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.
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.