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Overview

Introduction to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in Chester county, is 11 miles NW of Wilmington, Delaware (center to center) and 30 miles W of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are 5,273 residents in the town.

Kennett Square History

This area, which was originally inhabited by Lenape Americans, was initially named Kennett after the river in England. Square was later added to the name to commemorate William Penn's one square mile land grant. The person responsible for introducing mushrooms to this region was William Swayne, who imported spawn from Europe to growing them. It became a popular industry and Kennett went on to be known as the "Mushroom Capital of the World". Kennett Square was officially incorporated in 1855.

Kennett Square and Nearby Attractions

  • Longwood Gardens
  • Brandywine Zoo
  • White Clay Creek State Park
  • Brandywine River Museum
  • Kennett Underground Railroad

Things To Do In Kennett Square

Brandywine River Museum, which displays local history exhibits, also has an art studio. Brandywine Creek State Park is spread across 933 acres and features trails, and fishing areas. Other attractions in the area include Longwood Gardens, Brandywine Zoo, and White Clay Creek State Park.

Kennett Square Transportation

The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport.

Kennett Square Higher Education

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Goldey-Beacom College, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Wilmington College are the nearest colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,139
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens11.8%
Employed Population 16+3,354
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,371
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,782
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,387

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,040
% Above Poverty Level88.6%
% Below Poverty Level11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work10.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$995
Median House Value$240,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)53.6%
Irish10.8%
Italian8.5%
English6.6%
Polish2.9%
Scottish2.3%
Welsh1.4%
Dutch1.1%
French Except Basque1%
Brazilian0.8%
Ukrainian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
German0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Greek0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Kennett Square Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chester County
Standard Zip Codes19348
Phone Area Codes484,610
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.84
Approximate Longitude-75.71

Kennett Square Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST CHESTER 2 NW
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.8 inches
StationNEWARK UNIVERSITY FARM
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationOCTORARO LAKE
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp37 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avondale1,430$73,173
Downingtown7,940$69,153
Modena711$45,769
Unionville232$51,250
West Chester19,434$87,847
West Grove2,850$72,925

Kennett Square Public Libraries

Kennett Librrary
216 EAST STATE STREET
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
(610) 444-2702

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Kennett Square Public Schools

Bancroft El Sch
181 Bancroft Road
ZIP: 19348
(610) 925-5711
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Charles F Patton Ms
760 Unionville Road
ZIP: 19348
(610) 347-2000
Middle
Total Enrollment 1000
Greenwood El Sch
420 Greenwood Road
ZIP: 19348
(610) 388-5990
Primary
Total Enrollment 584
Kennett Hs
100 East South Street
ZIP: 19348
(610) 444-6620
High
Total Enrollment 1262
Mary D Lang Kdg Ctr
409 Center St
ZIP: 19348
(610) 444-6260
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Unionville El Sch
1775 W Doe Run Road
ZIP: 19348
(610) 347-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Unionville Hs
750 Unionville Road
ZIP: 19348
(610) 347-1600
High
Total Enrollment 1320

Kennett Square Private Schools

London Grove Friends Kindergarten
500 W Street Rd
ZIP: 19348
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
St Patrick School
210 Meredith St
ZIP: 19348
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
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