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Population in 2012: 1,547,607 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 

Males: 730,002  (47.2%)
Females: 817,605  (52.8%)

Median resident age:  33.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:  43.3 years

Zip codes: 19102, 19103, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19109, 19111, 19112, 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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Estimated median household income in 2011: $34,207 (it was $30,746 in 2000)
Philadelphia:

$34,207
Pennsylvania:

$50,228
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $20,642

Philadelphia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $142,000 (it was $61,000 in 2000)
Philadelphia:

$142,000
Pennsylvania:

$164,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $169,324; Detached houses: $240,397; Townhouses or other attached units: $147,536; In 2-unit structures: $209,207; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $255,687; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $287,169; Mobile homes: $64,809; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $127,222
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $173,662; Detached houses: $283,830; Townhouses or other attached units: $150,074; In 2-unit structures: $201,476; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $237,093; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $362,068; Mobile homes: $97,510; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $154,817

Median gross rent in 2011: $853.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 19019, 19102, 19103, 19104, 19106, 19107, 19111, 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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  • Black alone - 639,251 (41.6%)
  • White alone - 566,926 (36.9%)
  • Hispanic - 193,534 (12.6%)
  • Asian alone - 98,367 (6.4%)
  • Two or more races - 28,626 (1.9%)
  • Other race alone - 7,425 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1,947 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 395 (0.03%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Philadelphia: 104.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (11.2%), Italian (7.3%), German (6.6%), Polish (3.0%), English (2.5%), United States (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 135.1 square miles.

Population density: 11456 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Philadelphia:

  • High school or higher: 80.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Philadelphia city:

  • Never married: 50.4%
  • Now married: 31.3%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

191,698 residents are foreign born (3.9% Latin America, 3.4% Asia, 2.5% Europe).

This city:  12.5%
Pennsylvania:  5.5%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 1,799 registered sex offenders living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as of April 18, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Philadelphia to the number of sex offenders is 860 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,377 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $1,063 (1.0%)

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Nearest cities: Camden, NJ (2.2 miles ), Pennsauken, NJ (2.3 miles ), Merchantville borough, NJ (2.5 miles ), Woodlynne borough, NJ (2.5 miles ), Narberth borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Millbourne borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Palmyra borough, NJ (2.5 miles ), Wyndmoor, PA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 50 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 1999: 97 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2000: 95 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2001: 104 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2002: 147 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2003: 128 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 2004: 134 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2005: 383 buildings, average cost: $171,800
  • 2006: 448 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2007: 591 buildings, average cost: $199,000
  • 2008: 545 buildings, average cost: $212,900
  • 2009: 291 buildings, average cost: $224,200
  • 2010: 447 buildings, average cost: $214,900
  • 2011: 445 buildings, average cost: $217,900
  • 2012: 566 buildings, average cost: $226,600

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Latitude: 40.00 N, Longitude: 75.14 W

Philadelphia nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): City of Brotherly Love, City of Homes, Philly, Quaker City, The Big Scrapple, The Cradle of Liberty, Philthy, Philthadelphia, City of Murals

Daytime population change due to commuting: +117,001 (+7.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 442,549 (76.0%)

Area codes: 215, 267, 610

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Crime rates in Philadelphia by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 319309288348330377406392331302306324331
per 100,000 22.020.418.923.322.225.627.727.323.019.519.621.221.5
Rapes 1,0211,0141,0351,0041,0011,0249609561,038896945833880
per 100,000 70.366.867.967.167.469.565.566.672.057.960.654.457.2
Robberies 10,4259,6048,8699,6179,75710,06910,97110,2589,6189,0378,3638,2467,984
per 100,000 718.2632.5581.9642.9657.4683.6749.1714.6667.4583.9536.6538.6518.8
Assaults 11,04710,4779,8659,6519,81410,13910,5469,5749,7848,9288,9218,8658,658
per 100,000 761.1690.0647.2645.2661.2688.4720.1666.9678.9576.9572.5579.1562.6
Burglaries 12,08911,62911,24410,65610,53610,96011,54211,52412,84510,96910,79612,05712,004
per 100,000 832.9765.9737.7712.3709.9744.1788.1802.8891.3708.8692.8787.6780.0
Thefts 46,95245,31838,78937,86437,80838,03939,41339,16740,68137,94139,92440,11338,592
per 100,000 3234.72984.82544.82531.22547.32582.62691.12728.42822.92451.62561.92620.32507.7
Auto thefts 16,14715,52713,30213,93412,58711,42011,65711,1049,0586,9787,0687,4476,401
per 100,000 1112.41022.7872.7931.5848.1775.3795.9773.5628.5450.9453.5486.5415.9
Arson 2,581N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
per 100,000 177.8N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 767.8697.8638.7667.9667.5687.8725.0704.1685.9577.1567.7579.7562.1

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Crime rate in Philadelphia detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 7,360 (6,526 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.24
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.8%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -63,790 (-4.0%).

