Philadelphia, PA (S 55th St / Osage Ave)




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About Philadelphia, PA (S 55th St / Osage Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

S 55th St / Osage Ave median real estate price is $101,672, which is less expensive than 74.2% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 74.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in S 55th St / Osage Ave is currently $903, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 54.4% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods.

S 55th St / Osage Ave is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

S 55th St / Osage Ave real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) townhomes and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

S 55th St / Osage Ave has a 15.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 74.8% of American neighborhoods). Most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This could either signal that there is a weak demand for real estate in the neighborhood or that large amount of new housing has been built and not yet occupied. Either way, if you live here, you may find many of the homes or apartments are empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Philadelphia, the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

Many people dream of living along a street lined with row houses or other attached homes. Such places do often have an abundance of charm. If you are one of these people, the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood could be your paradise. With 89.0% of the homes and real estate here classified as rowhouses or other attached homes, this neighborhood brims with opportunity to find the right place for you. Only 0.1% of U.S. neighborhoods have more row houses than this neighborhood, making it one of the most interesting things about this special neighborhood.

In addition, the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 35,921 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.7% of the nation's neighborhoods. Even if you drive or take transit to your place of employment, many people enjoy being able to walk in their neighborhood. What many people don't realize is that most of America's premier vacation locations are also very walkable. The S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people ride the bus in this neighborhood each day to get to work than 99.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 14.3% of the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood's commuters ride the train to and from work each day, which is more than we found in 95.3% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

Most American households own a car or other vehicle. Many own two cars or perhaps three. In the United States, it is useful to have an automobile not only for commuting, but also for shopping and getting to other services one needs. But NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that households in the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 46.1% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Do you like to be surrounded by people from all over the country or world, with different perspectives and life experiences? Or do you instead prefer to be in a neighborhood where most residents have lived there for a long time, creating a sense of cohesiveness? NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood stands out among American neighborhoods for the uniqueness of the mobility of its residents. More residents of the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood has more Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 33.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry.

S 55th St / Osage Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Native American languages at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (57.7%) than almost any neighborhood in the country. From fast-food service workers to major sales accounts, sales and service workers make up the largest proportion of our national employment picture. But despite that size and importance nationally, this neighborhood still stands out as unique due to the dominance of people living here who work in such occupations.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood in Philadelphia are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 56.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 93.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood, 42.3% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations, with 27.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (20.3%), and 10.2% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Jamaican (33.5%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (11.7%), and residents who report African roots (2.3%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (1.3%).

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.0% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (4.8%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (37.8% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (48.8%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (28.8%) and 14.3% of residents also take the train for their daily commute. The bus provides a valuable service in the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood of Philadelphia by getting a lot of residents to and from work daily, reducing the costs of commuting and reducing some congestion on the roads as well.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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S 55th St / Osage Ave 0.101011101001110
Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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S 55th St / Osage Ave 0.101011101001110
Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 18.13
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 25 Condition Alerts found.

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School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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PHILADELPHIA CITY SD


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Better than of PA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

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MASTERY CS-HARRITY CAMPUS


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District Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

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Better than of PA school districts.

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to PA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Mastery Cs Harrity Campus
5601 Christian Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19143
KG-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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