Philadelphia Metro Area

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The Philadelphia metro area is centered in Pennsylvania and has 5,938,918 residents. It has high home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.
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Philadelphia Metro Area

Cities

Name Population
Philadelphia 1,514,456
Camden 77,739
Wilmington 71,292
Levittown 51,959
Chester 34,336
Norristown 34,048
Newark 31,293
Drexel Hill 28,330
Pottstown 22,337
King of Prussia 19,924
Bear 19,110
West Chester 18,813
Glassboro 18,738
Lindenwold 17,609
Middletown 17,608
Phoenixville 16,382
Lansdale 16,259
Willow Grove 15,834
Elkton 15,240
Glasgow 15,112
Horsham 14,797
Springdale 14,791
Williamstown 14,588
Brookside 14,479
Cherry Hill Mall 14,205
Collingswood 13,983
Hockessin 13,109
Montgomeryville 13,105
Ardmore 13,102
Coatesville 12,957
Pennsville 12,005
Haddonfield 11,599
Bellmawr 11,591
Greentree 11,514
Yeadon 11,461
Gloucester City 11,458
Pike Creek Valley 11,287
Browns Mills 11,231
Broomall 10,978
Lansdowne 10,655
Darby 10,636
Echelon 10,400
Pine Hill 10,291
Woodbury 10,258
Croydon 10,221
Marlton 10,215
Burlington 9,959
Bristol 9,791
Smyrna 9,639
Harleysville 9,382
Woodlyn 9,233
Pitman 9,119
Quakertown 9,025
Morrisville 8,890
Audubon 8,858
Collingdale 8,768
Fairless Hills 8,627
Perkasie 8,560
Runnemede 8,490
Sanatoga 8,421
Doylestown 8,389
Folsom 8,352
Ashland 8,267
Audubon 8,250
Wilmington Manor 8,185
Clayton 8,134
Brookhaven 7,990
North Star 7,975
Downingtown 7,925
Conshohocken 7,814
Claymont 7,805
Kulpsville 7,779
Pike Creek 7,611
Haddon Heights 7,496
Berlin 7,448
Palmyra 7,407
Hatboro 7,344
Glenside 7,282
Carneys Point 7,254
Glenolden 7,179
Stratford 7,080
Barrington 7,002
Ridley Park 7,001
Maple Glen 6,680
Souderton 6,676
Clifton Heights 6,656
Folcroft 6,630
Prospect Park 6,460
Ambler 6,421
Ramblewood 6,301
Swarthmore 6,178
Richboro 6,174
Paulsboro 6,152
Elsmere 6,119
Lionville 6,046
Kennett Square 6,024
Trooper 6,002
Norwood 5,890
Edgemoor 5,870
Penn Wynne 5,846

Nearby Metro Areas

Name Population
Trenton Metro Area 365,318
Dover Metro Area 159,936
New York City Metro Area 18,796,078
Baltimore Metro Area 2,697,421
Washington, D.C. Metro Area 5,503,801
New Haven Metro Area 858,759
Hartford Metro Area 1,207,636
Richmond Metro Area 1,248,271
Norfolk Metro Area 1,666,758
Albany Metro Area 868,231

Comparable Metro Areas

Name Population Distance
New York City Metro Area 18,796,078 68 mi.
Washington, D.C. Metro Area 5,503,801 134 mi.
Boston Metro Area 4,521,737 295 mi.
Chicago Metro Area 9,425,706 673 mi.
Pittsburgh Metro Area 2,357,769 239 mi.

ZIP Codes

Name Population
19120 71,367
19143 67,104
19111 64,207
19124 63,785
19720 60,384
19134 59,169
19020 55,715
19149 55,535
19140 55,272
19446 54,948
19382 52,942
19104 51,658
19320 51,513
19067 51,503
19702 51,353
19711 50,927
08081 50,624
19380 49,827
19148 48,835
08302 48,016
19335 46,365
19145 45,930
19131 45,545
08021 45,517
08053 45,395
19464 45,011
19144 44,341
19403 43,990
21921 43,617
19139 42,943
08054 41,888
08360 41,871
18974 41,381
19401 41,329
19701 40,387
19805 40,111
19082 40,111
19136 39,680
19460 39,188
08094 38,941
08012 38,750
19426 38,446
18966 37,949
19808 37,231
08080 36,554
19013 35,798
19063 35,720
19132 35,659
19047 35,594
19083 35,432
08096 35,311
19709 34,675
19121 34,625
19128 34,561
18951 34,263
19154 34,030
19115 33,905
19146 33,886
19141 33,236
19147 33,171
08016 33,010
19152 32,895
19116 32,726
19087 32,694
19138 32,480
19135 32,282
19114 32,140
08046 31,908
19002 31,511
19151 31,495
19026 31,248
08003 31,074
19038 30,709
19142 30,340
19713 30,332
08610 30,205
08105 29,856
08043 29,080
18940 28,982
08075 28,866
19050 28,307
19454 27,951
18901 27,937
08055 27,226
19119 26,870
19053 25,993
19802 25,791
19810 25,538
08060 25,112
19468 24,851
19133 24,775
18944 24,735
08104 24,619
19064 24,561
08088 24,543
08037 24,285
19355 24,047
08087 23,829
19406 23,598
19018 23,593

