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What is Kensington/Eastern North Philadelphia?

A demographic overview of Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) 04105
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The U.S. Census calls it Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) 04105, but Philadelphians know Kensington/Eastern North Philly as a collection of neighborhoods like Port Richmond, West Kensington, and Juniata Park. The area is home to roughly 163,000 people – just over 10 percent of the city’s total population; 46% are Hispanic. Over half of the area’s households earn less than $28,000 a year. Kensington/Eastern North Philly is home to almost 13,000 young adults (ages 20-24). Roughly 3,000 are high school dropouts.

All data from American Community Survey Averages, 2006-2010.

Source: Drexel University Center for Labor Markets and Policy.

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