Philadelphia, PA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Large City
  • Population
    1,536,704
  • Population Density
    10,768 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    143 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    1,437 3.1
Philadelphia is a large city in Pennsylvania with 1,536,704 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and very high unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
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    • 4
    Weather at Ogontz: We get pretty average weather here. Nothing too severe.
    • 4
    Food & Drink at Ogontz: I don't go out much but from what I've seen, theres a lot of places for people to go clubbing and eating/drinking at at all hours of the day.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at East Oak Lane: It is safe if you take the proper precautions.
    • 2
    Housing at East Oak Lane: Housing is very expensive and it's hard to know the activity on that particular block.
    • 2
    Public Services at East Oak Lane: The local and state government has not done much to help support citizens and the local economy.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
2.66 Oxford Circle 48,577
2.00 Olney 39,586
1.66 West Oak Lane 38,189
2.33 Mayfair 36,876
2.00 Overbrook 35,501
1.66 Cobbs Creek 35,386
2.33 Bustleton 33,065
2.66 Somerton 32,868
2.33 Rhawnhurst 30,693
1.66 Logan 23,768
2.33 Girard Estate 23,477
1.66 Upper Kensington 23,178
2.33 Lawndale 22,890
2.66 Wharton 22,146
2.00 Frankford 21,770
2.33 Fishtown 20,656
2.00 Wissinoming 20,513
3.33 Rittenhouse 20,160
2.00 Point Breeze 19,345
2.00 Juniata 19,087
1.66 Haddington 18,881
2.33 South Philadelphia 18,645
2.33 East Mount Airy 18,344
2.00 Holmesburg 18,160
1.66 Kingsessing 17,881
1.66 Strawberry Mansion 17,706
1.66 Feltonville 17,373
2.00 Tacony 16,786
1.66 Hunting Park 16,017
1.66 Paschall 15,445
2.00 Wynnefield 15,349
1.66 Elmwood 14,976
2.33 University City 14,963
2.33 Fox Chase 14,727
2.00 Harrowgate 14,669
1.66 Rising Sun/Tioga 14,630
1.66 Ogontz 14,624
2.00 West Kensington 14,551
3.00 West Mount Airy 12,985
1.66 Allegheny West 12,930
1.66 Richmond 12,919
1.66 North Central 12,810
2.66 Parkwood Manor 12,532
2.00 Cedarbrook 12,153
1.66 East Germantown 11,663
2.33 Modena 11,561
2.00 Kensington 11,305
2.66 Upper Roxborough 11,097
1.66 Carroll Park 11,047
2.00 East Oak Lane 10,958
3.33 Washington Square 10,841
1.66 East Kensington 10,771
1.66 Stanton 10,562
2.33 Northwood 10,310
2.00 Grays Ferry 10,303
2.66 Spruce Hill 10,200
2.66 East Falls 10,183
3.00 Roxborough 9,994
3.33 Chestnut Hill 9,891
2.00 Passyunk 9,789
3.33 Southwest Center City 9,683
2.33 Morrell Park 9,355
2.33 Torresdale 9,264
1.66 Southwest Germantown 9,258
3.33 Logan Circle 9,239
2.33 Whitman 9,020
2.33 Pennypack 8,890
3.00 Fairmount 8,443
2.00 Franklinville 8,209
2.33 Southwark East 8,209
1.66 Mill Creek 8,198
2.66 Southwest Cedar Park 8,181
1.66 Brewerytown 7,909
1.66 Southwest Schuylkill 7,681
2.33 West Central 7,551
2.66 Wynnfield Heights 7,261
3.00 Spring Garden 7,121
2.00 Marconi Plaza/Packer Park 7,111
3.00 Queen Village 6,416
2.00 Summerdale 6,294
2.33 Walnut Hill 6,185
1.66 Mantua 6,090
2.00 Temple University 5,953
1.66 Morton 5,952
2.33 Aston/Woodbridge 5,743
3.33 Manayunk 5,435
2.00 Penrose 5,075
2.33 Eastwick 5,055
2.33 West Powelton 5,036
2.33 Academy Gardens 5,004
2.00 Westside 4,963
2.33 West Poplar 4,946
3.66 Olde City 4,934
3.33 Society Hill 4,868
1.66 Fairhill 4,837
2.66 Cedar Park 4,727
1.66 Fern Rock 4,674
1.66 Bridesburg 4,636
1.66 Melrose Park Gardens 4,624
2.33 Upper Holmesburg 4,353
1.66 Glenwood 4,323
1.33 McGuire 4,276
2.33 Normandy Village 4,272
2.00 Lexington Park 4,263
3.00 Bella Vista 4,252
3.33 Wissahickon 4,219
1.66 Wister 4,197
2.00 Pennypack Woods 4,146
1.66 Belmont 3,821
2.33 Burholme 3,771
2.00 Francisville 3,608
2.33 Clearview 3,537
2.00 Powelton Village 3,434
2.66 Millbrook 3,396
2.00 Yorktown 3,388
1.66 Sharswood 3,343
3.33 Hawthorne 3,311
1.66 East Parkside 3,080
1.66 Nicetown 2,763
3.00 Park Reservoir 2,719
3.00 Chinatown 2,702
3.00 Schuylkill 2,695
2.33 Pennypack Reservoir/Police Academy 2,550
2.33 Olde Kensington 2,437
3.33 Northern Liberties 2,316
2.66 Andorra 2,266
2.66 Northeast Philadelphia Airport 2,167
1.66 Angora 2,165
3.00 Garden Court 2,159
2.66 East Poplar 2,042
2.33 Morris Park 2,036
2.00 Ludlow 1,970
3.00 Germany Hill 1,868
2.00 Winchester Park 1,811
1.66 Dunlap 1,803
1.66 Crescentville 1,779
1.66 Penn Knox 1,737
2.33 Pennypack Park 1,662
3.00 Lower Kensington 1,560
2.33 West Torresdale 1,442
1.66 Haverford North 1,323
3.00 Franklin Mills 1,310
1.66 Belmont Mansion/Park 1,230
2.33 Wissahickon Hills 1,220
2.66 Roxborough Park 1,188
2.66 Wissahickon Park 1,186
2.33 Crestmont Farms 921
3.00 Riverfront 870
3.00 Dearnley Park 830
1.66 West Parkside 773
1.66 Woodland Terrace 660
2.66 Fairmont Park 524
2.66 Byberry 506
1.66 Bartram Village 501
2.00 Frankford Industrial Park 467
2.00 Burholme Park 424
Port Richmond 50

