These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Philadelphia, PA For 2018


We used science and data to determine which Philadelphia neighborhoods have the richest people.

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Richest Neighborhoods In Philadelphia

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Philadelphia has to offer. Where houses go for over 2.07x the national median and household incomes are 1.9x the national median.

But where exactly in Philadelphia do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Riverfront where the median income is a cool $130,959.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Philadelphia out of 56 for 2018:

  1. Riverfront (Homes)
  2. Chestnut Hill (Homes)
  3. Fairmount-Spring Garden (Homes)
  4. City Center East (Homes)
  5. City Center West (Homes)
  6. Marconi Plaza-Packer Park (Homes)
  7. Roxborough (Homes)
  8. Manayunk (Homes)
  9. Bustleton (Homes)
  10. Byberry (Homes)

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $727,102. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Philadelphia.

For more Philadelphia reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Philadelphia and the worst neighborhoods in Philadelphia.

Or, for living around Philadelphia, out the best Philadelphia suburbs and the worst Philadelphia suburbs.

How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Philadelphia For 2018

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.

And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

We ranked every neighborhood in Philadelphia by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Riverfront, was named the richest neighborhood in Philadelphia.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Fairhill.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Philadelphia ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Philadelphia For 2018

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Riverfront $104,493
2 Chestnut Hill $91,838
3 Fairmount-Spring Garden $72,173
4 City Center East $71,200
5 City Center West $70,269
6 Marconi Plaza-Packer Park $65,372
7 Roxborough $64,652
8 Manayunk $64,142
9 Bustleton $63,135
10 Byberry $59,828
11 Torresdale $58,477
12 Schuylkill Southwest $57,420
13 Academy Gardens $56,470
14 Fishtown $56,008
15 East Falls $55,218
16 Fox Chase $54,418
17 Mount Airy $53,800
18 Somerton $53,236
19 Rhawnhurst $52,193
20 Wharton-Hawthorne-Bella Vista $51,530
21 Pennsport-Whitman-Queen $51,120
22 Girard Estates $48,923
23 South Philadelphia $45,321
24 Holmesburry-Torresdale $44,766
25 Cedar Brook $44,392
26 Mayfield $43,707
27 Oxford Circle $41,247
28 Oak Lane $40,857
29 Eastwick $39,977
30 Wissanoning $39,172
31 Olney $37,202
32 Morris Park $37,093
33 Summerdale $36,149
34 Richmond $34,549
35 Wynnefield $34,496
36 Brewerytown $33,396
37 Poplar-Ludlow-Yorktowne $32,748
38 Point Breeze $32,531
39 Kensington $32,282
40 Frankford $31,978
41 Strawberry Mansion $31,073
42 Elmwood $30,947
43 Cobbs Creek $30,757
44 Juniata Park-Feltonville $29,988
45 Germantown $29,551
46 Logan-Fern Rock $27,839
47 Grays Ferry $25,659
48 Haddington-Carroll Park $24,228
49 Tioga-Nicetown $24,201
50 Alleghany West $23,878
51 Hunting Park $21,390
52 Harrowgate $20,985
53 Belmont $20,662
54 North Central $20,409
55 Hartranft $18,040
56 Fairhill $17,283

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