Income/capita 16%
Household income 18%
Unemployment 54%
IndexSouth PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPennsylvania
Income per capita$24,942$23,696$30,137
Median household income$45,300$39,770$54,895
Median income owner occupied$0$52,289$68,587
Median income renter occupied$0$28,463$31,605
Median earnings male$34,167$31,755$39,478
Median earnings female$33,706$27,391$26,440
Unemployment rate7.2%7.5%4.5%
Poverty leveln/a25.9%13.3%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Philadelphia is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Philadelphia is 18% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Philadelphia is 54% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Philadelphia is equal to the national average

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      South Philadelphia employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.0%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector12.9%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.4%7.9%
      Wholesale & retail services15.7%15.7%
      Public administration4.0%5.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%0.4%
      Education, health & social services10.0%24.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rose Valley, PA944$175,625217%
      Haverford College, PA1,306$156,500183%
      Devon, PA1,880$156,012182%
      Richwood, NJ3,478$141,406156%
      Haddonfield, NJ11,444$135,700145%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18313%
      San Diego, CA1,374,812$68,11723%
      Dallas, TX1,278,433$45,21518%
      San Jose, CA1,009,363$90,30363%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%
      Source: The South Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).