Upper North Philadelphia

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Upper North Philadelphia
Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Lillian Marrero Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library is located in Upper North Philadelphia's West Kensington
Lillian Marrero Branch of the Philadelphia Free Library is located in Upper North Philadelphia's West Kensington
Map of Philadelphia County with North Philadelphia highlighted. Click for larger image
Map of Philadelphia County with North Philadelphia highlighted. Click for larger image
Country  United States of America
State  Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia
City Philadelphia
Area
 • Total 44.4 sq mi (115 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 181,531
 • Density 12,241/sq mi (4,726/km2)
ZIP code 19122, 19132, 19133, 19134, 19140

Upper North Philadelphia is a section of Philadelphia that is immediately north of Lower North Philadelphia, and can be described as an area that has a "...large and rapidly growing Puerto Rican population".[1]

According to the planning commission, Upper North Philadelphia officially consists of the Allegheny West, Fairhill, Glenwood, Hunting Park, and Nicetown-Tioga neighborhoods. Bounded by York Street to the south, Front Street to the east, Roosevelt Expressway to the north, and Ridge Avenue to the west.

Demographics[edit]

The demographics of Upper North Philadelphia shows that the area has a population density of 12,241 people per mile with an average household size of 3 and 37% of households had children. There is a 17% annual residential turnover rate with 47% of residents staying for more than 5 years, with an average of 6 years of residency. The majority of residents are African Americans and Puerto Ricans.[2]

Racial demographics[3][4][edit]

  • Non-Hispanic Black: 106,559 (58.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino of any race: 62,083 (34.2%)
  • Mixed or Other: 4,901 (2.7%)
  • Non-Hispanic White: 3,994 (2.2%)
  • Asian: 3,990 (2.2%)

References[edit]

Coordinates: 39°59′08″N 75°09′49″W / 39.98552°N 75.16358°W / 39.98552; -75.16358