Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 1,585,010 with a growth rate of 0.03% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is the 2nd largest county inPennsylvania. The 2010 Population was 1,528,280 and has seen a growth of 3.71% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,585,0104700.03%
20201,584,5404800.03%
20191,584,0604700.03%
20181,583,5902,9900.19%
20171,580,6004,5500.29%
20161,576,0504,9900.32%
20151,571,0605,6000.36%
20141,565,4607,1500.46%
20131,558,3106,4900.42%
20121,551,82011,3500.74%
20111,540,47012,1900.80%
20101,528,280-57,300-3.61%
19901,585,580-102,630-6.08%
19801,688,210-260,400-13.36%
19701,948,610-53,900-2.69%
19602,002,510-69,090-3.34%
19502,071,600140,2707.26%
19401,931,330-19,630-1.01%
19301,950,960127,1806.97%
19201,823,780274,77017.74%
19101,549,010255,31019.73%
19001,293,700246,74023.57%
18901,046,960199,79023.58%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.03% (470)
County Website
Founded
March 10, 1682
County Seat
2010 Population
1,528,280
Growth Since 2010
3.71% (56,730)
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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American665,33342.13%
White642,06040.66%
Asian114,3157.24%
Some Other Race102,4806.49%
Two or More Races48,3493.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,7540.36%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7840.05%
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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid $2021

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Median Age

34.4


Total

32.9


Male

35.9


Female

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 1,233,510 adults, (212,274 of whom are seniors) in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

54.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

831,596

52.66%

Male

747,479

47.34%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family42.5%57.5%
Female48.3%51.7%
All53%47%
Male57.1%42.9%
Married72.5%27.5%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All601,3372.5553
Non Family275,4211.3142.5
Married170,4133.3872.5
Female120,5893.8848.3
Male34,9143.5957.1

3.46

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade58,8755.48%
9th to 12th Grade105,5699.83%
High School Graduate349,87532.59%
Some College178,84616.66%
Associates Degree61,5975.74%
Bachelors Degree185,84917.31%
Graduate Degree132,84212.38%
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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Black429,447363,46874,348
White423,625388,806188,117
Hispanic128,12386,14218,713
Asian79,23357,81131,962
Other Race59,36537,7685,244
2+ Races22,26119,4437,244
Native American3,5272,721592
Islander569436134

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.78%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 44.41%.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,691$40,657$35,384
Less Than 9th Grade$22,902$25,712$20,053
High School Graduate$28,430$31,109$25,736
Some College$34,047$38,188$31,508
Bachelors Degree$50,313$54,426$46,449
Graduate Degree$64,876$72,703$61,344

$37,691

Average Earnings

$40,657

Average Male

$35,384

Average Female

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language

76.79% of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 23.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.53% of the population.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black651,658190,45729.23%
Hispanic227,63585,28737.47%
White523,87469,94113.35%
Other101,33542,02241.47%
Asian109,74325,58723.32%
Multiple46,83111,50324.56%
Native5,5681,34524.16%
Islander77431340.44%

24.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.17%

Male Poverty Rate

25.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 41.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is White, with 13.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.58%.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.60%
High School23.88%
Some College16.90%
Bachelors or Greater8.85%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.47%
Male Unemployed36.94%
Female Employed11.14%
Male Employed7.78%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,927$68,379
Families$55,121$79,788
Married Families$82,808$108,250
Non Families$32,433$52,176
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Income by Household Type

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.2%

Male Marriage Rate

28.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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58,670

Number of Veterans

53,141

Male Veterans

5,529

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam21,057
Second Gulf War8,694
First Gulf War7,934
Korea4,834
World War II2,277

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7415,985
75+14,428
55 to 6412,260
35 to 5411,603
18 to 344,394

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black27,7455.57%
White27,1635.05%
Hispanic3,0041.93%
2+ Races1,3064.65%
Asian1,1451.22%
Other Race1,0121.43%
Native American2917.04%
Islander81.19%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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12.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania 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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65.29%

Born in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

85.91%

Native Born

14.09%

Foreign Born

6.87%

Non Citizen

7.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.91% of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 65.29% having been born in Pennsylvania. 6.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

  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

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