Nationwide Claims to Fame

Philadelphia is 5th out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

Philadelphia is 5th out of 6,406 other cities in Households

Philadelphia is 5th out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

Philadelphia is 10th out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Philadelphia is 15th out of 4,905 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Philadelphia is 16th out of 5,266 other cities in Retail sales

Statewide Claims to Fame

Philadelphia is 1st in Pennsylvania out of 180 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Philadelphia is 1st in Pennsylvania out of 187 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Philadelphia is 1st in Pennsylvania out of 191 other cities in Retail sales

Philadelphia is 1st in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Philadelphia is 1st in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Philadelphia is 1st in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Philadelphia is 1st in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Size in square miles

Philadelphia is 2nd in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Philadelphia is 8th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Philadelphia is 10th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Philadelphia Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 1,547,607 1st 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 134.1 1st 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 11,379.5 2nd 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Philadelphia Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 6.6% 68th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 22.5% 92nd 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 12.1% 210th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Philadelphia Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 80.0% 240th 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 22.6% 138th 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Philadelphia Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 41.0% 247th 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 43.4% 10th 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 8th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 6.3% 22nd 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 151st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.8% 66th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 12.3% 21st 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 36.9% 247th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Philadelphia Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 52.8% 81st 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 11.6% 22nd 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Philadelphia Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 670,171 1st 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 32.8% 100th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 578,125 1st 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 54.9% 177th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $140,700 137th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.5 53rd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Philadelphia Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $21,671 167th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $36,957 184th $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 25.6% 34th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Philadelphia Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 88,161 1st 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $11,167,787 1st $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $7,299 142nd $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $3,051,401 1st $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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