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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,584,064 12,801,989
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,584,064 12,801,989
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 1,526,012 12,702,868
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 3.8% 0.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,526,006 12,702,379
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
5.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.6%
20.6%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.0%
18.7%
Female persons, percent
52.7%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
44.8%
81.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
43.6%
12.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.9%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
7.8%
3.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
15.2%
7.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
34.3%
75.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 59,623 782,682
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 13.9% 6.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 691,633 5,732,628
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 53.0% 69.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $156,800 $174,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,299 $1,474
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $451 $531
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $1,007 $915
Building permits, 2019 4,566 23,539
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 594,778 5,025,132
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.57 2.46
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.7% 87.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 23.1% 11.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.1% 86.5%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 73.7% 79.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 83.9% 90.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 28.6% 30.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 12.4% 9.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.7%
6.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 60.6% 62.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 57.9% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,551,722 23,504,192
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 17,972,603 96,329,248
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 19,718,568 231,396,178
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,181,887 191,170,147
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 12,241,299 178,794,945
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,910 $14,008
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 33.4 26.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $43,744 $59,445
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $26,557 $32,889
Persons in poverty, percent
24.3%
12.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 28,509 303,492
Total employment, 2018 644,956 5,478,025
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 38,585,235 282,597,235
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 1.3% 0.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 106,028 865,041
All firms, 2012 104,439 975,453
Men-owned firms, 2012 55,745 579,400
Women-owned firms, 2012 40,906 304,803
Minority-owned firms, 2012 48,743 131,512
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 51,842 818,858
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 8,061 97,969
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 92,065 837,792
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 11,379.5 283.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 134.10 44,742.70
FIPS Code 42101 42
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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