Philadelphia Metro Area

  1. Philadelphia Metro Area Legal Resources
  2. Philadelphia Metro Area Statistics
  3. Philadelphia Metro Area Property/Housing/Real Estate Information
  4. Philadelphia Metro Area Employment Information
  5. Philadelphia Metro Area Family Information
  6. Philadelphia Metro Area Education Information
  7. Philadelphia Metro Area Public Benefits Information
  8. Philadelphia Metro Area Criminal Information
  9. Philadelphia Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  10. Philadelphia Metro Area Counties
  11. Philadelphia Metro Area Cities


Philadelphia Metro Area Legal Resources

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Philadelphia Metro Area Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 500,265
  • Land Area (2000): 1,104.023 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 174.155 square kilometers
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Houses (2000): 199,521

Philadelphia Metro Area Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 944,910 94.37%
 Rural, Farm 2,349 0.23%
 Rural, Non-farm 54,054 5.40%

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Philadelphia Metro Area Employment Information

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Philadelphia Metro Area Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Construction 27,312 10.65%
2. Finance and Insurance 23,346 9.10%
3. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 20,558 8.02%
4. Chemical Manufacturing 14,576 5.68%
5. Educational Services 14,032 5.47%
6. Accommodation and Food Services 12,950 5.05%
7. Health Care 10,618 4.14%
8. Public Administration 10,050 3.92%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 9,490 3.70%
10. Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 8,466 3.30%
11. Repair and Maintenance 5,368 2.09%
12. Motor Vehicle and Parts Dealers 5,344 2.08%
13. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 5,060 1.97%
14. Food and Beverage Stores 5,010 1.95%
15. Other Transportation 4,342 1.69%
16. Truck Transportation 4,020 1.57%
17. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3,874 1.51%
18. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 3,790 1.48%
19. Utilities 3,606 1.41%
20. Metal Manufactuing 3,572 1.39%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Finance and Insurance 40,788 16.84%
2. Health Care 33,452 13.81%
3. Educational Services 28,654 11.83%
4. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 16,216 6.70%
5. Accommodation and Food Services 13,114 5.41%
6. Social Assistance 10,406 4.30%
7. Chemical Manufacturing 9,480 3.91%
8. Public Administration 9,388 3.88%
9. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 7,624 3.15%
10. Food and Beverage Stores 5,074 2.09%
11. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 5,028 2.08%
12. Personal and Laundry Services 4,802 1.98%
13. Department and Other General Stores 4,714 1.95%
14. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 4,280 1.77%
15. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 3,982 1.64%
16. Construction 2,924 1.21%
17. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 2,648 1.09%
18. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 2,254 0.93%
19. Pharmacies and Drug Stores 2,098 0.87%
20. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 2,052 0.85%

Philadelphia Metro Area Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Other Management Occupations 11,752 4.58%
2. Computer Specialists 10,190 3.97%
3. Other Production Occupations 9,664 3.77%
4. Other Installation / Maintenance 9,610 3.75%
5. Driver / Sales Workers and Truckers 9,564 3.73%
6. Other Sales and Related Occupations 9,542 3.72%
7. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 8,604 3.36%
8. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 8,168 3.19%
9. Engineers 6,794 2.65%
10. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 6,616 2.58%
11. Other Office and Admin Support 6,454 2.52%
12. Vehicle Mechanics 6,162 2.40%
13. Business Operations Specialists 5,832 2.27%
14. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 5,572 2.17%
15. Top Executives 5,408 2.11%
16. Laborers and Material Movers / Handlers 5,342 2.08%
17. Other Construction Trades 4,920 1.92%
18. Operations Managers Non Finance 4,726 1.84%
19. Life and Physical Scientists 4,454 1.74%
20. Assemblers and Fabricators 4,434 1.73%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Other Office and Admin Support 18,274 7.54%
2. Secretaries and Admins 16,766 6.92%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 10,010 4.13%
4. Customer Service Representatives 9,566 3.95%
5. Registered Nurses 9,566 3.95%
6. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 9,420 3.89%
7. Other Management Occupations 9,096 3.76%
8. Business Operations Specialists 7,094 2.93%
9. Other Sales and Related Occupations 6,968 2.88%
10. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 6,944 2.87%
11. Cashiers 6,520 2.69%
12. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 5,722 2.36%
13. Computer Specialists 5,432 2.24%
14. Child Care Workers 5,428 2.24%
15. Health Technologists and Technicians 5,174 2.14%
16. Financial Clerks, Non-bookkeeping 5,134 2.12%
17. Recording / Scheduling / Dispatching 4,846 2.00%
18. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 4,840 2.00%
19. Waiters and Waitresses 4,784 1.98%
20. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 4,766 1.97%

