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Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Pennsylvania Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Pennsylvania metro area was $65,996 in 2016, the latest figures available. Philadelphia median household income is $9,089 higher than the median Pennsylvania household income and $8,379 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Philadelphia median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Philadelphia Pennsylvania

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Pennsylvania $56,907 +0.89% +6.19%
Philadelphia $65,996 +0.08% +5.90%

Trends in Philadelphia, PA Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Philadelphia is $65,996. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $67,888 and is now $1,892 (2.79%) lower. From a post peak low of $62,222 in 2011, real median household income for Philadelphia has now grown by $3,774 (6.07%).

Real Median Household Income: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Philadelphia

Date US Pennsylvania Philadelphia
2016 $57,617 $56,907 $65,996
2015 $56,480 $56,406 $65,946
2014 $54,398 $53,969 $63,030
2013 $53,838 $53,588 $62,321
2012 $53,701 $53,554 $62,831
2011 $53,879 $53,587 $62,222
2010 $55,093 $54,258 $63,953
2009 $56,180 $55,396 $67,192
2008 $58,000 $56,533 $67,888
2007 $58,736 $56,231 $67,498
2006 $57,677 $55,067 $66,179
2005 $56,832 $54,736 $65,819

Philadelphia Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Philadelphia was $84,768 in 2016. Compared to the median Pennsylvania family income, Philadelphia median family income is $12,455 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Philadelphia will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Philadelphia Pennsylvania

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Pennsylvania $72,313 +1.73% +5.50%
Philadelphia $84,768 +0.91% +5.18%

Trends in Philadelphia, PA Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Philadelphia is $84,768. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $86,527 and is now $1,759 (2.03%) lower. From a post peak low of $80,576 in 2012, real median family income for Philadelphia has now grown by $4,192 (5.20%).

Real Median Family Income: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Philadelphia

Date US Pennsylvania Philadelphia
2016 $71,062 $72,313 $84,768
2015 $69,122 $71,081 $84,002
2014 $66,820 $68,813 $81,751
2013 $65,977 $68,544 $80,597
2012 $65,363 $68,062 $80,576
2011 $65,564 $67,515 $80,803
2010 $66,721 $68,131 $82,019
2009 $68,329 $69,563 $86,044
2008 $70,638 $70,582 $86,527
2007 $70,813 $70,410 $85,642
2006 $69,670 $69,220 $84,258
2005 $68,618 $68,706 $83,364

Philadelphia Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Philadelphia was $35,292 in 2016. Compared to the median Pennsylvania per capita income, Philadelphia median per capita income is $4,020 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Philadelphia will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Philadelphia Pennsylvania

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Pennsylvania $31,272 +1.64% +5.94%
Philadelphia $35,292 +1.27% +5.71%

Trends in Philadelphia, PA Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $35,292, the per capita income for Philadelphia was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Philadelphia

Date US Pennsylvania Philadelphia
2016 $31,128 $31,272 $35,292
2015 $30,358 $30,768 $34,849
2014 $29,288 $29,624 $33,654
2013 $29,041 $29,518 $33,385
2012 $28,558 $29,034 $32,829
2011 $28,494 $28,734 $32,726
2010 $28,687 $29,034 $33,300
2009 $29,542 $29,912 $34,649
2008 $30,755 $30,411 $35,282
2007 $30,894 $30,361 $35,055
2006 $30,078 $29,396 $33,851
2005 $30,768 $30,223 $34,955