Most Expensive Philadelphia Neighborhoods
Philadelphia is a very large city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,567,442 people and 385 constituent neighborhoods, Philadelphia is the largest community in Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Philadelphia is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Philadelphia who work in office and administrative support (14.81%), sales jobs (9.34%) and management occupations (7.12%).
Philadelphia is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Philadelphia. This makes Philadelphia a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Philadelphia presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.
One downside of living in Philadelphia is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Philadelphia, the average commute to work is 32.87 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Philadelphia is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Philadelphia really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Philadelphia citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Philadelphia ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Philadelphia a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.
The citizens of Philadelphia are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.51% of adults in Philadelphia having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Philadelphia in 2010 was $22,542, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,168 for a family of four. However, Philadelphia contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Philadelphia is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Philadelphia home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Philadelphia residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Philadelphia also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Philadelphia include Irish, Italian, German, Polish and English.
The most common language spoken in Philadelphia is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||580,297|
|PHILADELPHIA HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||51.14%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||48.86%|
|TYPE OF PHILADELPHIA HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||8.19%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||58.58%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||15.20%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||17.81%|
|SIZE OF PHILADELPHIA HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||3.21%|
|AGE OF PHILADELPHIA HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||3.85%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||13.66%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||42.78%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||39.72%|
|PHILADELPHIA REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$142,303|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,075|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $50,000||10.80%|
|$50,001 - $100,000||22.15%|
|$100,001 - $200,000||36.40%|
|$200,001 - $300,000||17.95%|
|$300,001 - $399,000||6.15%|
|$399,001 - $499,000||2.66%|
|$499,001 - $749,000||2.26%|
|$749,001 - $999,000||0.75%|
|PEOPLE OF PHILADELPHIA||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.89%|
|5 TO 17||15.44%|
|18 TO 24||12.40%|
|25 TO 34||17.19%|
|35 TO 54||24.81%|
|55 TO 64||11.02%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||12.26%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||81.43%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$37,460|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$22,542|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||26.68%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (20.36%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (6.58%)
Public Service (6.33%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||43.04%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.34%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.10%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||5.65%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.63%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||13.03%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (11.81%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (78.12%)
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