Wyncote, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°05′34″N 75°08′33″W / 40.09278°N 75.14250°W / 40.09278; -75.14250
Wyncote
Census-designated place
Neighborhood of Cheltenham Township
WyncoteCollage.jpg
From top L-R, Center City Philadelphia skyline from Cheltenham Avenue, Curtis Hall, Cheltenham Township welcome sign, Cheltenham High School, SEPTA City buses waiting at the Cheltenham & Ogontz Loop, Cheltenham Mall
Country United States of America
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Township Cheltenham
Elevation 285 ft (86.9 m)
Coordinates 40°05′34″N 75°08′33″W / 40.09278°N 75.14250°W / 40.09278; -75.14250
Area 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 - land 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 3,044 (2010 US Census)
Density 3,805 / sq mi (1,469.1 / km2)
Commissioners Art Haywood (West)
Harvey Portner
Kathy A. Hampton (North)
Timezone Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
Zip Code 19095
Area code 215
Location of Wyncote in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Wyncote (pronounced "WIN-coat") is a census-designated place (CDP) bordering North Philadelphia in Cheltenham Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,044 at the 2010 census. Wyncote is located 5 miles from Center City at the southeasternmost tip of Montgomery County. The Jenkintown-Wyncote SEPTA station is the fifth busiest regional rail station in the SEPTA system, and by far the busiest in Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, and Bucks Counties. Wyncote is part of the Delaware Valley.

Geography[edit]

Wyncote is located at 40°5′34″N 75°8′33″W / 40.09278°N 75.14250°W / 40.09278; -75.14250 (40.092777, −75.142559).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Damage in Wyncote from Hurricane Sandy in 2012
Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 2,960
2000 3,046 2.9%
2010 3,044 −0.1%

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 3,044 people, 1,057 households, and 713 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,732.5 people per square mile (1,434.2/km²). There were 1,069 housing units at an average density of 1,309.9/sq mi (503.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.7% White, 13.6% African American, 0.03% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

For the entire 19095 area code, the population for the 2010 Census was 7,063 and a population density of 3363.3 people per square mile. The population was 53.6% White, 36.1% Black or African American, 6.4% Asian, and .3% Native American.

There were 1,057 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 19.5% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 32.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 75.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $77,043, and the median income for a family was $91,217. Males had a median income of $60,592 versus $41,458 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $32,340. None of the families and 2.2% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 4.9% of those over 64.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

Wyncote Historic District[edit]

Wyncote Historic District
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Restored late-Victorian era homes in Wyncote
Wyncote, Pennsylvania is located in Philadelphia
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Location Roughly bounded by Glenview Ave., SEPTA RR, Webster Ave., and Church Rd.
Coordinates 40°5′23″N 75°8′33″W / 40.08972°N 75.14250°W / 40.08972; -75.14250
Area 1,080 acres (440 ha)
Architect Frank Furness, Et al.
Architectural style Tudor Revival, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival
Governing body Township of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
NRHP Reference # 86002884[3][4]
Added to NRHP October 16, 1986

Wyncote features the Wyncote Historic District which is a US Historic district, added in October, 1986. It was made a historic district for its Architecture, Community Planning, and Development. The district covers over 1000 acres, and 178 contributing buildings.

The Wyncote Historic District has a number of restored Victorian-era homes. The All Hallows Church (constructed 1896–1897) was designed by a firm founded by Philadelphia architect Frank Furness (Furness, Evans and Company). Wyncote also has a number of classical Philadelphia stone colonial revival homes; notable among them is Beechwood, designed in the school of Brognard Okie, the architect responsible for the reconstruction of Pennsbury Manor on the upper Delaware River, and Appleford in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Wyncote Historic District

Transportation[edit]

Public transit[edit]

The Jenkintown-Wyncote station is one of the busiest in the SEPTA system.

Wyncote is served by SEPTA, through regional rail at the Jenkintown-Wyncote train station. The building is a historic structure, dating back to its original use with the North Pennsylvania Railroad. Trains pass through about every twenty minutes going south to Philadelphia or north to Bucks County. Wyncote is a 30 minute train ride from downtown Philadelphia. Wyncote is also served by SEPTA buses, in particular the 77 route, which connects Chestnut Hill to North Philadelphia.

Roads[edit]

Wyncote is in a convenient location driving-wise; about a 25-minute drive to downtown Philadelphia, 2 hours from New York City, 2 hours to the Pocono Mountains, and 1.5 hours to the Jersey shore, just to name a few accessible locations. The following are the most heavily traveled roads in Wyncote:

PA-73.svgPennsylvania Route 73 provides a thruway for Wyncote, Cheltenham Township, and Montgomery County as a whole.

PA-309.svgPennsylvania Route 309 has its beginnings with the intersection of Broad Street, and continues up through Wyncote. It provides a key route to the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

PA-152.svgPennsylvania Route 152 also known as Limekiln Pike, connects PA-309 and PA-73 in Wyncote.

Locale[edit]

Climate[edit]

Wyncote has the climate of a typical Mid-Atlantic town. Summers are hot with highs averaging in the high 80's, with lows being anywhere from the high 60's to the low 80's. Summers also see some days climb into the 90's, and even some that top the 100-degree mark. Spring and Fall are pleasant, with highs averaging in the mid 60's, and lows in the mid 40's. Winters are cold, with highs averaging around 40, and lows averaging in the high teens. The middle of winter occasionally sees a few days where highs don't escape the teens, and lows fall into the single digits. The following is a chart of the average temperatures in Wyncote[5]

Climate data for Wyncote, Pennsylvania
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F 73 73 88 95 96 102 102 102 98 88 82 76 102
Average high °F 37 42 50 62 72 81 85 84 77 65 54 43 62.6
Average low °F 18 22 32 41 51 62 67 65 56 43 34 23 42.8
Record low °F −11 −3 −1 16 32 34 45 37 30 20 11 −10 −11
Precipitation inches 3.44 3.01 4.32 4.12 4.37 4.60 5.05 3.98 4.53 3.82 3.94 4.23 49.41
Record high °C 23 23 31 35 36 39 39 39 37 31 28 24 39
Average high °C 3 6 10 17 22 27 29 29 25 18 12 6 17
Average low °C −8 −6 0 5 11 17 19 18 13 6 1 −5 6
Record low °C −24 −19 −18 −9 0 1 7 3 −1 −7 −12 −23 −24
Precipitation mm 87.4 76.5 109.7 104.6 111 116.8 128.3 101.1 115.1 97 100.1 107.4 1,255
Source: The Weather Channel "The Weather Channel". The Weather Channel. Retrieved October 1, 2011. 

Points of interest[edit]

Robinson park in Wyncote. The pond in the background typically freezes, and provides recreation for the locals.
Thomas Williams Park

Schools[edit]

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