School Districts

Name
Philadelphia City School District
Central Bucks School District
North Penn School District
West Chester Area School District
Council Rock School District
Pennsbury School District
Downingtown Area School District
Upper Darby School District
Bristol Township School District
Spring-Ford Area School District
Neshaminy School District
William Penn School District
Norristown Area School District
Pennridge School District
Quakertown Community School District
Coatesville Area School District
Lower Merion School District
Easton Area School District
Boyertown Area School District
Souderton Area School District
Chester-Upland School District
Abington School District
Bensalem Township School District
Ridley School District
Centennial School District
Tredyffrin-Easttown School District
Hatboro-Horsham School District
Methacton School District
Perkiomen Valley School District
Colonial School District
Wissahickon School District
Haverford Township School District
Cheltenham Township School District
Pottstown School District
Owen J. Roberts School District
Wallingford-Swarthmore School District
Great Valley School District
Phoenixville Area School District
Southeast Delco School District
Marple Newtown School District
Interboro School District
Penn-Delco School District
Upper Merion Area School District
Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
Rose Tree Media School District
Chichester School District
Upper Dublin School District
Oxford Area School District
Pottsgrove School District
Twin Valley School District
Springfield School District
Palisades School District
Octorara Area School District
Radnor Township School District
Garnet Valley School District
Kennett Consolidated School District
Upper Perkiomen School District
Springfield Township School District
Avon Grove School District
Upper Moreland Township School District
New Hope-Solebury School District
Morrisville Borough School District
Lower Moreland Township School District
Bristol Borough School District
Jenkintown School District

Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
1.66 Upper Darby Senior High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Pennsbury High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Northeast High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 North Penn Senior High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Easton Area High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Neshaminy High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Chester Community Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Central High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Pennridge High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Washington Township High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Cherokee High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Coatesville Area Senior High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Souderton Area Senior High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Council Rock High School - North Public 9-12 High
3.66 Ridley High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Cherry Hill High School East Public 9-12 High
4.00 Council Rock High School - South Public 9-12 High
1.00 George Washington High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Conestoga Senior High School Public 9-12 High
1.66 Rancocas Valley Regional High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 William Penn High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Downingtown High School East Public 9-12 High
3.00 Lenape High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Bensalem Township High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Abington Senior High School Public 10-12 High
1.00 Lincoln High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
2.66 William Tennent High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Norristown Area High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Williamstown Middle School Public 5-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Avon Grove High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Central Bucks High School - South Public 10-12 High
1.00 Frankford High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Williamstown High School Public 9-12 High
Archbishop Ryan High School Private 9-12 High
4.00 Methacton High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Haverford Senior High School Public 9-12 High
4.00 Perkiomen Valley High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Downingtown High School West Public 9-12 High
4.00 Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Edison/Fareira High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Abington Junior High School Public 7-9 Middle, High
2.33 Boyertown Area Senior High School Public 10-12 High
4.00 Spring-Ford Senior High School Public 10-12 High
1.00 Laura H. Carnell School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.00 Avon Grove Intermediate School Public 3-6 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Central Bucks High School - East Public 10-12 High
2.33 Truman Senior High School Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
1.33 Newark High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Samuel Fels High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Shawnee High School Public 9-12 High
2.00 Collegium Charter School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Clearview Regional High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Triton High School Public 9-12 High
Cardinal O'Hara High School Private 9-12 High
2.66 Cherry Hill High School West Public 9-12 High
1.00 Overbrook High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Beverly Hills Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Delcastle Technical High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
4.00 Lionville Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Garnet Valley High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Owen J. Roberts High School Public 9-12 High
3.66 Cheltenham High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Kingsway Regional High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Central Bucks High School - West Public 10-12 High
1.00 Winslow Township High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Avon Grove Charter School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Upper Dublin High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Wissahickon Senior High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Pennsauken High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Smyrna High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
3.33 Appoquinimink High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Timber Creek High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Unionville High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 Moorestown High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Alexis I. duPont High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
1.33 Easton Area Middle School Campus (5-6) Public 5-6 Elementary, Middle
4.00 East High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Penndale Middle School Public 7-9 Middle, High
St. Mark's High School Private 9-12 High
1.00 Bucks County Technical High School Public 9-12 High
1.00 Gilbert Spruance School Public PK-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.33 Concord High School Public 9-12 High
2.33 Easton Area Middle School Campus (7-8) Public 7-8 Middle
4.33 Newark Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
1.00 Camden County Technical School - Gloucester Campus Public 9-12 High
4.00 Bayard Rustin High School Public 9-12 High
4.33 Lower Merion High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Paul M. Hodgson Vocational Technical High School Public 8-12 Middle, High
3.66 Downington Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.00 Penncrest High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Kennett High School Public 9-12 High
1.33 Ridley Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Archbishop Prendergast High School Private 9-12 High
3.33 Seneca High School Public 9-12 High
3.00 CCA Baldi Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
4.33 Henderson High School Public 9-12 High
Monsignor Bonner High School Private 9-12 High
3.66 Haverford Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Notre Dame High School Private 9-12 High

