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0.46% growth
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Median Household Income
5.61% growth
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3.71% growth
Median Property Value
1.34% growth


The economy of Philadelphia, PA employs 676,371 people. The economy of Philadelphia, PA is specialized in Utilities; Public Admin.; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.72; 1.48; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Philadelphia, PA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (129,116), Retail trade (72,694), and Educational Services (70,791), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($50,576), Utilities ($50,344), and Finance & Insurance ($45,008).

Median household income in Philadelphia, PA is $41,233. Males in Philadelphia, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,579. The income inequality of Philadelphia, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Philadelphia, PA. In Philadelphia County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 69 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,530. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.


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Philadelphia, PA is home to a population of 1.57M people, from which 93.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Philadelphia, PA is composed of 642,257 Black residents (41%), 551,713 White residents (35.2%), 219,038 Hispanic residents (14%), 112,224 Asian residents (7.16%), and 31,495 Two+ residents (2.01%). The most common foreign languages in Philadelphia, PA are Spanish (146,180 speakers), Chinese (32,089 speakers), and Vietnamese (14,821 speakers), but compared to other places, Philadelphia, PA has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (8,590 speakers), Other Indo-European (7,267 speakers), and Russian (12,616 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Philadelphia, PA awarded 42,653 degrees. The student population of Philadelphia, PA is skewed towards females, with 17,817 male students and 24,836 female students. Most students in Philadelphia, PA are White (21,671 and 50.8%), followed by Black or African American (6,234 and 14.6%), Asian (3,956 and 9.3%), and Unknown (3,006 and 7.05%). The largest universities in Philadelphia, PA by number of graduates are University of Pennsylvania (8,871 and 20.8%), Temple University (8,858 and 20.8%), and Drexel University (7,395 and 17.3%). The most popular majors in Philadelphia, PA are Registered Nursing (1,328 and 3.11%), General Finance (1,025 and 2.4%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (767 and 1.8%). The median tuition costs in Philadelphia, PA are $41,744 for private four year colleges, and $14,898 and $25,204 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Philadelphia, PA is $150,700, which is 0.77 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $148,700 to $150,700, a 1.34% increase. The homeownership rate of Philadelphia, PA is 52.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63%. People in Philadelphia, PA have an average commute time of 32 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Philadelphia, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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