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Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress
1,575,520
Philadelphia Population7
$
44,641
Median Income6
10.2
%
Unemployment Rate18
 

City Score

 

Population

Philadelphia's aged 15- to 19-years old saw the steapest decline since 2010, falling by 18%, whereas the average population in that segment only declined by 4%

Age

34.3
Median Age7
4.7
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Philadelphia residents are predominantly Black; however, the city is slowly becoming more diverse as the Black community has shrunk by 2.4% since 2010, while the white community, 2nd largest in the city, has shrunk by 12.5%

Race

76.8
%
Pennsylvania Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Philadelphia can be windy with higher than average rainfall. The average annual rainfall is 42 inches and the average wind speed is 9 mph

Weather

32
%
Chance of Rain12
55
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature37

 

Housing

The average home value in Philadelphia increased by 28% since 2010 which is 15% lower than the national average and 9% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,490
Monthly Average13
47
%
Renters38

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Philadelphia is a very high tax location with income tax 107% higher than the national average, sales tax 17% higher than the national average, and property tax 43% higher than the national average.

Other

1.59
%
Property Tax21
8.0
%
Sales Tax11
0.0
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)39

 

Employment

Philadelphia has a very low employment rate of 90% which is 4% lower than the national average. The largest employers are Aramark and Comcast

Income

18.0
%
<$25,0006
10.8
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry18

 

Politics

Philadelphia is strongly liberal and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor28 James Kenney
Democratic
House of Representative28 Dwight Evans
Democratic
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, Paoli Hospital, is 20.7 miles from the center of Philadelphia, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center, is 0.0 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Jefferson Health-Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, is 3.2 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In Pennsylvania, 40.2% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has marginally increased from 2000 when 39.1% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

Yes
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#27 2020 Best Cities to Retire by U.S. News & World Report31
#63 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub32
#6 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades33
 

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