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Philadelphia Research Update August 2018
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New Report
Gentrification & Neighborhood Change in Philadelphia
Many Philadelphia neighborhoods have undergone significant transformation in recent years. Our new report provides statistics and trends on how income-based gentrification has changed the city. Among our findings: Only 4 percent of Philadelphia's residential census tracts gentrified from 2000 to 2014.

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How Gentrification Has Affected a Philly Church
Over the last several decades, Rev. Edward Sparkman has seen much of his congregation move out of Philadelphia's now-gentrified Graduate Hospital neighborhood. But in his view, institutions like churches can serve as points of continuity in a changing landscape and provide a link between new and old residents.

A pastor's perspective »
A Philly Artist's Perspective on Gentrification
Painter and sculptor Jennifer Baker set up her studio in Philadelphia's Northern Liberties neighborhood in 1978, taking over an industrial building with no heat or plumbing. She is now part of a dwindling community of working artists. Hear this longtime resident's view of how gentrification has changed and continues to change the neighborhood.

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Fact of the Matter
1,120%   Increase in median sales price for homes in the Lower Graduate Hospital neighborhood between 2000 and 2014—the biggest price increase of the 15 gentrified neighborhoods.

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15 Areas Ranked by Change in Affordability
Most of the 15 Philadelphia census tracts that gentrified between 2000 and 2014 have become less affordable. The affordability index measures whether a typical household that lived in a neighborhood in 2000-01 could afford a home there in 2013-14. A value of 3.0 or higher indicates unaffordability.

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Gentrification in Philadelphia: Take a Deeper Look

Stay up-to-date with our latest insights on gentrification and neighborhood change in Philadelphia by visiting our collections page. We'll be adding new content in the coming months.

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