StatisticPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
Population1,559,93812,801,989328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)11,62628791
Median age33.940.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)38%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1842%40%43%
Speak English78%89%79%
Speak Spanish10%5%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Philadelphia is 3951% higher than Pennsylvania
  • The median age in Philadelphia is 17% lower than Pennsylvania
  • In Philadelphia 41.26% of the population is White
  • In Philadelphia 42.86% of the population is Black
  • In Philadelphia 6.90% of the population is Asian

Compare Philadelphia, PA Demographics

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      Philadelphia population breakdown by race

      RacePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
      White41.26%81.37%73.35%
      Black42.86%11.03%12.63%
      Asian6.90%3.14%5.22%
      American Indian0.37%0.20%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.11%0.03%0.18%
      Mixed race2.80%2.24%3.06%
      Other race5.71%1.98%4.75%
      In Philadelphia, 13.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

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      Philadelphia age breakdown

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      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Philadelphia, PA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).