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    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
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Whitman is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 18,136. Living in Whitman offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Whitman there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Whitman and residents tend to be liberal.
About Whitman...
Population
18,136

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$126,446
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$957
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Whitman 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
    84.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    67.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    67.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    328
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,762
National
$55,322
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    37%
    13%
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Whitman Reviews

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I've looked all over Philadelphia for a great neighborhood for my family and was glad to settle into Whitman. I have good relationships with the teachers at my kids' school. I'm close to public transportation that allows me to get to Center City to work, or go to Passyunk to enjoy dinners with my hubby. Cost of living is excellent here and I am so close to shopping centers, grocery, restaurant and bars. I love the new little neighborhood bars that have been popping up. The neighbors are friendly and look out for each other. I am told that this feature is declining rarity in Philly neighborhoods, and Whitman and Pennsport are the only few left with that true Philly neighborhood love.

I am trying to get my sister to move here too when we find a good house for sale. There aren't too many new houses for sale, but that's an easy fix. I just love this neighborhood so much!
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Safe and tight knit community. Diverse homes range from small single family homes to larger houses with garages and decks. Close to public transportation makes traveling to Center City or Navy Yard very easy. Traditionally a blue collar neighborhood, the area still has a lot of mom and pop businesses, but is gentrifying with new college grads and employees from Navy Yard. It's definitely up and coming, but still affordable!
Love the neighborhood, neighbors are really nice and I'm close to my work place. I feel safe walking around here to the local bars, speakeasy, restaurants, bowling alley, etc. There are new things popping up all the time. I know this area is supposed to be very neighborhood and local, but I think a lot of new businesses are growing.