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Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $45,927
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,584,064
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 1,526,012
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,603,797
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,526,006
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 58,670
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 14.1%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 53.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $163,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,332
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $455
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,042
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 601,337
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.55
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 85.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 23.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 86.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 76.8%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 84.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 29.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 12.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,551,722
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,972,603
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,718,568
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,241,299
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,910
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 33.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $45,927
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $27,924
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 104,439
Men-owned firms, 2012 55,745
Women-owned firms, 2012 40,906
Minority-owned firms, 2012 48,743
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 51,842
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 8,061
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 92,065
Population per square mile, 2010 11,379.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 134.10
FIPS Code 4260000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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