dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County is an unincorporated community. There are an estimated 36,875 people in Cheltenham.

Cheltenham History

Cheltenham was established around 1690 by fifteen Quakers, two of whom arrived from Cheltenham, England. The community was named after Cheltenham, which is a town in England. The La Mott part of the township was the training ground of the first African-American regiment ever enlisted in the US Army during the Civil War. These soldiers were instrumental in hunting down John Wilkes Booth, and were present at General Lee's surrender. They were the only African-American soldiers who carried Abraham Lincoln’s casket.

Cheltenham and Nearby Attractions

  • Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Abington Art Center
  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Evansburg State Park
  • Bear Creek

Things To Do In Cheltenham

There are numerous museums surrounding Cheltenham including the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Glencairn Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Betsy Ross House, Cliveden, and Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation are some of the historic sites in the area. Recreational opportunities are available at parks like Evansburg State Park, Fort Washington State Park, and Independence National Historical Park. Other attractions include Adventure Aquarium, Black River & Western Railroad and Longwood Gardens.

Cheltenham Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.

Cheltenham Higher Education

Some of the colleges near Cheltenham are Arcadia University, Gratz College, Montgomery County Community College, and Saint Joseph's University.

People

Total Population 36,924
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 18,301
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 46%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.2%
Median Earnings25+ $47,043
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,861
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,958

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,712
% Above Poverty Level 91.8%
% Below Poverty Level 8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation 15.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,093
Median House Value $270,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.6%
Irish 12.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cheltenham Almanac

Category Value
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 19012
Phone Area Codes 215
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.05
Longitude -75.1

Cheltenham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOORESTOWN
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station AUDUBON
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 41 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station NORRISTOWN
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Graduate Certificate in Alcohol & Drug Counseling
  • B.S. in Human Services / Human Services Management
  • B.S. in Management / Entrepreneurship
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Ranked among the Best Online MBA Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
  • Founded in 1890, it has a campus in Waterbury, CT and offers online degree program in eight-week modules, six times a year.
  • About 800 students are enrolled at the main campus, and about half of them commute.
  • Online courses make it possible for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as 18 months and a master’s degree in 14-24 months.
Programs
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Healthcare Management (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
Programs
  • Audio Production (BS)
  • Fashion Design (AS)
  • Graphic Design (BS)
  • Alumni have appeared in reality competition shows such as Top Chef and Project Runway.
  • Dedicated career services team that helps students tap opportunities in a marketplace driven by ideas
  • Offers programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary
  • Program Coordinators focus on improving program content and ensure that students have the resources they need
  • Over 50 locations nationwide
camnpus icon
Philadelphia
Visit School Site
Programs
  • Automotive Technology
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
Programs
  • MBA@UNC
UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the world's top-ranked business schools. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you develop the skills that make you a highly effective leader and prepare you for long-term career success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school's core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.

Cheltenham Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

Additional Details
Cheltenham Colleges
Cheltenham colleges and trade schools.
Cheltenham Graduate Schools
Cheltenham Graduate and Business Schools
Study Online in Cheltenham
Additional Resources
Info for Cheltenham Government Officials


Are you an official in the Cheltenham government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top