DEMOGRAPHICS"There's tremendous opportunity. Any business would be profitable here. The demographics are perfect. Everyone has a different customer but the people that are here the ages range everywhere."
Director of Stores, South Moon Under
Whether you need to gauge retail demand, better understand the characteristics of Center City's retail market, or need information on residents, visitors, or employees, we've got your numbers. Below is an overview of the data important to retailers. Please visit the other demographics pages for more detailed information.
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|Residents||Center City Core – 61,896|
|Greater Center City – 178,316|
|Average Age||33.9 years|
|Educational Attainment||75% of residents have a Bachelor degree or higher|
|43% of residents have an advanced degree|
|Average Household Income||Center City Core - $105,007|
|Greater Center City - $82,452|
|Aggregate Income||Greater Center City - $7.2 billion|
Source: US Census, CCD
|Office Square Feet||40.7 million|
|Private Sector Employees||227,136|
Source: US Census, CCD
|Domestic visitors to Philadelphia region (2010)||37.4 million|
|Overseas visitors to Philadelphia region (2010)||595,000|
|Domestic traveler spending in the Philadelphia region (2010)||$4.9 billion|
Source: PKF Consulting, Tourism Economics/Longwoods International, GPTMC, PCVB, Department of Commerce, Office or Travel and Tourism Industries, 2010
|Number of Institutions of Higher Learning||11|
|Enrollment of Students in Center City||32,000|
|Students Adjacent to Center City||88,601|
|Retail Stores (Vine St. to South St.)||3,217|
|Restaurants & Food-Related Businesses (Vine St. to South St.)||967|
|Fine Dining Establishments (Vine St. to South St.)||305|
|Apparel Stores (Vine St. to South St.)||270|
|Total Retail Spaces (Vine St. to South St.)||3,257|
|Dollars of retail demand within 1 mile of City Hall||$793,164,817|
For residential demographic numbers, Greater Center City is defined as the 8-zip code area including 19102, 19103, 19106, 19107, 19123, 19130, 19146, and 19147. Center City Core is defined as the 4-zip code area including 19102, 19103, 19106, and 19107. Extended Center City is defined as the 4-zip code area including 19147, 19148, 19123, and 19130.