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Overview

Introduction to Cheltenham, Pennsylvania

Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County is an unincorporated community. There are an estimated 36,875 people in Cheltenham.

Cheltenham History

Cheltenham was established around 1690 by fifteen Quakers, two of whom arrived from Cheltenham, England. The community was named after Cheltenham, which is a town in England. The La Mott part of the township was the training ground of the first African-American regiment ever enlisted in the US Army during the Civil War. These soldiers were instrumental in hunting down John Wilkes Booth, and were present at General Lee's surrender. They were the only African-American soldiers who carried Abraham Lincoln’s casket.

Cheltenham and Nearby Attractions

  • Franklin Institute Science Museum
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Abington Art Center
  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Evansburg State Park
  • Bear Creek

Things To Do In Cheltenham

There are numerous museums surrounding Cheltenham including the Franklin Institute Science Museum, Glencairn Museum, and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Betsy Ross House, Cliveden, and Caleb Pusey House and Landingford Plantation are some of the historic sites in the area. Recreational opportunities are available at parks like Evansburg State Park, Fort Washington State Park, and Independence National Historical Park. Other attractions include Adventure Aquarium, Black River & Western Railroad and Longwood Gardens.

Cheltenham Transportation

Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.

Cheltenham Higher Education

Some of the colleges near Cheltenham are Arcadia University, Gratz College, Montgomery County Community College, and Saint Joseph's University.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,988
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+18,900
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.1%
Median Earnings25+$46,754
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,487
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$99,788
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation16.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30%
Median Gross Rent$1,099
Median House Value$266,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44%
Irish12.3%
Italian7.6%
Russian5.4%
English5.1%
West Indian4.9%
Polish4.5%
Haitian2.1%
Jamaican1.7%
Ukrainian1.4%
African1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Romanian0.8%
Dutch0.6%
Arab0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Greek0.4%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swedish0.2%
German0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Cheltenham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes19012
Phone Area Codes215
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.06
Approximate Longitude-75.11

Cheltenham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMOORESTOWN
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationAUDUBON
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationNORRISTOWN
Distance14.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Cheltenham Public Schools

Cheltenham El Sch
7853 Front Street
ZIP: 19012
(215) 635-7415
Primary
Total Enrollment 464

Cheltenham Private Schools

Presentation Bvm School
105 Old Soldiers Rd
ZIP: 19012
Elementary
Total Enrollment 227
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