Local Data Search

USA.com / Pennsylvania / Philadelphia County / Population and Races

Philadelphia County Population and Races

Hot Pennsylvania Rankings
Fastest / Slowest Growing Counties in PA
Richest / Poorest Counties by Income in PA
Expensive / Cheapest Homes by County in PA
Most / Least Educated Counties in PA
Fastest / Slowest Growing Cities in PA
High / Low PA Cities by Males Employed
High / Low PA Cities by Females Employed
Best / Worst Cities by Crime Rate in PA
Richest / Poorest Cities by Income in PA
Expensive / Cheapest Homes by City in PA
Most / Least Educated Cities in PA

As of 2010, the total population of Philadelphia County is 1,526,006, which is 0.56% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 3.43% and is much lower than the national average rate of 9.71%. The Philadelphia County population density is 10,693.26 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 275.81 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 81.32 people per square mile. There is no dominant race in Philadelphia County.The average Philadelphia County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010: 1,526,006. #1

Population Growth Since 2000, #34

Philadelphia County

Population Density, #1

Philadelphia County
10,693.26 per square mile
275.81 per square mile
81.32 per square mile

Population by Races

White:626,221 (41.04%, #67)
Black:661,839 (43.37%, #1)
Hispanic:187,611 (12.29%, #4)
Asian:96,405 (6.32%, #2)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):7,740 (0.51%, #1)
One Race, Other:90,731 (5.95%, see rank)
Two or More Races:43,070 (2.82%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:15,531 (8.28%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:121,643 (64.84%, see rank)
Cuban:3,930 (2.09%, see rank)
Central American:7,511 (4.00%, see rank)
South American:9,969 (5.31%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:18,520 (19.21%, see rank)
Chinese:30,035 (31.16%, see rank)
Filipino:4,978 (5.16%, see rank)
Japanese:1,034 (1.07%, see rank)
Korean:6,217 (6.45%, see rank)
Vietnamese:14,431 (14.97%, see rank)
Asian, Other:18,311 (18.99%, see rank)

*Based on 2010 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

1,371,909 (89.91%) out of the total population of 1,525,811 reported first ancestry.

 Philadelphia County% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Arab8,8630.58%, see rank0.49%0.53%
Czech1,9680.13%, see rank0.44%0.50%
Danish8220.05%, see rank0.14%0.45%
Dutch6,0870.40%, see rank1.94%1.51%
English44,7812.93%, see rank7.94%8.53%
French12,6640.83%, see rank1.99%3.54%
German121,3647.95%, see rank28.44%15.79%
Greek4,5480.30%, see rank0.51%0.42%
Hungarian5,6450.37%, see rank1.08%0.48%
Irish190,48812.48%, see rank17.65%11.36%
Italian124,0048.13%, see rank12.26%5.66%
Norwegian2,5170.16%, see rank0.34%1.46%
Polish55,7993.66%, see rank6.78%3.13%
Portuguese3,8620.25%, see rank0.15%0.46%
Russian24,8781.63%, see rank1.53%0.97%
Scotch-Irish5,2050.34%, see rank1.30%1.07%
Scottish8,7200.57%, see rank1.58%1.81%
Subsaharan African28,4161.86%, see rank0.68%0.93%
Swedish3,5140.23%, see rank0.85%1.34%
Swiss1,7740.12%, see rank0.55%0.31%
Ukrainian13,8610.91%, see rank0.91%0.31%
American28,1611.85%, see rank4.84%6.72%
Welsh5,4130.35%, see rank1.41%0.60%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 719,813 (47.17%, see rank)
Females: 806,193 (52.83%, see rank)

Philadelphia County
Male: 47.17%
Female: 52.83%
Male: 48.73%
Female: 51.27%
Male: 49.16%
Female: 50.84%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Philadelphia County
33.50 years old
40.10 years old
37.20 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Philadelphia County
31.90 years old
38.70 years old
35.80 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Philadelphia County
35.10 years old
41.50 years old
38.50 years old

