Welcome to Manayunk

Highly walkable community with proximity to Boathouse Row
Manayunk officially became a part of Philadelphia in 1854 while simultaneously keeping its identity as a small-town community. Today, Manayunk represents a community where young families and professionals live peaceful but active lives with an interesting art scene and proximity to downtown Philadelphia via train.

What to Love

  • Small-town feel 
  • Close to Philadelphia
  • Canals and waterways
  • Vibrant downtown area
  • Peaceful and walkable
  • Proximity to Boathouse Row

Local Lifestyle

Manayunk gives its residents a pleasing blend of big-city living and small-town charm with proximity to all that Philadelphia offers. It is an excellent place for first-time homebuyers or ambitious professionals to grow their careers. Many multigenerational families also call Manayunk home.

Locals appreciate the community’s parks and green spaces and love the tranquility of the canals and river. With its steep hills and twists and turns, Manayunk also developed a reputation as a challenging spot for bikers, hikers, and other seeking athletic challenges. In addition, Manayunk's Main Street vibrancy brings all residents together with its many eateries, bars, shops, and entertainment venues.

Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping

Manayunk's dining and entertainment center reflect its resident’s friendly and active spirit, and the small-town vibe encourages unique and original businesses. The Goat's Beard serves American food with passion, the freshest ingredients, and an interesting twist. Winnie's in Manayunk offers a fabulous brunch and a Christmas Cabaret.

You'll also find a fun bar and pub scene in Manayunk. Dawson Street Pub caters to craft beer lovers and offers live music and a buzzy atmosphere. The pub's kitchen is also open from 12 pm to 9 pm, with the classic favorites you'd expect from your favorite bar. Those who appreciate craft beer will also enjoy Manayunk Brewery. With its location on the river, it's enjoyable to enjoy a cold-crafted beverage and some delicious food in the summer.

For a memorable shopping experience, head to The Little Apple. This boutique offers curated items for your everyday needs and gifts for special occasions.

Things to Do

With the downtown area, green spaces, and riverfront businesses of Manayunk, the town provides plenty to do. But it also offers specialty venues such as the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center. This center features everything from musicals to operas. Manayunk also hosts the Manayunk Art Festival, one of the largest festivals in the tri-state area. This outdoor event features high-quality, juried art.

Pretzel Park, as the name may suggest, greets its visitor with a statue of a six-foot pretzel statue. It also lets you explore the Tow Path along the Manayunk Canal, and you'll also find the pathways to the Cynwyd Heritage and Schuylkill River Trail.

Overview for Manayunk, PA

8,502 people live in Manayunk, where the median age is 30 and the average individual income is $50,345.83. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

30 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Manayunk, PA

Manayunk has 3,940 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Manayunk do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,502 people call Manayunk home. The population density is 13,675.07 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

56.55 / 43.45%

Men vs Women

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Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Manayunk, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Manayunk. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Y.A.L.E. School Philadelphia
1st - 8th
No rating available
Dobson James School
K - 8th

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