Known for being the “City of Brotherly Love”, the history of Philly starts in the early 1681 when William Penn was granted the opportunity to develop the Colony of Pennsylvania
. PA began to thrive which led to many becoming attracted to the city. Towards the end of 19th century, the city found itself continuing to grow exponentially and became known as an industrial haven. Ben Franklin, was one of the most notable people to claim residency and eventually published the Pennsylvania Gazette. Up until 1830, it was considered to the the largest city in the country. By that point, it had provided manufacturing for a large part of the world.
Currently, the city has a population of approximately 1.5 million. Within the city, there is a lot of diversity with people being represented from multiple groups. African Americans and Whites make up a significant portion of the city’s population while the Hispanic and Asian population make up the additional 23%. The median age of the city is 34.