Map: Find the median age in your area of Philly

This morning on Twitter, Aine Doley wanted to know the average age of people in her neighborhood:

I wonder how you can find out the average age of people in the neighborhood, Census? @emaleigh

Lucky for her, PennPraxis is in the middle of a big mapping project related to our Blueprint2015 project, and Ryan Debold was able to put together this map visualizing the median age for each Census tract. 

    • Median Age by Census Tract
      Median Age by Census Tract

We went with median rather than average age, so the picture wouldn't be skewed by outliers (very young or very old people.) Each color has a four-year range, except for the oldest and youngest cohorts, which have fewer people.

Is there anything here you're surprised by? What jumps out at you? 

About the author

Jon Geeting

Jon Geeting was Engagement Editor at Plan Philly from 2014-2016. He has also covered city and state politics, land use, transportation, and economic policy for Next City, Keystone Politics, This Old City, Philadelphia Magazine, and City Paper. Jon grew up in Bethlehem, PA and moved to Philadelphia in 2013 after an 11-year detour to New York City. Follow him on Twitter @jongeeting.

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