This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Philadelphia has a low population density. Philadelphia is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.
With a quality of life rating of 6/10 and an overall value of 5/10, there are many things to love about Philadelphia, PA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Philadelphia, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Philadelphia has a population density of 10,665, with 1,440,751 current residents.
Out of the 1,440,751 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 41% of the residents are married and 59% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 44% Rain
- 20% Snow
57°F average temperature
- 62 years Median home age
- $156,320 Median home price
- -0.18% Home appreciation rate
- 15.59% Annual property tax
As for living in Philadelphia, the air quality is 6% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 44% rainy, and 20% snowy. The average temperature is 57°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Philadelphia, you should know that 51.4% of homes are owned while 35.9% of homes are rented, and 12.7% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $156,320, the median age of homes is 62 years, the annual home appreciation is -0.18% and the annual property tax is 15.59%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)9
When looking at the community of Philadelphia, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Philadelphia’s crime rate is 9 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Philadelphia is 36 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 83.01% Democratic, 16.33% Republican, and 0.66% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:18
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
71%High school diploma
4%Some college or associates degree
8%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Philadelphia, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.10% of residents are unemployed in Philadelphia (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Philadelphia residents: 10.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 21.31% are in the arts and sciences field, 19.5% are in the customer service field, 29.7% are in the sales field, 0.11% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 6.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 12.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:18. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 71.45%, 4.43% of residents have an associate’s degree, 10.63% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 7.87% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Philadelphia, you should be aware that the average commute time is 34 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Philadelphia have a few different options. 49% of commuters use their own cars, 13% of commuters carpool, 25% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.