Philadelphia, PA Demographic Data

Philadelphia, PA Summary

Philadelphia is located in Philadelphia County in Pennsylvania
  • Population: 1,547,607
  • Area: 142.71 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 134.10 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 8.61 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 10,844.64 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 98.43 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Philadelphia, PA Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
826,172
53%
50.8
Male
741,270
47%
49.2
Total Population
1,567,440
 
321,419,000

Philadelphia, PA Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
109,657
7.0% 
6.2
5 to 9 Years
92,793
5.9% 
6.4
10 to 14 Years
90,853
5.8% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
99,342
6.3% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
124,050
7.9% 
7.0
25 to 34 Years
290,196
18.5% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
192,825
12.3% 
12.7
45 to 54 Years
188,698
12.0% 
13.4
55 to 59 Years
99,706
6.4% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
80,151
5.1% 
6.0
65 to 74 Years
112,085
7.2% 
8.6
75 to 84 Years
58,917
3.8% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
28,169
1.8% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
1,220,950
77.9%
77.1
Female
655,869
53.7%
51.4
Male
565,085
46.3%
48.6
21 Years and over
1,151,790
73.5%
72.9
62 Years and over
245,157
15.6%
18.3
65 Years and over
199,171
12.7%
14.9
Female
120,471
60.5%
55.9
Male
78,700
39.5%
44.1
Median Age (years)
34
NR
NR

Philadelphia, PA Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
1,524,870
97.3% 
96.9
White
657,151
41.9% 
73.1
Black or African American
664,062
42.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
5,701
0.4% 
0.8
Asian
113,162
7.2% 
5.4
Asian Indian
23,186
1.5% 
1.2
Chinese
38,771
2.5% 
1.3
Filipino
6,438
0.4% 
0.9
Japanese
822
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
5,955
0.4% 
0.5
Vietnamese
16,313
1.0% 
0.5
Other Asian
21,677
1.4% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
1,403
0.1% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
NR
NR 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
NR
NR 
0.0
Samoan
NR
NR 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
NR
NR 
0.1
Some Other Race
83,392
5.3% 
4.8
Two or More Races
42,571
2.7% 
3.1
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
219,038
14.0% 
17.6
Mexican
19,652
1.3% 
11.1
Puerto Rican
134,340
8.6% 
1.7
Cuban
3,636
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
61,410
3.9% 
4.1
Not Hispanic or Latino
1,348,400
86.0% 
82.4

Philadelphia, PA Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
62,154
5.9% 
5.5
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
115,906
11.0% 
7.3
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
346,789
33.0% 
27.6
Some college, no degree
177,701
16.9% 
20.7
Associate's Degree
60,300
5.7% 
8.2
Bachelor's Degree
173,106
16.5% 
19.0
Graduate or professional degree
114,791
10.9% 
11.6
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
178,060
16.9%
12.8
High School Graduate or Higher
872,687
83.0%
87.1
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
287,897
27.4%
30.6

Philadelphia, PA Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
656,504
51.5%
33.5%
Now Married
376,708
29.6%
47.5
Divorced
116,564
9.1%
11.0%
Separated
44,152
3.5%
2.1
Widowed
80,211
6.3
5.8%

Philadelphia, PA Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,131,970
77.7%
78.5%
Languages other than english
325,813
22.3%
21.5%
Spanish
143,873
9.9%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
82,114
5.6%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
79,052
5.4%
3.5%
Other Languages
20,774
1.4%
1.0%

Philadelphia, PA Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
78,011
0.0%
0.0
$10,000 to $14,999
40,427
0.0%
0.0
$15,000 to $24,999
75,046
0.0%
0.0
$25,000 to $34,999
62,991
0.0%
0.0
$35,000 to $49,999
75,478
0.0%
0.0
$50,000 to $74,999
95,424
0.0%
0.0
$75,000 to $99,999
56,746
0.0%
0.0
$100,000 to $149,000
57,206
0.0%
0.0
$150,000 to $199,999
21,370
0.0%
0.0
$200,000 or more
18,905
0.0%
0.0
Median household income
41,233
 
55,775
Per capita income
23,961
 
29,979

Philadelphia, PA Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
1,878
0.3%
1.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
67,966
10.0%
9.8
Construction
25,245
3.7%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
199,907
29.6%
22.9
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
36,240
5.4%
6.5
Information
12,580
1.9%
2.1
Manufacturing
46,786
6.9%
10.3
Other services except public administration
33,787
5.0%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
79,697
11.8%
11.3
Public administration
42,476
6.3%
4.6
Retail trade
72,694
10.7%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
42,307
6.3%
5.1
Wholesale trade
14,808
2.2%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
36,286
5.4%
9.0%
Management, professional, and related occupations
247,362
36.6%
37.1%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
79,647
11.8%
12.3%
Sales and office occupations
151,919
22.5%
23.6%
Service occupations
161,157
23.8%
18.0%