 Philadelphia County% of the Total PopulationPennsylvaniaU.S.
Under 5 years101,0536.62%, see rank5.74%6.54%
5 to 9 years90,8275.95%, see rank5.93%6.59%
10 to 14 years90,6405.94%, see rank6.23%6.70%
15 to 19 years118,2977.75%, see rank7.13%7.14%
20 to 24 years146,7179.61%, see rank6.88%6.99%
25 to 34 years246,06216.12%, see rank11.90%13.30%
35 to 44 years188,32312.34%, see rank12.72%13.30%
45 to 54 years197,97012.97%, see rank15.28%14.58%
55 to 64 years160,80810.54%, see rank12.77%11.82%
65 to 74 years94,7646.21%, see rank7.71%7.03%
75 to 84 62,4344.09%, see rank5.31%4.23%
85 years and over28,1111.84%, see rank2.41%1.78%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Philadelphia CountyPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population982,024, 100%8,658,872204,336,017
Less Than High School192,758, 19.63%, see rank11.71%14.28%
High School Graduate339,799, 34.60%, see rank37.21%28.24%
Some College or Associate Degree221,668, 22.57%, see rank24.03%28.99%
Bachelor Degree131,313, 13.37%, see rank16.62%17.88%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree96,486, 9.83%, see rank10.43%10.61%
USA.com Education Index#12.89, see rank13.4113.47
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Philadelphia County PennsylvaniaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten45,32265.99%34.01%61.49%38.51%70.05%29.95%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)145,02979.42%, see rank20.58%, see rank85.59%14.41%89.62%10.38%
High School (Grades 9-12)83,32681.71%, see rank18.29%, see rank87.22%12.78%90.52%9.48%
College115,35547.63%, see rank52.37%, see rank62.08%37.92%77.79%22.21%
Graduate School36,10827.06%, see rank72.94%, see rank44.39%55.61%58.62%41.38%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Philadelphia CountyPennsylvaniaU.S.
Total Households599,736, 100%5,018,904116,716,292
Average Household Size2.45, see rank2.452.58
1 Person Households204,714, 34.13%, see rank28.56%26.74%
2 or More Person Households395,022, 65.87%, see rank71.44%73.26%
Family Households (Families)340,354, 56.75%, see rank64.98%66.43%
Average Family Size3.20, see rank3.023.14
Married-Couple Family169,587, 28.28%, see rank48.17%48.42%
Nonfamily Households259,382, 43.25%, see rank35.02%33.57%

*Based on 2010 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Philadelphia County%PennsylvaniaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total1,240,760see rank10,430,988248,042,237
Males, 15 Years and Over574,210100%, see rank5,030,246120,789,875
Never Married306,84953.44%, see rank35.38%35.08%
Married206,51935.97%, see rank53.23%52.93%
Widowed18,2903.19%, see rank3.11%2.53%
Divorced42,5527.41%, see rank8.29%9.46%
Females, 15 Years and Over666,550100%, see rank5,400,742127,252,362
Never Married323,43948.52%, see rank29.53%28.74%
Married204,89830.74%, see rank49.30%49.95%
Widowed71,30310.70%, see rank11.14%9.34%
Divorced66,91010.04%, see rank10.04%11.97%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Philadelphia County%PennsylvaniaU.S.
Native1,346,48088.25%, see rank94.19%87.13%
Born in the State of Residence1,035,46067.86%, see rank74.03%58.71%
Born in Different State255,96516.78%, see rank18.61%27.04%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
55,0553.61%, see rank1.55%1.38%
Foreign Born179,33111.75%, see rank5.81%12.87%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship87,1685.71%, see rank2.93%5.71%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship92,1636.04%, see rank2.88%7.16%
Born In Europe35,0922.30%, see rank1.37%1.56%
Born In Asia71,4634.68%, see rank2.20%3.67%
Born In Africa17,1351.12%, see rank0.40%0.51%
Born In Oceania6790.04%, see rank0.02%0.07%
Born In Latin America53,6743.52%, see rank1.68%6.79%
Born In Northern America1,2880.08%, see rank0.13%0.26%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Philadelphia County%PennsylvaniaU.S.
English453,26078.08%, see rank88.62%79.64%
Spanish57,2749.87%, see rank4.58%11.57%
Other Indo-European Languages37,1886.41%, see rank4.54%4.61%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages25,1324.33%, see rank1.69%3.24%
Other7,6551.32%, see rank0.57%0.94%

*Based on 2008-2012 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

The USA.com website and domain are privately owned and are not operated by or affiliated with any government or municipal authority.
© 2015 World Media Group, LLC.