Philadelphia 2021: State of the City

Philadelphia 2021: State of the City | The Pew Charitable Trusts

Pedestrians head east on the South Street Bridge.
Pedestrians head east on the South Street Bridge. 📷: Lexey Swall for The Pew Charitable Trusts

A Troubling Year

In so many ways, 2020 was a troubling year for Philadelphia, one that raised profound questions about its future. The numbers tell the story of a city facing tremendous challenges, not just from the pandemic and its economic impact but from rising drug overdose deaths and gun violence as well.