Philadelphia County PA Information


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  1. Philadelphia County 2019 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates forPhiladelphia County (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Philadelphia County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)


Total Population 1,598,385
Population in Households 1,543,470
Population in Familes 1,126,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 54,915
Population Density 11,919
Diversity Index1 76


Median Household Income $40,129
Average Household Income $64,838
Per Capita Income $25,604
Wealth Index3 58


Total Housing Units 696,728 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 298,898 (42.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 328,070 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 69,760 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $174,233
Housing Affordability Index2 110


Total Households 626,968
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 348,943
Average Family Size 3
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.5% 0.44%
Households 0.48% 0.42%
Families 0.27% 0.29%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   3.13%


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, 2019 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 # 64 6th
Per Capita Income # 48 30th

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