Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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A collage of notable places in Delaware County
Flag of Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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Seal of Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Delaware County
Location in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded September 26, 1789
Named for Delaware River
Seat Media
Largest city Chester
Area
 • Total 191 sq mi (495 km2)
 • Land 184 sq mi (477 km2)
 • Water 6.8 sq mi (18 km2), 3.5%
Population (est.)
 • (2016) 563,402
 • Density 3,065/sq mi (1,183/km²)
Congressional districts 1st, 7th
Website www.co.delaware.pa.us
Footnotes:
Designated October 3, 1982[1]

Delaware County, colloquially referred to as Delco,[2] is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 562,960,[3] it is the fifth most populous county in Pennsylvania, and the third smallest in area. The county was created on September 26, 1789, from part of Chester County and named for the Delaware River.

Its county seat is Media.[4] Until 1850, Chester City was the county seat of both Delaware County and, before that, of Chester County.

Delaware County is adjacent to the city-county of Philadelphia and is included in the Philadelphia–CamdenWilmington, PA–NJDEMD Metropolitan Statistical Area. Delaware County is the only county covered in its entirety by area codes 610 and 484.

History[edit]

Map of the early settlements of Delaware County, Penna
The old Chester Courthouse, built in 1724.

Delaware County lies in the river and bay drainage area named "Delaware" in honor of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, Governor of the nearby English colony of Virginia. The land was "discovered" and explored by Henry Hudson in 1609, and over the next several decades it was variously claimed and settled by the Swedes, the Dutch, and the English. Its original human inhabitants were the Lenni-Lenape tribe of American Indians.

Once the Dutch were defeated and the extent of New York was determined, King Charles II of England made his grant to William Penn in order to found the colony which came to be named Pennsylvania. Penn divided his colony into three counties: Bucks, Philadelphia, and Chester. The riverfront land south of Philadelphia, being the most accessible, was quickly granted and settled. In 1789, the southeastern portion of Chester County was divided from the rest and named Delaware County for the Delaware River.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 191 square miles (490 km2), of which 184 square miles (480 km2) is land and 6.8 square miles (18 km2) (3.5%) is water.[5] It is the third-smallest county in Pennsylvania by area.

Delaware County is roughly diamond- or kite-shaped, with the four sides formed by the Chester County boundary to the northwest, the boundary with the state of Delaware (a portion of the "Twelve Mile Circle") to the southwest, the Delaware River (forming the border with the state of New Jersey to the southeast, and the city of Philadelphia and Montgomery County to the east and northeast.

The lowest point in the state of Pennsylvania is located on the Delaware River in Marcus Hook in Delaware County, where it flows out of Pennsylvania and into Delaware. The highest point in Delaware County is 500 feet at two points southeast of Wyola in Newtown Township [1].

Newlin Mill, built 1704, on the west branch of Chester Creek, near Concordville.

Waterways in Delaware County generally flow in a southward direction and ultimately drain into the Delaware River. The waterways are, from west to east: the Brandywine River (forming a portion of the county's western boundary with Chester County), Naaman's Creek, Chester Creek, Ridley Creek, Crum Creek, Muckinipates Creek, Darby Creek and Cobbs Creek (forming a portion of the county's eastern boundary with Philadelphia). Crum Creek was dammed in 1931 near Pennsylvania Route 252 to fill Springton Lake (also known as Geist Reservoir), an approximately 391-acre (1.58 km2)[6] drinking water reservoir maintained by Aqua America, the county's largest lake.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Delaware County is one of four counties in the United States to border a state with which it shares the same name (the other three are Nevada County, California, Texas County, Oklahoma, and Ohio County, West Virginia).

National protected area[edit]

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

State protected area[edit]

2,600 acres (11 km2) of the county are occupied by the Ridley Creek State Park.

Climate and weather[edit]

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Source: The Weather Channel[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 9,469
1800 12,809 35.3%
1810 14,734 15.0%
1820 14,810 0.5%
1830 17,323 17.0%
1840 19,791 14.2%
1850 24,679 24.7%
1860 30,597 24.0%
1870 39,403 28.8%
1880 56,101 42.4%
1890 74,683 33.1%
1900 94,762 26.9%
1910 117,906 24.4%
1920 173,084 46.8%
1930 280,264 61.9%
1940 310,756 10.9%
1950 414,234 33.3%
1960 553,154 33.5%
1970 600,035 8.5%
1980 555,007 −7.5%
1990 547,651 −1.3%
2000 550,864 0.6%
2010 558,979 1.5%
Est. 2016 563,402 [8] 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2016[3]

As of the 2010 census, the county was 71.1% White non-Hispanic, 19.7% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American or Alaskan Native, 4.7% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian, 2.0% were two or more races, and 0.9% were some other race. 3.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the 2000 census, there were 550,864 people, 206,320 households, and 139,472 families residing in the county. The population density was 2,990 people per square mile (1,155/km²). There were 216,978 housing units at an average density of 1,178 per square mile (455/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 80.32% White, 14.52% African American, 0.11% Native American, 3.29% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.56% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 1.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 24.6% were of Irish, 17.5% Italian, 10.1% German and 6.7% English ancestry.

