Gentrification and Neighborhood Change in Philadelphia

Gentrification and Neighborhood Change in Philadelphia

In recent years, a number of Philadelphia neighborhoods have undergone significant transformation, with higher-income residents moving in, real estate prices rising, new businesses replacing old ones, and racial and ethnic compositions changing. Such shifts, often seen as gentrification, have received a great deal of attention in the city. For that reason, Pew set out to determine the incidence of gentrification in Philadelphia and place it in the context of other forms of neighborhood change. This page presents the findings of that research and offers additional exploration through the perspectives of city residents and supplemental analyses.

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Gentrification in Philadelphia
Gentrification in Philadelphia
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Philadelphia’s Changing Neighborhoods

Gentrification and other shifts since 2000.

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Philadelphia’s Changing Neighborhoods

In recent years, a number of Philadelphia neighborhoods have undergone significant transformation, with higher-income residents moving in, real estate prices rising, new businesses replacing old ones, and racial and ethnic compositions changing.

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Gentrification in Philadelphia—An Artist’s Perspective

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A common gentrification story begins with artists. In search of large work spaces at low prices, they move into neighborhoods full of vacant industrial buildings.

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Gentrification in Philadelphia Neighborhoods

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Though gentrification can affect neighborhood institutions in a multitude of ways, these institutions can serve as points of continuity in a changing landscape and provide a link between new and old residents.

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Pew Report Examines Gentrification and Neighborhood Change in Philadelphia

Study finds that the phenomenon, though limited, can have significant impact.

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Pew Report Examines Gentrification and Neighborhood Change in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA—A new analysis by The Pew Charitable Trusts exploring gentrification and other types of neighborhood change in Philadelphia finds that only 15 of the city’s 372 residential census tracts gentrified between 2000 and 2014, the last year for which data were available.

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