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The car accident attorneys in Carroll Park, PA, sponsor this article to offer readers a detailed excerpt about the area.

Carroll Park is a neighborhood in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood is surrounded by Haddington, Hestonville, Cathedral Park, and Mill Creek. Carroll Park belongs to ZIP code 19131 and area codes 215 and 267.


Carroll Park is home to 14,495 residents. Of these residents, the gender identity percentage is nearly equal amongst males (49%) and females (51%), and the median age is 31.9 years old.

The majority of residents in Carroll Park (64%) own their homes, and the median home value is $88,108. The minority of residents (36%) are renters, and the median rent is $1,124.

The median household income in Carroll Park is $30,396, and 43.2% of residences in the neighborhood are family households, while 26% of Carroll Park households are families with children.

The racial demographic of Caroll Park is as follows:

  • 94% African American
  • 3% Hispanic
  • 2% Two or More Races
  • 1% White

Education levels amongst Carroll Park residences vary and are as follows:

  • 5% Master's Degree or Higher
  • 12% Bachelor's Degree
  • 36% Some College or Associates Degree
  • 40% High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 7% Less than a High School Diploma


The community within Carroll Park is strong, with most residents (79%) born in Pennsylvania; Carroll Park is a neighborhood where people move to stay for several years.

According to survey polling, 33% of residents say there is a good sense of community in Carroll Park, and 67% of residents say LGBTQ+ residents are very accepted.

Caroll Park has also ranked #35 (of 147) in Neighborhoods with the lowest cost of living and #116 (of 147) in Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals in Philadelphia.

Historic Schools

Carroll Park is home to many families and subsequently has great access to local schools. Unique to Carroll Gardens is the local elementary, middle, and high schools are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The elementary school, William B. Hanna School, was later named Guion Bluford Elementary School after Guion Bluford, an American aerospace engineer, retired U.S. Air Force officer and fighter pilot, and former NASA astronaut, who attended the original William B. Hanna School.

The three-story building was known for its Gothic arched entry with limestone and terra cotta trim, built from 1908-1909 and designed by architect Henry deCourtesy Richard. The elementary school was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

The William Shoemaker Junior High School, later named Mastery Charter School Shoemaker Campus, is Caroll Park's local middle & high school. The school building was built in 1925 and designed by chief architect Irwin T. Catherine.

The four-story building was built in the Late Gothic Revival style and features a Gothic arched door at the front of the building with brick pannels in a herringbone pattern. The school building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

If you're looking to move to or visit an area with a diverse population, strong sense of community, and historic schools, then look no further than Carroll Park.

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David Petrone
Date Published: June 17, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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