Philadelphia, PA

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2022 Population
1.59M
0.229% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
22.7%
0.427% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,537
9.28% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$215,500
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
736,737
0.822% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Philadelphia, PA had a population of 1.59M people with a median age of 34.8 and a median household income of $57,537. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Philadelphia, PA declined from 1.6M to 1.59M, a −0.229% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,649 to $57,537, a 9.28% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Philadelphia, PA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (39%), White (Non-Hispanic) (33.5%), Other (Hispanic) (7.93%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.54%), and White (Hispanic) (3.55%).

None of the households in Philadelphia, PA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93% of the residents in Philadelphia, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Philadelphia, PA are University of Pennsylvania (10,067 degrees awarded in 2022), Temple University (9,400 degrees), and Drexel University (7,192 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Philadelphia, PA was $215,500, and the homeownership rate was 52.2%.

Most people in Philadelphia, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Philadelphia, PA was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Philadelphia, PA is home to a population of 1.59M people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.4% of Philadelphia, PA residents were born outside of the country (229k people).

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (621k people) in Philadelphia, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 534k White (Non-Hispanic) and 126k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93%
2022 Citizenship
93.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93% of Philadelphia, PA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Philadelphia, PA was 93.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Philadelphia, PA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    621k ± 3.91k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    534k ± 1.72k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    126k ± 5.2k
15.7%
Hispanic Population
250k people

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (621k people) in Philadelphia, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 534k White (Non-Hispanic) and 126k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.7% of the people in Philadelphia, PA are hispanic (250k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
229k people
14.3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
229k people

As of 2022, 14.4% of Philadelphia, PA residents (229k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Philadelphia, PA was 14.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    17,631 ± 947
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,128 ± 1,100
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,771 ± 734

Philadelphia, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Philadelphia, PA employs 737k people. The largest industries in Philadelphia, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (159,070 people), Educational Services (79,523 people), and Retail Trade (68,365 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,559), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,138), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($70,036).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

737k
2022 Value
± 8,434
0.822%
1 Year growth
± 1.59%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Philadelphia, PA grew at a rate of 0.822%, from 731k employees to 737k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Philadelphia, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (81,634 people), Management Occupations (67,073 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (58,014 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Philadelphia, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

737k
2022 Value
± 8,434
0.822%
1 Year growth
± 1.59%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Philadelphia, PA grew at a rate of 0.822%, from 731k employees to 737k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Philadelphia, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (159,070 people), Educational Services (79,523 people), and Retail Trade (68,365 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Philadelphia, PA, though some of these residents may live in Philadelphia, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,824
Median earning men ± $907
$41,079
Median earning women ± $518

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,407), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($74,281), and Information ($69,106).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($67,821), Public Administration ($59,804), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,008).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 18.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Pennsylvania.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pennsylvania went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.15%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Pennsylvania over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Philadelphia, PA awarded 41,168 degrees. The student population of Philadelphia, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 52,065 male students and 76,929 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Philadelphia, PA are White (20,367 and 55%), followed by Asian (5,315 and 14.3%), Black or African American (5,223 and 14.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (3,241 and 8.74%).

The largest universities in Philadelphia, PA by number of degrees awarded are University of Pennsylvania (10,067 and 24.5%), Temple University (9,400 and 22.8%), and Drexel University (7,192 and 17.5%).

The most popular majors in Philadelphia, PA are Registered Nursing (2,616 and 6.35%), General Finance (1,151 and 2.8%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,091 and 2.65%).

The median tuition costs in Philadelphia, PA are $41,800 for private four year colleges, and $20,173 and $34,679 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Philadelphia, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 55.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 128,994 (40.4% men and 59.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 128,994 students enrolled in Philadelphia, PA, 40.4% men and 59.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 55,227 records, of which 58.6% were women and 41.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 707 degrees awarded
  2. 1,683 degrees awarded
  3. 831 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Philadelphia, PA was General Biological Sciences with 707 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Philadelphia, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 10,067 degrees awarded
  2. 9,400 degrees awarded
  3. 7,192 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Pennsylvania with 10,067 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 16,208 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Philadelphia, PA, which is 0.649 times less than the 24,960 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 20,367 degrees mean that there were 3.83 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 5,315 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($41,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($3,900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Philadelphia, PA was $215,500 in 2022, which is 0.764 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $184,100 to $215,500, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Philadelphia, PA is 52.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Philadelphia, PA have an average commute time of 32.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Philadelphia, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Philadelphia, PA is $57,537. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Philadelphia, PA was Census Tract 367 with a value of $172,610, followed by Census Tract 231 and Census Tract 386, with respective values of $170,625 and $164,167.

Property

$215,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,089
$344,149
Median Property Taxes
±$5,684

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Philadelphia, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Philadelphia, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

52.2%
Homeownership
2022
61.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.2% of the housing units in Philadelphia, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 367
  2. Census Tract 231
  3. Census Tract 386

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Philadelphia, PA was Census Tract 367 with a value of $172,610, followed by Census Tract 231 and Census Tract 386, with respective values of $170,625 and $164,167.

The following map shows all of the places in Philadelphia, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,537
Median Household Income
± $792
659k
Number of Households
± 7,987

In 2022, the median household income of the 659k households in Philadelphia, PA grew to $57,537 from the previous year's value of $52,649.

The following chart displays the households in Philadelphia, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Philadelphia, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (47.5%)
  2. Public Transit (19.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (13.8%)

In 2022, 47.5% of workers in Philadelphia, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (19.8%) and those who worked at home (13.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Philadelphia, PA have a longer commute time (32.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.91% of the workforce in Philadelphia, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Philadelphia, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Philadelphia, PA have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Philadelphia, PA (352k out of 1.55M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Philadelphia, PA is Black, followed by Hispanic and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.7% of the population of Philadelphia, PA has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 29.2% on Medicaid, 9.45% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.707% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Philadelphia County, PA see 1339 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.53% decrease from the previous year (1388 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1244 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 338 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,339 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Philadelphia County, PA

Primary care physicians in Philadelphia County, PA see an average of 1,339 patients per year. This represents a 3.53% decrease from the previous year (1,388 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Philadelphia County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 27.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.35%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
29.2%
Medicaid
9.45%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
0.707%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Philadelphia, PA declined by 0.6% from 7.39% to 7.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Philadelphia, PA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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