The Philadelphia, PA MD consists of the five Pennsylvania counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia and includes the principal city of Philadelphia. The city and county of Philadelphia constitute the same area. The MD is part of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD metropolitan statistical area (MSA), as well as the Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD combined statistical area.
The MD is located in southeastern Pennsylvania. The city of Philadelphia lies between the Schuylkill River (to the west) and the Delaware River (to the east). Bucks County, which shares most of its western border with Montgomery County, borders the city of Philadelphia to the northeast. Montgomery County borders the city of Philadelphia to the west, while Delaware County borders it to the southwest. Chester County lies largely between Montgomery and Delaware counties and comprises the Philadelphia, PA MD’s westernmost portion, but does not border the city.
The maps provided below illustrate the location of the Philadelphia MD and city of Philadelphia. In addition, there are maps that indicate income levels by census tract and areas of concentrated poverty.