Most common industries in 2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care (24%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (5%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3%)
  • Law enforcement workers (2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers (4%)
  • Building cleaning and pest control workers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3%)
  • Other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, baggage porters, concierges, and child care workers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Philadelphia-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 43% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/22/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Philadelphia city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 25.5 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 25 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Philadelphia-area historical earthquake activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.9 miles away from Philadelphia center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/9/1992 at 08:50:45, a magnitude 3.1 (3.0 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 49.4 miles away from Philadelphia center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Philadelphia County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Colin Campbell Cooper - Artist, Charles Brockden Brown - Novelist, Robert Crumb - (born 1943), underground cartoonist, Sarah Chang - Violinist, Santigold - Female singer, Roy Campanella - Baseball player, Blythe Danner - (born 1943), actor, Sabian (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Steve Veltman - Bicycle motocross rider, James Galanos - Fashion designer.

Main business address for: MARITRANS INC /DE/ (WATER TRANSPORTATION), FMC CORP (CHEMICALS & ALLIED PRODUCTS), CDI CORP (SERVICES-HELP SUPPLY SERVICES), CIGNA CORP (HOSPITAL & MEDICAL SERVICE PLANS), CONSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC (MISCELLANEOUS PLASTIC PRODUCTS), SUNOCO INC (PETROLEUM REFINING), LINCOLN NATIONAL CORP (LIFE INSURANCE), ROHM & HAAS CO (PLASTICS, MATERIALS, SYNTH RESINS & NONVULCAN ELASTOMERS) and 39 other public companies.


Hospitals/medical centers in Philadelphia:

  • ALBERT EINSTEIN MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 5501 OLD YORK ROAD)
  • ARIA HEALTH (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 10800 KNIGHTS ROAD)
  • CANCER TREATMENT CENTERS OF AMERICA (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1331 EAST WYOMING AVENUE)
  • CHESTNUT HILL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, 8835 GERMANTOWN AVE)
  • CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA (Childrens, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 34TH ST & CIVIC CENTER BLVD)
  • HAHNEMANN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, 230 NORTH BROAD STREET)
  • HOSPITAL OF UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 34TH & SPRUCE STS)
  • JEANES HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 7600 CENTRAL AVE)
  • KENSINGTON HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, 136 W DIAMOND STREET)
  • NAZARETH HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 2601 HOLME AVE)
  • PENN PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 51 NORTH 39TH STREET)
  • PENNSYLVANIA HOSP OF THE UNIV OF PA HEALTH SYS (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 800 SPRUCE STREET)
  • PHILADELPHIA VA MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care - Veterans Administration, Government Federal, UNIVERSITY AND WOODLAND AVENU)
  • ST JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1600 WEST GIRARD AVENUE)
  • TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 3401 NORTH BROAD STREET)
  • THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 111 SOUTH 11TH STREET)

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Airports and heliports located in Philadelphia:


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Amtrak stations:

  • PHILADELPHIA (30TH & MARKET STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, car rental agency, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • NORTH PHILADELPHIA (2900 N. BROAD ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.phila.gov

Biggest Colleges/Universities in Philadelphia:

