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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 1,560,297 (all urban); it was 1,517,550 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 211,730
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 112,806
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 349,651
Renter-occupied apartments: 275,200 (it was 240,420 in 2000)
% of renters here:

41%
State:

30%

Land area: 135 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 11550 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Philadelphia County: 104.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (42.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (36.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.3%)
  • Asian alone (6.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 735,987  (47.2%)
Females: 824,310  (52.8%)

Philadelphia County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Philadelphia County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,836 ($30,746 in 1999)

This county:

$36836
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $746 (lower quartile is $567, upper quartile is $960)
This county:

$746
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $136,800 (it was $61,000 in 2000)
Philadelphia:

$136,800
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $81,600 - $219,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $248,607
Here:

$248,607
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,633
Here:

$150,633
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $172,171
Here:

$172,171
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $231,890
Here:

$231,890
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $314,698
Here:

$314,698
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $55,210
Here:

$55,210
State:

$45,445

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $39,800
Here:

$39,800
State:

$42,830
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,188
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $435

Institutionalized population: 19,376
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Health of residents in Philadelphia County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is significantly worse than average.
68.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
50.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
73.8% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
62.2% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.
8.5% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2013: 632 buildings, average cost: $234,600
  • 2014: 756 buildings, average cost: $238,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,476 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,186 (1.1%)

Philadelphia County household income distribution in 2009 Philadelphia County home values distribution Philadelphia County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.3%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for Black residents, 44.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.8% for American Indian residents, 25.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 48.6% for other race residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.3%
Philadelphia County:

26.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for Black residents, 44.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.4% for American Indian residents, 25.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 48.6% for other race residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 33 years old
(Males: 32 years old, Females: 35 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Philadelphia County is $742 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $886 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1061 a month.

Cities in this county include: Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Philadelphia County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.282 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Lead: 0.0217 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Significanly above U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.02 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.021 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 17.4 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 11.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Brooke County, West Virginia , Champaign County, Ohio , Clark County, Ohio , Utah County, Utah , Sangamon County, Illinois , Scott County, Illinois .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 115,671
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 137,205 (47% naturalized citizens)

Philadelphia County:

9.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 36,391
  • 1990 to 1994: 27,233
  • 1985 to 1989: 19,793
  • 1980 to 1984: 16,770
  • 1975 to 1979: 9,051
  • 1970 to 1974: 6,649
  • 1970 to 1974: 4,988
  • 1965 to 1969: 16,330

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 75.4%

Philadelphia County marital status for males Philadelphia County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 53,331
  • One, attached: 398,114
  • Two: 54,087
  • 3 or 4: 45,136
  • 5 to 9: 24,913
  • 10 to 19: 14,224
  • 20 or more: 71,148
  • Mobile homes: 867
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 138

Housing units in Philadelphia County with a mortgage: 175,710 (16,201 second mortgage, 18,631 home equity loan, 812 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 139,727

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Philadelphia County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic378,561115
Evangelical Protestant114,439523
Mainline Protestant102,627319
Other80,599147
Black Protestant56,766164
Orthodox11,27624
None781,738-
Philadelphia County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 456
Philadelphia County:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 171
This 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.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 992
This county:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Philadelphia County:

10.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Philadelphia County:

29.1%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.4%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Philadelphia County:

Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,350
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.61%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $20,968
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $16,482
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Vegetables: 14 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Philadelphia County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% 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 Philadelphia County 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 the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 276.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 293.9 miles away from the county 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 Philadelphia County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 319.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • PennsylvaniaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1898): April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2004 to August 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1538): August 6, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1538, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3180): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1294): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • PennsylvaniaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1085): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1085, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • PennsylvaniaWinter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: January 4, 1994 to February 25, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1015): March 10, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1015, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Storm
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3105): March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (34%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Jamaica (5%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Russia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Philadelphia County (%):

  • Irish (12%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • German (5%)
  • Polish (4%)
  • United States or American (2%)
  • English (2%)
  • Russian (2%)

Philadelphia County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 280,315 (49%)
  • Carpooled: 73,156 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 99,350 (17%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3,660 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 27,310 (5%)
  • Railroad: 13,196 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 44 (0%)
  • Taxi: 1,376 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 439 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4,908 (1%)
  • Walked: 51,564 (9%)
  • Other means: 3,691 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 10,752 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 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

People in group quarters in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 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)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,837.