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.33 Cheltenham Township 36,849
3.33 Millbourne 1,142
1.66 Camden 77,356
4.33 Wyndmoor 5,732
2.33 Yeadon 11,479
4.33 Springfield Township 19,483
4.33 Penn Wynne 5,812
2.00 Gloucester City 11,443
4.33 Flourtown 4,656
4.00 Rockledge 2,547
1.66 Darby 10,666
2.00 Colwyn 2,543
4.33 Abington Township 55,433
4.33 Lower Merion Township 58,009
3.33 Pennsauken Township 35,861
3.33 Upper Darby Township 82,724
2.33 Westville 4,272
2.66 National Park 3,024
3.00 Palmyra 7,401
4.33 Whitemarsh Township 17,404
2.66 Darby Township 9,273
2.33 Folcroft 6,617
4.00 Cinnaminson Township 16,041
4.00 Riverton 2,774
3.00 West Deptford Township 21,605
4.33 Haverford Township 48,598
2.66 Tinicum Township 4,090
4.33 Lower Moreland Township 13,055
3.66 Delran Township 16,874
3.33 Delanco Township 4,478
3.00 Bensalem Township 60,453
3.66 Lower Southampton Township 18,956

Comparable Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
3.00 New York City 8,268,999
3.33 Washington, D.C. 619,371
3.00 Boston 629,182
2.33 Baltimore 621,445
3.00 Chicago 2,706,101

