Philadelphia County PA Information


Philadelphia County Subdivisions

Philadelphia County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,548,598
Population in Households 1,491,220
Population in Familes 1,098,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 57,378
Population Density1 11,548
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 611,698
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 343,809
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 682,139 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 319,732 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 291,966 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 70,441 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $168,662
Average Home Value $219,911


Median Household Income $34,957
Average Household Income $50,334
Per Capita Income $20,129
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.35% 0.42%
Households 0.47% 0.47%
Families 0.24% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   3.2%
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, 2014 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.