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Overview

Introduction to Yeadon, Pennsylvania

Yeadon, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 4 miles W of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Yeadon History

This region was originally occupied by the Lenni-Lenape tribe of Native Americans. Gradually, colonial establishments took hold as Dutch, Swedes, and English settlers built their homes, and the community came under the Colonial American government's control. Until the mid-1800s, Yeadon was an agricultural community. It was officially incorporated on March 9, 1893. The borough was named after the local landowner William Bullock's estate, "Yeadon Manor" which was itself named after his hometown of Yeadon in England.

Yeadon and Nearby Attractions

  • American Swedish Historical Museum
  • Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Camden Children's Garden
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Ridley Creek State Park

Things To Do In Yeadon

Numerous historic sites are within 10 miles of Yeadon including the Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation, Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Walt Whitman House, and Fort Mifflin. The Philadelphia Museum of Art displays collections of Asian, American, and European art, as well as a number of Pennsylvania German artworks. The American Swedish Historical Museum houses artifacts reflecting the Swedish-American traditions and cultural heritage. Another popular place to visit is the Independence National Historical Park, which encompasses the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall. The Evansburg State Park features a golf course and picnic areas, and also offers opportunities for hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, and picnicking.

Yeadon Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Philadelphia International Airport.

Yeadon Higher Education

Colleges close to Yeadon include the Community College of Philadelphia, Drexel University, Saint Joseph's University, and Peirce College.

People

Total Population 11,506
Male Share of the Population 45%
Female Share of the Population 55%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 5,270
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 35.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25%
Median Earnings25+ $40,118
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,141
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,967

Wealth

Median Family Income $61,667
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 17.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.1%
Median Gross Rent $844
Median House Value $139,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 69.7%
US/American 0%
English 0.3%
Irish 3.8%

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

Yeadon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles W of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Standard Zip Codes 19050
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.938
Longitude -75.255

Yeadon 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 PHILADELPHIA INTL AP
Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 62 F
Jul Temp 70 to 86 F
Oct Temp 49 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station AUDUBON
Distance 9.9 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 13.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fernwood (19050)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aldan 4,158 $73,393
Collingdale 8,786 $58,105
Colwyn 2,559 $55,664
Darby 10,693 $34,952
East Lansdowne 2,672 $72,500
Lansdowne 10,614 $70,885

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

Yeadon Public Libraries

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Yeadon Public Library
809 LONGACRE BLVD
Yeadon, Pennsylvania
(610) 623-4090

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