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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2017: 1,580,863 (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: 11702 people per square mile   (very high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Philadelphia County: 102.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Philadelphia County, PA (2017)
    • 647,10242.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 545,58036.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 234,18315.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 114,6027.6%Asian alone
    • 29,2901.9%Two or more races
    • 5,8190.4%Some other race alone
    • 3,8810.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 4060.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

34.4 years
Pennsylvania median age:

40.8 years
Males: 748,125  (47.3%)
Females: 832,738  (52.7%)
Average household size:
Philadelphia County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,759 ($30,746 in 1999)
This county:

$39,759
Pennsylvania:

$59,195

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $812 (lower quartile is $610, upper quartile is $1,096)
This county:

$812
State:

$743


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $166,200 (it was $61,000 in 2000)
Philadelphia:

$166,200
Pennsylvania:

$181,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $101,200 - $253,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $284,603
Here:

$284,603
State:

$246,314

Townhouses or other attached units: $189,534
Here:

$189,534
State:

$185,143

In 2-unit structures: $162,281
Here:

$162,281
State:

$167,412

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $329,122
Here:

$329,122
State:

$239,223

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $452,206
Here:

$452,206
State:

$279,683

Mobile homes: $85,592
Here:

$85,592
State:

$63,273

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $179,364
Here:

$179,364
State:

$59,530

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,274
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $432

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:

  • 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
  • 2013: 632 buildings, average cost: $234,600
  • 2014: 756 buildings, average cost: $238,100
  • 2015: 822 buildings, average cost: $253,800
  • 2016: 904 buildings, average cost: $261,200
  • 2017: 783 buildings, average cost: $265,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Philadelphia, PA residents
Average permit cost in Philadelphia, PA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,745 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,382 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Philadelphia, PA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Philadelphia, PA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Philadelphia, PA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.7%
Philadelphia County:

25.7%
Pennsylvania:

12.5%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 38.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.3% for American Indian residents, 25.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 35.1% for other race residents, 24.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 34.4 years old
(Males: 33.1 years old, Females: 35.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38.4 years old, Black residents: 34.0 years old, American Indian residents: 33.9 years old, Asian residents: 32.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.3 years old, Other race residents: 30.5 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

2018 air pollution in Philadelphia County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.388 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Lead: 0.0070 µg/m3 (standard limit: 1.5 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.023 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: 9.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near 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 in Philadelphia, PA
County average yearly wages by year in Philadelphia, PA

Current college students: 115,671
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 218,830 (52.4% naturalized citizens)

Philadelphia County:

13.8%
Whole state:

7.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 59,1512010 or later
  • 68,4772000 to 2009
  • 41,2691990 to 1999
  • 36,5631980 to 1989
  • 15,7001970 to 1979
  • 21,318Before 1970

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: 52,927
  • One, attached: 404,826
  • Two: 51,286
  • 3 or 4: 42,885
  • 5 to 9: 27,412
  • 10 to 19: 16,379
  • 20 to 49: 21,683
  • 50 or more: 65,711
  • Mobile homes: 2,541
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 338

Housing units in Philadelphia County with a mortgage: 178,805 (3,177 second mortgage, 15,447 home equity loan, 534 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 118,058

Here:

60.1% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Philadelphia County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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:

  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4267: March 23, 2016, FEMA Id: 4267, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 04, 2014 to February 20, 2014, Emergency Declared EM-3367: February 06, 2014, FEMA Id: 3367, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4099: January 10, 2013, FEMA Id: 4099, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared EM-3340: September 08, 2011, FEMA Id: 3340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 03, 2011 to October 15, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4030: September 12, 2011, FEMA Id: 4030, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 14, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3339: August 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 3339, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to August 30, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4025: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4025, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Philadelphia County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Philadelphia

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 393,139 (51.4%)
  • Carpooled: 55,287 (7.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 98,863 (12.9%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2,235 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 49,438 (6.5%)
  • Railroad: 55,657 (7.3%)
  • Ferryboat: 153 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 12,182 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 16,256 (2.1%)
  • Walked: 54,694 (7.1%)
  • Worked at home: 27,156 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • Jamaica (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Haiti (4%)
  • Mexico (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Philadelphia County


  • American (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • African (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Polish (1%)
  • Jamaican (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 intellectually disabled
  • 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 $54,678.

