Philadelphia, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,591,765 as of July 1, 2018. Philadelphia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Philadelphia is located at latitude 40.0094 and longitude -75.1333 in Philadelphia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Philadelphia (see map below) encompass a land area of 134.11 sq. miles and a water area of 8.6 sq. miles. Philadelphia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Philadelphia (GNIS ID: 1215531) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Philadelphia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Philadelphia: Coaquannock, Filadelfia, Filadelfija, Ga-na-ta-jen-go-na, Quequenakee, Tsi wahswèn:to Tekahsó:ken.

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

POPULATION

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 11,869
Diversity Index3 75
 

INCOME

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

HOUSING

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
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 621,581
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 347,097
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
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, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Philadelphia to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 4 100th
Diversity Index # 19 99th
Median Household Income # 1418 20th
Per Capita Income # 1147 35th

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