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.

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
  • Automotive Technology
  • 70+ years of helping students start careers in Health Sciences, Business & Information Technology, Automotive, Skilled Trades, and more.
  • This year, Lincoln schools around the country have made more than $15 million in scholarship funds available to qualified students.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media, and offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • Schools include Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England, with 30 campuses in 15 states across the U.S.
camnpus icon
Visit School Site
  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Self-Designed
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015.
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
  • 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
Visit School Site
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.

Radnor High Schools

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

Radnor Colleges

Click school name for a detailed profile.

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

Are you an official in the Radnor 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