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Pennsylvania and New Jersey are two bordering states located in the northeastern/mid-atlantic regions of the United States. They are some of the oldest states in US – being two of the original thirteen original colonies. They are centrally located between New York and Washington DC and are home to some of the richest and important American values and cultures.
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Pennsylvania’s diverse topography also produces a variety of climates, though the entire state experiences cold winters and humid summers. Straddling two major zones, the majority of the state, with the exception of the southeastern corner, has a humid continental climate. The largest city, Philadelphia, has some characteristics of the humid subtropical climate that covers much of Delaware and Maryland to the south.
Flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the Delaware River, New Jersey has a fairly moderate climate, with cold winters and warm, humid summers. The state’s temperature ranges from a July average of 23°C (74°F) to -1°C (30°F) in January, with a more pronounced difference between north and south in the winter.
Pennsylvania has 500 public school districts, thousands of private schools, publicly funded colleges and universities, and over 100 private institutions of higher education.
Carnegie Mellon University, The Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Pittsburgh, are members of the Association of American Universities, an invitation only organization of leading research universities. Lehigh University is also another renowned private research university located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State University is the Commonwealth’s Land-grant university, Sea Grant College and, Space Grant College. The University of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, is considered the first university in the United States and established the country’s first medical school. The University of Pennsylvania is also the Commonwealth’s only, and geographically the most southern, Ivy League school. Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, now a part of University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, was the first pharmacy school in the United States.
Princeton University in Princeton, Mercer County, was ranked the top U.S. national university per the 2018 list of U.S. News & World Report. In 2013, Rutgers University gained medical and dental schools intended to augment its profile as a national research university.
The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Pennsylvania was 12,802,503 on July 1, 2015, a 0.79% increase since the 2010 United States Census. In an earlier estimate, the state was 78.8% Non-Hispanic White, 11.4% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.0% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 1.7% Two or More Races, and 6.1% Hispanic or Latino.
The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of New Jersey was 8,958,013 on July 1, 2015, a 1.89% increase since the 2010 United States Census. Residents of New Jersey are most commonly referred to as “New Jerseyans” or, less commonly, as “New Jerseyites”. As of the 2010 census, there were 8,791,894 people residing in the state. The racial makeup of the state was: 68.6% White American, 13.7% African American, 8.3% Asian American, 0.3% Native American, 2.7% Multiracial American, and 6.4% other races. 17.7% of the population were Hispanic or Latino (of any race).