There were 206,320 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.80% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.40% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.80% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $50,092, and the median income for a family was $61,590. Males had a median income of $44,155 versus $31,831 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,040. About 5.80% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 7.10% of those age 65 or over.

Politics and government[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 37.0% 110,667 59.3% 177,402 3.8% 11,267
2012 38.8% 110,853 60.2% 171,792 1.0% 2,919
2008 38.8% 115,273 60.1% 178,870 1.1% 3,367
2004 42.3% 120,425 57.2% 162,601 0.5% 1,512
2000 42.7% 105,836 54.4% 134,861 3.0% 7,380
1996 39.5% 92,628 49.4% 115,946 11.2% 26,174
1992 40.8% 108,587 41.8% 111,210 17.4% 46,277
1988 60.0% 147,656 39.0% 96,144 1.0% 2,505
1984 61.8% 161,754 37.5% 98,207 0.7% 1,821
1980 55.8% 143,282 34.4% 88,314 9.8% 25,263
1976 54.9% 148,679 43.3% 117,252 1.8% 4,963
1972 63.9% 175,414 34.3% 94,144 1.8% 4,893
1968 50.2% 133,777 40.1% 106,695 9.7% 25,964
1964 42.9% 111,189 56.8% 147,189 0.3% 717
1960 52.0% 135,672 47.8% 124,629 0.2% 482
1956 63.5% 143,663 36.3% 82,024 0.2% 523
1952 61.6% 129,743 38.1% 80,316 0.3% 689
1948 60.9% 93,412 37.3% 57,156 1.8% 2,747
1944 54.8% 78,533 44.7% 64,021 0.5% 755
1940 56.9% 80,158 42.7% 60,225 0.4% 549
1936 52.4% 74,899 45.5% 65,117 2.1% 2,997
1932 68.2% 75,291 29.4% 32,413 2.5% 2,705
1928 73.6% 83,092 26.0% 29,378 0.4% 471
1924 81.8% 41,998 12.4% 6,368 5.8% 2,979
1920 75.3% 34,126 21.2% 9,602 3.5% 1,565
1916 66.0% 16,315 31.3% 7,742 2.7% 677
1912 36.2% 8,418 25.8% 6,001 38.0% 8,819[14]
1908 70.8% 15,184 26.7% 5,727 2.6% 550
1904 78.2% 15,032 18.6% 3,586 3.2% 618
1900 75.0% 13,794 23.1% 4,249 2.0% 358
1896 75.3% 13,979 22.5% 4,169 2.3% 424
1892 60.7% 9,272 36.2% 5,520 3.1% 477
1888 62.0% 8,791 35.5% 5,028 2.5% 351

It has operated under a home-rule charter with five at-large councilmembers since 1972. Republicans remain in control of many county council seats and row offices, despite the larger number of registered Democrats in the county.

As of June 2017, there were 391,683 registered voters in Delaware County.[13]

· Democratic: 178,788 (45.65%)

· Republican: 164,106 (41.88%)

· No Affiliation: 25,892(6.61%)

· Other Parties: 22,897 (5.85%)

Until recent years, Delaware County was regarded as a strongly Republican County. It voted for the Republican candidate in nearly every election from 1854 through 1988, with exceptions including the 1964 presidential election. In recent elections, however, Delaware County has voted for Democratic candidates in every presidential election since 1992, including voting for Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996, Al Gore in 2000, John Kerry in 2004, Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, and Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Delaware County has been trending Democratic and the Republican registration edge has declined rapidly from over twice as many voters as Democrats had in 2002. It narrowly voted for Bill Clinton in 1992, but has gone Democratic in every Presidential election since then by 10 points or more by progressively-increasing margins. In the 2004 election Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry won the county by 14 points. In the 2004 US Senate election, Republican Arlen Specter defeated Joe Hoeffel but Democrat Bob Casey, Jr. defeated Rick Santorum in the 2006 Senate election. In the 2008 presidential election, Democratic Senator Barack Obama defeated Republican Senator John McCain resoundingly, by over 21 points. All three Democratic state row office candidates also carried it in 2008.

