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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Dickinson Narrows is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 6,895. Dickinson Narrows is in Philadelphia County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Dickinson Narrows offers residents a dense urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Dickinson Narrows there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Dickinson Narrows and residents tend to be liberal.
About Dickinson Narrows...
Population
6,895

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$246,454
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,070
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    103.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    87.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    79.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    327.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    24
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$55,857
National
$55,322
Families with Children
30%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%
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There are more citizens moving into South Philadelphia everyday. Around the area that I live in, there is an increasing number of Mexican citizens, which decreases the value of the property, but it is also good for the community because of a closer knit neighborhood. I personally like having a community that has more people than being separated and distanced in the suburbs because it adds a sense of family to the neighborhood, but along with that causes more problems because there are more people, which might increase crime rate.
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This area has changed a lot. I remember when I was younger, I couldn't go play outside because our area was dangerous. I even remember being outside and their being a shooting a few blocks down. Today, the area is ten times better than it was.
The area is a wonderful area to live. There somethings that I will change for some is the violence. Its not as bad as it seem, but it still is harm to the neighborhood and the people living in it. Another thing I would change is how small the blocks are. lol they are really little.