Philadelphia, PA (Locust St / S 48th St)



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About Philadelphia, PA (Locust St / S 48th St)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Locust St / S 48th St median real estate price is $468,764, which is more expensive than 93.9% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania and 80.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Locust St / S 48th St is currently $1,557, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 81.9% of the neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.

Locust St / S 48th St is a densely urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Locust St / S 48th St real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and townhomes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Locust St / S 48th 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 1940 and 1969.

Locust St / S 48th St has a 11.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 63.1% 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: Real Estate

The Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood is very densely populated compared to most U.S. neighborhoods. In fact, with 30,231 persons per square mile in the neighborhood, it is more packed with people than 97.1% of the nation's neighborhoods. Being a walkable neighborhood can help increase property values for the simple reason that people enjoy it and value it. To put it plainly, despite our love affair with the automobile, American's enjoy taking to the streets, sidewalks, paths, and courtyards of a place to get a coffee, relax, and take in the sights and sounds. And, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive and first quantitative walkable score index, the Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in America.

In addition, 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 Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains: 73.1% of the residential real estate here was built from 1939 or earlier, some much earlier. This is a greater concentration of historic homes than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

Our research revealed that more commuters here take the bus to work (22.9% ride the bus) than 98.1% 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 your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With 5.1% of residents in the Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily, this neighborhood has more bicycle commuters than 97.6% of all neighborhoods in the U.S., according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis.

Finally, in the Locust St / S 48th 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 15.5% of residents here. This is a higher proportion of walking commuters than we found in 96.8% of American neighborhoods. Get ready to put on your walking shoes if you move here!

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 Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood have a highly unusual car ownership. 32.2% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood has more Haitian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Haitian ancestry and 1.2% have Eastern European ancestry.

Locust St / S 48th St is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 97.6% 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 Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood in Philadelphia are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 43.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 29.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.1% 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 Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood, 53.1% 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 23.0% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (13.0%), and 10.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

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 Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood is English, spoken by 74.6% of households. Other important languages spoken here include French, Spanish and Chinese.

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 Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Asian (14.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.0%), and residents who report German roots (6.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.9%), along with some Sub-Saharan African ancestry residents (5.5%), among others. In addition, 19.4% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

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 Locust St / S 48th St neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (42.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (27.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (24.4%) and 22.9% 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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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

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 about Scout's Demographic Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

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Locust St / S 48th St 0.101011101001110
Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 3.06

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Locust St / S 48th St 0.101011101001110
Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 14.03

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Locust St / S 48th St 0.101011101001110
Philadelphia 0.101011101001110
Pennsylvania 41

Neighborhood Public School Data

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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 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (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 about Scout's School Data

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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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