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Overview

Introduction to Radnor Township, Pennsylvania

Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 12 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's located along the Main Line, a group of upscale Philadelphia suburbs. The township is home to the headquarters of TV Guide magazine. Kimberly-Clark, Centocor and Con Agra Foods have facilities in the community.

Radnor Township History

The township was established in 1682 and was included in the Welsh Tract. It was named after Radnorshire, Whales. During the late twentieth century stone monuments were placed throughout the community in tribute to the township's Welsh heritage. Lancaster Pike was the first toll road constructed in the country. It connected Lancaster and Philadelphia and traversed through Radnor Township. In 1832 the Columbia Railroad arrived.

Radnor Township and nearby Attractions

  • King of Prussia Mall
  • Morris Arboretum
  • Fairmount Park
  • Deshler-Morris House
  • Romanian Folk Art Museum
  • Ritenhouse Square

Radnor Township Activities

Radnor Nature Park has a number of walking trails open to visitors. The county's Ridley Creek State Park provides opportunities for fishing, paddling, hiking, picnicking and bicycle riding. The park includes the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation which offers a view into the daily life on a pre-revolutionary farm. Benjamin Rush, Delaware Canal, Evansburg, French Creek and Marsh Creek state parks are located in the region. The Brandywine Valley and the Valley Forge National Historic Park are often visited by tourists. The Wissahickon Gorge North Loop has provisions for a number of recreational activities.

Radnor Township Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Philadelphia International Airport.

Radnor Township Higher Education

Villanova University, Eastern University, Valley Forge Military Academy and College and Cabrini College, all located nearby, provide higher education to the citizens of Radnor Township.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,616
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+13,642
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married40.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher72.7%
Median Earnings25+$69,793
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,681
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,170

Wealth

Median Family Income$142,311
% Above Poverty Level91.1%
% Below Poverty Level8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work14.8%
% Using Public Transportation11.5%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,432
Median House Value$636,300

Ancestry

Irish25.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.3%
Italian16.5%
English9.4%
Polish4.4%
French Except Basque2.3%
Russian2.2%
Swedish1.7%
Scottish1.7%
Arab1.3%
Norwegian1.1%
Welsh1%
Ukrainian0.9%
West Indian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Greek0.8%
African0.7%
Jamaican0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Bulgarian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Czech0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Ghanaian0.2%
German0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
US/American0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Radnor Almanac

CategoryValue
County Delaware County, Chester County
Standard Zip Codes19008, 19087
Company Zip Codes19080, 19088, 19089
Phone Area Codes484,610, 267, 215
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.96
Approximate Longitude-75.35

Radnor 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
Distance5.3 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
StationPHOENIXVILLE 1 E
Distance8.7 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
StationWEST CHESTER 2 NW
Distance14.8 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

Radnor Public Schools

Radnor El Sch
20 Matsonford Road
ZIP: 19087
(610) 788-9300
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Radnor Shs
130 King Of Prussia Rd
ZIP: 19087
(610) 293-0855
High
Total Enrollment 1172

Radnor Private Schools

Archbishop John Carroll High School
211 Matsonford Rd
ZIP: 19087
Secondary
Total Enrollment 953
Armenian Sisters Academy
440 Upper Gulph Rd
ZIP: 19087
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
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