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Philadelphia, PA (Pennsylvania) Houses and Residents

Philadelphia,PA index of house prices

Total population: 1,560,297 (Urban population: 1,517,550, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 674,504 (580,205 occupied: 302,498 owner occupied, 277,707 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

48%
State:

31%

Housing density: 4,993 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $222,827.

Median contract rent in 2016: $474 (lower quartile is $360, upper quartile is $617)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,057


Median gross rent in Philadelphia, PA in 2016: $569

Housing units in Philadelphia with a mortgage: 179,235 (3,484 second mortgage, 17,426 home equity loan, 951 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 123,263

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $66,045

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $36,206

Median monthly housing costs: $926


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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $154,000 (it was $61,000 in 2000)
Philadelphia:

$154,000
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,100 - $238,400

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $302,504
Here:

$302,504
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $174,538
Here:

$174,538
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $203,435
Here:

$203,435
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $271,508
Here:

$271,508
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $411,277
Here:

$411,277
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $131,158
Here:

$131,158
State:

$63,841
Median year house/condo built: 1945

Median year apartment built: 1949

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,567,872
  • In family households: 1,157,859 (128,998 male householders, 180,560 female householders)
    160,387 spouses, 469,776 children (450,234 natural, 6,698 adopted, 12,844 stepchildren), 58,695 grandchildren, 33,723 brothers or sisters, 34,599 parents, 48,437 other relatives, 42,684 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 360,923 (119,980 male householders (93,903 living alone)), 150,667 female householders (127,100 living alone)), 90,276 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 49,090

Size of family households: 128,618 2-persons, 78,457 3-persons, 55,235 4-persons, 28,443 5-persons, 11,046 6-persons, 7,759 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 221,003 1-person, 39,400 2-persons, 7,222 3-persons, 2,010 4-persons, 629 5-persons, 277 6-persons, 106 7-or-more-persons.

126,756 married couples with children.
151,244 single-parent households (24,854 men, 126,390 women).

76.7% of residents of Philadelphia speak English at home.
10.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
5.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (52% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
5.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (41% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (61% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 232,031 (14.8%)
(48.4% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.2
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.2
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • 1,225no bedroom
  • 8,9951 bedroom
  • 46,0422 bedrooms
  • 192,8943 bedrooms
  • 40,8394 bedrooms
  • 12,5035+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Philadelphia population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • 22,130no bedroom
  • 82,3441 bedroom
  • 77,6122 bedrooms
  • 79,9983 bedrooms
  • 12,0424 bedrooms
  • 3,5815+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Philadelphia population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Philadelphia in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 54,799no vehicle
  • 136,8891 vehicle
  • 84,0282 vehicles
  • 20,6873 vehicles
  • 4,6014 vehicles
  • 1,4945+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Philadelphia population

Cars and other vehicles available in Philadelphia in renter-occupied apartments

  • 116,332no vehicle
  • 116,6231 vehicle
  • 36,3062 vehicles
  • 6,6663 vehicles
  • 1,3194 vehicles
  • 4615+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Philadelphia population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • 9841 room
  • 1,9102 rooms
  • 9,2713 rooms
  • 21,7474 rooms
  • 42,0265 rooms
  • 104,2366 rooms
  • 62,2277 rooms
  • 30,0468 rooms
  • 30,0519+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Philadelphia population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:

  • 20,3361 room
  • 26,5152 rooms
  • 53,1893 rooms
  • 55,7364 rooms
  • 43,9205 rooms
  • 44,8546 rooms
  • 21,2917 rooms
  • 6,8228 rooms
  • 5,0449+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Philadelphia population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

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

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Philadelphia, PA household income distribution

  • Philadelphia, PA household income distribution
  • 84,102Less than $10,000
  • 36,936$10,000 to $14,999
  • 37,631$15,000 to $19,999
  • 32,640$20,000 to $24,999
  • 32,060$25,000 to $29,999
  • 32,558$30,000 to $34,999
  • 25,718$35,000 to $39,999
  • 24,806$40,000 to $44,999
  • 22,427$45,000 to $49,999
  • 44,071$50,000 to $59,999
  • 48,652$60,000 to $74,999
  • 57,716$75,000 to $99,999
  • 34,250$100,000 to $124,999
  • 23,648$125,000 to $149,999
  • 22,875$150,000 to $199,999
  • 20,115$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Philadelphia, PA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Philadelphia, PA
  • 1,915Less than $10,000
  • 1,868$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,726$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,839$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,846$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,306$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,597$35,000 to $39,999
  • 8,529$40,000 to $49,999
  • 9,897$50,000 to $59,999
  • 14,117$60,000 to $69,999
  • 12,833$70,000 to $79,999
  • 14,553$80,000 to $89,999
  • 14,151$90,000 to $99,999
  • 33,496$100,000 to $124,999
  • 24,397$125,000 to $149,999
  • 32,175$150,000 to $174,999
  • 21,695$175,000 to $199,999
  • 35,037$200,000 to $249,999
  • 21,126$250,000 to $299,999
  • 20,854$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8,690$400,000 to $499,999
  • 9,753$500,000 to $749,999
  • 3,070$750,000 to $999,999
  • 2,285$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 642$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 1,101$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Philadelphia, PA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Philadelphia, PA
  • 4,032Less than $100
  • 3,231$100 to $149
  • 5,124$150 to $199
  • 8,609$200 to $249
  • 3,345$250 to $299
  • 3,778$300 to $349
  • 1,947$350 to $399
  • 4,385$400 to $449
  • 5,240$450 to $499
  • 9,886$500 to $549
  • 9,155$550 to $599
  • 17,330$600 to $649
  • 14,721$650 to $699
  • 20,168$700 to $749
  • 20,238$750 to $799
  • 31,589$800 to $899
  • 23,748$900 to $999
  • 32,098$1,000 to $1,249
  • 17,664$1,250 to $1,499
  • 19,820$1,500 to $1,999
  • 5,856$2,000 to $2,499
  • 2,823$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,834$3,000 to $3,499
  • 563$3,500 or more
  • 10,523No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 64,5972010 or later
  • 77,0612000 to 2009
  • 45,6701990 to 1999
  • 36,5631980 to 1989
  • 15,7001970 to 1979
  • 21,318Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Philadelphia population
Philadelphia commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 8,852
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 29,171
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 54,762
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 62,832
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 92,035
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 39,593
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 113,031
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 22,438
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 36,588
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 76,928
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 69,845
  • 90 or more minutes: 27,114
Philadelphia, PA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 74.0%
Number of people working at home: 29,333 (4.4% of all workers)

