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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 $96,607, which is less expensive than 77.1% of Pennsylvania neighborhoods and 77.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in S 55th St / Osage Ave is currently $1,241, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 74.0% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

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 relatively historic, built no later than 1939, and in some cases, quite a bit earlier. A number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

S 55th St / Osage Ave has a 15.7% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 76.6% 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

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

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 91.1% 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 0.0% 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

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (44.1% ride the bus) than 99.8% of all American neighborhoods. If you like the idea of leaving your car and home and hopping the bus to work, this might be a good neighborhood for you to consider.

Also, if you like to ride the train to work, this neighborhood may be for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that 16.1% 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 95.6% of America's neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood has more Jamaican and Sub-Saharan African ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 17.7% of this neighborhood's residents have Jamaican ancestry and 13.2% have Sub-Saharan African 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 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 38.4% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.8% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: People

The S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood has a greater percentage of children living in poverty (67.0%) than found in 97.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Children living in poverty is one of the challenges facing America, and the world, and in this neighborhood in particular, the problem can be considered acute.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

There are more people living in the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood employed as sales and service workers (55.2%) 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 low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 90.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 67.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood, 44.8% 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 20.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (17.2%), and 17.0% in executive, management, and professional 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 (17.7%). There are also a number of people of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (13.2%), and residents who report African roots (6.7%).

The Neighbors: Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in S 55th St / Osage Ave neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (33.5% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.

Here most residents (44.1%) ride the bus to get to work. In addition, quite a number also drive alone in a private automobile to get to work (33.0%) and 16.1% 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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 5 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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

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Neighborhood Property Crime

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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

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 26 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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PHILADELPHIA CITY SD


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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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FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE
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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.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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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 School
5601 Christian Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19143
KG-08

School District Enrollment By Group

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