Philadelphia demographics profile

StatisticPhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
Population1,559,93812,783,977318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)11,62627791
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%
Philadelphia, PA has a population of 1,559,938 and is the 5th largest city in the United States. The population density is 11,626 per sq mi which is 4095% higher than the Pennsylvania average and 12732% higher than the national average. The median age in Philadelphia is 34 which is approximately 17% lower than the Pennsylvania average of 41. In Philadelphia, 38% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 78% speak English and 10% speak Spanish. 67% of Philadelphia residents were born in Pennsylvania, 16% were born out of state, 4% were born outside of the United States and 13% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Philadelphia is 4095% 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 or African American.
  • In Philadelphia 6.90% of the population is Asian.

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Philadelphia population breakdown by race

RacePhiladelphiaPennsylvaniaNational
White41.26%81.37%73.35%
Black or African American42.86%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.

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