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3 maps that explain gentrification in Philadelphia

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“Gentrification” is a word that gets tossed around a lot, especially in Philadelphia, a city where some neighborhoods are experiencing rapid demographic shifts. (See our series here) The changes mean different things to different people but a common set of facts can help ground conversations. 

A recent analysis from the real estate website RENTCafe has made the rounds locally with the news that two Philadelphia zip codes  — 19123 and 19146 — rank among the top 10 most gentrified in the nation. The Rentcafe wonks calculated a “gentrification coefficient” using three indicators of change: median home values, median

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