- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Some facts and figures, data and stats about Philadelphia, host of the 2016 Democratic Presidential Convention:

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POPULATION

The U.S. Census Bureau’s estimate from last year was 1,567,442, good for fifth-largest in the U.S. It’s a bit up from the official count in 2010, but down significantly from the 1950 peak of more than 2 million.

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RACE /ETHNIC BREAKDOWN

Philadelphia was 43 percent black, 41 percent white, 12 percent Hispanic or Latino and 6 percent Asian, according to the 2010 Census.

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MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Philadelphia income averaged $37,460 in 2014. Just over 1 in 4 residents were considered to be living in poverty, including 37 percent of children under 18.

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WHERE TO FIND IT ON A MAP

In southeastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River. It’s on Interstate 95 and Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor train lines, a bit closer to New York City (81 miles as the crow flies) than Washington D.C. (123 miles). People who live there can be on the shore in New Jersey or Delaware or the Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania within a few hours’ drive.

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WHAT PUT IT ON THE MAP

It’s where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were written, home of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and other Revolution-era sites. It got its name from William Penn, who founded it in 1682. That’s a giant statute of Penn atop the ornate City Hall in the heart of Center City.

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REGISTERED VOTERS

The Democrats are meeting in a Democratic town. As of June, there were 1.03 million registered voters. Of them, 78 percent are Democrats, 12 percent Republicans and 10 percent registered as unaffiliated or with other parties. Fourteen of the city’s 17 council members are also Democrats, as is the mayor. But the city’s suburbs have long been seen as a bellwether region in presidential races.

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NOTABLE BUSINESSES AND INSTITUTIONS

Philadelphia is also home to Comcast Corp., the cable company that also owns NBC. Its two other entrants on the latest Fortune 500 list are Aramark, a diversified outsourcing company and Crown Holdings, which produced packaging and containers. It’s also home to many colleges and universities, including University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, La Salle University and Saint Joseph’s University.

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SPORTS

The Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series in 2008, ending a 25-year drought for a major professional sports title. The city also hosted a parade this year after Villanova, a school in the suburbs, won the men’s NCAA basketball championship.


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