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PCPC staff and partner City agencies created a series of existing conditions memos to kick off the Lower Southwest District Plan. Read our existing conditions memos.

District Boundaries

The graphic below shows the boundaries and neighborhoods of the Lower Southwest Planning District.

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Demographics

The graphic on the left shows the population and age distribution in the Lower Southwest Planning District. The graphic on the right illustrates the census tracts that have experienced population growth between 2000 and 2010.

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As seen in the below graphic on the left, the district has experienced significant demographic changes between 1980 and 2010. The graphic on the right illustrates how the district has the third highest foreign born population in the city.

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The graphics below depict where the foreign born population lives within the district and where they are from.

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Finally, the graphics below show housing trends in the district as compared to the city as a whole.

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Economic Development

The graphic below depicts the employment destinations for people that live in the Lower Southwest Planning District.

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The charts below detail the top employment sectors and employers in the Lower Southwest Planning District.

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Transportation

The map below illustrates the SEPTA public transit routes, existing bike lanes and the freight lines.

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Finally, the graphics below show how residents of the district commute to work (as compared to the city) as well as the census tracts where residents have access to a vehicle.

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