Latest Data (2016)
Population 1,567,872
Nationwide Rank 6

Quick Facts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the 6th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is a city.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is currently 24.3% 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
2000-2016
1 New York, New York 8,537,673 6.5%
2 Los Angeles, California 3,976,322 7.3%
3 Chicago, Illinois 2,704,958 -6.5%
4 Houston, Texas 2,303,482 16.4%
5 Phoenix, Arizona 1,615,017 21.7%
6 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1,567,872 3.5%
7 San Antonio, Texas 1,492,510 28.2%
8 San Diego, California 1,406,630 14.6%
9 Dallas, Texas 1,317,929 10.6%
10 San Jose, California 1,025,350 13.4%
11 Austin, Texas 947,890 41.0%
12 Jacksonville, Florida 880,619 19.5%
13 San Francisco, California 870,887 12.0%
14 Columbus, Ohio 860,090 20.1%
15 Indianapolis, Indiana 855,164 9.3%
16 Fort Worth, Texas 854,113 56.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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