Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania

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Tredyffrin Township (Welsh: Tre (town) + Dyffryn (valley)) is a township located in eastern Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 29,062 at the 2000 census. Originally settled in the late 17th century, Tredyffrin is bounded by Delaware and Montgomery Counties. It includes on its northern boundary a small part of Valley Forge National Historical Park, where George Washington encamped during the American War of Independence. Tredyffrin and the entire Great Valley region also have many limestone deposits.

Unincorporated communities within Tredyffrin Township include Chesterbrook, Strafford, a portion of Paoli, and a portion of Wayne. Tredyffrin is bordered by Easttown, East Whiteland, Willistown, Charlestown, Upper Merion, Radnor and Schuylkill townships.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 19.9 square miles (51.4 km²), of which, 19.8 square miles (51.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 29,062 people, 12,223 households, and 7,834 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,464.9 people per square mile (565.6/km²). There were 12,551 housing units at an average density of 632.6/sq mi (244.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 90.88% White, 2.84% African American, 0.11% Native American, 5.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

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