  • Temple University (Full-time enrollment: 30,296; Location: 1801 North Broad Street; Public; Website: WWW.TEMPLE.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Pennsylvania (FT enrollment: 20,643; Location: 1 College Hall 34th and Spruce Sts; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.upenn.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Drexel University (FT enrollment: 15,381; Location: 3141 Chestnut St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.drexel.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Community College of Philadelphia (FT enrollment: 6,476; Location: 1700 Spring Garden St; Public; Website: www.ccp.edu)
  • Saint Joseph's University (FT enrollment: 5,072; Location: 5600 City Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.sju.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • La Salle University (FT enrollment: 3,721; Location: 1900 W Olney Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lasalle.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Philadelphia University (FT enrollment: 3,028; Location: School House Lane and Henry Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.philau.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (FT enrollment: 2,704; Location: 600 S 43rd Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.usp.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Thomas Jefferson University (FT enrollment: 2,380; Location: 1020 Walnut Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.jefferson.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • The University of the Arts (FT enrollment: 2,292; Location: 320 S Broad St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.uarts.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • The Art Institute of Philadelphia (FT enrollment: 2,222; Location: 1622 Chestnut Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/philadelphia/)
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (FT enrollment: 2,021; Location: 4170 City Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.pcom.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Holy Family University (FT enrollment: 1,667; Location: 9801 Frankford Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.holyfamily.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Chestnut Hill College (FT enrollment: 1,389; Location: 9601 Germantown Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.chc.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Thompson Institute (FT enrollment: 1,208; Location: 3010 Market St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.thompson.edu)
  • CHI Institute (FT enrollment: 876; Location: 177 Franklin Mills Blvd.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chitraining.com)
  • Peirce College (FT enrollment: 831; Location: 1420 Pine Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.peirce.edu)
  • DPT Business School (FT enrollment: 777; Location: 11000 Roosevelt Blvd Ste 200; Private, for-profit; Website: www.dptschool.com)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 773; Location: 3600 Market St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolntech.com)
  • National Massage Therapy Institute (FT enrollment: 772; Location: 10050 Roosevelt Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.studymassage.com)

Biggest public high schools in Philadelphia:

Biggest private high schools in Philadelphia:

  • ARCHBISHOP RYAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,071; Location: 11201 ACADEMY RD; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • FATHER JUDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,262; Location: 3301 SOLLY AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • ST JOSEPH'S PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 964; Location: 1733 W GIRARD AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • ROMAN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 946; Location: 301 N BROAD ST; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • ST HUBERT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Students: 919; Location: 7320 TORRESDALE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • WILLIAM PENN CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 908; Location: 3000 W SCHOOL HOUSE LN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • GERMANTOWN FRIENDS SCHOOL (Students: 894; Location: 31 W COULTER RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • CARDINAL DOUGHERTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 884; Location: 6301 NTH 2ND ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • GIRARD COLLEGE (Students: 724; Location: 2101 S COLLEGE AVE; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • LITTLE FLOWER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 694; Location: 1000 W LYCOMING ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Philadelphia:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Philadelphia:

  • ST MATTHEW SCHOOL (Students: 1,065; Location: 3040 COTTMAN AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF CALVARY SCHOOL (Students: 888; Location: 11023 KIPLING LN; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARTIN OF TOURS SCHOOL (Students: 746; Location: 5450 ROOSEVELT BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CECILIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 724; Location: 525 RHAWN ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST CHRISTOPHER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 688; Location: 13305 PROCTOR RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD SCHOOL (Students: 609; Location: 2020 SHELMIRE AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST KATHERINE OF SIENA SCHOOL (Students: 577; Location: 9738 FRANKFORD AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JEROME SCHOOL (Students: 573; Location: 3031 STAMFORD ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MATERNITY BVM SCHOOL (Students: 555; Location: 9322 OLD BUSTLETON AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IVY LEAF SCHOOL PK-8 (Students: 550; Location: 1196 E WASHINGTON LN; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Philadelphia, School District: PHILADELPHIA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Philadelphia:

  • FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA (Operating income: $84,384,785; Location: 1901 VINE ST; 4,790,585 books; 3,209 e-books; 1,068,370 audio materials; 230,930 video materials; 109 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 14 other licensed databases; 7,805 print serial subscriptions; 669 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Saint Joseph's University ENROLLMENT: 2005-2006 7700 total in all programs (estimated average 2005-06) * 4150 traditional full time undergraduates o 2,150 in College of Arts and Sciences o 2,000 in Erivan K. Haub School of Business o 51% female, 49% male o 61% of traditional full time students reside on campus * 780 University College and Bridge Program students * 2,770 graduate students o 1,820 in arts and sciences programs o 900 in business programs o 50 doctoral stud
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Notable locations in Philadelphia: Fort Mifflin (A), Academy Gardens (B), Rising Sun (C), Coopersville (D), Hestonville (E), North Penn (F), Mount Vernon (G), Rockdale (H), Whitehall (I), Rocky Hill (J), Five Points (K), Spectrum Sports Arena (L), F D Roosevelt Golf Course (M), Bala Golf Course (N), John F Byrne Golf Course (O), Liberty Bell Racetrack (P), Philadelphia Industrial Park (Q), Riverside Industrial Park (R), Juniata Park Golf Course (S), Academy Gardens Golf Course (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Blue Grass Shopping Center (1), Roosevelt Mall (2), Northeast Village Shopping Center (3), Bustleton Cottman Shopping Center (4), Bells Corner Shopping Center (5), Somerton Shopping Center (6), Red Lion Shopping Center (7), Leo Mall (8), Andorra Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Philadelphia include: Alleyne Church (A), Andorra Church (B), Saint Pauls Church (C), Greater Northeast Congregation (D), Grace Chapel (E), Good Shepherd Church (F), Acts of the Apostles Church in Jesus Christ (G), Saint Johns Church (H), Cooper Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Belvue Cemetery (1), Woodlands Cemetery (2), Adath Jeshurun (3), Byberry Cemetery (4), Saint Mary of the Assumption Cemetery (5), Laurel Hill Cemetery (6), Magnolia Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Gustine Lake (A), Concourse Lake (B), Devils Pool (C), Meadow Lake (D), Centennial Lake (E), Oak Lane Reservoir (F), East Park Reservoir (G), Queen Lane Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Walton Run (A), Schuylkill River (B), Pennypack Creek (C), Byberry Creek (D), Frankford Creek (E), Tacony Creek (F), Indian Creek (G), Glanraffan Creek (H), Mill Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Philadelphia include: Frankford Playground (1), Fox Chase Playground (2), Northwood Park (3), Pleasant Playground (4), Simons Recreation Center (5), Stringer Park (6), Elmwood Park (7), Independence Mall State Park (8), Independence National Historical Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Penna Academy of The Fine Arts (Museums; Broad & Cherry Street) (1), College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Museums; 19 S. 22 Street) (2), Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary (Museums; 1530 Locust Street) (3), Academy Of Natural Sciences (Museums; 19 & Benjamin Franklin Prkwy) (4), Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies (Museums; 18 South 7th Street) (5), Boulton-Stroud Marion (Museums; 1315 Cherry Street Floor 5) (6), American Interfaith Institute (Museums; 321 Chestnut Street) (7), Marian Anderson Residence Museum (Art Museums; 762 S Marian Anderson Way) (8), Fabric Workshop and Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1315 Cherry Street Floor 5) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (100 North Colombus blvd.) (1), Concordia Worldwide Hotel Reservations (3751 Island Avenue Suite: 101) (2), Embassy Suites (9000 Bartram Ave) (3), Adam's Mark Hotel (E City Ave At Monument Rd) (4), Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown (21 N Juniper St) (5), Adam's Mark Philadelphia (4000 Monument Road) (6), Extended Stay America - Philadelphia (9000 Tinicum Blvd) (7), Clarion Suites (1010 Race Street) (8), Carlyle Hotel (1425 Poplar Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Supreme Court Of Pennsylvania (900 Race Street) (1), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Supreme Court- Pennsylvania Client Security (3 Penn Centre) (2), United States Government - Courts- District Court- Judge C R Weiner (USCourthouse) (3), Philadelphia City & County - Family Court Division- Courts and Legal Information- Orphan's C (City Hall) (4), Executive Office For Immigration Review - General Information (1600 Callowhill Street) (5), Small Claims Court (City Hall) (6), Pennsylvania Commonwealth - Supreme Court- Disciplinary Board (121 Broad Street Street) (7), Philadelphia City & County - Common Pleas Court- Criminal Listings (City Hall) (8), Philadelphia City & County - Courts and Legal Information- Office of the Court Administr (City Hall) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Philadelphia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 35.1. This is about average.
City:

35.1
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.317. This is about average. There were 83 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.317
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.92. This is about average. There were 112 monitors within city limits.
City:

2.92
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 18.9. This is significantly worse than average. There were 58 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.9
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.0. This is better than average. There were 77 monitors within city limits.
City:

23.0
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.8. This is better than average. There were 115 monitors within city limits.
City:

17.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.7. This is about average. There were 66 monitors within city limits.
City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Philadelphia and their reported violations in the past:

SUNOCO 7613 (Address: 1801 Market St , Serves OH, Population served: 732, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2001 and SEP-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-21-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-21-2001), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
WONDER BREAD HOSTESS CAK (Serves NJ, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-02-1994 and MAR-21-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-1994)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 28.4%
(16.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.5% for Black residents, 41.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.1% for other race residents, 34.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Philadelphia, PA

People in group quarters in Philadelphia in 2010:

