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Population of Philadelphia, PA

Last official estimated population of Philadelphia city (Philadelphia County**, Pennsylvania state) was 1,560,297 (year 2014)[1]. This was 0.489% of total US population and 12.19% of total Pennsylvania state population. Area of Philadelphia city is 142.7 mi² (=369.6 km²)[6], in this year population density was 10,933.57 p/mi². If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2014 (+0.56%/yr), Philadelphia city population in 2021 would be 1,622,171*.


Historical population

Historical population of Philadelphia city for period 1790-2014:

Philadelphia city on population map

Estimated population for 2014[1]. Click on flag to hide it.

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Annual growth rate

[1790-1800] +3.75 %/yr
[1800-1810] +2.68 %/yr
[1810-1820] +1.73 %/yr
[1820-1830] +2.35 %/yr
[1830-1840] +1.53 %/yr
[1840-1850] +2.63 %/yr
[1850-1860] +16.64 %/yr
[1860-1870] +1.77 %/yr
[1870-1880] +2.31 %/yr
[1880-1890] +2.14 %/yr
[1890-1900] +2.14 %/yr
[1900-1910] +1.82 %/yr
[1910-1920] +1.65 %/yr
[1920-1930] +0.68 %/yr
[1930-1940] -0.1 %/yr
[1940-1950] +0.7 %/yr
[1950-1960] -0.34 %/yr
[1960-1970] -0.27 %/yr
[1970-1980] -1.42 %/yr
[1980-1990] -0.63 %/yr
[1990-2000] -0.44 %/yr
[2000-2005] -0.35 %/yr
[2005-2010] +0.47 %/yr
[2010-2014] +0.56 %/yr

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Settlements near Philadelphia city

Camden city population 5.2 mi, 164°
Collingswood borough 7.1 mi, 155°
Palmyra borough 5.2 mi, 95°
Jenkintown borough 6 mi,
Narberth borough 6.9 mi, 269°
Merchantville borough 6 mi, 132°
Woodlynne borough 6.7 mi, 162°
Riverton borough 6.3 mi, 88°
Rockledge borough 5.5 mi, 24°
Millbourne borough 7.1 mi, 243°


Sources, notices

*Calculated by population.us from last known population growth rate, not official data.

**Some cities are placed on more than one county. Only 1 county is shown.

[1] Cities and Towns (Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions) 2014, archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[2] City and Town Intercensal Estimates (2000-2010), archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[3] Places: 1990 and 1999 Populations, With Numeric and Percent Population Change, archived from the original, retrieved 02/23/2016

[4] Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places: 1980,

[5] Population of the 100 Largest Urban Places in history,

[6] Area, latitude longitude data, retrieved 02/23/2016

[7] Through the Decades, Overview 1790-2010, PDF, large files! >100 Mb

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