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Philadelphia Population 2024

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Pennsylvania State of United States of America. Philadelphia population in 2024 is estimated 1.591 million, and the area is 142.70 sq miles (369.59 sq. km). 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.

Below is the Philadelphia population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *1,576,244-1.718
2022 *1,586,9890.67
2023 *1,591,1590.26
2024 *1,591,8010.04
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Philadelphia city UN Urban Agglomeration Population Prospects - 1950 to 2035

YearPhiladelphia Population
Source:, 1950 to 2035 Philadelphia city Population(UA)

Philadelphia Population Ranking & Density

According to US Population Census, April 1, 2020, Philadelphia population in 2020 is estimated 1,603,797 (1.6 Million), and sixth largest city by rank in the United States, 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 population in 2023 is estimated 1.59 million, population in 2022 is estimated 1.58 million, and in 2021 is estimated 1.57 Million. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington is the seventh largest city in Metropolitan statistical area with 6.2 million people.

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.

Philadelphia Language demographics

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.

Philadelphia Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, population of Philadelphia by age is 1,584,064, out of these 749,461 are male, 834,603 are female, The sex ratio of Philadelphia is 90. The median age of the Philadelphia population is 34.7, Philadelphia population by age are, under 18 years is 342,254, 16 years and over is 1,275,366, 18 years and over is 1,241,810, 21 years and over is 1,177,968, 65 years and over is 275851. 47.3% are male, 52.7% are female, 21.6% are under 18 years old, 80.5% are 16 years and over, 78.4% are 18 years and over, 74.4% are 21 years and over, 14.0% are 65 years and over. There are total 691,653 housing units, The voting population of Philadelphia are 1,147,538, out of these 527,780 are male voters, 619,758 are female voters, 46.0% are male,54.0% are female.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -5102,7186.5%
5 - 991,7945.8%
10 - 1496,6236.1%
15 - 1994,6456.0%
20 - 24109,8436.9%
25 - 34304,81619.2%
35 - 44201,72712.7%
45 - 54177,27511.2%
55 - 5990,6075.7%
60 - 6492,6665.8%
65 - 74128,0778.1%
75 - 8465,1874.1%
85 and over28,0861.8%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Philadelphia Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Philadelphia by race are:

White Population

White population in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are 617,726, percentage wise they are 39.0 percent.

Black Population

Black population in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are 657,343, Percentage wise they are 41.5 percent of people. African American refers to black population in Philadelphia, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Carribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Philadelphia are 119,641 7.6 percent in total population, out of these 21,593 are Asian Indians, 42,410 are Chinese, 6,841 are Filipinos, 641 are Japanese, 8,340 are Korean, 13,122 are Vietnamese and 26,694 are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are 241,425. Percentage wise they are 15.2, out of these 19,879 are Mexican people, 146,153 are Puerto Ricans, 3,512 are Cubans, and 71,881 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race1,584,064Percent
Black or African American657,34341.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native7,2110.5%
Asian Population119,6417.6%
Asian Indian21,5931.4%
Other Asian Population26,694
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander8970.1%
Hispanic or Latino241,42515.2%
Puerto Rican146,1539.2%
Other Hispanic or Latino71,881
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

Total Philadelphia native population is 1,362,602, out of these 1,019,424 born in the Pennsylvania state and 277,398 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 221,462, out of these 115,169 are Naturalised US citizen, 22,869 are in Europe, 47,775 in Asia, 11,121 in Africa, 32,106 in Latin America and 1,216 in Northern America. Total Foreigners who are non US citizens living in Philadelphia are 106,293, out of these 10,311 are from Europe, 42,396 are from Asia, 12,346 from Africa, 39,854 are from Latin America and 1,103 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence1,019,424
Born in other state in the United States277,398
Born outside the United States65,780
Puerto Rico47,802
U.S. Island Areas153
Born abroad of American parent(s)17,825
Foreign born
Born outside of United States221,462
Naturalized U.S. citizen115,169
Latin America32,106
Northern America1,216
Not a U.S. citizen106,293
Latin America39,854
Northern America1,103
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

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's the three largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015.

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