Introduction to Haverford Township, Pennsylvania

Haverford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 8 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's situated in the southeastern portion of the state. The township incudes parts of Ardmore, Wynnewood, Haverford, Drexel Hill and Bryn Mawr. It's a Philadelphia suburb.

Haverford Township History

In 1681 the township was established by Welsh Quakers on land bought by William Penn. In the early years, farming was important for the community. The Nitre Hall Powder Mills provided gunpowder for the War of 1812. The access of Philadelphia by steam and electric railroads substantially increased the township's population.

Haverford Township Attractions

  • Haverford Township includes numerous historic homes.
  • Haverford College Arboretum is a noteworthy location.
  • Grange Estate is an historic mansion and features Gothic Revival architecture.
  • Federal School is a one room school house and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Nitre Hall is a nineteenth century structure and is included in the National Register of historic Places.
  • Lawrence Cabin is an old noteworthy structure.
  • Haverford Township Day, includes live music and a parade.

Haverford Township Activities

The Merion Golf Club is regarded as one of the best courses in the nation. The Beechwood Amusement Park is a notable destination. The Brandywine Valley offers a scenic landscape. The Haverford Township Skatium is an excellent location for ice skating. A wide assortment of activities and entertainment are a short distance away in Philadelphia. Ridley Creek State Park offers outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, bicycle riding and picnicking. Benjamin Rush, Evansburg, Fort Washington, Marsh Creek and Neshaminy state parks are located in the region.

Haverford Higher Education

Haverford College provides opportunities for higher education.

Haverford Township Transportation

Air travel is available at the Philadelphia International Airport. Amtrak Regional Rail Line provides service to Philadelphia.


Total Population 48,804
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 24,461
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.4%
Median Earnings25+ $54,748
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,740
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,292


Median Family Income $115,469
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.7%
% Using Public Transportation 8.1%


People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,153
Median House Value $301,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.6%
US/American 0.4%
English 8.6%
Irish 37.3%

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

Haverford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Standard Zip Codes 19041
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.02
Longitude -75.29

Haverford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.8 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
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.8 inches
Distance 15.6 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 40 F
Apr Temp 46 to 63 F
Jul Temp 70 to 88 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
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