Philadelphia, PA (Fitzwater St / S 5th St)




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About Philadelphia, PA (Fitzwater St / S 5th St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Fitzwater St / S 5th St median real estate price is $609,145, which is more expensive than 97.6% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 89.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Fitzwater St / S 5th St is currently $1,448, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 87.7% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Fitzwater St / S 5th St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fitzwater St / S 5th St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) townhomes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Fitzwater St / S 5th St 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 1970 and 1999.

Fitzwater St / S 5th St has a 14.2% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 71.9% 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

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the Fitzwater St / S 5th St community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, if knowledge is power, then imagine the cumulative power of one neighborhood where many of the adults have earned an advanced degree, such as a Masters, law degree, medical degree, or even a Ph.D. This is certainly the case in the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood, where 39.3% have earned an advanced degree. Compare that to the average neighborhood in America, where just 8.4% of adults have completed a post-graduate degree, and you can see why this neighborhood is a stand out. In fact, this neighborhood has a higher rate of adults with an advanced degree than 98.1% of the neighborhoods in America.

Also, one of the most interesting things about the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood is that it has a greater concentration of residents who live alone than most all neighborhoods in America. With 48.6% of the households here made up of people living alone, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this is a larger proportion of people living alone than in 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 8.8% of residents in the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 99.2% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Also, in the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood, walking to work is a real option for many. In fact, NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research reveals walking to and from work is the chosen way to commute for 21.3% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 97.9% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

Finally, our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (21.3% ride the bus) than 97.4% 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.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

Executives, managers and professionals make up 74.8% of the workforce in the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood which, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is a higher proportion of such high-level people than is found in 99.1% of the neighborhoods in America. For this reason, this neighborhood really stands out as unique.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

The Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 28,908 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.0% 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 Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood is among the top 5% of American neighborhoods in terms of walkability.

In addition, if you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, 47.2% of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Furthermore, do you watch 'This Old House' on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 66.2% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 97.0% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood has more Eastern European and Russian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry and 6.3% have Russian ancestry.

Fitzwater St / S 5th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.4% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Mon-Khmer, which is the dominant language of Cambodia, at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.2% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood in Philadelphia are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 70.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America'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 Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood, 74.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 12.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.9%), and 4.6% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (24.7%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.4%), and residents who report Italian roots (14.5%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (12.8%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (10.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.4% of households.

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 Fitzwater St / S 5th St neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (45.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (39.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (21.3%) and 21.3% of residents also ride the bus for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 3 Condition Alerts found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.15
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Pennsylvania 18.13
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Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 51

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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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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