  • 25,462 people in college/university student housing
  • 8,828 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 7,877 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3,750 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3,732 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2,983 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 1,616 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 998 people in federal detention centers
  • 526 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 426 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 263 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 241 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 175 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 173 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 155 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 57 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 42 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 41 people in state prisons
  • 24 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 14 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)

People in group quarters in Philadelphia in 2000:

  • 21,123 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 10,164 people in nursing homes
  • 4,510 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3,887 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 2,674 people in state prisons
  • 2,189 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 1,679 people in religious group quarters
  • 1,296 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 1,234 people in other group homes
  • 1,103 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 1,014 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 527 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 526 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 463 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 432 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 396 people in halfway houses
  • 373 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 313 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 257 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 197 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 169 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 160 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 112 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 86 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 84 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 61 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 47 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 38 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 28 people in institutions for the blind
  • 26 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 10 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 4 people in military ships

Philadelphia compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Lincoln Financial Field. Capacity: 68,532. Philadelphia Eagles, Temple Owls football.
  • Franklin Field. Capacity: 52,593. Penn Quakers football.
  • Citizens Bank Park. Capacity: 43,500. Philadelphia Phillies.
  • Wachovia Center. Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), Philadelphia Soul (AFL), Philadelphia Wings (NLL).
  • Wachovia Spectrum. Philadelphia KiXX (MISL}.
  • Liacouras Center. Temple University.
  • Palestra. University of Pennsylvania.

Banks with most branches in Philadelphia (2011 data):

  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: 60 branches. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 43 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 40 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • TD Bank, National Association: 21 branches. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: 19 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: 17 branches. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank: 14 branches. Info updated 2011/07/08: Bank assets: $4,590.2 mil, Deposits: $3,659.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 60 total offices
  • Conestoga Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2007/05/31: Bank assets: $600.2 mil, Deposits: $478.9 mil, headquarters in Chester Springs, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Conestoga Bancorp, Inc
  • Firstrust Savings Bank: 8 branches. Info updated 2008/10/10: Bank assets: $2,487.2 mil, Deposits: $1,995.0 mil, headquarters in Conshohocken, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices
  • 37 other banks with 99 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • Chestnut Hill Hotel , 8229 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 , Phone: (215) 242-5905, Fax: (215) 242-8778
  • Renaissance Philadelphia Hotel , 500 Stevens Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19113 , Phone: (610) 521-5900, Fax: (610) 521-8954
  • Atop The Bellevue, 1415 Chancellor CT, Philadelphia, PA 19102 , Phone: (215) 893-1776, Fax: (215) 732-8518
  • Holiday Inn Express Penns Landing , 100 N Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106 , Phone: (215) 627-7900, Fax: (215) 238-0809
  • Courtyard By Marriott Philadelphia Airport , 8900 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153 , Phone: (215) 365-2200, Fax: (215) 365-6905
  • Days Inn, 4200 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19124 , Phone: (215) 289-9200
  • Embassy Suites Philadelphia Airport , 9000 Bartram Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19153 , Phone: (215) 365-4500, Fax: (215) 365-3195
  • Four Season's Hotel, 1810-34 Race St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 , Phone: (215) 963-1500
  • 67 other hotels and motels
All 75 fire-safe hotels and motels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Philadelphia travel time to work - commute


Philadelphia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Philadelphia:

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Religion statistics for Philadelphia (based on Philadelphia County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.37%
Here53.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateUnited Methodist Church
Adherents60.7%10.7%5.4%5.2%2.4%
Congregations15.0%5.0%9.6%3.0%7.5%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents2.3%1.9%1.9%1.3%8.2%
Congregations9.0%5.6%7.8%6.8%30.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 456
Philadelphia County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 171
Philadelphia County:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 168
Philadelphia County:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 992
Here:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Philadelphia County:

29.1%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.4%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1,191$5,417,149$54,58111$13,328
Other Government Administration 1,154$5,271,707$54,818104$54,951
Judicial and Legal 3,404$12,266,023$43,2416$14,240
Police Protection - Officers 6,739$38,110,350$67,8620$0
Police - Other 823$3,222,747$46,990976$1,081,794
Firefighters 2,397$14,497,188$72,5770$0
Fire - Other 94$294,737$37,6260$0
Correction 2,442$10,408,134$51,1460$0
Streets and Highways 596$2,346,988$47,2550$0
Airports 743$3,266,458$52,7560$0
Welfare 1,946$8,590,006$52,9700$0
Health 1,201$5,516,208$55,1160$0
Solid Waste Management 1,178$4,017,819$40,9290$0
Sewerage 732$3,034,763$49,7500$0
Parks and Recreation 658$2,860,634$52,170124$192,928
Housing and Community Development(Local) 171$810,116$56,8500$0
Water Supply 1,148$4,977,138$52,0260$0
Gas Supply 1,713$6,481,024$45,4010$0
Local Libraries 813$3,051,516$45,04152$70,217
Other and Unallocable 635$3,085,851$58,3150$0
Totals for Government 29,778$137,526,556$55,4211,273$1,427,458

