Lower North Philadelphia
|Lower North Philadelphia aka Upper Center City|
|Neighborhood of Philadelphia|
|Upper Center City|
Lower North Philadelphia at Montgomery Avenue and 18th Street
Map of Philadelphia County with North Philadelphia highlighted. Click for larger image
|Country||United States of America|
|• Total||2.3 sq mi (6 km2)|
|• Density||14,736/sq mi (5,690/km2)|
|ZIP code||19121, 19122, 19123, 19130, 19133|
Lower North Philadelphia aka Upper Center City is a section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that is immediately north of Center City and below Upper North Philadelphia and can be described as a section of Philadelphia that was designated as a "Model City" target, that has overcomed poverty and blight through key developments and a recipient of a federal funded program in 1966 to improve the neighborhood and extend the Center City district north of City Hall. It also contains the Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District along Cecil B. Moore Avenue.
Lower North Philadelphia consists of the Brewerytown, Cecil B. Moore, Cabot, Fairhill, Francisville, Hartranft, Ludlow, North Central, Upper Center City (roughly bounded by Girard Avenue, Broad Street, Spring Garden Street, and 5th Street), Sharswood, Spring Garden, South Lehigh, Stanton, Strawberry Mansion, Yorktown, Fairmount, and Northern Liberties neighborhoods.
The demographics of Lower North Philadelphia shows that the area has a population density of 14,736 people per mile with an average household size of 3 and 30% of households had children. There is an 18% annual residential turnover rate with 42% of residents staying for more than 5 years, with an average of 5 years of residency.