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.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


6.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($65,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Pennsylvania average:

4.96%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($948 average AGI)
Philadelphia County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

2.71% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($28,279 average AGI)
3.28% relocated to other states ($35,899 average AGI)
Philadelphia County:

3.28%
Pennsylvania average:

2.27%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.90% ($78,583 average AGI)
to Delaware County, PA  0.72% ($50,820)
to Bucks County, PA  0.55% ($62,218)
to Camden County, NJ  0.22% ($61,428)
to Chester County, PA  0.16% ($83,868)
to New Castle County, DE  0.14% ($59,267)
to New York County, NY  0.13% ($83,076)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Philadelphia County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Philadelphia County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Philadelphia County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Philadelphia County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (15,799)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (13,984)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (13,592)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (12,215)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (7,545)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (7,235)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (6,762)
  • Unspecified dementia (6,289)
  • Congestive heart failure (5,107)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (4,878)

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: 20,890
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 457
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54,664

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,484
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,095
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 6,363

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: 1,580,863
  • In family households: 1,137,913 (125,516 male householders, 173,455 female householders)
    156,146 spouses, 474,783 children (448,461 natural, 6,671 adopted, 19,651 stepchildren), 59,516 grandchildren, 34,546 brothers or sisters, 34,034 parents, 44,542 other relatives, 35,375 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 395,325 (132,903 male householders (108,965 living alone)), 174,268 female householders (152,968 living alone)), 88,154 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 47,625

Size of family households: 131,705 2-persons, 69,698 3-persons, 56,506 4-persons, 23,866 5-persons, 10,989 6-persons, 6,207 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 261,933 1-person, 36,355 2-persons, 6,143 3-persons, 1,885 4-persons, 366 5-persons, 44 6-persons, 445 7-or-more-persons.

125,703 married couples with children.
156,789 single-parent households (25,721 men, 131,068 women).

76.6% of residents of Philadelphia speak English at home.
10.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
5.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (55% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
5.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (63% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $16,055,314,000 ($10,921 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:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Year house built in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • 8,0992014 or later
  • 7,8362010 to 2013
  • 18,8492000 to 2009
  • 21,1521990 to 1999
  • 24,2541980 to 1989
  • 44,2421970 to 1979
  • 69,0411960 to 1969
  • 107,7121950 to 1959
  • 87,6591940 to 1949
  • 297,1441939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,4151 room
  • 1,5442 rooms
  • 8,3933 rooms
  • 22,6274 rooms
  • 38,8415 rooms
  • 105,6456 rooms
  • 59,2867 rooms
  • 31,4248 rooms
  • 27,6889+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • 30,0981 room
  • 23,1302 rooms
  • 56,1963 rooms
  • 56,2614 rooms
  • 38,0975 rooms
  • 72,4356 rooms
  • 21,6567 rooms
  • 5,4428 rooms
  • 5,9649+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • 1,455no bedroom
  • 8,0181 bedroom
  • 45,0332 bedrooms
  • 190,3533 bedrooms
  • 40,2094 bedrooms
  • 11,7955+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
  • 32,965no bedroom
  • 80,9081 bedroom
  • 76,1182 bedrooms
  • 99,3103 bedrooms
  • 14,8684 bedrooms
  • 5,1105+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Philadelphia County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Philadelphia County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 55,448no vehicle
  • 137,0671 vehicle
  • 75,7242 vehicles
  • 20,8253 vehicles
  • 6,2764 vehicles
  • 1,5235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Philadelphia County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Philadelphia County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 140,983no vehicle
  • 126,1841 vehicle
  • 34,5372 vehicles
  • 6,0073 vehicles
  • 8534 vehicles
  • 7155+ vehicles

86.0% of Philadelphia County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia County:

86.0%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 1,053,275
  • Other state: 257,188
  • Northeast: 124,702
  • Midwest: 26,666
  • South: 89,790
  • West: 16,030
Year householders moved into unit in Philadelphia County, PA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Philadelphia County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.9%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Electricity
  • 5.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 68.1%Utility gas
  • 28.2%Electricity
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 31,048
Here:

21.1%
Pennsylvania:

13.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13,002
Here:

18.5%
Pennsylvania:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 49,663
Here:

52.5%
Pennsylvania:

37.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

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
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 in Philadelphia, PA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Philadelphia, PA - 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+)"