Philadelphia, PA

1,567,872 Population
134.1 square miles 11,691 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
12.3%
was 12.2%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Population Density
11,691
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.0%
was 45.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
14.8%
was 12.7%
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA
Percent Under 18
22.1%
was 22.2%
Ranked 4th Highest in PA
Percent 65 and Over
12.9%
was 12.4%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.8
was 6.9
Ranked 9th Lowest in PA
Percent Living in Poverty
25.7%
was 26.3%
Ranked 4th Lowest in PA
Median Household Income
$39,770
was $36,836
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA
Gini Income Distribution
 
51.5
51.6
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
17.9
was 15.9
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,029
was 1,099.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,147.4
was 3,441.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
674,504
was 667,625
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Median Rent
$976
was $913
Ranked 2nd Highest in PA
Total Building Permits
2,815
was 2,175
 
Occupied Housing Units
580,205
was 582,528
 
Homeownership Rate
52.1%
was 51.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Single Family Building Permits
632
was 566
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
5,026.9
was 4,978.3
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Rental Vacancy Rate
25.3%
was 23.0%
Ranked 1st Highest in PA
Multifamily Building Permits
2,183
was 1,609
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
4.2
was 3.3
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.8
was 1.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.5%
was 94.1%
Ranked 7th Highest in PA
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.0%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 98.9%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
83.2%
was 82.2%
Ranked 5th Highest in PA
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
28.6%
was 25.2%
Ranked 3rd Highest in PA

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