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Overview

Introduction to Haverford Township, Pennsylvania

Haverford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 8 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's situated in the southeastern portion of the state. The township incudes parts of Ardmore, Wynnewood, Haverford, Drexel Hill and Bryn Mawr. It's a Philadelphia suburb.

Haverford Township History

In 1681 the township was established by Welsh Quakers on land bought by William Penn. In the early years, farming was important for the community. The Nitre Hall Powder Mills provided gunpowder for the War of 1812. The access of Philadelphia by steam and electric railroads substantially increased the township's population.

Haverford Township Attractions

  • Haverford Township includes numerous historic homes
  • Haverford College Arboretum is a noteworthy location
  • Grange Estate is an historic mansion and features Gothic Revival architecture
  • Federal School is a one room school house and is included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Nitre Hall is a nineteenth century structure and is included in the National Register of historic Places
  • Lawrence Cabin is an old noteworthy structure
  • Haverford Township Day, includes live music and a parade

Haverford Township Activities

The Merion Golf Club is regarded as one of the best courses in the nation. The Beechwood Amusement Park is a notable destination. The Brandywine Valley offers a scenic landscape. The Haverford Township Skatium is an excellent location for ice skating. A wide assortment of activities and entertainment are a short distance away in Philadelphia. Ridley Creek State Park offers outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, bicycle riding and picnicking. Benjamin Rush, Evansburg, Fort Washington, Marsh Creek and Neshaminy state parks are located in the region.

Haverford Higher Education

Haverford College provides opportunities for higher education.

Haverford Township Transportation

Air travel is available at the Philadelphia International Airport. Amtrak Regional Rail Line provides service to Philadelphia.

Demographics

People

Total Population48,893
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+25,083
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married53.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.8%
Median Earnings25+$56,010
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,707
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,159

Wealth

Median Family Income$117,719
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation8.6%

Housing

People Living Alone24.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,263
Median House Value$307,600

Ancestry

Irish35.8%
Italian22.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.2%
English8.6%
Polish5%
Russian2.5%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.8%
Welsh1.1%
Hungarian1%
Arab1%
Swedish0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
African0.7%
Czech0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Slovak0.5%
German0.5%
US/American0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Haverford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Delaware County
Standard Zip Codes19041
Phone Area Codes484,610
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40
Approximate Longitude-75.31

Haverford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORRISTOWN
Distance7.8 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
StationPHOENIXVILLE 1 E
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationMARCUS HOOK
Distance15.6 miles
Jan Temp28 to 40 F
Apr Temp46 to 63 F
Jul Temp70 to 88 F
Oct Temp50 to 65 F
Annual Precip40.6 inches

Haverford Private Schools

The Haverford School
450 Lancaster Ave
ZIP: 19041
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 968
Phebe Anna Thorne Kindergarten
6 College Circle
ZIP: 19041
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Friends School Haverford
851 Buck Ln
ZIP: 19041
Elementary
Total Enrollment 93
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