Statistic Philadelphia Pennsylvania National
Population 1,581,531 12,801,989 328,239,523
Population density (sq mi) 11,771 287 91
Median age 34.6 40.6 37.7
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 39% 56% 55%
Families w/ Kids under 18 42% 40% 43%
Speak English 77% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 11% 5% 13%
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Demographics Quick Facts

  • The population density in Philadelphia is 4001% higher than Pennsylvania
  • The median age in Philadelphia is 15% lower than Pennsylvania
  • In Philadelphia 39.33% of the population is White
  • In Philadelphia 41.36% of the population is Black
  • In Philadelphia 7.42% of the population is Asian

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      Philadelphia population breakdown by race

      Race Philadelphia Pennsylvania National
      White 39.33% 81.37% 73.35%
      Black 41.36% 11.03% 12.63%
      Asian 7.42% 3.14% 5.22%
      American Indian 0.33% 0.20% 0.82%
      Native Hawaiian 0.04% 0.03% 0.18%
      Mixed race 4.26% 2.24% 3.06%
      Other race 7.27% 1.98% 4.75%
      In Philadelphia, 15.1% 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.

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