 1,028,839 34.8%
Dean Snyder Constitution 68,377 2.3%
Jack Iannantuono Libertarian 46,103 1.6%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bill Lloyd Democratic 236,435 49.6%
Richard Orloski Democratic 121,669 25.5%
Richard Cusick Democratic 118,684 24.9%
1998 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arlen Specter Republican 376,322 67.2%
Larry Murphy Republican 101,120 18.1%
Tom Lingenfelter Republican 82,168 14.7%
2000 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Santorum Republican 2,481,962 52.4%
Ron Klink Democratic 2,154,908 45.5%
John Featherman Libertarian 45,775 1.0%
Lester Searer Constitution 28,382 0.6%
Robert Donske Reform 24,089 0.5%
2000 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ron Klink Democratic 299,219 40.7%
Allyson Schwartz Democratic 194,783 26.5%
Tom Foley Democratic 184,003 25.0%
Bob Rovner Democratic 28,031 3.8%
Murray Levin Democratic 18,903 2.6%
Phil Berg Democratic 9,636 1.3%
2002 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Rendell Democratic 1,913,235 53.4%
Mike Fisher Republican 1,589,408 44.4%
Ken Krawchuk Libertarian 40,923 1.1%
Michael Morrill Green 38,423 1.1%
2002 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Rendell Democratic 702,442 56.5%
Bob Casey Jr. Democratic 539,794 43.5%
2004 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arlen Specter Republican 2,925,080 52.6%
Joe Hoeffel Democratic 2,334,126 42.0%
James Clymer Constitution 220,056 4.0%
Betsy Summers Libertarian 79,263 1.4%
2004 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Arlen Specter Republican 530,839 50.8%
Pat Toomey Republican 513,693 49.2%
2006 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Rendell Democratic 2,470,517 60.4%
Lynn Swann Republican 1,622,135 39.6%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Ed Rendell Democratic 654,985 100.0%
2006 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Lynn Swann Republican 583,658 100.0%
2006 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Casey Democratic 2,392,984 58.7%
Rick Santorum Republican 1,684,778 41.3%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Casey Democratic 629,271 84.6%
Chuck Pennacchio Democratic 66,364 8.9%
Alan Sandals Democratic 48,113 6.5%
2006 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Rick Santorum Republican 561,952 100.0%
2010 Governor General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Corbett Republican 2,172,763 54.5%
Dan Onorato Democratic 1,814,788 45.5%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Dan Onorato Democratic 463,575 45.1%
Jack Wagner Democratic 248,338 24.1%
Anthony Hardy Williams Democratic 185,784 18.1%
Joseph Hoeffel Democratic 130,799 12.7%
2010 Governor Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Corbett Republican 589,249 68.7%
Samuel Rohrer Republican 267,893 31.3%
2010 Senate General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pat Toomey Republican 2,028,945 51.0%
Joe Sestak Democratic 1,948,716 49.0%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Joe Sestak Democratic 568,563 53.9%
Arlen Specter Democratic 487,217 46.1%
2010 Senate Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Pat Toomey Republican 671,591 81.4%
K. Peg Luksik Republican 153,154 18.6%
2012 Senate
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Bob Casey Democratic 3,021,364 53.7%
Tom Smith Republican 2,509,132 44.6%
Rayburn Smith Libertarian 96,926 1.7%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Wolf Democratic 488,917 57.9%
Allyson Schwartz Democratic 149,027 17.6%
Robert McCord Democratic 142,311 16.8%
Katie McGinty Democratic 64,754 7.7%
2014 Governor
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Corbett Republican 373,465 100.0%

State Demographics

Population 12,763,536
Percentage White 81.9%
Percentage Black 11.0%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.2%
Percentage Asian 2.9%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.1%
Percentage Mixed Race 2.1%
Percentage Other Race 1.9%
 
Percentage Hispanic 6.1%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 78.6%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 10.5%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 1.0%
 
Median Household Income $51,230
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 40.3%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 13.7%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 6.2%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 21.1%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 54.8%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 1.3%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 18.9%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 16.0%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 46.5%
Percentage with a College Degree 27.8%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 36.3%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 24.4%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 13.4%
 
Unemployment rate 5.4%
Unemployment figures as of 2014-10
Unemployment Monthly Change -0.3%
 
Percentage Married Couples 48.1%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 17.4%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.2%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.3%

Last updated 12:16am December 17, 2014