Philadelphia, PA

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2020 Population
1.58M
0.156% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
Pat Toomey
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
34.6
0.581% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
23.1%
5.23% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$49,127
6.97% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$171,600
5.28% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
713,851
1.67% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Philadelphia, PA had a population of 1.58M people with a median age of 34.6 and a median household income of $49,127. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Philadelphia, PA grew from 1.58M to 1.58M, a 0.156% increase and its median household income grew from $45,927 to $49,127, a 6.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Philadelphia, PA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (40.1%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.36%), Other (Hispanic) (6.86%), and White (Hispanic) (5.2%).

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.

93.1% of the residents in Philadelphia, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Philadelphia, PA are Temple University (10,447 degrees awarded in 2020), University of Pennsylvania (9,958 degrees), and Drexel University (6,783 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Philadelphia, PA was $171,600, and the homeownership rate was 52.8%.

Most people in Philadelphia, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Philadelphia, PA was 1 car per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Philadelphia, PA is home to a population of 1.58M people, from which 93.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 14.3% of Philadelphia, PA residents were born outside of the country (226k people).

In 2020, there were 1.17 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (634k people) in Philadelphia, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 540k White (Non-Hispanic) and 116k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.1%
2020 Citizenship
93.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.1% of Philadelphia, PA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, 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)
    634k ± 3.57k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    540k ± 1.39k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    116k ± 1.15k
15.1%
Hispanic Population
238k people

In 2020, there were 1.17 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (634k people) in Philadelphia, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 540k White (Non-Hispanic) and 116k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.1% of the people in Philadelphia, PA are hispanic (238k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    92,750 ± 7,450 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    72,397 ± 6,587 people
  3. China
    65,642 ± 6,274 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 92,750 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 72,397 and China with 65,642.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.3%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
226k people
14.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
223k people

As of 2020, 14.3% of Philadelphia, PA residents (226k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Philadelphia, PA was 14.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    19,426 ± 960
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,739 ± 942
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,563 ± 795

Philadelphia, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Philadelphia, PA employs 714k people. The largest industries in Philadelphia, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (150,195 people), Educational Services (74,460 people), and Retail Trade (65,582 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,245), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,250), and Utilities ($60,425).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,196. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

714k
2020 Value
± 8,079
1.67%
1 Year growth
± 1.46%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Philadelphia, PA grew at a rate of 1.67%, from 702k employees to 714k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Philadelphia, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (81,253 people), Management Occupations (62,459 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (57,460 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

714k
2020 Value
± 8,079
1.67%
1 Year growth
± 1.46%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Philadelphia, PA grew at a rate of 1.67%, from 702k employees to 714k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Philadelphia, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (150,195 people), Educational Services (74,460 people), and Retail Trade (65,582 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

$40,939
Median earning men ± $577
$35,060
Median earning women ± $669

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($67,286), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,363), and Information ($54,248).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($52,693), Public Administration ($52,022), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,232).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $110B
  2. $74.2B
  3. $44.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $110B, followed by Mixed freight ($74.2B) and Electronics ($44.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$734B
2020 Value in Pennsylvania
$1.46T
Projected 2050 Value in Pennsylvania
99.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $734B. This is expected to increase 99.3% to $1.46T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $73.5B
  2. $71.1B
  3. $36.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New Jersey with $73.5B, followed by New York with $71.1B and Ohio and $36.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey 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 18 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
Pat Toomey
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Bob Casey Jr. and Pat Toomey 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 18 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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In 2020, universities in Philadelphia, PA awarded 41,155 degrees. The student population of Philadelphia, PA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 56,030 male students and 81,571 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Philadelphia, PA are White (20,617 and 56.8%), followed by Black or African American (5,040 and 13.9%), Asian (4,666 and 12.9%), and Hispanic or Latino (2,863 and 7.89%).

The largest universities in Philadelphia, PA by number of degrees awarded are Temple University (10,447 and 25.4%), University of Pennsylvania (9,958 and 24.2%), and Drexel University (6,783 and 16.5%).

The most popular majors in Philadelphia, PA are Registered Nursing (2,221 and 5.4%), General Business Administration & Management (1,536 and 3.73%), and General Finance (1,381 and 3.36%).

The median tuition costs in Philadelphia, PA are $38,926 for private four year colleges, and $16,080 and $28,992 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Philadelphia, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 53.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 137,601 (40.7% men and 59.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 137,601 students enrolled in Philadelphia, PA, 40.7% men and 59.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 65,250 records, of which 57.9% were women and 42.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 948 degree-majors awarded
  2. 785 degree-majors awarded
  3. 1,373 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Philadelphia, PA was General Finance with 948 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. 10,447 degrees awarded
  2. 9,958 degrees awarded
  3. 6,783 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Temple University with 10,447 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 17,085 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Philadelphia, PA, which is 0.71 times less than the 24,070 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 20,617 degrees mean that there were 4.09 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5,040 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 ($38,926) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($3,900) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

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 2020, 0.658% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.701% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.89M), and Some college (1.84M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Philadelphia, PA was $171,600 in 2020, which is 0.747 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $163,000 to $171,600, a 5.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Philadelphia, PA is 52.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Philadelphia, PA have an average commute time of 33.4 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 $49,127. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Philadelphia, PA was Census Tract 9802 with a value of $155,000, followed by Census Tract 367 and Census Tract 386, with respective values of $139,514 and $136,250.

Property

$171,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$1,761
$323,784
Median Property Taxes
±$4,954

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

52.8%
Homeownership
2020
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 52.8% of the housing units in Philadelphia, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Philadelphia, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9802
  2. Census Tract 367
  3. Census Tract 386

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Philadelphia, PA was Census Tract 9802 with a value of $155,000, followed by Census Tract 367 and Census Tract 386, with respective values of $139,514 and $136,250.

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.
$49,127
Median Household Income
± $774
613k
Number of Households
± 7,055

In 2020, the median household income of the 613k households in Philadelphia, PA grew to $49,127 from the previous year's value of $45,927.

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
2020 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.469
2019 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2020, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.614% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (49.5%)
  2. Public Transit (23.2%)
  3. Carpooled (8.16%)

In 2020, 49.5% of workers in Philadelphia, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (23.2%) and those who carpooled to work (8.16%).

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

33.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Philadelphia, PA have a longer commute time (33.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.29% 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

23.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Philadelphia, PA (355k out of 1.54M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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 White and Hispanic.

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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92.4% of the population of Philadelphia, PA has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 29.6% on Medicaid, 9.63% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.695% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Pennsylvania was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Philadelphia County, PA see 1388 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.21% decrease from the previous year (1449 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1233 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 367 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,388 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Philadelphia County, PA

Primary care physicians in Philadelphia County, PA see an average of 1,388 patients per year. This represents a 4.21% decrease from the previous year (1,449 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Pennsylvania across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.4% under 18 years, 27.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.3% were men and 53.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.62%
Uninsured
40.6%
Employer Coverage
29.6%
Medicaid
9.63%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.695%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Philadelphia, PA declined by 6.48% from 8.15% to 7.62%.

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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