Neighborhood Profiles

Neighborhood Profiles of Older Philadelphians by City Planning District

PCA is developing a series of Neighborhood Profile Reports based on Philadelphia’s City Planning Districts. Our goal is to provide information that will provide a basis for understanding among decision-makers and stakeholders, including community leaders, people in the aging network, neighborhood activists, researchers and others. The reports provide information about the social, economic and health status of older adults within the context of each of the city’s neighborhoods; and resources and services available in their immediate neighborhood.

Each report has two elements – a map of the Planning District with information about the older adult population and the services available for older adults in that District; and a table of information about the residents of the Planning District. Data includes the proportion of older adults by Census Tract; locations of Senior Centers, nursing homes, affordable housing for older adults, pharmacies, grocery stores and crime data. We also provide the same statistic for the City as a whole so comparisons can be made.

Download Understanding the Planning District Reports [PDF].

Central District

Includes the neighborhoods of Northern Liberties, Callowhill, Old City, Chinatown, Society Hill, Washington Square West, Queen Village, Bella Vista, Hawthorne, Francisville, Fairmount, Spring Garden, Logan Square, Rittenhouse Square, and Southwest Center City.

Read the Central District Report [PDF]

Central Northeast District

Includes the neighborhoods of Fox Chase, Burholme, Rhawnhurst, Lexington, Bells Corner, and the northern portions of Lawndale, Upper Northwood and Castor Gardens.

Read the Central Northeast District report [PDF]

Lower Far Northeast District

Includes the neighborhoods of Winchester, Winchester Park, Ashton, Pennypack Woods, Academy Gardens, Morrell Park, Crestmont Farms, Walton Park, Parkwood, Normandy, and Mechanicsville.

Read the Lower Far Northeast District report [PDF]

Lower North District

Includes the neighborhoods of North and North Central Philadelphia, Norris Square, Kensington, Yorktown, Ludlow, Brewerytown, Green Hills, Cecil B Moore, Sharswood, and Strawberry Mansion.

Read the Lower North District report [PDF]

Lower Northeast District

Includes the neighborhoods of Frankford, Northwood, Summerdale, Lawncrest, and Oxford Circle.

Read the Lower Northeast District report [PDF]

Lower Northwest District

Includes the neighborhoods of East Falls, Wissahickon, Manayunk, Central Roxborough, Upper Roxborough, Andorra, and Shawmont Valley.

Read the Lower Northwest District report [PDF]

Lower Southwest District

Commonly known as Southwest Philadelphia, it includes the neighborhoods of Eastwick, Paschall, and Elmwood.

Read the Lower Southwest District report [PDF]

North District

Includes the neighborhoods of Fairhill, St. Hugh, Tioga, Allegheny West, Nicetown, Hunting Park, Juniata Park, Harrowgate, Feltonville, and a portion of Kensington.

Read the North District report [PDF]

North Delaware District

Includes the neighborhoods of Wissinoming, Tacony, Mayfair, Holmesburg, Upper Holmesburg, and East Torresdale.

Read the North Delaware District report [PDF]

River Wards District

Includes the neighborhoods of Fishtown, East Kensington, Olde Richmond, Port Richmond, and Bridesburg.

Read the River Wards District report [PDF]

South District

Commonly known as South Philadelphia, it includes the neighborhoods of Grays Ferry, Whitman, East Passyunk, Pennsport, and Point Breeze.

Read the South District report [PDF]

University Southwest District

Includes the neighborhoods of Powelton Village, University City, Saunders Park, West Powelton, Spruce Hill, Walnut Hill, Garden Court, Cedar Park, West Shore, and Kingsessing.

Read the University Southwest District report [PDF]

Upper North District

Includes the neighborhoods of Logan, Olney, Fern Rock, East Oak Lane, West Oak Lane, Cedarbrook, Ogontz and Belfield.

Read the Upper North District report [PDF]

Upper Northwest District

Includes the neighborhoods of Germantown, East Germantown, Blue Bell Hill, West and East Mount Airy, and Chestnut Hill.

Read the Upper Northwest District report [PDF]

Upper Far Northeast District

Includes the neighborhoods of Bustleton, Somerton, Byberry, and Industrial Parks on the East and West sides of Roosevelt Blvd.

Read the Upper Far Northeast District report [PDF]

West District

Commonly known as West Philadelphia, it includes the neighborhoods of Overbrook, Carroll Park, Haddington, Morris Park, Cobbs Creek, Dunlap, Mill Creek, Belmont, and Mantua.

Read the West District report [PDF]

West Park District

Includes West Fairmount Park, communities bordering the park, and neighborhoods located near City Avenue.

Read the West Park District report [PDF]


Questions about the reports can be sent to Allen Glicksman, PCA Director of Research and Evaluation, by email to


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