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Billboards in Pennsylvania


September 9, 2021

Map courtesy of Center for Rural Pennsylvania

When it comes to outdoor advertising, billboards are big in Pennsylvania.

According to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), in 2020, there were about 8,800 billboards along state and federal roadways in rural Pennsylvania, or one billboard for every 3.1 miles of roadway. In urban Pennsylvania, there are more than 11,400 billboards, or one billboard for every 1.3 miles of state or federal roadways.

These structures take on many shapes and sizes. In general, rural billboards are 241 square feet and 8.9 feet high, and urban billboards are 347 square feet and 15.6...

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