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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  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-
Philadelphia is a city in Pennsylvania with a population of 1,569,657. Philadelphia is in Philadelphia County. Living in Philadelphia offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Philadelphia there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Philadelphia and residents tend to be liberal.
About Philadelphia...
Population
1,569,657

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$151,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$970
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Philadelphia Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    470
    282.7
  • Murder
    20.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    75
    40.7
  • Robbery
    382.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    418.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,297.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    348
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

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I love Philadelphia. That’s is where I was born and raised. Essentially, the food their is great, there is always something to do, and the history present within the city speaks for itself. The sports teams have the most loyal fans ever! There are somethings that can change such as the school systems. Most teenagers do not take school seriously something needs to be done about more funding going into the school system. In addition, the criminal activity such as drugs present within the city needs to be addressed. I’ve seen cops drive right past certain criminal activity that has been taken place in broad daylight. Overall, people who are from the same communities often share a strong and loving bond.
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The city is very lively and shows a lot of pride. Philadelphia is very historic since the creation of the country was mostly created in the city of brotherly love! Philly is known for the special landmarks that hold history such as independence hall, the liberty bell, and even the art museum which famous boxer, Rocky, climbed. Philly is home to many delicious treats such as soft pretzels, water ice, and, of course, cheese steaks. This city is filled with amazing things and lets everyone know that.
I love Philly! Born and raised here, the city has so much offer that I completely appreciate much more now that I'm an adult. The public school system sucks. However, there are thousands of surrounding area schools that are private, public, and faith-based. The city is also very family friendly! There are plenty of activities for younger children and even teenagers. There's always some form of activity going on in Center City, so your kids will never be bored. Chestnut Hill is also a great area for families. That section of Philly is near Mt. Airy, Flourtown, Plymouth Whitemarsh, and Roxborough.

For adults, there are hundreds of bars and clubs for you to go to. Again, you can never be bored in the city of Philadelphia. From different cheesesteak spots to fine dining, Philadelphia has something to offer for all tastebuds. Job opportunities are lucrative as someone is ALWAYS hiring, whether it's your ideal job or not.