Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 40°2′44″N 75°26′22″W / 40.04556°N 75.43944°W / 40.04556; -75.43944
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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Berwyn station (SEPTA)
Location within Chester County and Pennsylvania
Location within Chester County and Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°2′44″N 75°26′22″W / 40.04556°N 75.43944°W / 40.04556; -75.43944
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.86 sq mi (4.83 km2)
 • Land1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
520 ft (160 m)
 • Total3,775
 • Density2,028.48/sq mi (783.28/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area codes610 and 484
FIPS code42-05904
GNIS feature ID1169323

Berwyn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. Berwyn is located within Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. The area is part of the Philadelphia Main Line suburbs.


At times, the village has been called Cocheltown, Reeseville, Glassley, and Gaysville. The town received its present name in 1877 during the celebration of its centennial when one of the Welsh settlers proposed to name the village after the Berwyn Hills overlooking the Valley of the Dee River in Denbighshire, Wales.


Berwyn residential neighborhood, 2009

Berwyn is located at 40°2′44″N 75°26′22″W / 40.04556°N 75.43944°W / 40.04556; -75.43944.[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all land.[4]

Berwyn is bordered by the communities of Devon (to the east), Paoli (to the west), Newtown Square (to the south) and the Chesterbrook section of Wayne (to the north).

Two stops along SEPTA's Paoli-Thorndale Line are located in Berwyn: Berwyn Station and Daylesford Station, both on the northern side of Route 30.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[5][2]

The population of zip code 19312 (which contains the entirety of Berwyn in addition to a small area in Willistown and Newtown townships) was 11,745 at the 2020 census. The population density was 1,228 people per square mile. 88% of units were single-family homes and 81% of households were headed by a married couple. [6]

According to the 2021 American Community Survey's five-year population estimates, Berwyn was 82% non-Hispanic White, 1% Black or African American, 0% Native American and 14% Asian. 3% of residents reported two or more races and 3% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. 16.7% of residents were foreign-born, of whom 57% were born in Asia, 35% were born in Europe and 5% were born in Latin America. 4.8% of residents are U.S. veterans.

The median income for a household was $174,583, with 46% of households earning more than $200,000 per year. The median income for a family was $217,784. For a family with children, the median income was greater than $250,000.

78% of residents over the age of 25 hold a bachelor's degree. Among individuals aged 25-64, the share is 82%.

According to Zillow, as of May 2023 the average home value in Berwyn's zip code, 19312, was $868,425. For a single family home, the average value was $881,657.

In 2023, ranked Berwyn as the 12th best place to raise a family in America.


Berwyn is home of the Footlighters' Theater, a non-profit theater that has provided entertainment for over 80 years. Footlighters' Theater is the oldest community theater on the Philadelphia Main Line.[7]

Points of interest include the Easttown Public Library, the Upper Main Line YMCA, Teegarden Park and Glen Brook Farm.

The Easttown Public Library was founded in 1905 and is a member of the Chester County Library System which consists of the 18 public libraries in the county. The Upper Main Line YMCA was founded in 1962 and sits on the former 124-acre summer estate owned by investment banker J. Gardner Cassatt, the brother of famed painter Mary Cassatt and railroad magnate Alexander Cassatt.


Ametek, Hardinge, Inc., Trinseo, Triumph Group, and TE Connectivity have their operational headquarters in Berwyn.


Conestoga High School (2006)

The public school system is Tredyffrin/Easttown School District.[8] Schools serving portions of the Berwyn CDP are Beaumont and Devon elementary schools in Easttown Township and Hillside Elementary School in Tredyffrin Township.[9]

The district operates two middle schools, Tredyffrin/Easttown and Valley Forge, both in Tredyffrin Township. Conestoga High School, located in Tredyffrin, near the Berwyn CDP, serves the CDP; as does Tredyffrin-Easttown Middle School.[citation needed]

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia operates area Catholic parish schools. In 2012 the Catholic grade school St. Monica closed.[10]


Frank Johnson Memorial Park, in the Berwyn CDP, is operated by the township government. It has a pavilion with toilets, basketball courts, an open field, a "tot lot", and volleyball courts.[8][11]

Also, Crabby Creek Park, in Berwyn, is operated by the township government. It is a 48 acre park, located off Walnut Lane at Bodine Road in Berwyn, which serves as passive open space and a stream corridor buffer for Crabby Creek[12]

Notable people[edit]

Jake Cohen


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  3. ^ US Geological Survey 7.5 minute topographic map series
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Berwyn CDP, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  5. ^ Retrieved January 2, 2023. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved March 14, 2022.
  7. ^ "Footlighters' Theater History" Foolighters' Theater, retrieved February 27, 2012.
  8. ^ a b "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Berwyn CDP, PA." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "TESDmap2015.pdf." Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "2012 Catholic grade school consolidations/closings". July 15, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "Johnson Park." Easttown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved on October 9, 2018. "The park is located at 122 Bridge Avenue in Berwyn."
  12. ^ "Township Parks and Open Space | Tredyffrin Township". Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  13. ^ "Where Are They Now? Julie and David Eisenhower", AARP Bulletin, December 22, 2010. p. 1.
  14. ^ "D. O'Keefe, 73, former prosecutor". Philadelphia Inquirer. June 19, 1989. p. 42. - Clipping from

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