Philadelphia has 8,456 more residents than it did in 2000, the city’s first boost in population since 1950. The 2000 U.S. Census reported 1.51 million people living in Pennsylvania’s largest city. That number is now 1.52 million, a difference of 8,456 people and a 0.6% increase.
Mayor Michael Nutter touted the city’s mini-growth spurt last week. He said the city’s Philly Counts! campaign helped to increase participation in the 2010 Census and ensured that more residents were accounted for.