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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
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