Latest Data (2017)
Population 1,580,863
Nationwide Rank 6

Quick Facts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the 6th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a city.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is currently 23.7% smaller than it was in 1950, the year of its peak recorded population.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's growth is extremely below average. 81% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1 New York, New York 8,622,698 7.5%
2 Los Angeles, California 3,999,759 7.9%
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,716,450 -6.1%
4 Houston, Texas 2,312,717 16.9%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,626,078 22.5%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,580,863 4.4%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,511,946 29.9%
8 San Diego, California 1,419,516 15.7%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,341,075 12.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,035,317 14.5%
11 Austin, Texas 950,715 41.4%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 892,062 21.1%
13 San Francisco, California 884,363 13.7%
14 Columbus, Ohio 879,170 22.7%
15 Fort Worth, Texas 874,168 60.1%
16 Indianapolis, Indiana 863,002 10.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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