Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Population 2021

16,992
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Phoenixville is a city located in Chester County Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 16,992, it is the 34th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 2130th largest city in the United States . Phoenixville is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually and its population has increased by 3.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,440 in 2010. Phoenixville reached it's highest population of 16,992 in 2021. Spanning over 4 miles, Phoenixville has a population density of 4,840 people per square mile.

The average household income in Phoenixville is $84,510 with a poverty rate of 12.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,200 per month, and the median house value is $237,200. The median age in Phoenixville is 35.1 years, 33.9 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Phoenixville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Phoenixville was:

  • White: 83.49%
  • Black or African American: 9.09%
  • Two or more races: 3.15%
  • Asian: 2.21%
  • Other race: 1.91%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania is 16,992 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 16,956.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,440.

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,10683.49%
Black or African American1,5359.09%
Two or More Races5323.15%
Asian3732.21%
Some Other Race3221.91%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.16%
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Phoenixville Population by Race

Phoenixville Population Pyramid $2021

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Phoenixville Median Age

35.1


Total

33.9


Male

36


Female

Phoenixville Adults

There are 13,344 adults, (1,973 of whom are seniors) in Phoenixville.

Phoenixville Age Dependency

48.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Phoenixville Sex Ratio

Female

8,135

48.15%

Male

8,760

51.85%

Phoenixville Population by Age

Phoenixville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Phoenixville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All52.9%47.1%
Female45.1%54.9%
Male38.8%61.2%
Non Family36.3%63.7%

52.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Phoenixville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,3982.2752.9
Non Family3,5941.3136.3
Married2,5123.1982
Female8493.2445.1
Male4433.0138.8

3.04

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Phoenixville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2311.87%
9th to 12th Grade5154.17%
High School Graduate3,27426.50%
Some College1,84214.91%
Associates Degree9857.97%
Bachelors Degree3,75330.38%
Graduate Degree1,75414.20%
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Phoenixville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Phoenixville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,56310,0084,968
Black861773171
Hispanic562486151
Asian312312143
2+ Races20020094
Other Race17816026
Islander27

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 47.03%.

Phoenixville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,468$56,805$41,700
Less Than 9th Grade$15,088$16,228$13,617
High School Graduate$40,021$43,906$28,261
Some College$41,250$46,370$29,329
Bachelors Degree$55,803$66,080$46,619
Graduate Degree$69,963$96,768$44,615

$47,468

Average Earnings

$56,805

Average Male

$41,700

Average Female

Phoenixville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Phoenixville Language by Age

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Phoenixville Language

92.44% of Phoenixville residents speak only English, while 7.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 3.36% of the population.

Phoenixville Language

Phoenixville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,7271,3729.99%
Black1,51840026.35%
Multiple53222341.92%
Hispanic1,01821421.02%
Other32211936.96%
Asian373184.83%

12.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.66%

Male Poverty Rate

12.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Phoenixville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Phoenixville is Multiple, with 41.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Phoenixville is Asian, with 4.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.46%.

Phoenixville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.88%
High School19.25%
Some College11.14%
Bachelors or Greater3.54%

Phoenixville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed46.07%
Female Unemployed7.60%
Female Employed7.37%
Male Employed4.78%

Phoenixville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Phoenixville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,004$84,510
Families$90,515$101,290
Married Families$111,571-
Non Families$52,289$63,546
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Income by Household Type

Phoenixville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.0%

Male Marriage Rate

40.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Phoenixville Married by Age and Sex

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Phoenixville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Phoenixville Marital Status by Race

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Phoenixville Marital Status

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1,221

Number of Veterans

1,152

Male Veterans

69

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam345
Second Gulf War275
First Gulf War122
Korea98
World War II10

Phoenixville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54288
55 to 64269
75+266
65 to 74213
18 to 34185

Phoenixville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9718.38%
Black16918.02%
Hispanic12419.65%
2+ Races3718.50%
Other Race2510.64%
Asian195.60%

Phoenixville Veterans by Race

Phoenixville Veterans by Education

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16.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Phoenixville Veterans by Education

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75.6%

Labor Force Participation

72.3%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Phoenixville Employment by Age

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Phoenixville Employment by Race

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Phoenixville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.69%

Born in Phoenixville

92.99%

Native Born

7.01%

Foreign Born

3.75%

Non Citizen

3.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.99% of Phoenixville residents were born in the United States, with 67.69% having been born in Pennsylvania. 3.75% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Phoenixville Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202116,992120.07%
202016,980120.07%
201916,968120.07%
201816,956260.15%
201716,930-12-0.07%
201616,9422671.60%
201516,675450.27%
201416,630900.54%
201316,540210.13%
201216,519210.13%
201116,498230.14%
201016,4751,6871.09%
200014,788-278-0.19%
199015,0669010.62%
198014,165-658-0.45%
197014,8231,0260.72%
196013,7978650.65%
195012,9326500.52%
194012,2822530.21%
193012,0291,5451.38%
192010,484-259-0.24%
191010,7431,5471.57%
19009,1966820.77%
18908,5141,8322.45%
18806,6821,3902.36%
18705,2924060.80%
18604,8862,2166.23%
18502,6700.00%

Phoenixville Population by Year