This guide organizes sources of statistical information on Philadelphia and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Below are some questions to consider as you select sources.
What geographical area interests you--for example, do you need statistics for the city of Philadelphia, or neighborhoods within the city? Some commonly used geographical areas are listed below.
Most of the online resources listed in this guide are from the past decade. For earlier statistics, it may be useful to determine which organization or government agency collects the desired data and search for them as an author in Franklin, the library catalog. This will locate printed reports that are not available online.