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Templetown is a neighborhood in the North Philadelphia section of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The district is loosely arranged around the main campus of Temple University, hence the name 'Temple' town. Until recently, the area was primarily a slum, but is now rapidly gentrifying due to an influx of Temple students during the past several years. The term Templetown was coined by former Temple president Peter J. Liacouras, but has only recently come into wide use after a real estate development company adopted the name.
Boundaries and Population
Templetown is bounded by York Street to the north, 6th Street to the east, Master Street to the south, and 20th Street to the west. Bordering neighborhoods include Glenwood to the north, Hartranft to the east, Ludlow to the south, and Stanton to the west. As of 2010, Templetown was 39.2% African American, 34.3% white, 18.9% Hispanic, 6.6% Asian, and 1% other.
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