Historically working class, ethnically Irish, Italian, and Polish, with a large population of city workers, most neighborhoods in the Sixth District have remained relatively stable compared to other parts of the city. Over time, the Oxford Circle section of the district has absorbed several waves of Russian and Eastern European immigrants and is home to one of the largest Orthodox Jewish communities in the city. The Hispanic population continues to grow in some neighborhoods, and more Asian and African American residents are now moving into the area.
The last few years has brought major economic, transportation and recreational developments along the Delaware River section of the 6th District, with the Dietz and Watson manufacturing campus expansion, Delaware Ave. extension and creation of acres of riverfront park space. However, the 6th District's commercial corridors, populated by small store-front or service-oriented businesses, continue to emerge from the economic downturn without suffering dramatic losses. By continuing efforts to hold onto existing businesses, while attracting new ones compatible with the city’s changing economic base, 6th District residents also work hard to maintain a close check on crime and quality of life issues.
Tacony, Mayfair, Holmesburg, Lexington Park, Holme Circle, Ashton, Bridesburg, Wissinoming, Port Richmond, East Torresdale, Castor Gardens, Oxford Circle, Rhawnhurst, Bells Corner, Frankford