Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population 2019

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 1,580,221 with a growth rate of 0.24% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is the largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20181,584,1383,9170.25%
20171,580,2213,8310.24%
20161,576,3905,1320.33%
20151,571,2585,6540.36%
20141,565,6047,2330.46%
20131,558,3716,5740.42%
20121,551,79711,4750.74%
20111,540,32212,0290.79%
20101,528,293-57,284-3.61%
19901,585,577-102,633-6.08%
19801,688,210-260,399-13.36%
19701,948,609-53,903-2.69%
19602,002,512-69,093-3.34%
19502,071,605140,2717.26%
19401,931,334-19,627-1.01%
19301,950,961127,1826.97%
19201,823,779274,77117.74%
19101,549,008255,31119.73%
19001,293,697246,73323.57%
18901,046,964199,79423.58%
1880847,170173,14825.69%
1870674,022108,49319.18%
1860565,529156,76738.35%
1850408,762150,72558.41%
1840258,03769,24036.67%
1830188,79751,70037.71%
1820137,09725,88723.28%
1810111,21030,20137.28%
180081,00926,61848.94%
179054,3910.00%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American668,123
White652,204
Asian111,487
Some Other Race87,384
Two or More Races43,987
American Indian and Alaska Native5,641
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander831

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2019

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Median Age

34.1


Total

32.6


Male

35.5


Female

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 1,224,068 adults, (203,007 of whom are seniors) in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

827,245

52.70%

Male

742,412

47.30%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74%26%
Male55.3%44.7%
All52.2%47.8%
Female47.8%52.2%
Non Family41%59%

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All591,2802.5752.2
Non Family279,5461.3141
Married163,0273.4674
Female116,2484.0147.8
Male32,4593.855.3

3.58

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade60,7575.78%
9th to 12th Grade115,25610.96%
High School Graduate355,80933.82%
Some College177,04216.83%
Associates Degree58,2965.54%
Bachelors Degree166,56715.83%
Graduate Degree118,26911.24%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black423,595353,00266,398
White422,349382,182169,677
Hispanic120,17277,70215,741
Asian75,09452,19527,740
Other Race48,75330,5074,100
Multiple Races20,36917,0366,288
Native American3,7282,685731
Islander534407137

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 40.17%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,418$37,635$32,752
Less Than High School$20,361$22,379$17,372
High School Grad$27,738$31,030$24,980
Some College$33,001$36,762$31,083
Bachelors Degree$47,317$51,967$43,550
Graduate Degree$60,652$67,367$56,071

$35,418

Average Earnings

$37,635

Average Male

$32,752

Average Female

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language

77.34% of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 22.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.38% of the population.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black655,229196,99030.06%
Hispanic217,85086,69039.79%
White526,56379,26515.05%
Other86,18635,55641.25%
Asian107,33828,69826.74%
Multiple43,13911,94027.68%
Native5,4831,75932.08%
Islander81933240.54%

25.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.40%

Male Poverty Rate

27.06%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 41.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is White, with 15.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.35%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.94%
High School25.00%
Some College17.11%
Bachelors or Greater8.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.36%
Male Unemployed38.48%
Female Employed11.14%
Male Employed7.94%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Income

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,649$60,517
Families$50,434$72,392
Married Families$75,327$98,098
Non Families$28,351$45,138

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

29.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.1%

Male Marriage Rate

27.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans

60,637

Number of Veterans

55,147

Male Veterans

5,490

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam21,147
Second Gulf War7,383
First Gulf War7,258
Korea5,769
World War II3,865

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White28,6605.26%
Black28,2595.67%
Hispanic3,1212.11%
2 or More1,3395.26%
Asian1,2001.33%
Other8651.45%
Indian2986.96%
Hawaiian162.35%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

11.90%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

59.6%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

11.3%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Philadelphia15260061567872418662.74%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990