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A wide-ranging report from the Philadelphia research initiative examines the city’s strengths and weaknesses.
Behind all of Pew's research are hard numbers. View this data yourself in interactive charts and maps. You can also watch videos or take quizzes highlighting some of the issues in Pew's Philadelphia research reports.
Three Philadelphia residents discuss what middle class means to them, how they've seen their communities change, and why they have stayed in the city.
The growth of Philadelphia’s young-adult population in recent years has been hailed as one of the more positive developments in the city’s recent history.
Recent polling by The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia research initiative shows that the percentage of city residents who have Internet access has been growing.
A poll from The Pew Charitable Trusts shows that many Philadelphians are not aware of the city’s new property tax system and that those who are aware are skeptical about the structure.
A new poll finds that Philadelphians are concerned about the city's prospects, and take a dim view of its political leadership.
Philadelphia continues to struggle with real estate tax delinquency. Compare its practices to those of other U.S. cities.
How much do you know about The City of Brotherly Love? Test your knowledge of Philadelphia by the numbers with our new 12-question quiz.
Learn more about the shift in Philadelphia's property tax burden from commercial to residential properties under the city's new plan.
Take an interactive look at how Philadelphia - America's fifth-largest city - compares to nine other major U.S. cities.
What happens to the buildings of shuttered schools? Watch the story of two former Philadelphia school buildings.
View the interactive map to see how much a hypothetical family pays in property, income and sales taxes in Philadelphia versus the suburbs.
View the interactive of recent changes in city and metropolitan populations for the biggest city in the nation's 30 largest metro areas.
Find out the changing demands and future challenges of urban libraries in Philadelphia and other major U.S. cities.
Is your state's workforce development program a success? Compare job placement and retention rates for publicly funded programs nationwide.
Which city council members make the most or have held office the longest? Compare attributes of city council members in 15 localities.
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Below are recent Philadelphia-related reports from other sources. (Free unless otherwise indicated)
BLS Phila economy glanceBLS Phila indicators (PDF)BLS Phila metro job countsFed Reserve Philly regional dataU.S. Bureau of Econ Analysis Phila statisticsCounty business patterns databaseU.S. Commerce Dept Stat-USA($)
Census Bureau latest Phila fact sheetCensus Bureau latest Phila pop. estimatesCensus Bureau local government dataTemple U data libraryCensus Bureau Phila regional homepage
PA Uniform Crime Reporting DatabasePhila Police Statistics Page
Finance Dept reportsPICA reportsPhila tax delinquency lists
Property tax lookup (BRT database)Property details lookup (BUILD database)City docs archives (PHILS database)City land records ($) (PhilaDOX database)Philly Landstat (Dept of Records)
311 response reports
Searchable databaseWard reports
Procurement DeptNon-Comp Bids
Planning reportsDVRPC publications search
UPenn libraries Phila resourcesUPenn libraries Phila statistics holdingsTemple U libraries Phila collectionsPhila Free Library 'Cloud search'Drexel U Phila-area companies index
Open Records Law:
Right to Know Policy (PDF)PA Records Office
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