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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  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
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,787
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$930
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    290
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    275
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    311
    500
  • Theft
    1,821
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    100
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,575
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%
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Richmond Reviews

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The crime is North Philadelphia is one of those topics that never goes away. People fear of walking alone at night because you can easily get rob, assault and even rape! To me this is a real concern because I have a 3 years old nephew and I would love to see my nephew grow up in a place where he can feel safe all times.
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Despite the harsh reputation almost everywhere in Philadelphia has, all in all, this is not a bad place to call home. Like any major city, crime such as murder and illegal substance is a factor, but the Philadelphia Police Department is actively doing the best job they can to provide a safe environment for residence and visitors. In my neighborhood, we are a very close-knit community when tragedy strikes.
If I could choose again, I will choose another place to live. Living in North Philadelphia is a very risky challenge, and to raise children is worst. People do not respect the lives of others and the drug/crime is getting worst and worst by the day.