Philadelphia has grown in population for the sixth consecutive year, according to census reports released yesterday.
The census estimates show that Philly added 9,040 people in 2012. The city has added 21,601 people since the official census count in May 2010. The city's total population now sits at 1,547,607.
A rise in the immigrant population, coupled with a larger amount of births to deaths, helped grow the city's population, according to the data.
Between 2010 and 2012, Philadelphia County grew by 1.4 percent.