Philadelphia - Local
Local Area Code:
215 Time Zone:
YLocation: (by zip code)
39.951659 N, 75.144608 WPopulation: (2000 census)
= 1,517,550 (city) Demographics
Median age: (2000 census)
34.2 yrs.Population: (2010: by zip code)
= 11,740 Area: (by zip code)
1.21 sq.mi. 33% water.County: Philadelphia County County Population: (2010)
= 1,526,006 Places in Philadelphia County
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Local Time: 8:55 am
32°F / 79% RH
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"The City of Brotherly Love"
The layout of Philadelphia was planned out by William Penn. A statue of William Penn tops City Hall.
On July 1, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and on the following day 12 of the 13 colonies voted in favor of Richard Henry Lee's motion for independence. The delegates then spent the next two days debating and revising the language of a statement drafted by Thomas Jefferson. On July 4, Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, and as a result the date is celebrated as Independence Day.
From 1790-1800, Philadelphia was the capital of the U.S. Government while a permanent capital city was being built.
Philadelphia was the home of the first paper mill in North America, the first public school, the first Presbytery, the first volunteer fire association, and the first permanent theatre house.
The city of Philadelphia is located
( 152 km )
--- heading 103o (east-southeast)
At the time of the 2000 census, the city of Philadelphia had a population of 1,517,550 living in 590,071 households. The median age was 34.2 yrs.
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Born in Philadelphia ...Betsy Griscom Ross (1752)
- flagmakerJohn Barrymore (1882)
- actorMargaret Mead (1901)
- anthropologistMario Lanza (1921)
- Actor, singerRoy Campanella (1921)
- Hall of Fame baseball playerPete Conrad (1930)
- NASA Astronaut and engineerDonald Barthelme (1931)
- authorPeter Boyle (1935)
- actorBill Cosby (1937)
- actorBradley Cooper (1975)
- American actorTara Lipinski (1982)
- figure skater
Map of Philadelphia PA ( 19106 )