Philadelphia, PA Income and Economy

Philadelphia Unemployment

The following table contains the unemployment rate for Philadelphia, PA. The unemployment rate city wide is 12.6%. This is higher than the national average 7.9%.

Unemployment City State USA
Unemployment Rate
12.6%
7.3%
7.9%
National Average
American Indian and Alaska Native
17.3%
12.3%
13.9%
National Average
Black or African American
16.8%
14.9%
14.0%
National Average
Two or more races
16.5%
14.2%
12.2%
National Average
Hispanic
16.0%
12.8%
9.6%
National Average
Asian
9.2%
6.7%
6.4%
National Average
White
9.0%
6.3%
6.8%
National Average
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
0.0%
15.2%
10.5%
National Average

Philadelphia Median Income by Race

Philadelphia, PA median income is broken down by race in the table below. At $32,012, the segment with the highest income are White people. On the other end, Two or more races residents make the least, averaging $19,591.

Race City State USA
White
$32,012
$30,572
$31,133
National Average
American Indian and Alaska Native
$26,074
$24,436
$21,510
National Average
Black or African American
$25,785
$24,847
$25,062
National Average
Asian
$21,940
$30,543
$34,418
National Average
Hispanic
$20,433
$20,794
$21,505
National Average
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
$20,054
$21,295
$26,563
National Average
Two or more races
$19,591
$20,030
$22,664
National Average

Philadelphia Median Household Income by Age

The average income for different age groups is shown below. Workers aged < 25 make the most in Philadelphia, PA.

Age City State USA
< 25
$17,179
$23,737
$26,465
National Average
25 - 44
$42,380
$57,751
$57,132
National Average
45 - 64
$42,579
$62,923
$63,398
National Average
> 64
$23,483
$30,708
$33,906
National Average

Philadelphia Median Worker Income

The table below displays the median individual worker income for Philadelphia, PA. The median worker income is $27,392. This is lower than the national average $29,701.

Worker Type City State USA
Male
$30,602
$36,024
$35,201
National Average
Female
$25,405
$23,507
$24,139
National Average
Median Household Income
$36,251
$50,398
$51,914
National Average

Philadelphia Household Income Other than Earnings

The table below contains the data for Philadelphia, PA household income, other than earnings. At $16,638, Retirement Income income is the highest category for other earnings. City wide social security other income from social security averages $13,412.

Income Type City State USA
Retirement Income
$16,638
$17,889
$21,489
National Average
Social Security Income
$13,412
$15,908
$15,495
National Average
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income
$10,591
$11,447
$15,308
National Average
Public Assistance Income
$2,944
$2,847
$3,553
National Average

Top Philadelphia Occupations

View occupation data for Philadelphia, PA below. The occupations with the most people doing them are listed first.

Occupation City State USA
Sales and office occupations
25.8%
25.4%
25.4%
National Average
Service occupations
22.0%
16.6%
17.1%
National Average
Education, legal, community service, arts, and media occupations
12.3%
10.5%
10.6%
National Average
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
11.9%
13.9%
12.4%
National Average
Management, business, and financial occupations
11.0%
13.4%
14.3%
National Average
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations
6.5%
8.9%
9.8%
National Average
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
6.2%
6.2%
5.2%
National Average
Computer, engineering, and science occupations
4.3%
5.0%
5.2%
National Average
Notes
  • City rating based on comparing Philadelphia to other Pennsylvania cities.
  • State rating based on comparing Pennsylvania to other U.S. states.
  • All ratings are segmented into quintiles (very low, low, average, high, very high).
  • Data provided by the 2010 U.S. Census.
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Avg. Income: $27,856