Philadelphia government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $114,719,000 ($74.13)
    Sewerage: $58,390,000 ($37.73)
    General - Other: $34,128,000 ($22.05)
    Water Utilities: $31,441,000 ($20.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,299,000 ($16.35)
    Regular Highways: $16,920,000 ($10.93)
    Gas Utilities: $14,024,000 ($9.06)
    General Public Buildings: $12,334,000 ($7.97)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,335,000 ($1.51)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,804,000 ($1.17)
    Libraries: $464,000 ($0.30)
    Health - Other: $422,000 ($0.27)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $250,000 ($0.16)
    Financial Administration: $108,000 ($0.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $70,000 ($0.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $35,000 ($0.02)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($0.01)
    Corrections - Other: $15,000 ($0.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.00)
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $1,291,161,000 ($834.30)
    Gas Utilities: $757,967,000 ($489.77)
    General - Other: $551,813,000 ($356.56)
    Public Welfare - Other: $515,862,000 ($333.33)
    Police Protection: $505,650,000 ($326.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $234,077,000 ($151.25)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $232,121,000 ($149.99)
    Correctional Institutions: $195,485,000 ($126.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $171,696,000 ($110.94)
    Corrections - Other: $152,356,000 ($98.45)
    Sewerage: $124,977,000 ($80.75)
    General Public Buildings: $120,933,000 ($78.14)
    Solid Waste Management: $96,484,000 ($62.34)
    Water Utilities: $86,285,000 ($55.75)
    Air Transportation: $69,411,000 ($44.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $68,607,000 ($44.33)
    Regular Highways: $53,090,000 ($34.30)
    Financial Administration: $51,004,000 ($32.96)
    Libraries: $47,853,000 ($30.92)
    Central Staff Services: $46,038,000 ($29.75)
    Public Welfare Institutions: $34,041,000 ($22.00)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $24,597,000 ($15.89)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $753,000 ($0.49)
    Other Higher Education: $199,000 ($0.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $3,260,070,000 ($2106.52)
    Benefit Payments: $608,822,000 ($393.40)
    Corporate Bonds: $397,034,000 ($256.55)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $192,068,000 ($124.11)
    Other Investments - Other: $185,616,000 ($119.94)
    Securities - Mortgages: $29,341,000 ($18.96)
    Withdrawals: $4,791,000 ($3.10)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $60,608,000 ($39.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $113,539,000 ($73.36)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $63,026,000 ($40.72)
    Other Higher Education: $22,467,000 ($14.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Gas Utilities: $40,328,000 ($26.06)
    Sewerage: $5,838,000 ($3.77)
    Police Protection: $4,072,000 ($2.63)
    Water Utilities: $3,212,000 ($2.08)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,190,000 ($1.42)
    General - Other: $2,069,000 ($1.34)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,435,000 ($0.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,360,000 ($0.88)
    Air Transportation: $1,196,000 ($0.77)
    Health - Other: $716,000 ($0.46)
    Local Fire Protection: $657,000 ($0.42)
    Regular Highways: $619,000 ($0.40)
    Financial Administration: $563,000 ($0.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $559,000 ($0.36)
    Correctional Institutions: $557,000 ($0.36)
    Central Staff Services: $403,000 ($0.26)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $352,000 ($0.23)
    Corrections - Other: $125,000 ($0.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $66,000 ($0.04)
    Libraries: $42,000 ($0.03)
    General Public Building: $26,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,654,343,000 ($1068.97)
  • Transit Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,654,000 ($1.07)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $58,662,000 ($37.90)

