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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.7%
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population Estimates, July 1, 2022, (V2022)
1,567,258
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2023)
NA
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
1,603,799
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2023, (V2023)
NA
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
-2.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 1,603,797
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 1,526,006
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.7%
Female persons, percent
52.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
44.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
43.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
8.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
16.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
33.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2018-2022 52,405
Foreign born persons, percent, 2018-2022 14.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2022, (V2022) 757,721
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2018-2022 52.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2018-2022 $215,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2018-2022 $1,509
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2018-2022 $524
Median gross rent, 2018-2022 $1,250
Building permits, 2022 3,223
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2018-2022 659,129
Persons per household, 2018-2022 2.34
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2018-2022 86.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2018-2022 24.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2018-2022 91.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2018-2022 85.2%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 86.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2018-2022 33.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2018-2022 13.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
8.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 62.8%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2018-2022 60.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 4,480,203
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 21,515,774
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,885,422
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 14,973,009
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $9,466
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2018-2022 32.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $57,537
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2022 dollars), 2018-2022 $35,553
Persons in poverty, percent
21.5%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2021 30,007
Total employment, 2021 620,700
Total annual payroll, 2021 ($1,000) 43,566,759
Total employment, percent change, 2020-2021 -8.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2020 105,809
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 21,647
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 12,946
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,887
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 5,268
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 13,596
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 890
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 17,856
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 11,936.9
Population per square mile, 2010 11,379.5
Land area in square miles, 2020 134.36
Land area in square miles, 2010 134.10
FIPS Code 42101
Value Notes

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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., V2023) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2023). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

In Vintage 2022, as a result of the formal request from the state, Connecticut transitioned from eight counties to nine planning regions. For more details, please see the Vintage 2022 release notes available here: Release Notes.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2018-2022 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2022 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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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