The economic and demographic characteristics of Philadelphia residents have shifted rapidly over the past decade. Population and employment growth, increases in educational attainment, and decreases in the overall poverty rate have all transformed the way our city functions. In response to these changing characteristics, policy leaders must also adapt their program models. While many areas of the city have seen improvements, many others have not. Understanding these nuances will help to target specific underrepresented areas and populations.

Philadelphia: An Executive Summary of Economic and Demographic Trends is a short and easy-to-use resource for policy leaders and actors across the city. Using the most up-to-date data from an array of sources, Philadelphia provides high-level insight into key subjects, allowing users to quickly find the most relevant information to help inform decision-making. 

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