Philadelphia County

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

City Hall Broad & Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 686-1776
Fax: (215) 567-7380
www.phila.gov

On southeastern border of PA, southwest of Trenton, NJ; original county, organized Mar 10, 1682. The county is coterminous with the city. Name Origin: Named by William Penn (1644-1718) for either Philadelphia, an ancient biblical city of Lydia, in western Asia Minor, seat of one of the seven early Christian churches, or the abstract Greek noun philadelphia 'brotherly love.'

Area (sq mi):: 142.64 (land 135.09; water 7.55) Population per square mile: 10831.90
Population 2005: 1,463,281 State rank: 1 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.60%; 1990-2000 -4.30% Population 2000: 1,517,550 (White 42.50%; Black or African American 43.20%; Hispanic or Latino 8.50%; Asian 4.50%; Other 7.30%). Foreign born: 9.00%. Median age: 34.20
Income 2000: per capita $16,509; median household $30,746; Population below poverty level: 22.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,572-$28,194
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 32.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Philadelphia County seat (147,015)

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    In the summer of 1938, during a similar heat wave, four men were "baked to death" in a North Philadelphia county prison.
    By numerical growth, Philadelphia County, the most populous county in Pennsylvania, reported the largest growth with 58,129 new people since 2010.
    According to the lawsuit, the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas judge acquitted Richard of all charges after questioning Ward's time delay in revealing the supposed threat.
    Philadelphia Works, Inc., which represents Philadelphia County, will receive a $2 million award.
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    Between 2000 and 2010, the study looked at more than 1,200 juvenile offenders from Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and Maricopa County, Arizona.
    Annual incomes must not exceed 80 percent of the local area median income, which in Philadelphia County is about $64,900 for a family of four, with income maximums varying depending on family size and type of loan.
    et al., case number 150402154, in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County.
    Population estimates project that Chester and Bucks counties in Pennsylvania, Gloucester county in New Jersey, and Wilmington county in Delaware will experience population growth of more than 30% through 2020, while Philadelphia county, with the exception of the city center, will experience a decline.
    The findings showed that among the nation's 20 largest counties with down-payment data available, the ones with the lowest average down-payment percentage were Wayne County, Michigan (12 percent); Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (12.6 percent); Clark County, Nevada (13.3 percent); Riverside County, California (13.7 percent); and Maricopa County, Arizona (14.2 percent).
    While PECO, which delivered 76.5 Bcf of natural gas in 2012, provides service in the counties surrounding Philadelphia--Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and a small portion of Lancaster--it does not serve Philadelphia County. However, the company does deliver electric service to the surrounding counties and Philadelphia County.
    These counties operated under similar state and insurance regulations to Philadelphia during the 11-year time frame of the study, and these counties have a similar medical culture to Philadelphia county because of their geographic proximity.

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