Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 1,580,863 with a growth rate of 1.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is the 1st largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20171,580,86320,9251.34%
20161,559,938-14,827-0.94%
20161,574,7654,2580.27%
20151,570,5076,4650.41%
20141,564,0425,9330.38%
20131,558,1096,1650.40%
20121,551,94412,2950.80%
20111,539,64911,3780.74%
20101,528,271-57,306-3.61%
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 American668,573
White643,570
Asian107,669
Some Other Race89,089
Two or More Races43,640
American Indian and Alaska Native5,734
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1,663

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Median Age

33.9


Total

32.3


Male

35.3


Female

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 1,213,632 adults, (194,992 of which are seniors) in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

822,039

52.70%

Male

737,899

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
Married73.8%26.2%
Male54.6%45.4%
All52.4%47.6%
Female47.8%52.2%
Non Family41.5%58.5%

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All582,5942.5952.4
Non Family271,8651.3241.5
Married160,7003.4773.8
Female118,6394.0147.8
Male31,3903.7954.6

3.58

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

6.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Households

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Education

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade62,1886.01%
9th to 12th Grade117,85111.38%
High School Graduate346,89533.51%
Some College178,54117.25%
Associates Degree56,9915.51%
Bachelors Degree160,37915.49%
Graduate Degree112,40710.86%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White419,651377,381165,023
Black419,606345,58262,097
Hispanic114,80973,00414,469
Asian71,66349,47626,223
Other Race47,88528,8834,035
Multiple Races20,21416,6995,832
Native American3,5862,460606
Islander791553147

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 39.32%.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,137$36,748$31,833
Less Than High School$20,046$22,128$16,864
High School Grad$26,956$30,562$24,397
Some College$32,159$36,172$30,667
Bachelors Degree$45,788$50,600$42,120
Graduate Degree$59,011$65,923$54,274

$34,137

Average Earnings

$36,748

Average Male

$31,833

Average Female

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language

77.59% of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 22.41% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.30% of the population.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black655,608201,11430.68%
Hispanic211,06084,76940.16%
White528,63276,63914.50%
Other88,00137,23942.32%
Asian103,49727,42226.50%
Multiple42,78012,59729.45%
Native5,6042,37542.38%
Islander1,52242627.99%

25.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.50%

Male Poverty Rate

27.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 42.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is White, with 14.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.65%.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.69%
High School23.39%
Some College17.14%
Bachelors or Greater8.96%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.07%
Male Unemployed38.70%
Female Employed11.27%
Male Employed8.05%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Income

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,770$58,372
Families$48,055$68,750
Married Families$72,128$94,031
Non Families$28,844$44,327

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

29.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.3%

Male Marriage Rate

27.1%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

63,801

Number of Veterans

58,572

Male Veterans

5,229

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam22,156
Second Gulf War7,470
First Gulf War6,958
Korea6,221
World War II4,860

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+16,158
65 to 7415,504
55 to 6414,545
35 to 5412,827
18 to 344,767

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White30,6525.68%
Black29,7055.98%
Hispanic3,2272.26%
2 or More1,2704.87%
Asian9401.08%
Other8721.48%
Indian3478.23%
Hawaiian151.13%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

12.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

59.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.3%

Employment Rate

12.5%

Unemployment Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Philadelphia15260061567872418662.74%
Data Sources
  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