Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD

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Population

6.1M

0.422% growth

Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$68,572

3.9% growth

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

2.97M

0.614% growth

Median Property Value

$250,900

2.16% growth

About

In 2017, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD had a population of 6.1M people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $68,572. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD grew from 6.07M to 6.1M, a 0.422% increase and its median household income grew from $65,996 to $68,572, a 3.9% increase.

The population of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is 61.7% White Alone, 20.4% Black or African American Alone, and 9.49% Hispanic or Latino. 15.6% of the people in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD are University of Pennsylvania (9,053 degrees awarded in 2016), Temple University (9,017 degrees), and Drexel University (7,549 degrees).

The median property value in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is $250,900, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD employs 2.97M people. The largest industries in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (488,148 people), Retail Trade (308,801 people), and Educational Services (295,793 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,780), Utilities ($71,151), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,819).

Median household income in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is $68,572. Males in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,375. The income inequality in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,572

2017 value

± $885

3.9%

1 Year Growth

± 1.67%

Households in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD have a median annual income of $68,572, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,996 in 2016, which represents a 3.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$68,603

Average Male Salary

± $1,096

$51,375

Average Female Salary

± $811

In 2017, full-time male employees in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,810 ± $3,954

  2. White

    $53,208 ± $684

  3. American Indian

    $47,436 ± $11,968

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is from Pennsylvania.

0.472

2017 Wage GINI

0.468

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.833% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD was Chester County, PA with a value of $96,656, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $87,304 and $84,749.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD (773k out of 5.92M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    334,311 ± 4,264

  2. Black

    298,302 ± 4,096

  3. Hispanic

    154,425 ± 2,926

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

2.97M

2017 Value

± 28,425

0.614%

1 Year growth

± 1.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD grew at a rate of 0.614%, from 2.95M employees to 2.97M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (192,700 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (82,464 people), and Registered Nurses (77,093 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (192,700 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (82,464 people), and Registered Nurses (77,093 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Life & Physical Scientists (1.62 times higher than expected), Nurses, All Other (1.52 times), and Legal Support Workers (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,183), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,256), and Management Occupations ($81,130).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.97M

2017 Value

± 28,425

0.614%

1 Year growth

± 1.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD grew at a rate of 0.614%, from 2.95M employees to 2.97M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (488,148 people), Retail Trade (308,801 people), and Educational Services (295,793 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, though some of these residents may live in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (488,148 people), Retail Trade (308,801 people), and Educational Services (295,793 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.39 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.2 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,780), Utilities ($71,151), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($70,819).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. with $50.6B and Pharmaceuticals and $49.7B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.8% of the population of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD has health coverage, with 54.1% on employee plans, 15.8% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 0.846% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1232 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.17%

Uninsured

54.1%

Employer Coverage

15.8%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

0.846%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD declined by 9.22% from 5.7% to 5.17%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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Diversity

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is home to a population of 6.1M people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.5% of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is composed of 3.76M White Alone residents (61.7%), 1.24M Black or African American Alone residents (20.4%), 579k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.49%), 366k Asian Alone residents (6%), 126k Two or More Races residents (2.07%), 14.3k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.235%), 7.91k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.13%), and 1.15k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0188%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD are Spanish or Spanish Creole (364,620 speakers), Chinese (74,705 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (37,228 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 10.5% of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    87,349 ± 7,231 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    68,083 ± 6,389 people

  3. China

    58,224 ± 5,911 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD was India, the natal country of 87,349 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 68,083 and China with 58,224.

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Citizenship

95%

2017 Citizenship

94.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.76M ± 1.86k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.24M ± 8.93k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    579k ± 19.4k

In 2017, there were 3.03 times more White Alone residents (3.76M people) in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.24M Black or African American Alone and 579k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    364,620 speakers (6.39%)

  2. Chinese

    74,705 speakers (1.31%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    37,228 speakers (0.652%)

15.6% of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.39% of the overall population of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.31% speak Chinese and 0.652% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    98,322 ± 3,755

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    41,393 ± 3,251

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    30,396 ± 2,974

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD awarded 101,240 degrees. The student population of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is skewed towards women, with 161,242 male students and 214,422 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD are White (56,781 and 60.3%), followed by Black or African American (14,612 and 15.5%), Unknown (7,764 and 8.25%), and Asian (6,331 and 6.72%).

The largest universities in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD by number of degrees awarded are University of Pennsylvania (9,053 and 8.94%), Temple University (9,017 and 8.91%), and Drexel University (7,549 and 7.46%).

The most popular majors in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD are Liberal Arts & Sciences (4,567 and 4.51%), General Business Administration & Management (4,548 and 4.49%), and Registered Nursing (4,414 and 4.36%).

The median tuition costs in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD are $33,930 for private four year colleges, and $11,408 and $20,608 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 2,952 degrees awarded

  2. 2,105 degrees awarded

  3. 1,980 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD was Registered Nursing with 2,952 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,053 degrees awarded

  2. 9,017 degrees awarded

  3. 7,549 degrees awarded

$11,408

Median In-State Public

$33,930

Median Private

In 2016, the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Pennsylvania with 9,053 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

42,642

Degrees Awarded to Men

58,598

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 42,642 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD, which is 0.728 times less than the 58,598 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    56,781 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    14,612 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    7,764 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD were to White students. These 56,781 degrees mean that there were 3.89 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 14,612 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD was $250,900 in 2017, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $245,600 to $250,900, a 2.16% increase. The homeownership rate in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$68,572

Median Household Income

± $885

2.28M

Number of Households

± 23,065

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.28M households in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD grew to $68,572 from the previous year's value of $65,996.

The following chart displays the households in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$250,900

2017 Median

± $2,402

$245,600

2016 Median

± $1,801

In 2017, the median property value in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD grew to to $250,900 from the previous year's value of $245,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.1%

2017 Homeownership

66.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.1% of the housing units in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

28.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.24% of the workforce in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.1%

  2. Public Transit

    8.95%

  3. Carpooled

    7.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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