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Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia city, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,584,138
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1,584,138
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 1,526,009
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3.8%
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, 2013-2017 60,637
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 13.4%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 52.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $151,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,270
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $444
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $970
Building permits, 2018 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 591,280
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 85.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 22.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 81.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 69.6%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 83.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 27.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 12.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 59.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 56.9%
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 merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,181,887
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+, 2013-2017 32.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $40,649
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $24,811
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2016 X
Total employment, 2016 X
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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