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  4. Nightlife
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West Powelton is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 7,108. West Powelton is in Philadelphia County. Living in West Powelton offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In West Powelton there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in West Powelton and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Powelton...
Population
7,108

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,839
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$640
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    83%
  • Own
    17%
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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
    196
    283
  • Murder
    14
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    154
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    295
    500
  • Theft
    631
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$20,570
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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The area itself is fine, I've been told it use to be worse and you can see construction going on within a 3-4 square block radius of new apartments being built and old one being renovated. It's within walking distance of anything you could need which is great.
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If you walk much further to girrard Avenue, you'll see what abandoned properties means There are quite a few.Its cheap and very close to Upenn and Drexel campuses.
The area seems to be in a weird pocket that avoids a majority of the crime ether happens in the area. Student alerts let students like myself know that a lot of the issues happen between 34th and 37th. We are also down the street from the local police precinct.