Templetown, Philadelphia

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Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Montgomery Avenue at 18th Street in Templetown
Montgomery Avenue at 18th Street in Templetown
Country  United States
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia County
City Philadelphia
Area code(s) Area code 215

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[edit]

Templetown is bounded by York Street to the north, 6th Street to the east, Girard Avenue 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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Coordinates: 39°59′N 75°10′W / 39.98°N 75.16°W / 39.98; -75.16