The Philadelphia research and policy initiative's annual “State of the City” report highlights the essential facts about Philadelphia’s residents and neighborhoods, along with indicators of the city’s condition. From demographic trends, income, housing, and the economy to public safety, arts and culture, education, and government, the “State of the City” is a data dashboard for all who care about Philadelphia’s future.

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South Street Bridge
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Philadelphia 2021: State of the City

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In so many ways, 2020 was a troubling year for Philadelphia, one that raised profound questions about its future. The numbers tell the story of a city facing tremendous challenges, not just from the pandemic and its economic impact but from rising drug overdose deaths and gun violence as well.

Sayre Health Center
Sayre Health Center
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8 Trends That Defined the Past Year in Philadelphia

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COVID-19 affected nearly all aspects of Philadelphians’ lives, magnifying existing inequities and exposing new fault lines at a time when calls for racial justice were mounting in the city and throughout the country.

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Philadelphia skyline
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State of the City 2021 Event: Road to Inclusive Recovery

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With vaccinations increasing and significant federal relief forthcoming, the time is ripe to look toward Philadelphia’s future, with a focus on achieving an inclusive economic recovery. How can the city support the creation of new businesses and family-sustaining jobs so that economic growth benefits all Philadelphians and builds community wealth?

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