Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

1,522,814

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania's estimated 2024 population is 1,522,814 with a growth rate of -1.44% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is the largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 population was 1,528,303 and has seen a growth of -0.36% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,411,704-22,222-1.55%
20281,433,926-22,222-1.53%
20271,456,148-22,222-1.5%
20261,478,370-22,222-1.48%
20251,500,592-22,222-1.46%
20241,522,814-22,222-1.44%
20231,545,036-22,222-1.42%
20221,567,258-22,222-1.4%
20211,589,480-11,120-0.69%
20201,600,60016,1611.02%
20191,584,439-1,983-0.12%
20181,586,4224,7230.3%
20171,581,6995,0950.32%
20161,576,6044,9250.31%
20151,571,6795,7300.37%
20141,565,9497,2360.46%
20131,558,7136,6260.43%
20121,552,08711,4720.74%
20111,540,61512,3120.81%
20101,528,303
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%
179054,391-1,357,313-96.15%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.44% (-22,222)
County Website
Philadelphia County
County Seat
2010 Population
1,528,303
Area
134 mi²
Density
11364 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-0.36% (-5,489)
Founded
March 10, 1682

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American638,90740.1%
White590,86037.09%
Other race135,7158.52%
Asian121,0517.6%
Two or more races100,6536.32%
Native American5,2160.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander8060.05%
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Black or African American

White

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2024

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Median Age

34.8

Total

33.5

Male

36

Female

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 1,250,623 adults, (223,219 of whom are seniors) in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female836,12552.48%
Male757,08347.52%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All659,1292.3452.247.8
Non Family308,9471.2641.258.8
Married182,1143.2171.828.2
Female131,0093.464951
Male37,0593.1259.240.8
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3.18

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

52.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 50.39%.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$45,803

Average Earnings

$49,952

Average Male

$42,761

Average Female

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language

75.98% of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 24.02% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.2% of the population.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black625,361168,70526.98%
Hispanic245,56685,49334.81%
White513,74963,63112.39%
Other134,24254,06040.27%
Asian116,11425,81322.23%
Multiple97,94822,11722.58%
Native5,0851,40327.59%
Islander80618923.45%
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22.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.35%

Male Poverty Rate

23.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 40.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is White, with 12.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.31%.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.81%
High School23.94%
Some College17.76%
Bachelors or Greater8.12%
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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed42.36%
Male Unemployed35.4%
Female Employed10.6%
Male Employed7.66%
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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

31.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

34.7%

Male Marriage Rate

28.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

52,405

Number of Veterans

46,725

Male Veterans

5,680

Female Veterans

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.57%

Born in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

85.39%

Native Born

14.61%

Foreign Born

7.05%

Non Citizen

7.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.39% of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 63.57% having been born in Pennsylvania. 7.05% 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

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