City planner Jametta Johnson this week gave the planning commission an overview of Philadelphia census data related to population, race and ethnicity, putting the information in regional, state and national context.
According to the 2010 census, Philadelphia still has the 5th largest population of any city in the United States, she said – although Phoenix is growing at a faster clip.
But Philadelphia's population grew for the first time since 1950, she said. “Although it was a very modest 8,456 people, we think it's certainly indicative....of a positive, upward trend,” she said.
Watch Johnson's entire detailed report.
Philadelphia's white population shrunk slightly, its black population remained the same, and reflecting trends nationwide, its Asian and Latino populations grew.