Philadelphia government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $295,695,000 ($191.07)
    Sewerage: $238,587,000 ($154.17)
    All Other: $149,730,000 ($96.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $9,398,000 ($6.07)
    Regular Highways: $2,206,000 ($1.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,362,000 ($0.88)
    Parks and Recreation: $877,000 ($0.57)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $480,286,000 ($310.34)
    From Parent Local Government: $331,765,000 ($214.37)
    Local Employee Contribution: $48,910,000 ($31.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $223,690,000 ($144.54)
    Public Welfare: $207,333,000 ($133.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $105,670,000 ($68.28)
    All Other: $74,651,000 ($48.24)
    Air Transportation: $22,870,000 ($14.78)
    Highways: $18,791,000 ($12.14)
    Water Utilities: $237,000 ($0.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $67,481,000 ($43.60)
    Sewerage: $35,647,000 ($23.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $8,066,000 ($5.21)
    Health and Hospitals: $761,000 ($0.49)
    Highways: $591,000 ($0.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $104,602,000 ($67.59)
    General Revenue, NEC: $41,464,000 ($26.79)
    Fines and Forfeits: $21,293,000 ($13.76)
    Rents: $7,341,000 ($4.74)
    Sale of Property: $6,019,000 ($3.89)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,968,000 ($1.92)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $841,445,000 ($543.71)
    Water Utilities: $165,338,000 ($106.83)
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $989,073,000 ($639.10)
    All Other: $382,818,000 ($247.36)
    Public Welfare: $295,340,000 ($190.84)
    Highways: $32,075,000 ($20.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,411,000 ($4.79)
    General Local Government Support: $5,151,000 ($3.33)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,125,776,000 ($727.43)
    NEC: $705,397,000 ($455.80)
    Property: $394,276,000 ($254.76)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $124,773,000 ($80.62)
    Other Selective Sales: $99,914,000 ($64.56)
    Amusements License: $71,000 ($0.05)

Philadelphia government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,469,083,000 ($3533.90)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,408,592,000 ($3494.81)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $429,788,000 ($277.71)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $416,224,000 ($268.95)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,878,000 ($118.17)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $162,779,000 ($105.18)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $149,215,000 ($96.42)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $122,387,000 ($79.08)

Philadelphia government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $842,625,000 ($544.47)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $272,752,000 ($176.24)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,108,399,000 ($716.20)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $772,380,000 ($499.08)

5.38% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,196 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($770 average AGI)
Philadelphia County:

0.28%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.64% ($46,507 average AGI)
from Delaware County, PA  0.50% ($37,465)
from Bucks County, PA  0.44% ($38,483)


6.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($45,983 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.10%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($471 average AGI)
Philadelphia County:

0.10%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.97% ($54,967 average AGI)
to Delaware County, PA  0.78% ($38,045)
to Bucks County, PA  0.63% ($49,877)

Strongest AM radio stations in Philadelphia:

  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WDAS (1480 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMR (800 AM; 5 kW; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: WTMR LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIP (610 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WFIL (560 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WEMG (1310 AM; 1 kW; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: MEGA COMM., OF CAMDEN LIC., L.L.C.)
  • WHAT (1340 AM; 1 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Philadelphia:

  • WMMR (93.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUSL (98.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WJJZ (106.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WIOQ (102.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • W300AD (107.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKDN (106.9 FM; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Philadelphia:

  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W33BT (Channel 33; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WNJS (Channel 23; CAMDEN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPSJ-LP (Channel 8; HAMMONTON, ETC., NJ; Owner: ENGLE BROADCASTING)
  • WMCN-TV (Channel 53; ATLANTIC CITY, NJ; Owner: LENFEST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Philadelphia fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1,099
Total length: 22,259 meters (73,028ft)
Total costs: $1,077,000
Total average daily traffic: 21,694,837
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,727,104

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 50
  • 1900-1909: 44
  • 1910-1919: 43
  • 1920-1929: 45
  • 1930-1939: 51
  • 1940-1949: 13
  • 1950-1959: 161
  • 1960-1969: 255
  • 1970-1979: 224
  • 1980-1989: 135
  • 1990-1999: 43
  • 2000-2009: 23
  • 2010-2012: 12
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Philadelphia, PA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 855 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Philadelphia)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Philadelphia, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 467 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 622 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 1445 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Philadelphia)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Philadelphia)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 207 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 374 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5,979$152,2525,032$199,07817,783$169,2402,629$42,322128$1,827,4452,279$172,18916$98,813
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED292$143,723399$194,6441,925$156,826417$34,66711$5,206,455220$136,1094$43,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,042$139,3521,390$168,86210,651$148,2235,618$27,27531$4,530,6451,810$116,02542$65,071
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN679$147,116930$200,6686,271$155,269486$62,12624$1,802,542591$154,7455$128,400
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS187$147,171215$216,1721,489$167,009171$70,4970$0177$159,3051$20,000

