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Lower North Philadelphia

Lower North Philadelphia
Neighborhood of Philadelphia
Lower North Philadelphia at Montgomery Avenue and 18th Street
Lower North Philadelphia at Montgomery Avenue and 18th Street
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
 • Total 2.3 sq mi (6 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 59,250
 • Density 14,736/sq mi (5,690/km2)
ZIP code 19121, 19122, 19123, 19130, 19133

Lower North Philadelphia 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, in hopes of overcoming poverty and blight through a federal funding program since 1966.[1] It is also conatins the Lower North Philadelphia Speculative Housing Historic District along Cecil B. Moore Avenue.

Lower North Philadelphia consists of the Brewerytown, Cabot, Fairhill, Francisville, Hartranft, Ludlow, North Central, Poplar, Sharswood, Spring Garden, South Lehigh, Stanton, Strawberry Mansion, Templetown, Yorktown, Fairmount, and Northern Liberties.


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.[2]


  1. ^ Carolyn Teich Adams. The Politics of Capital Investment: The Case of Philadelphia. 
  2. ^ "Lower North Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Real Estate Demographics". 

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