Introduction to Radnor Township, Pennsylvania

Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 12 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's located along the Main Line, a group of upscale Philadelphia suburbs. The township is home to the headquarters of TV Guide magazine. Kimberly-Clark, Centocor and Con Agra Foods have facilities in the community.

Radnor Township History

The township was established in 1682 and was included in the Welsh Tract. It was named after Radnorshire, Whales. During the late twentieth century stone monuments were placed throughout the community in tribute to the township's Welsh heritage. Lancaster Pike was the first toll road constructed in the country. It connected Lancaster and Philadelphia and traversed through Radnor Township. In 1832 the Columbia Railroad arrived.

Radnor Township and nearby Attractions

  • King of Prussia Mall
  • Morris Arboretum
  • Fairmount Park
  • Deshler-Morris House
  • Romanian Folk Art Museum
  • Ritenhouse Square

Radnor Township Activities

Radnor Nature Park has a number of walking trails open to visitors. The county's Ridley Creek State Park provides opportunities for fishing, paddling, hiking, picnicking and bicycle riding. The park includes the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation which offers a view into the daily life on a pre-revolutionary farm. Benjamin Rush, Delaware Canal, Evansburg, French Creek and Marsh Creek state parks are located in the region. The Brandywine Valley and the Valley Forge National Historic Park are often visited by tourists. The Wissahickon Gorge North Loop has provisions for a number of recreational activities.

Radnor Township Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Philadelphia International Airport.

Radnor Township Higher Education

Villanova University, Eastern University, Valley Forge Military Academy and College and Cabrini College, all located nearby, provide higher education to the citizens of Radnor Township.


Total Population 31,501
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 12.1%
Employed Population 16+ 13,915
Age of the Population 28


% of people married 40.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 72.6%
Median Earnings25+ $67,937
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,891
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,750


Median Family Income $146,886
% Above Poverty Level 92.8%
% Below Poverty Level 7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 14.6%
% Using Public Transportation 11%


People Living Alone 32.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,412
Median House Value $622,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.7%
Irish 26%

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

Radnor Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 12 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Standard Zip Codes 19087
Company Zip Codes 19080, 19088, 19089
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.04
Longitude -75.37

Radnor Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.3 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
Distance 8.7 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 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Radnor, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Saint Davids (19087)

Strafford (19087)

Wayne (19087)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Radnor High Schools

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,064 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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