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an aerial view of Phoenix, Arizona, which continues to get bigger than Philadelphia in terms of population
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Phoenix Continues to Get Bigger Than Philadelphia

Check phillymag.com each morning for the latest edition of Philly Today. And if you have a news tip for our hardworking Philly Mag reporters, please […]

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60,000 People Leave Philly Each Year. But It’s Not Like All of Them Hate It.

After a run of consistent population decline from 1950 to 2006, Philadelphia has, in recent years, enjoyed touting itself as a renaissance city — full […]

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Report: Philly’s Immigrant Population Has Boomed Since 2000

According to a new study conducted by Philadelphia-based Pew Charitable Trusts, the city’s foreign-born population has experienced a boom since 2000, contributing to sustained population […]

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Philly’s Population Continues to Rise (Ever So Slightly)

Philadelphia’s population has increased for the 11th straight year, but it doesn’t look like we’ll be getting a rematch with Phoenix for a place among […]

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Philly Drops From Top 5 U.S. Cities

Philly’s population increased for the tenth consecutive year, but surging Phoenix somehow managed to overtake us as our country’s fifth-largest city, statistics released by the […]

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Philly Grows to Stay in Top Five Cities, Phoenix Nipping at its Heels

Philadelphia gained nearly 6,000 people last year, according to U.S. Census estimates released on Thursday, continuing its slow but steady recovery from decades of population […]


Philly Metro Area Slips to 7th-Largest in the U.S.

Philadelphia is growing. But it’s also losing ground. New estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau show the metropolitan area — which also includes […]


How Long Before Center City Is as Dense as Manhattan?

One of the compliments I typically hear about Philadelphia is that “it’s manageable” — less crowded, moving at a slower place, wholly un-claustrophobic. When people […]


San Antonio May Pass Philadelphia in Population by Cheating

San Antonio is considering annexing 66 square miles that surround the city. Proponents say the plan — which the mayor and most of City Council support […]