Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

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Population

1,567,440

1% Decline

Unemployment Rate

6.9%

Median Income

$37,460

Avg. Home Price

$147,000

Best Places to Live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Large city - Extreme southeastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River at the New Jersey border
Pros
-Arts and culture
-Education
-Historic interest
Cons
-Low economic growth
-Some urban decay
-Violent crime

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What Bert Has To Say About Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metro Area

The “City of Brotherly Love,” a direct translation of its name from the Greek language, is one of the ten largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Philadelphia served as the nation’s first capital and cultural center before being replaced in these roles by Washington, D.C., and New York City, respectively. Since the Industrial Revolution, the city has prospered as an important port and manufacturing center. Today, it’s part of an economic corridor of large cities stretching down the East Coast from Boston to Washington, D.C.


QUICK FACTS

City: Philadelphia
Zip Codes: 19120, 19111, 19143, 19124, 19134, 19149, 19140, 19104, 19148, 19145, 48 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 28 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Philadelphia is 6.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Philadelphia jobs have increased by 2.19%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Philadelphia's cost of living is 0.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Philadelphia's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Philadelphia's population is 1,567,440 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -1.14%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 32 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Philadelphia is $147,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.41%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Philadelphia public schools spend $26,003 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18 students per teacher in Philadelphia. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Philadelphia

It's a good time to buy in Philadelphia. Home Appreciation is up 11.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Philadelphia Real Estate.

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Reviews for Philadelphia   129 Reviews
Philly - 5/26/2018
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Perfect Four Season Big City if you don't mind.... - 4/1/2018
Urban decay, congestion, high density, crime, and one mess of a highway-road system. The best feature of this big city is the proximity to the Jersey shore which is... Read More

Expensive! - 12/17/2017
The cost of living numbers on here are deceiving. Philly itself is such a large city that the cheap, crime-ridden neighborhoods outweigh the safe, expensive... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
19120, 19111, 19143, 19124, 19134, 19149, 19140, 19104, 19148, 19145, 48 total