From the bureau's report:
- The median household income in the Philadelphia metro area was $60,105 in 2012, which was not statistically different from $59,631 in 2011.
- In addition, 13.4 percent of people in the Philadelphia area were in poverty in 2012, which was not statistically different from 13.5 percent in 2011.
- In 2012, 9.8 percent of the area's population lacked health insurance coverage, not statistically different from 10.1 percent in 2011.
- Across all U.S. metro areas, median household income was $53,607 in 2012 (not statistically different from $53,545 in 2011), the poverty rate remained at 15.5 percent, and the uninsured rate decreased from 15.0 percent to 14.7 percent since 2011.
Perhaps the most relatively significant change was in the percentage of Philly-area adults 25 or older who've earned bachelor's degrees. In one year, that figure increased from 32.9 percent to 34 percent.
The Philadelphia area's 9.8 percent foreign-born population is well below the median for U.S. metro areas of 14.8 percent foreign-born. And Philadelphia tenants paid a monthly average of $968 last year in rent plus utilities, above the U.S. metropolitan-area average of $925.
See the Census Bureau's Philadelphia page for more statistics, and let us know which you find most striking.