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
2.00 19120 76,430
1.66 19143 66,372
2.33 19111 68,620
2.00 19124 64,044
2.00 19134 61,108
2.33 19149 53,731
1.66 19140 53,778
2.33 19104 52,800
2.00 19148 51,455
2.33 19145 47,776
2.00 19131 42,194
2.00 19144 44,380
1.66 19139 43,181
2.00 19136 36,865
1.33 19132 36,218
1.66 19121 33,543
2.66 19128 35,720
2.33 19154 33,419
2.33 19115 33,780
2.33 19146 34,837
1.66 19141 32,058
3.00 19147 35,014
2.33 19152 33,238
2.33 19116 31,763
1.66 19138 34,573
2.00 19135 32,336
2.33 19114 30,651
2.00 19151 32,824
1.66 19142 29,381
3.00 19119 29,017
1.66 19133 25,881
3.00 19130 25,731
2.00 19150 24,273
3.33 19103 22,427
2.33 19125 23,070
2.00 19122 19,784
2.00 19126 16,282
2.33 19153 12,053
3.00 19107 12,327
2.66 19123 13,285
3.00 19129 11,582
3.66 19106 11,424
3.66 19118 9,626
1.66 19137 8,439
2.66 19127 5,457
3.66 19102 4,056
19112 0
19109 0

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Julia R. Masterman Secondary School Public, Magnet 5-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Central High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.33 Planet Abacus Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.33 Science Leadership Academy Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Laboratory Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
4.00 Mast Community Charter School Public, Charter K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Olney High School - East Public PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High
3.66 Gloucester County Institute of Technology Public 9-12 Elementary, High
3.66 Academy at Palumbo Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 Franklin Towne Charter High School Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.33 Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.66 William W. Bodine High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 Carver High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
Olney High School - West Public 9-12 High
3.33 Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Tech & Careers Public, Charter 9-12 High
3.33 Hill-Freedman Middle School Public, Magnet PK, 6-8 Pre-K, Middle
3.33 Young Scholars Charter School Public, Charter 6-8 Middle
3.33 Penn Alexander School Public PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
3.33 Mastery Charter High School Public, Charter 6-12 Middle, High
3.33 Creative & Performing Arts High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Independence Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 School Lane Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) Public, Magnet 5-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School Public, Charter K-8 Elementary, Middle
3.33 Girls High School Public, Magnet, All-Girls PK, 9-12 Pre-K, High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
Hampton Academy Private, Special Education 5-12 High
Bancroft School at Voormees Pediatric Facility Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.33 Germantown Friends School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Wyncote Academy Private 7-12 High
Pennsylvania School for the Deaf Private, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Baldwin School Private, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Delta School Private, Special Education K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
St. Katharine Drexel School Private, Alternative 8-12 Middle, High
4.00 Friends Select School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
ATG Learning Academy Private, Special Education 5-12 High
4.00 The Episcopal Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Shipley School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Faith Baptist Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Wordsworth Academy Private, Special Education 1-12 Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 The Agnes Irwin School Private, All-Girls PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Holy Family Institute - Ambler Day School Private, Special Education 5-12 High
4.00 Friends Central School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Abington Friends School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 William Penn Charter School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
4.00 Chestnut Hill Academy Private, All-Boys PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 The Haverford School Private, All-Boys PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 George School Private, Boarding, Religious 9-12 High
3.66 Germantown Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Moorestown Friends School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 New Hope Academy Private, Alternative 7-12 High

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
4.33 The Curtis Institute of Music
4.33 University of Pennsylvania
4.33 Princeton University
4.33 Haverford College
4.33 Swarthmore College
4.00 Bryn Mawr College
4.00 Villanova University
3.66 Thomas Jefferson University
3.33 Bryn Athyn College
3.33 Temple University
3.33 Drexel University
3.33 The College of New Jersey
3.00 Goldey-Beacom College
3.00 Rutgers University - Camden
3.00 Moore College of Art & Design
3.00 West Chester University of Pennsylvania
3.00 Cairn University
3.00 Saint Joseph's University
3.00 Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
3.00 Ursinus College
2.66 University of the Arts
2.66 La Salle University
2.66 Chestnut Hill College
2.66 Peirce College
2.66 University of the Sciences