Detailed mortgage data for all 381 tracts in Philadelphia, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 291 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED920$215,103471$223,2048$182,375
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED320$195,963188$212,87228$126,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED123$190,073117$232,9402$138,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN56$219,03657$221,6840$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS34$162,88210$178,8009$111,667

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in Philadelphia, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John21,33072.5 years
Mary19,86379.3 years
William17,14272.8 years
Joseph15,93472.7 years
James13,92170.5 years
Anna11,84980.5 years
Charles9,81773.0 years
George8,60873.3 years
Margaret8,36178.0 years
Helen7,81378.2 years
Most common last names in Philadelphia, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6,00573.1 years
Williams5,02771.1 years
Johnson4,86571.6 years
Brown4,65272.9 years
Jones4,14471.7 years
Miller2,82574.7 years
Davis2,81971.8 years
Jackson2,43871.8 years
Robinson2,26172.2 years
Wilson2,23072.8 years
Businesses in Philadelphia, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven47LA Fitness6
ALDO2La-Z-Boy2
AMF Bowling1Lane Bryant5
AT&T8Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Aerosoles1Little Caesars Pizza9
Ann Taylor5Loews1
Apple Store1Lowe's4
Applebee's6Macy's2
Arby's2Marriott8
AutoZone17Marshalls1
Avenue3MasterBrand Cabinets36
Bally Total Fitness5McDonald's53
Banana Republic2Men's Wearhouse3
Baskin-Robbins5Microtel1
Bath & Body Works5Motherhood Maternity4
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance15
Ben & Jerry's2New York & Co2
Best Western2Nike122
Blockbuster8Office Depot1
Brooks Brothers3OfficeMax2
Brookstone3Old Country Buffet1
Budget Car Rental5Old Navy4
Burger King21Olive Garden2
Burlington Coat Factory5Panda Express1
CVS43Papa John's Pizza6
Casual Male XL3Payless26
Catherines1Penske5
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart4
Chick-Fil-A8Pier 1 Imports1
Chipotle3Pizza Hut11
Chuck E. Cheese's2Popeyes16
Church's Chicken10Qdoba Mexican Grill5
Cinnabon 2Quiznos10
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack22
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Cricket Wireless87Raymour & Flanigan3
Curves2Red Lobster1
DHL17Rite Aid86
Dairy Queen3Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday3
Deb2Rue211
Decora Cabinetry5Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing3
Domino's Pizza9SAS Shoes2
DressBarn4SONIC Drive-In1
Dunkin Donuts117Sam's Club1
Express1Sears5
Extended Stay America1Sephora1
Extended Stay Deluxe1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel13
Fashion Bug4Staples8
FedEx157Starbucks33
Finish Line3Subway40
Firestone Complete Auto Care3T-Mobile11
Foot Locker18T.G.I. Driday's2
Forever 211T.J.Maxx1
GNC46Taco Bell16
GameStop28Talbots1
Gap5Target6
Goodwill1The Athlete's Foot1
Gymboree1The Room Place3
H&M3Toys"R"Us10
H&R Block37Trader Joe's1
Haworth2Travelodge1
Hilton3True Value15
Holiday Inn5U-Haul39
Home Depot6UPS215
Hyatt4Urban Outfitters2
IHOP5Value City Furniture2
IKEA1Vans5
J.Crew1Verizon Wireless11
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret3
Jimmy Jazz9Walgreens18
JoS. A. Bank2Walmart3
Johnny Rockets1Wendy's19
Jones New York7Westin1
Juicy Couture1Wet Seal1
KFC24Whole Foods Market2
Kmart7World Gym1
Kohl's1YMCA7
Browse common businesses in Philadelphia, PA


Philadelphia on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 100 biggest cities"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #39 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #45 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #4 (19106) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most museums in 2005"
  • #6 (19116) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #11 (19103) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
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  • #13 (19103) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
  • #14 (19112) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Unclassified or not reported first ancestries"
  • #15 (19103) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #16 (19142) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Liberian first ancestries"
  • #18 (19118) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Bermudan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #25 (19103) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #29 (19126) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Moroccan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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  • #32 (19152) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Soviet Union first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #33 (19115) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #33 (19106) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Senegalese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #34 (19106) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Eastern European first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #34 (19135) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #43 (19134) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
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