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Welcome to Philadelphia ...
The city of Philadelphia is located in Philadelphia County<1> and is the County Seat for Philadelphia County.
When the people of Philadelphia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Philadelphian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Philadelphia has a population of 1,584,439 people<3> (see below for details).
Philadelphia is 30 feet [9 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Philadelphia lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The community of Philadelphia was established in 1682.
Websites for Philadelphia ...
Official Website: www.phila.gov/
Chamber of Commerce: www.philachamber.com/
Junior League: www.juniorleaguephila.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Philadelphia had an population of 1,584,439 people. This is an increase of 3.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.41% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Philadelphia had a population of 1,526,006 people (or 100% of the total population of Philadelphia County). This makes Philadelphia the county's most populous community.
The population of Philadelphia represents 12.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,526,006 people, the population of Philadelphia has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,517,550 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Philadelphia.
Communities Also Named Philadelphia ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 18 communities that are also named Philadelphia - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (4) and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Philadelphia.
Communities near Philadelphia ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Philadelphia.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Philadelphia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Philadelphia.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Philadelphia. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Philadelphia.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Philadelphia. Our list includes 1,125 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Philadelphia.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Philadelphia ...
Looking for more information about Philadelphia? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Philadelphia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Philadelphia.
Adding Philadelphia to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Philadelphia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Philadelphia was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1860.
We also found Philadelphia in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Philadelphia.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Philadelphia: www.phila.gov/
The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 30 Mar 2023