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Philadelphia Population


Philadelphia is the largest city in the Pennsylvania State of United States of America. Philadelphia population in 2021 is estimated 1.6 Million, and the area is 142.70 sq miles (369.59 Philadelphia is the first World Heritage City and one of the oldest municipalities in the United States. It is home to the second largest university population in the U.S. and a life sciences hub, making innovation and education and sixth largest city in U.S. The city's population doubled from one million to two million people between 1890 and 1950. The city is home to America's first zoo and hospital. The Philadelphia has many universities and colleges make it a top study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub.

YearPopulationChange %
2020 *1,587,2320.20
2021 *1,591,0340.24
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019

Philadelphia city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 1935
YearPhiladelphia Population
Source:, 1950 to 1935 Philadelphia city Population(UA)

Philadelphia Size and Population

Philadelphia population in 2020 is estimated 1,587,232 (1.5 Million), Philadelphia sex ratio is 89.9 males per 100 females, 750,017 are Male(47.3%) and 834,121 are Female(52.7%). Total 104,241 are under 5 years, 344,091 are under 18 years, 215,755 are 65 years and over. Percentage wise 6.6% are under 5 years 21.7% are under 18 years, 13.6%, 78.3% are 18 years and over and are 65 years and over. The average household size was 2.57, 688,846 are total housing units and the total households was 594,778.

Philadelphia Citizen Voting age and Population
1,139,154 are Citizen, 18 and over population out of these 524,169 are Male Voters and 614,985 are Female Voters, Percentage wise 46.0% are Male and 54.0% are Female.

Languages spoken in Philadelphia

Philadelphia population by Language spoken at home are 1,125,853 speak only English, 166,348 Spanish, 9,204 French (incl. Cajun), 10,155 Haitian, 5,320 Italian, 6,094 Portuguese, 3,426 German, 1,032 Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or other West Germanic languages, 633 Greek, 12,694 Russian, 2,221 Polish, 178 Serbo-Croatian, 4,435 Ukrainian or other Slavic languages, 467 Armenian, 656 Persian (incl. Farsi, Dari).

Asian Indian language speakers at home include 2,722 speak Hindi, 2,096 Urdu, 3,517 Gujarati, 4,602 Bengali, 1,283 Nepali, Marathi, or other Indic languages, 1,095 Telugu, 1,198 Tamil, 6,281 Malayalam, Kannada, or other Dravidian languages and 9,842 Other Indo-European languages.

People from East Asian language speakers include 31,410 speak Chinese (incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), 1,151 Japanese, 5,803 Korean, 194 Hmong, 3,559 Tagalog (incl. Filipino), 12,974 Vietnamese, 7,414 Khmer, 1,066 Thai, Lao, or other Tai-Kadai languages and 3,399 speak other languages of Asia.

3,961 Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 11,295 Arabic, 1,097 Hebrew, 2,996 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 6,268 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 1,895 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa and 4,063 speak other and unspecified languages.

Ethnic groups

Philadelphia population by Race are 39.4% are White Americans, 41.5% are Black Americans, 7.4% are Asian, 0.3% are AIAN. Total of 623,482 persons are Whites, followed by 657,756 are Black or African American, 4,326 are American Indian and Alaska Native

116,907 are Asian nationals, out of these 23,224 are Asian Indians, 39,344 are Chinese, 5,631 are Filipino, 465 are Japanese, 7,655 are Korean, 13,650 are Vietnamese and 26,938 are other Asian nationals.

582 are Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 240,269 are Hispanic/Latino (of any race), 18,960 are Mexican, 140,259 are Puerto Rican, 5,415 are Cubans and 75,635 are other Hispanic/Latinos.

Philadelphia History

Before then, the area was inhabited by the Native Indians. In 1682, Philadelphia founded as capital of the Pennsylvania by William Penn. Philadelphia became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration after the Civil War. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub. Philadelphia is the center of economic activity in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia remained the nation's largest city until being overtaken by New York City in 1790; the city was also one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, serving as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C. was under construction. The city grew from an influx of European immigrants, most of whom came from Ireland, Italy and Germany—the three largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015.

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