Skip to Main Content
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    D-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Frankford is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 24,781. Frankford is in Philadelphia County. Living in Frankford offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Frankford there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Frankford and residents tend to be liberal.
About Frankford...
Population
24,781

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,773
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    58%
  • Own
    42%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Frankford
Get Rates
  • Get pre-approved for a home loan quickly.
  • Easy online application with $0 in lender fees.
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Frankford Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    675.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    16.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    470
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    411.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,225.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,166
National
$55,322
Families with Children
32%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    5%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    46%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
Places like Frankford
  • C-
    Harrowgate
    • Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA
    • 27 reviews
  • C
    Juniata Park
    • Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA
    • 42 reviews
  • C
    Olney
    • Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA
    • 95 reviews
  • C-
    Feltonville
    • Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA
    • 24 reviews
More

Frankford Reviews

24 reviews
All Categories
There is a very defined and obvious line of homeowners and renters in this neighborhood. You can tell my mother's house is the last building of home owned properties on my block by the clean swept neat front yards and sidewalks right across from trash and cigarette littered overgrown patches of grass.

The evening air is hard to enjoy with the scent of marijuana drifting down the block. The convenience of a national chain pharmacy and major transportation hub is dampered by the wind tossed litter swirling around the corner hustlers on my short 5 minute walk to center city bound train and cross town buses.

My immediate neighbors adjacent to the house are friendly and considerate so we gladly take turns shoveling each others sidewalks. We do worry about the rare stray bullets in those hot summer nights where people's tempers tend to flare up.

Overall, our home is situated in a very convenient yet dodgy after 10pm kind of neighborhood. About to celebrate a decade in Frankford.
Start Your Review of Frankford
Rate It!
It's a 20-minute ride to downtown or north to the malls. Frankford is home to the Septa Terminal, ( public transportation) it links to Amtrak and Patco. You can catch a ride anywhere. short walk trip to convenience stores, gas stations, the Frankford hospital, clinics, or gyms. It's active in the daytime and dangerous at night ( police/ ambulance sirens/ dog barking). Neighbors are usually selfish. Frankford Ave is home to prostitutes, drug dealers, and homeless. The farther away from Frankford Ave. the better. Wandering children like to stir up trouble. Make sure to lock up at night, that neighborhood is prone to break-ins/burglary. It's better than it was but only if the police keep up their presence there. Philadelphia is very saturated, high unemployment. If you don't know someone to get you in the door in even the smallest jobs, the job interview will be wasted.
Public transportation is convenient due to the el and frequent bus routes, shopping centers are nearby and walking distance. It isn't too expensive to live but i'd rather pay more for a piece of mind. This area isn't too safe.