Philadelphia County, PA Demographics

The total population of Philadelphia County is estimated to be 1.59 million with 757,083 males (47.52%) and 836,125 females (52.48%). There are 79,042 more females than males in Philadelphia County.
The median household income in Philadelphia County was $56,909 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,241(2.23%) from $55,668 in 2020. This income is 76.28% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Philadelphia County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $70,454. Overall, the median household income for the county of Philadelphia County stands at $56,517.
In Philadelphia County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $36,691 for males and $30,272 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $60,959 for males and $54,729 for females.
In Philadelphia County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 7 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, White households have the highest median household income at $80,772, while Some Other Race households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $34,338.
In 2022, the population of Philadelphia County was 1,567,258, a 1.40% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Philadelphia County's population was 1,589,480, a decline of 0.69% compared to a population of 1,600,600 in 2020.
The median age in Philadelphia County, PA is 34.8, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 18.49% were under the age of 15, 22.64% aged 15 to 29, 45.15% aged 30 to 64, 12.03% aged 65 to 84, and 1.69% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Philadelphia County population: 38.46% are White, 40.83% are Black or African American, 0.31% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 7.41% are Asian, 0.05% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 7.67% are some other race and 5.27% are multiracial.