Introduction to Hatboro, Pennsylvania

Hatboro, Pennsylvania is 11 miles NW of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 15 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located in Montgomery county and has a population of 7,393.

Hatboro History

The area, now known as Hatboro, was originally purchased from William Penn by Nicholas More's family in 1705. John Dawson, an English hatter, came to this region in 1715 and built a house, which came to be known as the Crooked Billet Inn, and the village was referred to as "Billet". In 1740, the community was named "Hatborough" since its residents were involved with the manufacturing of hats. Through the 1750s, the community grew as a stage coach stop on the Old York Road between Philadelphia and New York. The area was the site of the Battle of Crooked Billet, a Revolutionary War skirmish that took place on May 1, 1778. The community was officially christened "Hatboro" in the 1880s.

Hatboro and Nearby Attractions

  • Mercer Museum
  • Oscar Hammerstein II Farm
  • Abington Art Center
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Bulls Island Natural Area
  • Elmwood Park Zoo

Things To Do In Hatboro

There are a number of places of historic interest in the town of Hatboro including 18th and 19th century buildings like the Loller Academy, John Harrison House, the Grist Mill, Crooked Billet Inn, and the Crooked Billet Battle Monument. The Mercer Museum showcases artifacts depicting the pre-industrial history of America, while exhibits at the Glencairn Museum focus on the history of religion. Bulls Island Natural Area, a 24-acre island on the Delaware River, features nature trails and camping areas. Activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, fishing, and camping can also be enjoyed at the Neshaminy State Park, and Fort Washington State Park. In addition, the community of Hatboro hosts annual events like the Hatboro Carnival & Fun festival, and Annual Holiday Parade.

Hatboro Transportation

The closest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport.

Hatboro Higher Education

Arcadia University, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Montgomery County Community College, and Manor College are some of the colleges near Hatboro.


Total Population 7,405
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,098
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 45.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.5%
Median Earnings25+ $43,566
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,263
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,570


Median Family Income $85,065
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 5.7%


People Living Alone 28%
Median Gross Rent $1,089
Median House Value $250,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
US/American 0.6%
English 13.3%
Irish 30.7%

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

Hatboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 15 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 19040
Phone Area Codes 215
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.174
Longitude -75.107

Hatboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Distance 8.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50.2 inches
Distance 14.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ambler 6,513 $87,366
Blue Bell 5,985 $140,721
Bryn Athyn 1,360 $103,523
Ivyland 1,026 $102,102
Jenkintown 4,444 $108,092

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

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