10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties between 2010 and 2011.1,000 average adjusted gross income)


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($696 average AGI)
Philadelphia County:

0.12%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

2.35% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($20,988 average AGI)
3.05% relocated to other states ($25,292 average AGI)
Philadelphia County:

3.05%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.78% ($62,459 average AGI)
to Delaware County, PA  0.62% ($39,395)
to Bucks County, PA  0.46% ($49,557)
to Camden County, NJ  0.20% ($45,190)
to New York County, NY  0.19% ($71,352)
to New Castle County, DE  0.12% ($44,643)
to Chester County, PA  0.12% ($58,604)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.2

Births per 1000 population in Philadelphia County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Philadelphia County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 10.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Philadelphia County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Philadelphia County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Philadelphia County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 222,659 (176,790 aged, 45,869 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 30,121 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (15799)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (13984)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (13592)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (12215)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (7545)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (7235)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (6762)
  • Unspecified dementia (6289)
  • Congestive heart failure (5107)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (4878)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 20889.62
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 456.550
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54664.38

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1484.340
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1095.350
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.85

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49.08
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92.33

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.49
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 6363.243

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 223.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 178.6
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.8
  • Suffocation - 5.6
  • Fire/Burn - 4.3
  • Other - 22.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 103.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 44.6
  • Suffocation - 32.3
  • Poisoning - 13.6
  • Fall - 3.6
  • Cut/Pierce - 2.8
  • Drowning - 2.6
  • Other - 4.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,468,623
  • In family households: 1,132,956 (159,107 male householders, 181,247 female householders)
    169,587 spouses, 429,563 children (405,385 natural, 9,376 adopted, 14,802 stepchildren), 60,687 grandchildren, 27,569 brothers or sisters, 19,310 parents, 34,334 other relatives, 43,425 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 335,667 (119,344 male householders (90,119 living alone)), 140,038 female householders (114,595 living alone)), 76,285 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 57,383 (19,376 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 126,994 2-persons, 87,381 3-persons, 63,780 4-persons, 34,573 5-persons, 15,380 6-persons, 12,246 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 204,714 1-person, 42,165 2-persons, 7,402 3-persons, 3,106 4-persons, 1,075 5-persons, 510 6-persons, 410 7-or-more-persons.

154,469 married couples with children.
154,992 single-parent households (22,175 men, 132,817 women).

82.3% of residents of Philadelphia County speak English at home.
7.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
5.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (58% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $16,055,314,000 ($10921 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,800,223,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $3,712,597,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,645,116,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $131,588,000
Federal grants: $4,884,385,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,699,384,000 ($1,283,751,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,982,244,000 ($440,753,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $14,135,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $403,369,000
Federal Government insurance: $368,152,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 120,060
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 87,625
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +30,151
Here:

+21 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -113,844
Here -78 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Philadelphia County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 294.30 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 3,605
  • 2000 to 2004: 23,973
  • 1990 to 1999: 19,539
  • 1980 to 1989: 28,563
  • 1970 to 1979: 42,899
  • 1960 to 1969: 75,692
  • 1950 to 1959: 110,400
  • 1940 to 1949: 113,212
  • 1939 or earlier: 249,742
Rooms in houses/apartments in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 812
  • 2 rooms: 3,842
  • 3 rooms: 17,683
  • 4 rooms: 18,281
  • 5 rooms: 45,179
  • 6 rooms: 136,799
  • 7 rooms: 68,880
  • 8 rooms: 33,883
  • 9+ rooms: 24,292
  • 1 room: 17,738
  • 2 rooms: 31,294
  • 3 rooms: 57,208
  • 4 rooms: 48,019
  • 5 rooms: 34,589
  • 6 rooms: 30,560
  • 7 rooms: 12,011
  • 8 rooms: 5,067
  • 9+ rooms: 3,934
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3,716
  • 1 bedroom: 14,605
  • 2 bedrooms: 55,216
  • 3 bedrooms: 219,471
  • 4 bedrooms: 39,953
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16,690
  • no bedroom: 23,034
  • 1 bedroom: 84,742
  • 2 bedrooms: 72,359
  • 3 bedrooms: 48,565
  • 4 bedrooms: 7,570
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,150
Cars and other vehicles available in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 88,502
  • 1 vehicle: 156,106
  • 2 vehicles: 84,424
  • 3 vehicles: 16,095
  • 4 vehicles: 2,935
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,589
  • no vehicle: 122,364
  • 1 vehicle: 91,979
  • 2 vehicles: 21,660
  • 3 vehicles: 2,864
  • 4 vehicles: 582
  • 5+ vehicles: 971

