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2014 Metropolitan Area Profile
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area
(CBSA 37980)
Geographic-Demographic-Economic Characteristics -- access other metros

Updated: 11/25/14 ... this section updates frequently. Subscribe to receive updates.

Overview & Use
1. Demographic Patterns of Metro County Components
Metropolitan areas are defined as one or more contiguous counties based on a set of demographic-economic criteria. Counties comprising the metro are shown in Table 1, below. For multi-county metros, Table 1 provides insights into how the population is changing by county. Many metros changed geographic composition (counties included in the metro) between the Census 2010 vintage and the current vintage/designation (February 2013). These changes, if any, are also shown in Table 1 (county is marked with **). See projections in related section.

2. Metro Economic Profile
Per capita personal income (PCPI) is the most comprehensive measure of individual economic well-being. PCPI estimates are developed/updated annually for counties, metros, states and the U.S. PCPI estimates for this metro, updated in November 2014, are shown in Table 2, below, in context of related personal income measures. See related county PCPI interactive table.

Among all 917 metros for which the PCPI was estimated, this metro was ranked number 43 in 2008 and 42 in 2013. The PCPI changed from $47,596 in 2008 to $52,503 in 2013, a change of $4,907 (10.31%). See more about PCPI and related measures in Table 2 below.

3. Establishments, Employment & Earnings by Detailed Type of Business
Updated quarterly. The following links provide access to detailed establishment and employment data by type of business. Use these links to open or save delimited files. See using these data.
2012Q1 ... 2013Q2 ... 2013Q3 ... 2013Q4 ... 2013Q1 ... 2013Q2 ... 2013Q3 ... 2013Q4 ... 2014Q1 ... 2014Q2 (Dec 18, 2014)
 

Lay of the Land. The following map shows the metro with bold brown boundary.
Counties are labeled with county name and 2013 per capita personal income.

 
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Table 1. Population Summary by County Component Areas
  AreaCensus
2010
PctJuly 1
2010
PctJuly 1
2011
PctJuly 1
2012
PctJuly 1
2013
PctChange
2010-2013
Pct
Metro Summary ... 5,965,343 100.0 5,971,397 100.0 5,996,686 100.0 6,019,533 100.0 6,034,678 100.0 63,281 1.1
  New Castle County, DE (10003) 538,479 9.0 538,845 9.0 542,354 9.0 546,140 9.1 549,684 9.1 10,839 2.0
  Cecil County, MD (24015) 101,108 1.7 101,160 1.7 101,601 1.7 101,684 1.7 101,913 1.7 753 0.7
  Burlington County, NJ (34005) 448,734 7.5 449,215 7.5 450,750 7.5 451,626 7.5 450,838 7.5 1,623 0.4
  Camden County, NJ (34007) 513,657 8.6 513,682 8.6 513,668 8.6 513,689 8.5 512,854 8.5 -828 -0.2
  Gloucester County, NJ (34015) 288,288 4.8 288,620 4.8 289,437 4.8 289,808 4.8 290,265 4.8 1,645 0.6
  Salem County, NJ (34033) 66,083 1.1 65,988 1.1 66,060 1.1 65,727 1.1 65,166 1.1 -822 -1.2
  Bucks County, PA (42017) 625,249 10.5 625,402 10.5 626,484 10.4 626,377 10.4 626,976 10.4 1,574 0.3
  Chester County, PA (42029) 498,886 8.4 499,865 8.4 503,560 8.4 506,190 8.4 509,468 8.4 9,603 1.9
  Delaware County, PA (42045) 558,979 9.4 559,033 9.4 559,058 9.3 560,699 9.3 561,973 9.3 2,940 0.5
  Montgomery County, PA (42091) 799,874 13.4 801,071 13.4 805,217 13.4 808,946 13.4 812,376 13.5 11,305 1.4
  Philadelphia County, PA (42101) 1,526,006 25.6 1,528,516 25.6 1,538,497 25.7 1,548,647 25.7 1,553,165 25.7 24,649 1.6


