What is Kensington/Eastern North Philadelphia?
A demographic overview of Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) 04105
By Erika Owens on Feb 3, 2012 12:31 PM
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.