Philadelphia County PA Information


Philadelphia County Subdivisions

Philadelphia County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,591,765
Population in Households 1,535,057
Population in Familes 1,117,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 56,708
Population Density2 11,870
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $41,506
Average Household Income $62,170
Per Capita Income $24,833


Total Housing Units 690,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 320,985 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 300,596 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 69,185 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $157,501
Average Home Value $201,688


Total Households 621,581
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 347,097
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.43%
Households 0.43% 0.38%
Families 0.24% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.67%


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, 2018 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 Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 66 3rd
Per Capita Income # 53 22nd

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