Around Philadelphia

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Philadelphia, PA United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Washington, D.C.
African American 42.02% 12.23% 10.47% 20.23% 62.72% 22.86% 31.87% 22.70% 49.39%
White 36.59% 63.25% 79.00% 64.46% 28.09% 46.55% 32.17% 33.07% 35.09%
Hispanic 12.67% 16.62% 5.92% 8.11% 4.31% 17.97% 28.67% 28.67% 9.60%
Asian 6.45% 4.83% 2.84% 5.10% 2.39% 8.94% 5.65% 12.94% 3.49%
Multiracial 1.78% 2.05% 1.50% 1.75% 2.00% 2.19% 1.33% 1.59% 1.96%
Other 0.30% 0.19% 0.14% 0.22% 0.22% 1.30% 0.16% 0.80% 0.21%
Native American 0.18% 0.66% 0.11% 0.12% 0.25% 0.18% 0.13% 0.19% 0.23%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.16% 0.02% 0.02% 0.03% 0.02% 0.02% 0.04% 0.04%

Age

Philadelphia, PA United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Washington, D.C.
9 years and under 13% 13% 12% 12% 12% 10% 13% 12% 10%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 10% 11% 9% 7% 10% 9% 7%
18 to 24 years 13% 10% 10% 10% 12% 18% 11% 10% 14%
25 to 34 years 17% 13% 12% 13% 17% 22% 19% 17% 22%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 12% 13% 12% 13% 14% 14% 14%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 15% 15% 14% 11% 13% 13% 12%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 13% 12% 12% 9% 10% 11% 11%
65 and over 12% 13% 16% 14% 12% 10% 11% 12% 11%

Education Levels

Philadelphia, PA United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Washington, D.C.
Less than a high school diploma 19% 14% 11% 11% 20% 15% 19% 20% 12%
High school diploma or equivalent 35% 28% 37% 31% 30% 22% 23% 24% 19%
Some college or associate degree 23% 29% 24% 24% 24% 19% 24% 21% 17%
Bachelor's degree 14% 18% 17% 20% 14% 24% 20% 20% 23%
Master's degree or higher 10% 11% 11% 13% 12% 20% 14% 14% 30%

Gender

Philadelphia, PA United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Washington, D.C.
Male 47.2% 49.2% 48.8% 48.3% 47.1% 47.8% 48.5% 47.6% 47.3%
Female 52.8% 50.8% 51.2% 51.7% 52.9% 52.2% 51.5% 52.4% 52.7%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Philadelphia, PA United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Washington, D.C.
Rent 46.7% 35.1% 30.2% 31.6% 51.7% 65.9% 54.7% 67.8% 57.9%
Own 53.3% 64.9% 69.8% 68.4% 48.3% 34.1% 45.3% 32.2% 42.1%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Philadelphia, PA United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Washington, D.C.
Assault 514.2 278.9 215.9 253.0 716.3 442.8 NA 378.4 576.1
Murder 15.9 5.0 5.7 6.7 37.4 6.1 15.2 4.0 15.9
Rape 82.3 15.3 47.9 43.3 NA 13.2 60.8
Robbery 486.9 159.8 154.5 206.4 599.7 290.2 434.3 228.3 566.2

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Philadelphia, PA United States Pennsylvania Philadelphia Metro Area Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL New York City, NY Washington, D.C.
Burglary 670.1 573.5 419.4 472.8 1187.0 480.9 653.4 197.8 512.6
Larceny 2398.5 2079.6 1744.4 1854.8 3042.7 2042.1 2407.5 1404.6 3574.6
Motor vehicle theft 372.9 235.5 131.1 174.6 715.0 250.1 464.5 88.5 486.8

Income

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Avg. High Avg. Low
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Precipitation
3.6"
3.1"
4.6"
4.1"
4.5"
4.3"
4.4"
4.7"
4.1"
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4.6"
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    Precipitation

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    Precipitation

  • 3.6"
  • 3.1"
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  • 4.6"
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