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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Kingsessing is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 19,725. Kingsessing is in Philadelphia County. Living in Kingsessing offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Kingsessing there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families live in Kingsessing and residents tend to be liberal.
About Kingsessing...
Population
19,725

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$83,352
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$892
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Kingsessing Rankings

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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
    452.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    189.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    240
    500.1
  • Theft
    572.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$30,362
National
$55,322
Families with Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    7%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Lived near 50th Street since 2013.Highly walkable area & you can get 11 or 36 trolley to Center City in 10 minutes. The 12 bus gives the scenic route. Most of my neighbors are seniors who take pride in their homes. There are quite a few homes being newly remodeled. I have noticed a few people who have been priced out of Cedar Park buying in my section of Kingsessing. The only thing I'd change would be that the owners of the large vacant properties on the 5000 block of Woodland should be held accountable for the condition of them. Either maintain and occupy or be forced to sell. We have Comegys Playground, Kingsessing Rec Center, park & library, and Clark Park (which was once considered part of Kingsessing until that area was rebranded University City). There are also a few small food businesses that have great food. Close to universities.
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Up and coming area. People take care of there homes in this area and alot of contractor trucks are in the are and lots of ladders, so when you see that, that only means good things and thats area getting better.
I am from south west Philadelphia, in my neighborhood everyone is very friendly and very is easy to get along with. Kids come outside play. In the summer there are two pools the children can go to and have fun. I love my neighborhood. I would choose to live here again. It's very comfortable to live around. My neighborhood is one of the cleanest places in Philadelphia. The house a beautiful and new ones are being built. Schools are turning into charter schools and their school systems are getting a little better than what they were before. I can see myself living in this area in the future