Colleges

Name
Rutgers University
Temple University
The Community College of Baltimore County
Thomas Edison State College
Community College of Philadelphia
University of Delaware
Drexel University
Camden County College
Montgomery County Community College - Central Campus
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Delaware County Community College
Wilmington University
Harrisburg Area Community College - Lancaster
University of Pennsylvania
Northampton County Area Community College
Rowan University
Bucks County Community College
Burlington County College
Ocean County College
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Mercer County Community College
Raritan Valley Community College
Atlantic Cape Community College
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Lehigh Carbon Community College
Harford Community College
Delaware Technical Community College - Stanton-Wilmington
Villanova University
Gloucester County College
The College of New Jersey
Saint Joseph's University
Princeton University
Lehigh University
Reading Area Community College
Rutgers University - Camden
Rider University
La Salle University
Cumberland County College
Delaware State University
Penn State Abington
Widener University
Delaware Technical Community College - Terry
Philadelphia University
Immaculata University
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Penn State Berks
Eastern University
Beth Medrash Govoha
Neumann University
Cecil College
Lafayette College
DeSales University
Muhlenberg College
Franklin & Marshall College
Arcadia University
Alvernia University
Peirce College
Gwynedd Mercy College
Albright College
Warren County Community College
Holy Family University
Delaware Valley College
Centenary College - New Jersey
University of the Arts
University of the Sciences
Universal Technical Institute - Philadelphia
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Ursinus College
DeVry University - New Jersey
Georgian Court University
Moravian College & Moravian Theological Seminary
Chestnut Hill College
Penn State Brandywine
Harcum College
Swarthmore College
DeVry University - Pennsylvania
Washington College
Cabrini College
Wesley College
Cedar Crest College
Bryn Mawr College
Salem Community College
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Haverford College
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Lancaster Bible College
Valley Forge Christian College
Cairn University
Manor College
Penn State Lehigh Valley
Thomas Jefferson University
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
Sanford-Brown Institute - Trevose
Pennco Tech - Blackwood
Pennsylvania Institute of Technology
Thompson Institute
Kaplan Career Institute - Franklin Mills
Dawn Career Institute
Lincoln Technical Institute - Philadelphia Center City
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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Race Philadelphia Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
White 65.41% 64.16% 49.32% 48.99% 75.60% 55.31% 87.21%
African American 20.20% 12.21% 16.26% 25.47% 6.75% 17.14% 8.06%
Hispanic 7.59% 16.05% 22.57% 13.46% 8.79% 20.35% 1.25%
Asian 4.85% 4.67% 9.83% 9.11% 6.39% 5.56% 1.72%
Other 1.90% 2.87% 1.98% 2.93% 2.43% 1.59% 1.71%

Gender

Gender Philadelphia Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
Male 48.2% 49.2% 48.2% 48.7% 48.4% 48.9% 48.3%
Female 51.8% 50.8% 51.8% 51.3% 51.6% 51.1% 51.7%

Education Levels

Education Levels Philadelphia Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
Less than a high school diploma 12% 15% 16% 10% 10% 14% 9%
High school diploma or equivalent 31% 29% 27% 19% 25% 25% 37%
Some college or associate degree 24% 29% 22% 23% 23% 27% 25%
Bachelor's degree 20% 18% 21% 25% 24% 21% 18%
Master's degree or higher 13% 10% 15% 22% 19% 13% 11%

Age

Age Philadelphia Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
9 years and under 13% 13% 12% 13% 12% 14% 11%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11% 11% 10% 12% 10%
18 to 24 years 10% 10% 9% 9% 10% 9% 9%
25 to 34 years 13% 13% 14% 15% 14% 14% 12%
35 to 44 years 14% 14% 14% 15% 14% 14% 13%
45 to 54 years 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 16%
55 to 64 years 12% 12% 11% 11% 12% 11% 13%
65 and over 13% 13% 13% 10% 13% 11% 17%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Rent vs. Own Philadelphia Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
Rent 30.7% 33.9% 47.4% 34.4% 37.2% 32.6% 29.1%
Own 69.3% 66.1% 52.6% 65.6% 62.7% 67.3% 70.9%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Philadelphia Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
Rape 56.2 29.2 13.9 37.3 37.6 NA 15.1
Murder 20.4 5.6 4.9 13.9 8.0 18.5 12.9
Robbery 495.3 150.7 238.5 589.1 269.5 497.6 355.8
Assault 541.9 280.9 371.3 537.5 450.4 453.1 356.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Type of Crime Philadelphia Metro Area United States New York City Metro Area Washington, D.C. Metro Area Boston Metro Area Chicago Metro Area Pittsburgh Metro Area
Burglary 776.0 718.3 229.9 556.5 534.2 839.9 797.0
Larceny 2,442.3 2,276.2 1,402.7 3,510.2 2,126.5 2,684.9 2,394.9
Motor vehicle theft 398.5 275.5 97.8 561.3 234.2 627.7 170.7

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