Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA

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Population

138,373

1.17% growth

Median Age

36.5


Median Household Income

$50,937

1.86% growth

Poverty Rate

19.5%


Number of Employees

62,573

3.41% growth

Median Property Value

$220,700

1.38% growth

About

In 2017, Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA had a population of 138k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $50,937. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA grew from 136,778 to 138,373, a 1.17% increase and its median household income grew from $50,009 to $50,937, a 1.86% increase.

The population of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA is 45% White Alone, 44.2% Black or African American Alone, and 4.19% Hispanic or Latino. 7.5% of the people in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA are Philadelphia University (1,027 degrees awarded in 2016), Chestnut Hill College (650 degrees), and Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (67 degrees).

The median property value in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA is $220,700, and the homeownership rate is 51.6%. Most people in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA employs 62.6k people. The largest industries in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA are Hospitals (4,924 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,437 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,651 people), and the highest paying industries are Legal services ($135,309), Computer Systems Design ($112,843), and Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($112,517).

Median household income in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA is $50,937. Males in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA have an average income that is 1.17 times higher than the average income of females, which is $59,149. The income inequality in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,937

2017 value

± $1,386

1.86%

1 Year Growth

± 4.41%

Households in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA have a median annual income of $50,937, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,009 in 2016, which represents a 1.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$69,038

Average Male Salary

± $10,637

$59,149

Average Female Salary

± $8,735

In 2017, full-time male employees in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA made 1.17 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,412 ± $38,157

  2. White

    $64,137 ± $8,727

  3. Two or More Races

    $60,550 ± $37,187

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.463

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.102% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was Broomall & Ardmore (West) PUMA, PA with a value of $107,007, followed by Bucks County (Central) PUMA, PA and King of Prussia & Ardmore (East) PUMA, PA, with respective values of $104,302 and $103,802.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA (26.2k out of 134k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    16,328 ± 1,081

  2. White

    7,775 ± 721

  3. Hispanic

    1,257 ± 322

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

62.6k

2017 Value

3.41%

1 Year growth

± 3.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 3.41%, from 60.5k employees to 62.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA, are Postsecondary teachers (1,933 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,898 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,888 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers (1,933 people), Miscellaneous managers (1,898 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,888 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Television, video, & motion picture camera operators & editors (13.6 times higher than expected), Fundraisers (5.09 times), and Public relations specialists (4.81 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA, by average salary, are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($184,848), Chief executives & legislators ($174,460), and Physicians & surgeons ($138,357).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

62.6k

2017 Value

3.41%

1 Year growth

± 3.41%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA grew at a rate of 3.41%, from 60.5k employees to 62.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA, are Hospitals (4,924 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,437 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,651 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA, though some of these residents may live in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA, by number of employees, are Hospitals (4,924 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (4,437 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,651 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA has an unusually high number of Natural gas distribution (4 times higher than expected), Community food & housing, & emergency services (3.22 times), and Civic, social, advocacy organizations, & grantmaking & giving services (3.01 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA, by average salary, are Legal services ($135,309), Computer Systems Design ($112,843), and Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($112,517).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Pennsylvania products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Pennsylvania trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Pennsylvania to other states, or from other states to Pennsylvania.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Pennsylvania shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92% of the population of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA has health coverage, with 49.2% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 0.798% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8%

Uninsured

49.2%

Employer Coverage

16.4%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

0.798%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 8%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA is home to a population of 138k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA residents were born outside of the country (N/A people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA is composed of 62.2k White Alone residents (45%), 61.2k Black or African American Alone residents (44.2%), 5.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.19%), 4.58k Two or More Races residents (3.31%), 3.6k Asian Alone residents (2.6%), 749 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.541%), 250 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.181%), and 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00578%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA are Spanish (3,801 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (874 speakers), and French (Incl. Cajun) (526 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was 36.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

N/A people

5.25%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.18k people

As of 2017, N/A% of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA residents (N/A people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was 5.25%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. China

    693 ± 645 people

  2. Jamaica

    539 ± 569 people

  3. India

    517 ± 557 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was China, the natal country of 693 Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA residents, followed by Jamaica with 539 and India with 517.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was 97.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    62.2k ± 1.75k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    61.2k ± 2.1k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.8k ± 918

In 2017, there were 1.02 times more White Alone residents (62.2k people) in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 61.2k Black or African American Alone and 5.8k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    3,801 speakers (2.92%)

  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    874 speakers (0.672%)

  3. French (Incl. Cajun)

    526 speakers (0.405%)

7.5% of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was Spanish. 2.92% of the overall population of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA are native Spanish speakers. 0.672% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.405% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,577 ± 322

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,118 ± 278

  3. Korea

    701 ± 173

Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA awarded 1,785 degrees. The student population of Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA is skewed towards women, with 1,921 male students and 3,998 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA are White (1,005 and 59.7%), followed by Black or African American (362 and 21.5%), Unknown (119 and 7.07%), and Hispanic or Latino (104 and 6.18%).

The largest universities in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA by number of degrees awarded are Philadelphia University (1,027 and 57.5%), Chestnut Hill College (650 and 36.4%), and Roxborough Memorial Hospital School of Nursing (67 and 3.75%).

The most popular majors in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA are General Business Administration & Management (188 and 10.5%), Counseling Psychology (119 and 6.67%), and Fashion Merchandising (104 and 5.83%).

The median tuition costs in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA are $35,565 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 98 degrees awarded

  2. 84 degrees awarded

  3. 104 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was General Business Administration & Management with 98 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,027 degrees awarded

  2. 650 degrees awarded

  3. 67 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$35,565

Median Private

In 2016, the Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Philadelphia University with 1,027 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

543

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,242

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 543 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA, which is 0.437 times less than the 1,242 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,005 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    362 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    119 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA were to White students. These 1,005 degrees mean that there were 2.78 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 362 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was $220,700 in 2017, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $217,700 to $220,700, a 1.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA is 51.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA have an average commute time of 31.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$50,937

Median Household Income

± $1,386

56.8k

Number of Households

± 1,476

In 2017, the median household income of the 56.8k households in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA grew to $50,937 from the previous year's value of $50,009.

The following chart displays the households in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$220,700

2017 Median

± $3,744

$217,700

2016 Median

± $2,830

In 2017, the median property value in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA grew to to $220,700 from the previous year's value of $217,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

51.6%

2017 Homeownership

51.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.6% of the housing units in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA have 1 car, followed by 2 cars.

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Commute Time

31.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA have a longer commute time (31.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.34% of the workforce in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    59%

  2. Public Transit

    22.3%

  3. Carpooled

    7.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Philadelphia City (Northwest) PUMA, PA was Drove Alone (59%), followed by those who Public Transit (22.3%) and those who Carpooled (7.99%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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