Nearly half of all working Philadelphians commute to suburbs for work [Study] - Technical.ly Philly

Sep. 11, 2012 10:45 am

Nearly half of all working Philadelphians commute to suburbs for work [Study]

Nearly half of all working Philadelphians reverse-commute to the suburbs for work, a recent study on jobs from the Center City District found. The study also found that 38 percent of Philly’s jobs are concentrated in Center City. Find the study here [pdf]. This past summer, large suburban tech companies Fiberlink and Bentley Systems opened […]

Nearly half of all working Philadelphians reverse-commute to the suburbs for work, a recent study on jobs from the Center City District found. The study also found that 38 percent of Philly’s jobs are concentrated in Center City.

Find the study here [pdf].

This past summer, large suburban tech companies Fiberlink and Bentley Systems opened Center City offices, citing employee fatigue at the reverse commute.

Here’s a quick rundown of the numbers from the study:

  • 35 to 50 percent of working Philadelphians who live outside downtown commute to the suburbs for work.
  • 38 percent of all private-sector jobs are in Center City, while 11 percent can be found in University City.
  • In Center City, there are 129 jobs per acre, while in the rest of the city, there are four jobs per acre.
  • Fewer than 15 percent of working Philadelphians work inside their Council district.

For more coverage on the report, head to the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes has been covering the Philadelphia tech scene since 2012. She's co-president of the Asian American Journalists Association Philadelphia chapter and a two-time Philadelphia News Award winner for "Community Reporting of the Year." The Bryn Mawr College grad lives in West Philly, likes her food spicy and wears jumpsuits often.

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