The dominance of rural Republicans is bad news for Philadelphia.
But minority and lower-income Philadelphians are much more likely to hold negative views of the city.
In 2000, we had an aging population and a Houlihan’s in Rittenhouse Square. Now we have a younger population and thousands more people living in Center City.
Philly’s comparatively low rents and home prices might be allowing young people to stick around for longer.
Women in Philadelphia not only outnumber men in fields traditionally strong for women like education and health, but also in law and business/finance.
Philadelphia’s immigrant population grew last year at a rate twice as great as four years ago.
Looking at data released recently by the Center City District’s, it’s possible to see how this great building boom of the present could soon turn into a bust.