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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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