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All Greater Center City zip codes have added residents, but neighborhoods east of Broad have grown faster

  • ​ESRI population estimates for 2017 show over 267,000 people living in the eleven zip codes that encompass and extend past Greater Center City. Surprisingly, residents divide almost perfectly in half across Broad Street: there are just over 133,000 people living in the five zip codes to the west (19121, 19130, 19102, 19103, 19146) as well as in the six zip codes to the east (19122, 19125, 19106,19107, 19147).

  • At the zip code level we see the drastic differences in growth rates, and it is here that we see the east side of town outpacing the west: the core Center City neighborhoods of Chinatown/Market East (19107) and Old City/Society Hill (19106) have all grown by around 40 percent since the start of the century, while Northern Liberties (19123) sprinted ahead of everyone, growing by 62.1 percent over the same period, facilitated by new housing stock.

  • Of course, rate isn’t everything: South Philadelphia’s tight street grid and densely packed homes make its neighborhoods among the most populous: 19147 (Queen Village, Bella Vista, Passyunk Square, Pennsport) and 19146 (Graduate Hospital, Grays Ferry, Point Breeze) each contain around 40,000 Philadelphians.  Neighborhoods in the center and north may continue to catch up as high rise and industrial sites develop in the coming years. ​

Source: JLL Research, U.S. Census Bureau​

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