Philadelphia County PA Information


Philadelphia County Subdivisions

Philadelphia County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,551,773
Population in Households 1,494,307
Population in Familes 1,097,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 57,466
Population Density1 11,572
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 613,388
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 343,757
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 683,247 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 317,878 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 295,510 (43.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 69,859 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $177,793
Average Home Value $229,045


Median Household Income $35,563
Average Household Income $51,962
Per Capita Income $20,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.4%
Households 0.43% 0.44%
Families 0.19% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Philadelphia County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Philadelphia County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 1 100th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 67 1st
Per Capita Income # 64 6th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.