Philadelphia Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Philadelphia Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
1,584,064

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.7%
5 - 17:
15.1%
18 - 24:
10.1%
25 - 34:
18.9%
35 - 54:
24.1%
55 - 64:
11.6%
Over 65 Years:
13.4%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
6.1%
6.1%
High School Graduates
84.7%
84.7%
College Graduated
29.7%
29.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

Philadelphia
$27,924
$27,924
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

Philadelphia
$45,927
$45,927
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
24.3%

Employment Industries in Philadelphia

 
Healthcare
20.5%
20.5%
Education
10.2%
10.2%
Retail
9.5%
9.5%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
7.4%
7.4%
Accommodation
7.2%
7.2%
Manufacturing
6.4%
6.4%
Public Service
5.9%
5.9%
Transportation
5.5%
5.5%
Other
5.0%
5.0%
Finance
4.6%
4.6%
Administration
4.6%
4.6%
Construction
4.2%
4.2%
Arts
2.3%
2.3%
Wholesale
2.1%
2.1%
Information Technology
2.0%
2.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
Black or African American
40.8%
40.8%
White
34.5%
34.5%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
14.7%
14.7%
Asian
7.2%
7.2%
Other Race / Two or More Races
2.6%
2.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

Irish
10.4%
10.4%
Italian
7.4%
7.4%
German
6.4%
6.4%
Polish
3.3%
3.3%
English
2.6%
2.6%
African
1.5%
1.5%
Russian
1.3%
1.3%
Ukrainian
0.9%
0.9%
Jamaican
0.9%
0.9%
Haitian
0.8%
0.8%
French
0.7%
0.7%
European
0.5%
0.5%
Scottish
0.5%
0.5%
Eastern European
0.4%
0.4%
Albanian
0.4%
0.4%
Welsh
0.3%
0.3%
Hungarian
0.3%
0.3%
Dutch
0.3%
0.3%
Greek
0.3%
0.3%
Brazilian
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
76.8%
76.8%
Spanish
10.5%
10.5%
Chinese
2.2%
2.2%
French
1.4%
1.4%
Langs. of India
1.0%
1.0%
Vietnamese
0.9%
0.9%
Slavic languages
0.9%
0.9%
African languages
0.8%
0.8%
Arabic
0.7%
0.7%
French Creole
0.6%
0.6%
Other Asian languages
0.6%
0.6%
Other Indo-European
0.5%
0.5%
Portuguese
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.3%
0.3%
Korean
0.3%
0.3%
Tagalog
0.3%
0.3%
Polish
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Italian
0.2%
0.2%
Urdu
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Philadelphia Residents:
14.1%