In 2016, Delaware County elected all Democrats in national office elections except Republican Patrick Meehan (U.S. Representative).[15]

Most of Delaware County is located in the state's 7th congressional district, represented by Republican Pat Meehan. The district had been held for 20 years by Republican Curt Weldon until he was ousted by Joe Sestak, a retired admiral, in the 2006 U.S. House of Representatives election. Also in the 2006 election, Democrat Bryan Lentz unseated Republican incumbent State Representative Tom Gannon in the 161st House district. In 2010 Sestak ran for the senate seat vacated by Arlen Specter and was replaced by Meehan, defeating Lentz, who ran as the Democrat. Lentz was replaced in the State House by Joe Hackett, a Republican. A small portion of the county, mostly consisting of the areas around Chester, Yeadon and Darby, is in the Philadelphia-based 1st district, represented by Democrat Bob Brady.

The 7th Congressional District is regarded as one of the most gerrymandered districts in the entire United States due to its extreme discongruity.[16]

Delaware County Council[edit]

Office Holder Party
County Councilman (chairman) Mario J. Civera Jr. Republican
County Councilwoman (vice-chair) Colleen P. Morrone Republican
County Councilman John P. McBlain Republican
County Councilman David J. White Republican
County Councilman Michael F. Culp Republican

[17]

County Row Officers[edit]

Office Holder Party
Controller Edward E. O'Lone Republican
District Attorney John J. Whelan Republican
Register of Wills Jennifer Holsten Maddaloni, Esquire Republican
Sheriff Mary McFall Hopper, Esquire Republican

[18]

United States Senate[edit]

Senator Party
Pat Toomey Republican
Bob Casey Democratic

United States House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party
1 Bob Brady Democratic
7 Pat Meehan Republican

State Senate[edit]

District Representative Party
8 Anthony Hardy Williams Democratic
9 Tom Killion Republican
17 Daylin Leach Democratic
26 Thomas J. McGarrigle Republican

State House of Representatives[edit]

District Representative Party
159 Brian Joseph Kirkland Democratic
160 Stephen Barrar Republican
161 Leanne Krueger-Braneky Democratic
162 Nicholas Miccarelli III Republican
163 Jamie Santora Republican
164 Margo Davidson Democratic
165 Alexander Charlton Republican
166 Greg Vitali Democratic
168 Chris Quinn Republican
185 Maria Donatucci Democratic
191 Joanna E. McClinton Democratic

Corrections[edit]

The George W. Hill Correctional Facility (Delaware County Prison) is located in Thornbury Township.[19][20] The jail houses pre-trial inmates and convicted persons who serve county sentences of two years less one day.[20]

Education[edit]

Map of Delaware County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Public school districts[edit]

Charter schools[edit]

In Pennsylvania, charter schools are public schools. They receive a per pupil funding from the state along with federal funding. They are eligible to apply for many competitive grants offered by the state and federal governments. There are two charter schools in 2011. They are located within the attendance borders of the Chester Upland School District. Charter schools may accept students from neighboring school districts.

Private schools[edit]

