Folcroft, Pennsylvania

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Folcroft is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,978 at the 2000 census.



Folcroft is located at 39°53′36″N 75°16′51″W / 39.89333°N 75.28083°W / 39.89333; -75.28083 (39.893212, -75.280881)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (4.26%) is water.

It is bordered by the southwestern portion of Philadelphia. Other neighboring communities include Collingdale, Sharon Hill, Glenolden, Darby Township and Norwood.

A branch of the Delaware County Courthouse makes its home in Folcroft, and the town is a stop on the Wilmington/Newark Line of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter railroad system.


  • MAYOR: Robert M. Frey.
  • COUNCIL PRESIDENT: Marianne French.
  • COUNCILWOMAN Michele Rafter McDonald.
  • COUNCILMAN David Spangenberg.
  • COUNCILMAN Robert Schramm.
  • COUNCILMAN Joseph Papaleo.
  • COUNCILMAN Jason McGuigan.
  • BOROUGH MANAGER: Judith Serratore.
  • POLICE CHIEF: Robert Ruskowski.
  • FIRE MARSHAL: Williams Matthews.
  • CODE ENFORCEMENT: Carmen Haug.
  • TAX COLLECTOR: William Olsen.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,978 people, 2,530 households, and 1,862 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,151.6 people per square mile (1,995.7/km²). There were 2,629 housing units at an average density of 1,940.9/sq mi (751.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.1% White, 4.0% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

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