Table 2. Metro Economic Profile
  Item2010Pct2011Pct2012Pct2013PctChange
2010-2013
Pct
  Place of residence profile (thousands of dollars)          
  Personal income 284,956,878 100.0 299,268,547 100.0 312,325,341 100.0 316,838,374 100.0 31,881,496 11.2
  Derivation of personal income          
    Net earnings 1/ 191,053,584 67.0 200,372,095 67.0 208,475,216 66.7 210,732,909 66.5 19,679,325 10.3
    Personal current transfer receipts 50,043,045 17.6 50,655,722 16.9 51,052,307 16.3 52,038,483 16.4 1,995,438 4.0
      Income maintenance 2/ 5,591,050 2.0 5,844,294 2.0 5,659,539 1.8 5,726,344 1.8 135,294 2.4
      Unemployment insurance compensation 4,096,805 1.4 3,370,517 1.1 2,617,122 0.8 1,944,940 0.6 -2,151,865 -52.5
      Retirement and other 40,355,190 14.2 41,440,911 13.8 42,775,646 13.7 44,367,199 14.0 4,012,009 9.9
    Dividends, interest, and rent 3/ 43,860,249 15.4 48,240,730 16.1 52,797,818 16.9 54,066,982 17.1 10,206,733 23.3
    Population 4/ 5,971,397 2.1 5,996,686 2.0 6,019,533 1.9 6,034,678 1.9 63,281 1.1
  Per capita incomes (dollars) /5          
    Per capita personal income 47,720  49,906  51,885  52,503  4,783 10.0
    Per capita net earnings 31,995  33,414  34,633  34,920  2,925 9.1
    Per capita personal current transfer receipts 8,380  8,447  8,481  8,623  243 2.9
      Per capita income maintenance 936  975  940  949  13 1.4
      Per capita unemployment insurance compensation 686  562  435  322  -364 -53.1
      Per capita retirement and other 6,758  6,911  7,106  7,352  594 8.8
    Per capita dividends, interest, and rent 7,345  8,045  8,771  8,959  1,614 22.0
  Place of work profile (thousands of dollars)          
    Earnings by place of work 209,049,088 100.0 216,008,158 100.0 224,521,985 100.0 230,466,921 100.0 21,417,833 10.2
      Wages and salaries 146,593,850 70.1 150,991,753 69.9 156,680,327 69.8 159,831,448 69.4 13,237,598 9.0
      Supplements to wages and salaries 35,748,052 17.1 37,214,909 17.2 37,248,872 16.6 38,337,575 16.6 2,589,523 7.2
        Employer cont. for empl. pension & insur. funds 6/ 24,621,789 11.8 25,624,099 11.9 25,298,500 11.3 26,066,471 11.3 1,444,682 5.9
        Employer cont. for government social insurance 11,126,263 5.3 11,590,810 5.4 11,950,372 5.3 12,271,104 5.3 1,144,841 10.3
      Proprietors' income 26,707,186 12.8 27,801,496 12.9 30,592,786 13.6 32,297,898 14.0 5,590,712 20.9
        Nonfarm proprietors' income 26,669,484 12.8 27,717,102 12.8 30,543,448 13.6 32,293,623 14.0 5,624,139 21.1
        Farm proprietors' income 37,702 0.0 84,394 0.0 49,338 0.0 4,275 0.0 -33,427 -88.7
  Total full-time and part-time employment 3,390,696 100.0 3,433,924 100.0 3,460,803 100.0 3,502,952 100.0 112,256 3.3
    Wage and salary jobs 2,780,923 82.0 2,793,707 81.4 2,818,087 81.4 2,848,114 81.3 67,191 2.4
    Number of proprietors 609,773 18.0 640,217 18.6 642,716 18.6 654,838 18.7 45,065 7.4
      Number of nonfarm proprietors 7/ 603,972 17.8 634,435 18.5 637,101 18.4 649,219 18.5 45,247 7.5
      Number of farm proprietors 5,801 0.2 5,782 0.2 5,615 0.2 5,619 0.2 -182 -3.1
  Average earnings per job (dollars) 61,654  62,904  64,876  65,792  4,138 6.7
    Average wages and salaries 52,714  54,047  55,598  56,118  3,404 6.5
    Average nonfarm proprietors' income 44,157  43,688  47,941  49,742  5,585 12.6


These data are for the February 2013 vintage metro definition.
** indicates this county added since Census 2010 vintage metro definition.
Developed by ProximityOne -- http://proximityone.com/metros2013.htm (888-364-7656) ... based on Census Bureau & BEA estimates.

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Usage Notes:
1/ Total earnings less contributions for government social insurance adjusted to place of residence.
2/ Consists largely of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments; Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC); family assistance;
    general assistance; expenditures for food under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC);
    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); and other assistance benefits.
3/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
4/ Census Bureau midyear population estimates. Estimates for 2010-2013 reflect county population estimates available as of March 2014.
5/ Type of income divided by population yields a per capita measure for that type of income.
6/ Includes actual employer contributions and actuarially imputed employer contributions to reflect benefits accrued by defined benefit
    pension plan participants through service to employers in the current period.
7/ Excludes limited partners.
All dollar estimates are in current dollars (not adjusted for inflation).
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