What is the current population of Philadelphia?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Philadelphia is 1,584,064. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the 6th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Philadelphia?

The peak population of Philadelphia was in 1950, when its population was 2,071,605. In 1950, Philadelphia was the 3rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 6th largest city in the US. Philadelphia is currently 23.5% smaller than it was in 1950.

How quickly is Philadelphia growing?

Philadelphia has grown 4.6% since the 2000. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 80% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Philadelphia the biggest city in Pennsylvania?

Yes, Philadelphia is the biggest city in the state of Pennsylvania based on population. The second largest city, Pittsburgh, is 18% the size of Philadelphia.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 1,584,064 6
2018 1,584,138 6
2017 1,580,863 6
2016 1,567,872 6
2015 1,567,442 5
2014 1,560,297 5
2013 1,553,165 5
2012 1,547,607 5
2011 1,538,567 5
2010 1,526,006 5
2009 1,547,297 6
2008 1,540,351 6
2007 1,530,031 6
2006 1,520,251 5
2005 1,517,628 5
2004 1,514,658 5
2003 1,510,068 5
2002 1,510,550 5
2001 1,512,507 5
2000 1,513,800 5
1990 1,585,577 5
1980 1,688,210 4
1970 1,948,609 4
1960 2,002,512 4
1950 2,071,605 3
1940 1,931,334 3
1930 1,950,961 3
1920 1,823,779 3
1910 1,549,008 3
1900 1,293,697 3
1890 1,046,964 3
1880 847,170 2
1870 674,022 2
1860 565,529 2
1850 121,376 4
1840 93,665 4

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
1 New York, New York 8,336,817 4.0%
2 Los Angeles, California 3,979,576 7.4%
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,693,976 -6.9%
4 Houston, Texas 2,320,268 17.3%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,680,992 26.6%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,584,064 4.6%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,547,253 32.9%
8 San Diego, California 1,423,851 16.0%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,343,573 12.8%
10 San Jose, California 1,021,795 13.0%
11 Austin, Texas 978,908 45.6%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 911,507 23.7%
13 Fort Worth, Texas 909,585 66.5%
14 Columbus, Ohio 898,553 25.5%
15 Charlotte, North Carolina 885,708 55.4%
16 San Francisco, California 881,549 13.4%

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