Philadelphia Metro Area Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 460,373 59.12%
15-35 hours 94,314 12.11%
1-14 hours 22,701 2.92%
No regular hours 201,313 25.85%

Philadelphia Metro Area Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 12,732 2.67%
5 AM-5:29 AM 9,756 2.04%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 17,033 3.57%
6 AM-6:29 AM 36,343 7.61%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 58,689 12.28%
7 AM-7:29 AM 83,165 17.41%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 77,932 16.31%
8 AM-8:29 AM 54,514 11.41%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 26,286 5.50%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 23,359 4.89%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 9,590 2.01%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 4,852 1.02%
Noon-3:59 PM 33,399 6.99%
4 PM-11:59 PM 30,088 6.30%

Philadelphia Metro Area Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 9,455 1.98%
5-9 40,312 8.44%
10-14 71,513 14.97%
15-19 88,516 18.53%
20-24 87,780 18.37%
25-29 35,513 7.43%
30-34 63,333 13.26%
35-39 11,906 2.49%
40-44 13,811 2.89%
45-59 27,243 5.70%
60-89 18,228 3.82%
At least 90 10,128 2.12%

Philadelphia Metro Area Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 6,518 1.36% 326,571 68.36%
30-44 4,920 1.03% 84,130 17.61%
45-59 2,828 0.59% 24,415 5.11%
At least 60 4,618 0.97% 23,738 4.97%

Philadelphia Metro Area Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 932 0.19%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 53,706 10.95%
 Car / truck / van, solo 387,410 78.96%
 Motorcycle 536 0.11%
 Other 2,752 0.56%
 Public transportation 18,884 3.85%
 Walked 13,518 2.76%
 Worked at home 12,911 2.63%

Philadelphia Metro Area Employment Lawyers handle cases involving employment contracts, severance agreements, OSHA, workers compensation, ADA, race, sex, pregnancy, national-orgin, sexual orientation and age discrimination, sexual harassment, hours & wages and overtime issues. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Philadelphia Metro Area Family Information

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Households (2000): 377,948 (965,476 people)
Families (2000): 255,994 (790,246 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 107,643
People at same address in 1995: 517,170

Philadelphia Metro Area Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 23,923 6.32%
$10,000-$14,999 15,581 4.12%
$15,000-$19,999 17,538 4.64%
$20,000-$24,999 19,984 5.28%
$25,000-$29,999 20,156 5.33%
$30,000-$34,999 20,741 5.48%
$35,000-$39,999 20,060 5.30%
$40,000-$44,999 20,188 5.34%
$45,000-$49,999 19,639 5.19%
$50,000-$59,999 36,981 9.78%
$60,000-$74,999 45,243 11.96%
$75,000-$99,999 52,583 13.90%
$100,000-$124,999 29,437 7.78%
$125,000-$149,999 14,322 3.79%
$150,000-$199,999 12,192 3.22%
$200,000 or more 9,716 2.57%

Philadelphia Metro Area Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 48,563 25.70%
 Family, 2 people 50,774 26.87%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 10,315 5.46%
 Family, 3 people 31,360 16.60%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 1,713 0.91%
 Family, 4 people 27,233 14.41%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 973 0.51%
 Family, 5 people 11,740 6.21%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 171 0.09%
 Family, 6 people 3,910 2.07%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 59 0.03%
 Family, 7 or more people 2,089 1.11%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 35 0.02%

Philadelphia Metro Area Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 315,996 30.25%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 154,565 14.80%
Public Assistance 8,886 0.85%
Retirement 71,525 6.85%
Self Employment 32,681 3.13%
Social Security 91,700 8.78%
Supplemental Security 12,313 1.18%
Wage / Salary 310,701 29.74%
Other 46,320 4.43%

