Philadelphia, PA Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Philadelphia?

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There are 1,596,865 residents in Philadelphia, with a median age of 34.8. Of this, 47.57% are males and 52.43% are females. US-born citizens make up 81.75% of the resident pool in Philadelphia, while non-US-born citizens account for 11.38%. Additionally, 6.86% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,359,716 people in Philadelphia currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,596,865 1.0%
Male Population 759,619 1.4%
Female Population 837,246 0.6%
Male population 47.57%
Female population 52.43%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.8 0.6%
Citizen US Born 1,305,494 0.9%
Citizen not US Born 181,771 1.7%
Not Citizen 109,600 -0.0%
Citizen US Born 81.75%
Citizen not US Born 11.38%
Not Citizen 6.86%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 12,081 -3.9%
Moved from Same County 137,797 -2.6%
Moved from Same State 27,438 -0.4%
Moved from Different State 40,052 0.8%
Same House as Last Year 1,359,716 1.6%
Moved from Abroad 0.77%
Moved from Same County 8.74%
Moved from Same State 1.74%
Moved from Different State 2.54%
Same House as Last Year 86.22%

What are the employment statistics in Philadelphia?

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White-collar workers make up 82.73% of the working population in Philadelphia, while blue-collar employees account for 17.27%. There are also 48,445 entrepreneurs in Philadelphia (6.63% of the workforce); 479,810 workers employed in private companies (65.66%); and 87,848 people working in governmental institutions (12.02%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 604,565 2.6%
Blue Collar 126,165 1.4%
White Collar 82.73%
Blue Collar 17.27%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 48,445 4.6%
Private Companies 479,810 1.0%
Governmental Workers 87,848 4.8%
Not for Profit Companies 114,627 5.4%
Self Employees 6.63%
Private Companies 65.66%
Governmental Workers 12.02%
Not for Profit Companies 15.69%

How many households are there in Philadelphia?

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There are a total of 646,608 households in Philadelphia, each made up of around 2 members. Family establishments represent 53.8% of these Philadelphia households, while non-family units account for the remaining 46.2%. Additionally, 27.28% of households have children and 72.72% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 646,608 5.5%
Average People Per Household 2 -4.0%
Family Households 347,858 5.1%
Non-family Households 298,750 5.8%
Family Households 53.8%
Non-family Households 46.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 176,423 6.7%
Households without Children 470,185 5.0%
Households with Children 27.28%
Households without Children 72.72%

What are the median and average incomes in Philadelphia?

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The average annual household income in Philadelphia is $77,454, while the median household income sits at $52,649 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $62,801, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $55,759. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $33,478 and $36,353, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $77,454 7.0%
Median Household Income $52,649 7.2%
People below Poverty Level 349,561 0.2%
People above Poverty Level 1,185,904 1.5%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Philadelphia?

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There are 720,688 housing units in Philadelphia, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1948. Of the 646,608 occupied housing units in Philadelphia, 52.41% are owner-occupied, while 47.59% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 59.77% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $201,400. In general, housing costs reach $1,084 per month in Philadelphia.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 720,688 4.6%
Median Year Built 1948 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 293,652 3.2%
Built between 1940 and 1949 80,477 4.4%
Built between 1950 and 1959 113,385 3.1%
Built between 1960 and 1969 80,327 5.5%
Built between 1970 and 1979 53,115 6.5%
Built between 1980 and 1989 28,583 8.2%
Built between 1990 and 1999 23,062 1.1%
Built between 2000 and 2009 21,548 6.5%
Built between 2010 and 2019 25,847 N/A
Built in 2020 or Later 692 N/A
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 646,608 5.5%
Owner Occupied 338,868 4.7%
Renter Occupied 307,740 6.4%
Owner Occupied 52.41%
Renter Occupied 47.59%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 202,532 4.1%
Without Mortgage 136,336 5.5%
Median Value with Mortgage $201,400 7.9%
Median Value without Mortgage $157,800 5.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,084 6.0%
With Mortgage 59.77%
Without Mortgage 40.23%

What is the level of education in Philadelphia?

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Approximately 40.17% of the population in Philadelphia holds a high school degree (that's 501,489 residents), while 19.04% have attained a college certificate (248,140 locals) and 17.94% have a bachelor's degree (223,902 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 57,882 -1.9%
Some High School 501,489 -1.4%
Some College 248,140 0.9%
Associate Degree 70,400 0.5%
Bachelor's Degree 223,902 3.8%
Graduate Degree 156,936 7.7%
No High School 4.64%
Some High School 40.17%
Some College 19.04%
Associate Degree 5.64%
Bachelor's Degree 17.94%
Graduate Degree 12.57%

What is the marital status of Philadelphia residents?

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A total of 657,005 people in Philadelphia have never been married (which represents 50.47% of the total population), while 450,223 of them are wedded (34.59%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 39,672 (3.05%) and 120,178 (9.23%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 657,005 0.3%
Married 450,223 2.6%
Separated 39,672 -4.2%
Widowed 74,243 -4.7%
Divorced 120,178 1.8%
Never Married 50.47%
Married 34.59%
Separated 3.05%
Widowed 5.7%
Divorced 9.23%

What are the most common means of transportation in Philadelphia?

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The top three means of transportation people in Philadelphia use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 399,184 residents commute by car, 95,940 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 54,269 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 399,184 -0.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 95,940 -5.3%
Subway or Elevated 15,312 N/A
Railroad 4,004 5.7%
Ferryboat 94 -39.4%
Bicycle 14,172 -1.5%
Motorcycle 530 -0.2%
TaxiCab 3,759 -3.5%
Walk 54,269 -1.0%

What is the median and average household income in Philadelphia by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
19102 5,108 3,425 $115,597.00 $171,023.00
19103 25,368 16,337 $83,988.00 $145,269.00
19104 52,126 18,053 $30,734.00 $49,820.00
19106 14,211 8,155 $126,287.00 $173,184.00
19107 14,984 8,459 $62,280.00 $93,496.00
19111 68,452 25,828 $55,569.00 $73,348.00
19114 31,815 13,553 $70,838.00 $84,538.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2021 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.

Zip codes included in this demographic data: 19102 19103 19104 19106 19107 19109 19111 19112 19113 19114 19115 19116 19118 19119 19120 19121 19122 19123 19124 19125 19126 19127 19128 19129 19130 19131 19132 19133 19134 19135 19136 19137 19138 19139 19140 19141 19142 19143 19144 19145 19146 19147 19148 19149 19150 19151 19152 19153 19154

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