Philadelphia among the most economically segregated cities for the poor
In the City of Neighborhoods, your neighborhood may say more about your cash flow than anything else.
In a new study conducted by the Martin Prosperity Institute, Philadelphia ranked number 8 out of 51 cities in terms of its economic segregation.
The study classifies economic segregation by various opportunity-based quantifiers — income advancement opportunities, educational opportunities, etc. Moreover, the study ranks cities not just by segregation of their poor, but by their wealthy too.
The verdict? The poor are more enclaved than the rich, but that’s not to say there’s not a fair share of both.
Philly placed as one of the largest metro areas in the U.S. where the poor are the most cut off from the rest of the city. Moreover, its only one of three large metros (alongside Milwaukee and Hartford of all places) to make this list. In terms of its super-rich enclaves, Philly ranked 24th out of the 51 biggest cities.