Edgmont Township, Pennsylvania

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Edgmont Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,918 at the 2000 census.


History and Socioeconomics

Edgmont Township, otherwise known by the post office name of Edgemont (19028) is a semi-rural suburban area in Western Delaware County. It was one of the first townships in Pennsylvania, founded in the late 1680s. Today, Edgmont is home to a rather wide socioeconomic range. Along the rural area along Valley Road, you will see many high-income neighborhoods such as Allee, Okehocking Hills, and Fiveormore. On Delchester Road, you'll see the rather posh new neighborhood known as Somerhill. On the major north-south thoroughfare through Edgmont, Providence Road, several upscale single family homes on large lots predominate as well as other high-income neighborhoods such as Springton Chase and Runnymeade Farms. There is also a retirement home known as White Horse Village. Within Edgmont lies a very tiny village that is not incorporated known as Gradyville (19039). It consists mainly of a post office, a gas station, a flower shop, an antique shop, one or two houses, and an English-language Orthodox church. Though Edgmont has its own post office as mentioned previously, most of the area is served by the Newtown Square post office (19073) or the Media post office (19063) or the Glenn Mills post office as it delivers mail directly to residences.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.3 km²), of which, 9.8 square miles (25.3 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.20%) is water. Major routes through and around Edgmont include Pennsylvania Route 3 (West Chester Pike), and Pennsylvania Route 352 (Middletown Road). Edgmont Township is bordered by the townships of Middletown, Upper Providence, Newtown, and Thornbury in Delaware County; and Willistown in Chester County. The single largest geographic feature of the township is Ridley Creek State Park, comprising 2,600 acres (11 km2), and a popular destination for a full range of recreational activities, and home to a colonial farm park staffed from late-Spring through early Fall.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,918 people, 1,447 households, and 988 families residing in the township. The population density was 401.7 people per square mile (155.2/km²). There were 1,515 housing units at an average density of 155.3/sq mi (60.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.58% White, 4.90% African American, 2.73% Asian, 0.13% Native American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

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