Newbold falls into two different census tracts. The boundary between the two census tracts falls at Mifflin Street, however Snyder avenue acts as the palpable dividing line between the distinct sub-sections of this neighborhood, and used as the divide between areas known locally as Newbold North and Newbold South.
The age distribution varies significantly in Newbold North and Newbold South. Newbold North (Fig. 1), with a median age of 33.3 years, has a higher proportion of younger people. In contrast, Newbold South (Fig. 2), with a median age of 39.9 years, has a higher proportion of older people. Newbold North’s age pyramid closely resembles the citywide age pyramid (Fig. 3), which has a median age of 34.2. Based on the shape of the population pyramids, Newbold South is losing population whereas Newbold North is experiencing an increase in its population due to an influx of young people.
POPULATION CHANGE (1989-1999)
Between 1989 and 1999 the population in Newbold remained stable, while population in surrounding communities experienced decline consistent with the general population loss of the city of Philadelphia (Fig. 4).
Like other demographic indicators, median income differs significantly between Newbold North and Newbold South, and both are below the Philadelphia median of $31,000. Median income in Newbold South is $27,000 and $20,000 in Newbold North (Fig. 5).