Northeast Philadelphia History

Northeast Philadelphia, nicknamed Northeast Phillythe Northeast and the Great Northeast, is a section of the city of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania. According to the 2000 Census, the Northeast has a sizable percentage of the city’s 1.547 million people — a population of between 300,000 and 450,000, depending on how the area is defined. Beginning in the 1980s, many of the Northeast’s middle class children graduated from college and settled in suburbs, especially nearby Bucks CountyWhites were once predominant in northeastern Philadelphia. However, with the emigration of older populations and white flight a new influx of Hispanics have settled in the Northeast, while African Americans and Asian immigrants have purchased homes in northeast Philadelphia. The Northeast is now both racially and ethnically diverse and has a large immigrant population.

Colleges and universities

The main campus of Holy Family University is located in Northeast Philadelphia. The university, founded in 1954, has more than two thousand students.