These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Philadelphia


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 2.37x the national median and household incomes are 1.87x 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:

  1. Riverfront
  2. Chestnut Hill
  3. City Center East
  4. City Center West
  5. Byberry
  6. Fairmount-Spring Garden
  7. Bustleton
  8. Roxborough
  9. Torresdale
  10. Manayunk

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $686,361. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank acount for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find wher your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Philadelphia.
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How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Philadelphia

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 criteria:

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

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Riverfront $93,251
2 Chestnut Hill $88,787
3 City Center East $68,972
4 City Center West $64,726
5 Byberry $63,138
6 Fairmount-Spring Garden $62,975
7 Bustleton $62,541
8 Roxborough $62,236
9 Torresdale $61,634
10 Manayunk $58,101
11 Academy Gardens $57,786
12 Mount Airy $57,067
13 Fox Chase $56,172
14 Marconi Plaza-Packer Park $55,681
15 East Falls $55,629
16 Somerton $54,980
17 Rhawnhurst $54,097
18 Fishtown $53,793
19 Mayfield $47,048
20 Schuylkill Southwest $46,379
21 Girard Estates $46,154
22 Holmesburry-Torresdale $45,897
23 Pennsport-Whitman-Queen $45,857
24 Cedar Brook $45,688
25 Oak Lane $43,520
26 Wharton-Hawthorne-Bella Vista $43,394
27 Eastwick $43,100
28 Oxford Circle $41,973
29 Wissanoning $40,035
30 South Philadelphia $38,487
31 Summerdale $37,846
32 Morris Park $36,985
33 Wynnefield $34,808
34 Olney $33,859
35 Poplar-Ludlow-Yorktowne $33,591
36 Elmwood $32,681
37 Richmond $31,730
38 Logan-Fern Rock $31,259
39 Brewerytown $30,962
40 Cobbs Creek $30,851
41 Frankford $30,405
42 Germantown $30,371
43 Kensington $29,622
44 Juniata Park-Feltonville $28,432
45 Point Breeze $28,394
46 Grays Ferry $27,734
47 Strawberry Mansion $26,826
48 Tioga-Nicetown $25,462
49 Alleghany West $24,305
50 Haddington-Carroll Park $24,126
51 Belmont $23,517
52 North Central $22,404
53 Hunting Park $20,881
54 Harrowgate $20,734
55 Hartranft $16,811
56 Fairhill $16,378

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