Philadelphia County PA Information


Philadelphia County Subdivisions

Philadelphia County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,587,761
Daytime Population: Workers 781,404
Daytime Population: Residents 920,016
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,701,420
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 1,530,534
Population in Familes 1,123,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 57,227
Population Density2 11,840
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $40,314
Average Household Income $60,713
Per Capita Income $24,298


Total Housing Units 687,512 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 324,334 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 296,441 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 66,737 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $153,502
Average Home Value $195,157


Total Households 620,775
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 348,786
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 0.55% 0.46%
Households 0.48% 0.42%
Families 0.34% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.86%


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, 2017 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 # 56 18th

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