Philadelphia Metro Area Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 102,883 53.56%
 With children under 18 89,215 46.44%

Philadelphia Metro Area Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 32,276 8.54%
 Married 216,991 57.39%
 Never Married 119,206 31.53%
 Widowed 9,642 2.55%

Philadelphia Metro Area Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 44,672 10.79%
 Married 212,542 51.34%
 Never Married 114,330 27.62%
 Widowed 42,423 10.25%

Philadelphia Metro Area Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Philadelphia Metro Area Education Information

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Philadelphia Metro Area Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 28,088 3.73%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 86,343 11.47%
 High school diploma or equivalent 221,543 29.43%
 Some college, no degree 168,943 22.45%
 Associate degree 46,110 6.13%
 Bachelors degree 129,368 17.19%
 Graduate or professional degree 72,265 9.60%

Philadelphia Metro Area Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 9,272 1.85% 11,565 2.31% 20,837 4.17%
Kindergarten 9,404 1.88% 4,753 0.95% 14,157 2.83%
Grades 1-4 43,760 8.75% 14,140 2.83% 57,900 11.57%
Grades 5-8 44,302 8.86% 12,864 2.57% 57,166 11.43%
Grades 9-12 44,625 8.92% 10,356 2.07% 54,981 10.99%
Undergrad college 46,841 9.36% 13,750 2.75% 60,591 12.11%
Graduate or professional school 7,634 1.53% 6,520 1.30% 14,154 2.83%
Total 205,838 41.15% 73,948 14.78% 279,786 55.93%

Philadelphia Metro Area Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Philadelphia Metro Area Public Benefits Information

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Philadelphia Metro Area Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 886,413 91.58%
 Below Poverty Level 81,486 8.42%

Philadelphia Metro Area Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Philadelphia Metro Area Criminal Information

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Correctional Institution Population (2000): 4,312
Philadelphia Metro Area Criminal Lawyers represent defendants in municipal, state and federal criminal proceedings. These lawyers commonly handle cases involving DUI/DWI (drunk driving), drug possession, gun crimes, traffic tickets, violent crimes, sex crimes, theft offenses and white collar crimes. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Philadelphia Metro Area Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Philadelphia Metro Area Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 69,534 13.90%
10-19 Years 71,270 14.25%
20-29 Years 70,368 14.07%
30-39 Years 81,472 16.29%
40-49 Years 76,829 15.36%
50-59 Years 54,936 10.98%
60-69 Years 34,136 6.82%
70-79 Years 27,215 5.44%
80-89 Years 12,333 2.47%
90+ Years 2,172 0.43%

Philadelphia Metro Area Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 242,943 48.56%
 Female 257,322 51.44%

Philadelphia Metro Area Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 353,760 70.71%
 African-American 99,648 19.92%
 Hispanic/Latino 26,293 5.26%
 Asian 12,856 2.57%
 Multiracial 6,132 1.23%
 Amerindian 806 0.16%
 Other Race 631 0.13%
 Pacific Islander 139 0.03%

Philadelphia Metro Area Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 182,686 21.37%
2. German 143,687 16.81%
3. Italian 116,125 13.58%
4. English 115,322 13.49%
5. Polish 64,821 7.58%
6. United States Or American 39,258 4.59%
7. Scottish 20,177 2.36%
8. French Non-Basque 20,112 2.35%
9. Scotch Irish 15,220 1.78%
10. Dutch 13,596 1.59%

Philadelphia Metro Area Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 835,592 89.39%
2. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 48,967 5.24%
3. Chinese 6,584 0.70%
4. French 4,558 0.49%
5. Italian 4,536 0.49%
6. German 3,858 0.41%
7. Polish 3,456 0.37%
8. Other Asian 2,382 0.25%
9. Korean 2,168 0.23%
10. Other Indic 2,146 0.23%

Philadelphia Metro Area Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 935,620 93.44%
 Naturalized immigrant 28,555 2.85%
 Not a citizen 37,138 3.71%

Philadelphia Metro Area Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Philadelphia Metro Area Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Philadelphia Metro Area Counties

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Alphabetical | By Population

New Castle County    

Philadelphia Metro Area Cities

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