Philadelphia Population 2013

philadelphia-population-2013Philadelphia Population 2013

The current population of the city of Philadelphia is estimated to be about 1,547,607, which is an increase of about 1.4% from the last record of the population. The city of Philadelphia is the most populous city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth most populous city in the United States of America. Also, the city is the most populous city on the Eastern Coast of the country as well. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Philadelphia is about 11,541 people per square mile.

Demographics of Philadelphia

The majority of the population of Philadelphia is made up of females, making up about 54% of the population. Also, the largest portion of the age distribution is in between the years 25 and 54. Less than 10% of the population is under 5 years old and a little over 1% is 85 years and older.

45% of the population identifies as solely white, while 43% of the population identifies as Black or African American. The Hispanic or Latino population makes up about 5% of the total population of the city. Lastly, about 5% of the population identifies as some Asian race.

Religion in Philadelphia

About 53% of the population affiliates with a religious organization in the city of Philadelphia. The largest religious organization in the city is the Roman Catholic Church, making up about 61% of the religious population. The next largest organization is Judaism, which makes up about 11% of the religious population. Both the Baptist and Islamic Churches each make up 5% of the population.

Sports in Philadelphia

The city of Philadelphia has teams represented in all of the major professional sports: baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. The Philadelphia Phillies participates in Major League Baseball and they play in the Citizens Bank Park, which has an estimated attendance capacity of 43,647. The Philadelphia 76ers participates in the National Basketball Association and they play in the Wells Fargo Center, which has an estimated capacity of 20,328 people. The Philadelphia Eagles participates in the National Football League and they play on Lincoln Financial Field. The Lincoln Financial Field has a capacity of 67,594 people. The Philadelphia Flyers participates in the National Hockey League and they play in the Wells Fargo Center, which has a capacity of 19,537 fans. Lastly, the Philadelphia Union participates in Major League Soccer and they play in PPL Park in Chester, PA. The stadium has a capacity of 18,500 people.

Must See Attractions in Philadelphia

Historical Population of Philadelphia

At the beginning of the 1990s, the population of Philadelphia was greater than the population of Manhattan.  However, since then, the population has gone through long periods of negative growth, which has caused the population to be less than Manhattan.  The population in 1990 was approximately 1.58 million people, which is greater than the current population of the city.


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