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The workers' compensation lawyers in Wister, PA, present this article to offer readers a detailed excerpt about the neighborhood.

Wister is a residential neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood is bordered by Chelten Avenue, Germantown Avenue, Belfield Avenue, and Wister Street. Wister belongs to zip code 19144 and area codes 215, 267, and 445.


Wister is home to 7,078 residents, with a nearly equal population of female residents (53%) and male residents (47%). The median age in Wister is 34.22.

The racial demographic of Wister is as follows:

  • 71% African American
  • 21% White
  • 3% Asian
  • 2% Hispanic
  • 2% Other Race
  • 1% Two or More Races

Wister, PA, residents live a moderate financially comfortable lifestyle with a median household income of $21,475.

The majority of Wister residents rent their homes (59%) at a median rent of $913, which is considered relatively affordable compared to the national average ($1,062). A minority of Wister residents own their homes (41%) at a median home value of $133,624.

Wister is considered a diverse family-oriented neighborhood, with 29% of households consisting of families with children. Additionally, Wister has ranked #119 (of 147) in Most Diverse Neighborhoods in Pennsylvania.


Wister is the site of several notable schools and universities. The neighborhood is the site of LaSalle University and several other notable public schools.

A few of Wister's most popular schools include,

Central High School

  • The public school hosts a student population of 2,412 in grades 9-12 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 24:1. The highly-rated school has an average graduation rate of 98% and an average SAT score of 1240. Additionally, the school has ranked #2 in Nich Standout High Schools in Pennsylvania, #3 in Best Magnet High Schools in Pennsylvania, and #5 in Most Diverse Public High Schools in Pennsylvania.

Widener Memorial School

  • The public magnet school hosts a student population of 143 in grades K-12 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 6:1. The school is known for its dedicated teachers and the school's intimate classroom experience. Of the school's faculty, 2.9% of teachers are in their first or second year.

Parks & Recreation

Aside from the beautiful La Salle University campus, residents of Wister have access to several nearby outdoor spaces and parks. Since several families and university students occupy the neighborhood, you will often find many community members enjoying the green spaces in the parks relaxing, and enjoying recreational activities.

Some of the most notable parks in the neighborhood include,

  • Wister Woods Park, located at 1911-1965 Belfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144, features several open green spaces utilized by residents for outdoor events and local vendors.
  • Wister Playground, located at 4971 Baynton St, Philadelphia, PA 19144, features a playground, basketball courts, and a multi-purpose sports field mostly utilized by young athletes in the community.
  • Wakefield Park, located at 1600 W Fisher Ave, Philadelphia, PA, spans 12.0 acres and is popular for its scenic walking trail. In the park, you will often find residents walking their dogs and exercising.

If you're considering visiting or residing in a neighborhood with diverse demographics, fantastic access to highly rated schools, and neighborhood parks, then look no further than Wister, PA.

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David Petrone
Date Published: July 28, 2021
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