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  1. Public Schools
    D
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Yorktown is a neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a population of 7,716. Living in Yorktown offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Yorktown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Yorktown and residents tend to be liberal.
About Yorktown...
Population
7,716

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,064
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$647
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Yorktown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    87.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    160.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    58.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    803.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$25,999
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    26%
    13%
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Yorktown Reviews

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Living here is great because I'm so close to all of my classes. However, I've been noticing the gentrification and that bothers me. Temple students are not only gentrifying the area, but they're not keeping it clean. Trash litters every corner of every block. At the same time, Temple is bringing jobs to the community, and that's really important for both residents of Philadelphia and us Temple students to be self-sustainable.
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My safety has always been an area of concern, especially because of who I am-- a woman. I do not feel entirely safe walking alone at night, especially off campus. There is a high crime rate on and directly off campus, including thefts and assaults. However, what does make me feel safe is knowing I have the option to phone a walking escort if I do need to head back to my apartment late at night, for whatever reason.
As mentioned previously, North Philadelphia does not provide much nightlife, bar, or even fine dining opportunities because those businesses wouldn't thrive here. I live a few blocks from a college campus where there are some restaurants and bars aimed towards students but locals would not likely ever go there. Additionally, Center City is a few subway stops away and is nationally recognized for their restaurants.