Philadelphia mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 388,140 (51%)
  • Carpooled: 57,345 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 98,499 (13%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3,685 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 46,333 (6%)
  • Railroad: 53,623 (7%)
  • Ferryboat: 352 (0%)
  • Taxi: 10,906 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 14,168 (2%)
  • Walked: 54,658 (7%)
  • Worked at home: 29,333 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 45,750
 Italian: 42,538
 African: 22,095
 American: 19,683
 German: 18,653
 Polish: 15,993
 Jamaican: 13,125
 Haitian: 12,307
 Ukrainian: 10,858
 Russian: 8,353
 English: 7,756
 European: 5,664
 Brazilian: 4,970
 Albanian: 4,811
 Nigerian: 4,583
 Eastern European: 3,823
 Moroccan: 2,832
 Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 2,718
 West Indian: 2,586
 Ethiopian: 2,510
 Turkish: 2,473
 Greek: 2,430
 Scottish: 2,423
 Liberian: 2,366
 Arab: 1,907
 French (except Basque): 1,779
 Guyanese: 1,737
 Egyptian: 1,727
 Barbadian: 1,638
 British: 1,377
 Portuguese: 1,245
 Hungarian: 1,011
 Sudanese: 967
 Iranian: 814
 Romanian: 811
 Dutch: 785
 Scotch-Irish: 779
 Lithuanian: 770
 Bahamian: 770
 Ghanaian: 703
 Pennsylvania German: 688
 Slovak: 672
 Yugoslavian: 667
 Palestinian: 563
 Norwegian: 557
 Armenian: 492
 British West Indian: 449
 Israeli: 444
 Czech: 431
 Croatian: 369
 Iraqi: 360
 French Canadian: 353
 Danish: 326
 Kenyan: 307
 Sierra Leonean: 306
 Bulgarian: 266
 Welsh: 255
 Austrian: 249
 Finnish: 207
 Canadian: 202
 Swedish: 194
 Senegalese: 180
 Northern European: 164
 South African: 162
 Lebanese: 154
 Swiss: 151
 Serbian: 148
 Latvian: 147
 Slavic: 91
 Ugandan: 84
 Cypriot: 83
 Afghan: 82
 Zimbabwean: 68
 Basque: 64
 Slovene: 49
 Belgian: 49
 Scandinavian: 46
 Jordanian: 45
 Australian: 44
 Estonian: 42
 Syrian: 42
 Alsatian: 20

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

  • 8%Dominican Republic
  • 8%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 6%India
  • 5%Vietnam
  • 5%Jamaica
  • 4%Haiti
  • 4%Ukraine

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

  • This state: 1,019,096
  • Other state: 258,298
  • Northeast: 120,831
  • Midwest: 26,045
  • South: 92,022
  • West: 19,400

84% of Philadelphia 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, 45% lived in Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia:

84.5%
State average:

87.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 9,869
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 4,530
  • 5th and 6th grade: 6,124
  • 7th and 8th grade: 8,183
  • 9th grade: 10,332
  • 10th grade: 14,719
  • 11th grade: 19,763
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 12,672
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 160,000
  • Less than 1 year of college: 20,021
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 61,233
  • Associate degree: 21,500
  • Bachelor's degree: 83,467
  • Master's degree: 31,937
  • Professional school degree: 12,305
  • Doctorate degree: 9,081

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 13,021
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 4,088
  • 5th and 6th grade: 5,225
  • 7th and 8th grade: 10,315
  • 9th grade: 7,964
  • 10th grade: 15,281
  • 11th grade: 19,261
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 15,839
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 176,164
  • Less than 1 year of college: 30,801
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 71,823
  • Associate degree: 36,399
  • Bachelor's degree: 95,392
  • Master's degree: 52,646
  • Professional school degree: 11,228
  • Doctorate degree: 6,622

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.7%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 15.2%Males
  • 10.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 22.2%Males
  • 3.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 5.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 17.4%Males
  • 21.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 15.6%Males
  • 13.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 15.4%Males
  • 17.6%Females
Philadelphia marital status for males
Philadelphia marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 52,307
  • One, attached: 393,950
  • Two: 55,777
  • 3 or 4: 43,867
  • 5 to 9: 26,878
  • 10 to 19: 15,605
  • 20 to 49: 19,782
  • 50 or more: 64,502
  • Mobile homes: 1,639
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 197

Median worth of mobile homes: $59,394

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 4.0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 4.5%

House/condo owner moved in on average 15 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Philadelphia:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Philadelphia
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (82.5%)
  • Electricity (9.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Utility gas (63.1%)
  • Electricity (32.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 26,079
Here:

18.1%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 12,651
Here:

17.0%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 48,359
Here:

49.6%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

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)