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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  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-
Wister is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 6,906. Wister is in Philadelphia County. Living in Wister offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Wister there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Residents of Wister tend to be liberal.
About Wister...
Population
6,906

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,277
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$857
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    63%
  • Own
    37%
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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
    239
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    126
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    112
    500
  • Theft
    954
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$23,112
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    25%
    13%
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Historic Germantown is a beautiful and scenic place to live. However, crime in this neighborhood is at its record high. I wish all the violent people could put their anger away, or control it in a better manner, so other people wouldn't get hurt during their act of violence. On the other hand this area has some great things besides its scenic areas: there is historic attractions, jobs are being created, due to the amount of small businesses opening, and the quality of schools are being upgraded; which is a plus!
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Crime in this area is bad. Their are shootings, robberies, and abductions on a month to month bases. There is so much yellow and black "Do not cross" tape hanging on poles or properties, and there is a lot of random memorials, pictures, stuffed animals, for the lost souls, that was taken by hit and runs or gun violence. It is devastating to see the disunity of a group of individuals in a neighborhood. On the other hand, the police are visible, but there is an overwhelming amount of violence that has to be impossible to attend to all that is going on in each area. My concern is that there will never be true peace in this area of historic Germantown.
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