These Are The 10 Best Places In Pennsylvania To Catch Pokémon


These are the cities and towns in Pennsylvania where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Pennsylvania who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Pennsylvania, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Keystone State:

  1. Sharon Hill (Photos)
  2. Fox Chapel (Photos)
  3. Bridgeville (Photos)
  4. Duquesne (Photos)
  5. Norwood (Photos)
  6. Turtle Creek (Photos)
  7. Crafton
  8. Exeter (Photos)
  9. Mckees Rocks (Photos)
  10. Swarthmore (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Pennsylvania. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Pennsylvania in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Pennsylvania in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Pennsylvania have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Pennsylvania.

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1. Sharon Hill

Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania

Population: 5,685
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.55
Museums Per 1,000 People: 10.55
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.55
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 10.55

2. Fox Chapel

Fox Chapel, Pennsylvania

Population: 5,397
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.12
Museums Per 1,000 People: 5.74
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.12
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 8.15

3. Bridgeville

Bridgeville, Pennsylvania

Population: 5,142
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.67
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.89
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.67
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 7.78

4. Duquesne


Population: 5,558
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.8
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.68
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.8
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.9

5. Norwood

Norwood, Pennsylvania

Population: 5,897
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.17
Museums Per 1,000 People: 9.67
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.17
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 10.17

6. Turtle Creek

Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,335
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.25
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.69
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.25
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 6.56

7. Crafton


Population: 5,931
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.12
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.22
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.12
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.27

8. Exeter

Exeter, Pennsylvania

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,633
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.65
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.49
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.65
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.23

9. Mckees Rocks

Mckees Rocks, Pennsylvania

Population: 6,088
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.86
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.27
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.86
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 8.54

10. Swarthmore

Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Source: Public domain

Population: 6,198
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.52
Museums Per 1,000 People: 5.49
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.36
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.68

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Pennsylvania where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Pennsylvania with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Bethlehem (Photos)
  2. Harrisburg (Photos)
  3. Allentown (Photos)
  4. Scranton (Photos)
  5. Lancaster (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Pennsylvania To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Sharon Hill 5,685
2 Fox Chapel 5,397
3 Bridgeville 5,142
4 Duquesne 5,558
5 Norwood 5,897
6 Turtle Creek 5,335
7 Crafton 5,931
8 Exeter 5,633
9 Mckees Rocks 6,088
10 Swarthmore 6,198
11 Folcroft 6,615
12 Clifton Heights 6,656
13 Forest Hills 6,501
14 Coraopolis 5,655
15 Arnold 5,090
16 Oakmont 6,358
17 Nazareth 5,723
18 Ridley Park 7,021
19 Glenolden 7,150
20 West View 6,752
21 Ambler 6,481
22 Steelton 5,959
23 Conshohocken 7,864
24 Olyphant 5,178
25 Moosic 5,712
26 Swoyersville 5,038
27 Catasauqua 6,477
28 Hatboro 7,403
29 Kennett Square 6,123
30 Monaca 5,721
31 Collegeville 5,263
32 Collingdale 8,778
33 Shillington 5,272
34 Castle Shannon 8,317
35 Bellevue 8,338
36 Pleasant Hills 8,291
37 South Williamsport 6,370
38 Dormont 8,565
39 Carnegie 7,960
40 Clarks Summit 5,101
41 Swissvale 8,963
42 New Cumberland 7,276
43 Birdsboro 5,158
44 Hollidaysburg 5,792
45 Pittston 7,702
46 Taylor 6,230
47 Westmont 5,086
48 Red Lion 6,343
49 Brentwood 9,625
50 Lansdowne 10,618
51 Clairton 6,752
52 Blakely 6,534
53 Darby 10,689
54 Camp Hill 7,891
55 Brookhaven 8,045
56 Milton 7,017
57 Bristol 9,657
58 Plymouth 5,905
59 Bellefonte 6,250
60 Yeadon 11,506
61 Shenandoah 5,002
62 Vandergrift 5,142
63 White Oak 7,851
64 New Brighton 5,973
65 Mechanicsburg 8,971
66 Bangor 5,256
67 Archbald 7,053
68 Wilson 7,852
69 Munhall 11,355
70 Old Forge 8,265
71 Millersville 8,320
72 Lewisburg 5,781
73 Stroudsburg 5,528
74 New Holland 5,407
75 Palmerton 5,382
76 Selinsgrove 5,698
77 Souderton 6,668
78 Milton 7,017
79 Gettysburg 7,632
80 Northampton 9,921
81 Media 5,341
82 Whitehall 13,931
83 Schuylkill Haven 5,368
84 Lititz 9,386
85 Ambridge 6,973
86 Arnold 5,090
87 Wilkinsburg 15,894
88 Shippensburg 5,479
89 Emmaus 11,291
90 Lehighton 5,427
91 Economy 9,133
92 Sugarcreek 5,238
93 Connellsville 7,578
94 Perkasie 8,511
95 Nanticoke 10,395
96 Milton 7,017
97 Palmyra 7,399
98 Jefferson Hills 10,984
99 Oxford 5,100
100 Franklin Park 13,882

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