Philadelphia, PA Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
658,498
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
335,934
51.0%
76.6
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
52,632
8.0%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
166,114
25.2%
5.2
Walked
59,258
9.0%
2.8
Other means
22,570
3.4%
1.8
Worked at home
21,990
3.3%
4.6
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
33.0
 
26.0

Philadelphia, PA Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
180,920
31.1%
8.9
1 vehicles
246,776
42.4%
33.5
2 vehicles
118,889
20.4%
37.2
3 or more
35,019
6.0%
20.3

Philadelphia, PA Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
581,604
86.5%
87.7
Owner Occupied
306,207
52.6%
63.0
Renter Occupied
275,397
47.4%
37.0
Vacant Housing Units
91,053
13.5%
12.3
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
3
NR
NR
Rental Vacancy Rate
7
NR
NR
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
3.0
NR
3.0
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.0
NR
3.0

Philadelphia, PA Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
672,657
1 room
22,627
3.4%
2.3
2 rooms
25,376
3.8%
2.5
3 rooms
79,781
11.9%
9.0
4 rooms
96,251
14.3%
16.6
5 rooms
93,477
13.9%
20.0
6 rooms
177,063
26.3%
17.9
7 rooms
84,761
12.6%
12.1
8 rooms
53,936
8.0%
8.5
9 rooms or more
39,385
5.9%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 

Philadelphia, PA Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
672,657
 
 
1-unit, detached
54,767
8.1%
61.4
1-unit, attached
399,084
59.3%
5.8
2-units
55,385
8.2%
3.7
3 or 4 units
42,744
6.4%
4.5
5 to 9 units
25,770
3.8%
4.8
10 to 19 units
16,829
2.5%
4.6
20 or more units
76,375
11.4%
8.8
Mobile home
1,540
0.2%
6.3
Boat, RV, van, etc.
163
0.0%
0.1

Philadelphia, PA Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
278,270
41.4%
13.0%
1940 to 1949
79,724
11.9%
5.1%
1950 to 1959
110,440
16.4%
10.5%
1960 to 1969
72,475
10.8%
10.8%
1970 to 1979
50,300
7.5%
15.5%
1980 to 1989
26,773
4.0%
13.6%
1990 to 1999
22,050
3.3%
14.0%
2000 to 2009
22,015
3.3%
14.5%
2010 to 2013
8,867
1.3%
2.5%
2014 or later
1,743
0.3%
0.5%

Philadelphia, PA Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
441,519
75.9%
48.2
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
5,970
1.0%
4.7
Electricity
101,863
17.5%
38.2
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
25,876
4.4%
5.1
Coal or coke
465
0.1%
0.1
Wood
542
0.1%
2.0
Solar energy
88
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
1,185
0.2%
0.5
No fuel used
4,096
0.7%
1.2

Philadelphia, PA Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
183,610
 
47140700.0
Less than $500
2,883
1.6%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
6,867
3.7%
6.8%
$3,000 or more
7,405
4.0%
9.9%
$2,000 to $2,499
14,743
8.0%
11.8%
$1,500 to 1,999
35,785
19.5%
20.3%
$500 to $999
53,767
29.3%
20.5%
$1,000 to 1,499
62,160
33.9%
29.2%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
71,801
39.4%
43.6%
20.0% to 24.9%
26,808
14.7%
15.9%
25.0% to 29.9%
18,872
10.4%
10.9%
30.0% to 34.9%
13,087
7.2%
7.3%
35.0% or more
51,545
28.3%
22.3%
Not Computed
1,497
NR
NR

Philadelphia, PA Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
264,489 
 
41,410,200 
$3,000 or more
2,178
0.8%
1.5%
$2,500 to $2,999
3,349
1.3%
1.7%
$2,000 to $2,499
7,722
2.9%
4.1%
$1,500 to $1,999
24,619
9.3%
11.0%
Less than $500
31,190
11.8%
11.0%
$1,000 to $1,499
80,787
30.5%
27.9%
$500 to $999
114,644
43.3%
42.7%
No Cash Rent
10,908
NR
2,291,570
Median (Dollars)
952
NR
959
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
28,935
11.4%
12.6%
15.0% to 19.9%
27,509
10.8%
12.5%
20.0% to 24.9%
27,932
11.0%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
26,364
10.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
21,562
8.5%
9.2%
35.0% or more
121,505
47.9%
41.4%
Not Computed
21,590
NR
NR

Philadelphia, PA Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
306,207
 
74,506,500
Less then $50,000
24,359
8.0%
7.5%
$50,000 to $99,999
67,688
22.1%
7.5%
$100,000 to $149,000
60,178
19.7%
15.0%
$150,000 to $199,000
57,718
18.8%
14.8%
$200,000 to $299,999
49,904
16.3%
18.8%
$300,000 to $499,999
30,355
9.9%
17.3%
$500,000 to $999,999
12,535
4.1%
9.7%
$1,000,000 or more
3,470
1.1%
2.7%
Median (Dollars)
150,700
 
194,500
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