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Overview

Introduction to Hatboro, Pennsylvania

Hatboro, Pennsylvania is 11 miles NW of Bensalem, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 15 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located in Montgomery county and has a population of 7,393.

Hatboro History

The area, now known as Hatboro, was originally purchased from William Penn by Nicholas More's family in 1705. John Dawson, an English hatter, came to this region in 1715 and built a house, which came to be known as the Crooked Billet Inn, and the village was referred to as "Billet". In 1740, the community was named "Hatborough" since its residents were involved with the manufacturing of hats. Through the 1750s, the community grew as a stage coach stop on the Old York Road between Philadelphia and New York. The area was the site of the Battle of Crooked Billet, a Revolutionary War skirmish that took place on May 1, 1778. The community was officially christened "Hatboro" in the 1880s.

Hatboro and Nearby Attractions

  • Mercer Museum
  • Oscar Hammerstein II Farm
  • Abington Art Center
  • Independence National Historical Park
  • Bulls Island Natural Area
  • Elmwood Park Zoo

Things To Do In Hatboro

There are a number of places of historic interest in the town of Hatboro including 18th and 19th century buildings like the Loller Academy, John Harrison House, the Grist Mill, Crooked Billet Inn, and the Crooked Billet Battle Monument. The Mercer Museum showcases artifacts depicting the pre-industrial history of America, while exhibits at the Glencairn Museum focus on the history of religion. Bulls Island Natural Area, a 24-acre island on the Delaware River, features nature trails and camping areas. Activities like hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, fishing, and camping can also be enjoyed at the Neshaminy State Park, and Fort Washington State Park. In addition, the community of Hatboro hosts annual events like the Hatboro Carnival & Fun festival, and Annual Holiday Parade.

Hatboro Transportation

The closest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport.

Hatboro Higher Education

Arcadia University, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Montgomery County Community College, and Manor College are some of the colleges near Hatboro.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,412
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+4,035
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.8%
Median Earnings25+$43,638
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,882

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,844
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation6.1%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,131
Median House Value$254,100

Ancestry

Irish29.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
Italian13.2%
English12.8%
Polish6.2%
French Except Basque3.9%
Russian1.6%
Scottish1.5%
Ukrainian1.5%
Welsh1.5%
Czech1.5%
Hungarian1.1%
German0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Dutch0.6%
US/American0.5%
Arab0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Slovene0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Hatboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes19040
Phone Area Codes215,267
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.17
Approximate Longitude-75.1

Hatboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWILLOW GROVE NAS
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationNESHAMINY FALLS
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
StationNORRISTOWN
Distance14.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ambler6,507$89,361
Blue Bell6,403$148,017
Bryn Athyn1,375$109,500
Ivyland933$108,750
Jenkintown4,426$102,258
Rockledge2,548$84,024

Hatboro Public Libraries

Union Lib Company Of Hatborough
243 SOUTH YORK RD
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
(215) 672-1420

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Hatboro Public Schools

Blair Mill El Sch
109 Bender Road
ZIP: 19040
(215) 420-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Crooked Billet El Sch
69 Meadowbrook Avenue
ZIP: 19040
(215) 420-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
Pennypack El Sch
130 Spring Avenue
ZIP: 19040
(215) 420-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Upper Moreland Intermediate Sch
3990 Orangemans Road
ZIP: 19040
(215) 325-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Upper Moreland Ms
4000 Orangemans Road
ZIP: 19040
(215) 674-4185
Middle
Total Enrollment 672
Upper Moreland Primary Sch
3980 Orangemans Road
ZIP: 19040
(215) 325-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 752

Hatboro Private Schools

Play & Learn
42 N York Rd
ZIP: 19040
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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