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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Philadelphia is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Philadelphia is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.
One downside of living in Philadelphia, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.87 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Philadelphia, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Philadelphia are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.
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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