Philadelphia 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 1,581,531 residents in Philadelphia, with a median age of 34.6. Of this, 47.35% are males and 52.65% are females. US-born citizens make up 81.77% of the resident pool in Philadelphia, while non-US-born citizens account for 11.3%. Additionally, 6.93% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,338,597 people in Philadelphia currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 1,581,531 0.2%
Male Population 748,846 0.2%
Female Population 832,685 0.1%
Male population 47.35%
Female population 52.65%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 34.6 0.6%
Citizen US Born 1,293,224 -0.3%
Citizen not US Born 178,680 2.8%
Not Citizen 109,627 1.0%
Citizen US Born 81.77%
Citizen not US Born 11.3%
Not Citizen 6.93%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 12,574 -8.3%
Moved from Same County 141,458 -2.4%
Moved from Same State 27,544 1.0%
Moved from Different State 39,717 4.2%
Same House as Last Year 1,338,597 0.3%
Moved from Abroad 0.81%
Moved from Same County 9.07%
Moved from Same State 1.77%
Moved from Different State 2.55%
Same House as Last Year 85.81%

What are the employment statistics in Philadelphia?

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White-collar workers make up 82.57% of the working population in Philadelphia, while blue-collar employees account for 17.43%. There are also 46,326 entrepreneurs in Philadelphia (6.49% of the workforce); 474,881 workers employed in private companies (66.52%); and 83,847 people working in governmental institutions (11.75%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 589,400 2.2%
Blue Collar 124,451 -0.9%
White Collar 82.57%
Blue Collar 17.43%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 46,326 3.0%
Private Companies 474,881 1.1%
Governmental Workers 83,847 0.7%
Not for Profit Companies 108,797 4.5%
Self Employees 6.49%
Private Companies 66.52%
Governmental Workers 11.75%
Not for Profit Companies 15.24%

How many households are there in Philadelphia?

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There are a total of 613,125 households in Philadelphia, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 53.97% of these Philadelphia households, while non-family units account for the remaining 46.03%. Additionally, 26.97% of households have children and 73.03% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 613,125 2.0%
Average People Per Household 3 -2.0%
Family Households 330,898 1.5%
Non-family Households 282,227 2.5%
Family Households 53.97%
Non-family Households 46.03%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 165,345 1.4%
Households without Children 447,780 2.2%
Households with Children 26.97%
Households without Children 73.03%

What are the median and average incomes in Philadelphia?

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The average annual household income in Philadelphia is $72,419, while the median household income sits at $49,127 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $58,547, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $51,945. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $31,150 and $34,445, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $72,419 5.9%
Median Household Income $49,127 7.0%
People below Poverty Level 348,709 -5.0%
People above Poverty Level 1,168,614 1.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Philadelphia?

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There are 689,121 housing units in Philadelphia, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1948. Of the 613,125 occupied housing units in Philadelphia, 52.81% are owner-occupied, while 47.19% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 60.1% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $186,600. In general, housing costs reach $1,023 per month in Philadelphia.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 689,121 0.5%
Median Year Built 1948 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 284,447 -0.5%
Built between 1940 and 1949 77,075 -2.8%
Built between 1950 and 1959 109,972 -1.5%
Built between 1960 and 1969 76,139 3.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 49,888 2.9%
Built between 1980 and 1989 26,405 3.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 22,801 3.0%
Built between 2000 and 2009 20,231 -2.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 22,163 18.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 613,125 2.0%
Owner Occupied 323,784 1.5%
Renter Occupied 289,341 2.4%
Owner Occupied 52.81%
Renter Occupied 47.19%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 194,603 1.9%
Without Mortgage 129,181 1.1%
Median Value with Mortgage $186,600 5.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $150,300 10.6%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,023 2.9%
With Mortgage 60.1%
Without Mortgage 39.9%

What is the level of education in Philadelphia?

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Approximately 41.12% of the population in Philadelphia holds a high school degree (that's 508,866 residents), while 19.26% have attained a college certificate (245,826 locals) and 17.42% have a bachelor's degree (215,629 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 58,998 -2.4%
Some High School 508,866 -3.1%
Some College 245,826 2.2%
Associate Degree 70,028 4.3%
Bachelor's Degree 215,629 4.5%
Graduate Degree 145,709 8.3%
No High School 4.77%
Some High School 41.12%
Some College 19.26%
Associate Degree 5.66%
Bachelor's Degree 17.42%
Graduate Degree 11.77%

What is the marital status of Philadelphia residents?

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A total of 655,095 people in Philadelphia have never been married (which represents 50.79% of the total population), while 438,699 of them are wedded (34.01%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 41,394 (3.21%) and 118,021 (9.15%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 655,095 0.6%
Married 438,699 0.6%
Separated 41,394 -3.3%
Widowed 77,927 -1.9%
Divorced 118,021 -0.9%
Never Married 50.79%
Married 34.01%
Separated 3.21%
Widowed 6.04%
Divorced 9.15%

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 399,823 residents commute by car, 101,322 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 54,814 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 399,823 -0.2%
Bus or TrolleyBus 101,322 -7.3%
Subway or Elevated 17,430 N/A
Railroad 3,789 6.8%
Ferryboat 155 -13.4%
Bicycle 14,389 -1.1%
Motorcycle 531 -18.2%
TaxiCab 3,896 21.2%
Walk 54,814 -6.2%

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 5,335 3,365 $110,096.00 $177,851.00
19103 25,113 15,765 $79,110.00 $134,268.00
19104 52,480 16,508 $28,603.00 $46,430.00
19106 13,536 7,625 $116,368.00 $162,885.00
19107 14,689 7,823 $60,676.00 $91,522.00
19111 67,159 24,355 $51,567.00 $69,823.00
19113 82 45 $53,125.00 $70,231.00
19114 31,448 13,032 $65,893.00 $80,138.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2020 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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