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Philadelphia Schools and Neighborhoods: Overview


The purpose of this guide is to gather a broad range of resources related to Philadelphia that might be of use in studying the area around a particular school.  Suggestions are welcome.

Philadelphia Histories

School / Neighborhood Data

School-related Data

Census Data and more

  • American FactFinder - Access to Decennial Census and American Community Survey data. No new data will be added after June 2019. More
  • Census Data - After June 2019, this will be the primarily platform for Census data.
  • Social Explorer - Interactive interface to census data from 1790 to the most recently available data. (PennKey required).
  • PolicyMap - Create maps at various geographies using a wide range of data sources, including Census data. (PennKey required).

For more detailed information and instructions see: Census and other data

Recent Works on Philadelphia

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