64% of Philadelphia County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 40% lived in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia County:

64.0%
State average:

64.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1088493
  • Northeast: 86281
  • Midwest: 20416
  • South: 124407
  • West: 12813

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $45,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Philadelphia County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (84.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.4%)
  • Electricity (3.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (72.2%)
  • Electricity (16.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 42,846
Here:

23.6%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 20,421
Here:

21.2%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 45,500
Here:

52.1%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 96,388
  • Number of aged recipients: 9,401
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 86,987
  • Number of recipients under 18: 17,589
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 57,910
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 20,889
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 21,492
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 49,634
Philadelphia County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Philadelphia County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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
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

Most common first names in Philadelphia County, 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 County, 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 County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven47La-Z-Boy2
ALDI4Lane Bryant5
ALDO2Lane Furniture2
AMF Bowling1LensCrafters1
AT&T8Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza9
Advance Auto Parts9Loews1
Aeropostale1Lowe's4
Aerosoles1Macy's2
Ann Taylor5Marriott7
Apple Store1Marshalls3
Applebee's6MasterBrand Cabinets38
Arby's2Mazda1
AutoZone17McDonald's53
Avenue3Men's Wearhouse3
Bally Total Fitness5Microtel1
Banana Republic2Motherhood Maternity4
Barnes & Noble1New Balance15
Baskin-Robbins5New York & Co2
Bath & Body Works5Nike123
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Ben & Jerry's2Office Depot1
Best Western2OfficeMax2
Blockbuster8Old Country Buffet1
Brooks Brothers3Old Navy4
Brookstone3Olive Garden2
Budget Car Rental5Panda Express1
Burger King21Papa John's Pizza6
CVS43Pathmark11
Casual Male XL3Payless26
Catherines1Penske5
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart4
Chevrolet2Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A8Pizza Hut11
Chipotle3Popeyes16
Chuck E. Cheese's2Pottery Barn1
Church's Chicken10Qdoba Mexican Grill5
Cinnabon 2Quiznos10
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack22
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Cricket Wireless88Raymour & Flanigan3
Curves2Red Lobster1
DHL16Rite Aid86
Dairy Queen3Rodeway Inn1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday3
Deb2Rue211
Decora Cabinetry5Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing3
Domino's Pizza10SAS Shoes2
DressBarn4SONIC Drive-In1
Dressbarn3Sam's Club1
Dunkin Donuts117Sears5
Express1Sephora1
Extended Stay America1Sheraton4
Extended Stay Deluxe1Skechers USA1
Famous Footwear2Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug4Sprint Nextel13
FedEx156Staples9
Finish Line3Starbucks34
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Subway40
Food Basics2Superfresh5
Foot Locker18T-Mobile11
Forever 211T.G.I. Driday's2
GNC46T.J.Maxx1
GameStop28Taco Bell16
Gap5Talbots1
Giant1Target6
Goodwill1The Athlete's Foot1
Gymboree1The Room Place3
H&M3Toyota1
H&R Block37Toys"R"Us10
Haworth2Trader Joe's1
Hilton9Travelodge1
Holiday Inn5True Value15
Home Depot6U-Haul39
Honda2UPS212
Hyatt2Urban Outfitters2
Hyundai2Value City Furniture2
IHOP5Vans4
IKEA1Verizon Wireless11
J.Crew1Victoria's Secret3
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank2Walgreens19
Johnny Rockets1Walmart4
Jones New York7Wendy's18
Justice1Westin1
KFC24Wet Seal1
Kmart7Whole Foods Market2
Kohl's1World Gym1
LA Fitness6YMCA7

Philadelphia County on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest lead air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"