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Social and Cultural
Create maps of census data along with hundreds of other indicators. Non-census data available in sub-city units include home sales, CDFI Fund Investment Areas, Community Reinvestment Act eligibility, small business lending, HMDA loan data, hospitals, housing subsidies, proximity to public transit, and food deserts.
Philadelphia Neighborhoods Map
Neighborhood boundaries as defined by local firm Azavea, downloadable as shapefile.
Maps and neighborhood profiles of cultural resources, activities, and participation. Requires free registration.
Philadelphia NIS neighborhoodbase
Housing, vacancy, land use, real estate sales, utilities, and property ownership maps by 2000 census tracts and blockgroups, ZIP codes, councilmanic districts, school catchments, and NIS-defined neighborhoods. Downloadable as shapefiles.
Commuting patterns data from the Census Bureau's Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics, by ZIP code or census geography, 2002- 2014.
Philadelphia Housing Authority Housing Sites
Interactive web map of public housing in Philadelphia. Results can be filtered by type of development, number of bedrooms, and units with accessibility features.
Web-based mapping application that including a wide range of underlying data, including census, consumer expenditure and business counts. Datasets include Claritas PRIZM and Simmons Local.
Web map of public school catchment areas. Downloadable data available from the School District of Philadelphia's Open Data Initiative
Community Investment Index
"Heat map" datasets for seven topic areas, including economic development, transportation, environment, housing, planning activities, and more, for southeastern Pennsylvania.
Childcare supply and demand data by neighborhood, council district, ZIP code, or school catchment area.
Philadelphia CityMaps: Crime Maps
Map or download crime locations down to the block for 27 categories of crimes, since 2007. Only 30 days worth of data can be viewed or downloaded at a time.
Philadelphia Police Department Crime Incidents
Crime incidents from the Philadelphia Police Department. Part I crimes include violent offenses such as aggravated assault, rape, arson, among others. Part II crimes include simple assault, prostitution, gambling, fraud, and other non-violent offenses.
Philadelphia NIS CrimeBase
Map or download aggregated crime incidents by councilmanic districts, school catchment areas, ZIP codes, 2000 census tracts and block groups, police districts and sectors, and NIS-defined neighborhoods. Data from 1998 to 2009. (The table export function may not work; in this case, try cutting and pasting into a text editor.)
Justice Atlas of Sentencing and Corrections
Map or download prison admissions and releases by ZIP codes or census tracts, 2008.
Murders in Philadelphia, 1988-2011
From the Philadelphia Inquirer, interactive web map of Philadelphia homicides, searchable by age, race, and sex of victims, weapon, date and time.
Census Maps and Data
Most census map needs can be filled with online resources, like Social Explorer, listed below. Print collections of census maps are also listed below.
- Social Explorer
Map census data by census tract from 1940 to the present, Philadelphia and nationwide. Data downloadable to Excel, or as map images.
- American FactFinder
- TIGER Data
The Census Bureau's shapefiles and KMLs of census geography, roads, and other landmarks.
- National Historic Geographic Information System
Shapefiles of Philadelphia census tracts from 1920 to 2010, blocks and block groups from 1990 to 2010.
- 1940 Enumeration District Maps, Philadelphia
- Philadelphia Data and Maps, 1940-2000
Census tract data and shapefiles, 1940-2000, blocks and block groups 1990-2000 (may be preferable to use Social Explorer and NHGIS listed above); Philadelphia mayoral election data, 1999, with shapefiles for voting district and ward.
- 1880 Enumeration District Boundaries
From the Urban Transition Historical GIS Project, enumeration district boundaries in shapefile and web map formats.
1790 Census onwards
Prior to the 1970 Census, Philadelphia's decennial census geography was tied closely to its political ward geography. Consult Daly and Weinberg's Genealogy of Philadelphia County subdivisions for historic ward boundary changes.