Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

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%

How Many People Live in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania?

1,580,221

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American666,04742.27%
White648,89041.19%
Asian112,6517.15%
Some Other Race93,6515.94%
Two or More Races47,6713.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native5,8430.37%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7690.05%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Median Age

34.3


Total

32.7


Male

35.7


Female

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 1,229,255 adults, (207,563 of whom are seniors) in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

829,979

52.68%

Male

745,543

47.32%

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%27%
Male55.3%44.7%
All53%47%
Female48%52%
Non Family42.6%57.4%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All594,7782.5753
Non Family273,3891.3142.6
Married167,2423.4273
Female120,3143.9248
Male33,8333.6855.3

3.51

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade60,7985.72%
9th to 12th Grade110,09610.35%
High School Graduate351,16733.01%
Some College177,01716.64%
Associates Degree60,6995.71%
Bachelors Degree177,18016.66%
Graduate Degree126,79611.92%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black426,586358,21470,662
White423,242385,414180,572
Hispanic124,29981,80717,396
Asian77,07054,93429,844
Other Race53,71634,2054,864
Multiple Races21,44318,3146,796
Native American3,7802,869663
Islander518448136

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 91.06%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.66%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,467$39,863$34,407
Less Than High School$21,692$24,313$19,321
High School Grad$28,332$31,142$25,673
Some College$33,689$37,166$31,475
Bachelors Degree$49,466$53,573$45,321
Graduate Degree$62,935$69,827$59,141

$36,467

Average Earnings

$39,863

Average Male

$34,407

Average Female

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Language

76.94% of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 23.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.57% of the population.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black653,024195,81529.99%
Hispanic223,65285,17338.08%
White524,79371,80613.68%
Other92,51237,12340.13%
Asian108,06425,40423.51%
Multiple46,38011,66525.15%
Native5,6841,63528.76%
Islander75829138.39%

24.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.48%

Male Poverty Rate

26.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 40.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania is White, with 13.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.98%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.07%
High School23.74%
Some College16.96%
Bachelors or Greater8.65%

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Income

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,744$65,090
Families$53,090$76,453
Married Families$79,639$104,010
Non Families$31,348$49,347

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

30.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.7%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

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 35-44.

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans

59,623

Number of Veterans

54,147

Male Veterans

5,476

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam21,187
Second Gulf War8,055
First Gulf War7,588
Korea5,146
World War II3,014
Name Veterans % of Total
White28,0665.17%
Black27,8095.59%
Hispanic3,0392.00%
2 or More1,2364.56%
Asian1,1281.23%
Other1,0651.64%
Indian3197.34%

$Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

12.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

60.6%

Labor Force Participation

54.4%

Employment Rate

10.2%

Unemployment Rate

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

66.03%

Born in Pennsylvania

86.13%

Native Born

13.87%

Foreign Born

6.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.13% of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 66.03% having been born in Pennsylvania. 6.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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