From EDNA, Educational Entity Search Results, 2011

  • Academy of Notre Dame, Villanova
  • Agnes Irwin School, Rosemont
  • Annunciation BVM School, Havertown
  • Archbishop John Carroll HS, Radnor
  • Archbishop Ryan School Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
  • Aston Presbyterian DC Learning Center, Aston
  • Blessed Virgin Mary School, Darby
  • Cardinal O'Hara High School, Springfield
  • Center for Self Development, Chester
  • Cheder Chabad Philadelphia, Broomall
  • Christ Haven Christian Academy, Darby
  • Christ Memorial Classical Academy, Collingdale
  • Christian Academy, Brookhaven
  • Country Day Sacred Heart, Bryn Mawr
  • Creative Minds Christian Academy, Darby
  • Davidson School, Elwyn (State Approved Private School )
  • Delaware County Christian School, Newtown Square
  • Drexel Neumann Academy, Chester
  • Easter Seals of Southeastern Pa, Media (State Approved Private School)
  • Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square
  • Faith Temple Christian School, Chester
  • Frederick Douglass Christian School, Chester
  • Friends School Haverford
  • George Crothers Memorial School, Swarthmore (State Approved Private School)
  • Haven Kindergarten Academy, Chester
  • Holy Child Academy, Drexel Hill
  • Holy Cross School, Springfield
  • Holy Saviour – St John Fisher, Linwood
  • Huntington Learning Center, Springfield
  • Institute of Islamic Studies, Chester
  • Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Bryn Mawr
  • KEEP Kindergarten, Havertown
  • Lane Good Council Montessori School, Broomall
  • Lansdowne Friends School, Lansdowne
  • Media Providence Friends School, Media
  • Monsignor Bonner Archbishop, Drexel Hill
  • Mother of Providence Regional Catholic School
  • Melmark Inc, Berwyn (State Approved Private School)
  • Neumann College Child Dev Center, Aston
  • New Beginnings Academy, Chester
  • Notre Dame Delourdes School, Swarthmore
  • Our Lady of Fatima School, Secane
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Morton
  • Robinson Christian Academy, Middletown
  • Rose Tree Day School, Media
  • Sacred Heart School, Havertown
  • School in Rose Valley, Rose Valley
  • Shiloh Development Academy, Chester
  • St. Aloysius Academy, Bryn Mawr
  • St. Anastasia School, Newtown Square
  • St. Andrew School, Drexel HIll
  • St. Bernadette School, Drexel HIll
  • St. Cornelius School, Chadds Ford
  • St. Cyril Alexandria School, EaSt. Lansdowne
  • St. Denis School (Now called Cardinal Foley School), Havertown
  • St. Dorothy School, Drexel Hill
  • St. Eugene School, Primos
  • St. Francis Desales Parochial, Aston
  • St. Francis of Assisi School, Springfield
  • St. James Regional Catholic School, Ridley Park
  • St. Joseph School, Aston
  • St. Katharine of Siena, Wayne
  • St. Laurence School, Upper Darby
  • St. Mary Magdelen School, Media
  • St. Pius X School, Broomall
  • St. Thomas Apostle School, Glen Mills
  • Sterling East – Philadelphia Campus, Folcroft
  • Stratford Friends School, Newtown Square
  • Valley Forge Military Academy, Wayne
  • Walden School, Media

Colleges and universities[edit]

Library at Cheyney University
Benjamin West Birthplace on the campus of Swarthmore College
Old Main at Widener University

Adult education[edit]

  • Haverford Adult School[21]
  • Main Line School Night[22]
  • Senior Community Services Lifelong Learning[23]

Libraries[edit]

  • Aston Free Library
  • Collingdale Public Library
  • Darby Free Library
  • Delaware County Francis J. Catania Law Library
  • Delaware County Library System (government agency)[24]
  • Folcroft Public Library
  • Glenolden Library
  • Helen Kate Furness Library (Wallingford)
  • Haverford Township Free Library
  • J. Lewis Crozer Library (Chester)
  • Lansdowne Public Library
  • Marple Public Library
  • Mary M. Campbell Library (Marcus Hook)
  • Media-Upper Providence Free Library
  • Middletown Free Library
  • Newtown Square Public Library
  • Norwood Public Library
  • Prospect Park Public Library
  • Memorial Library of Radnor Township
  • Rachel Kohl Community Library (Glen Mills)
  • Ridley Park Public Library
  • Ridley Township Public Library
  • Sharon Hill Public Library
  • Springfield Township Library
  • Swarthmore Public Library
  • Tinicum Memorial Public Library
  • Upper Darby & Sellers Memorial Library (main)
  • Upper Darby Library-Municipal Branch
  • Upper Darby Library-Primos Branch
  • Yeadon Public Library

Transportation[edit]

Delaware County is bisected north to south by Blue Route Interstate 476, which connects I-76 just north of the extreme northern corner of the county to I-95, which parallels the Delaware River along the southeastern edge of the county.

Delaware County is home to SEPTA's 69th Street Terminal in Upper Darby, and is served by the Norristown High Speed Line (P&W), two Red Arrow trolley lines (Routes 101 and 102), four Regional Rail Lines (the Airport Line, Wilmington/Newark Line, Media/Elwyn Line, and Paoli/Thorndale Line), and a host of bus routes.

The western portion of Philadelphia International Airport is located in Delaware County, and the county hosts some airport-related commerce such as Philadelphia's UPS terminal and airport hotels.

Major highways[edit]

Recreation[edit]

Dam on Ridley Creek in Ridley Creek State Park
Old Rose Tree Tavern in Rose Tree Park.

There is one Pennsylvania state park in Delaware County.

County parks Include:

Sports[edit]

The city of Chester is home to the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. The team plays at Talen Energy Stadium, a venue located at the base of the Commodore Barry Bridge.

Delaware County is the traditional home of women's professional soccer in the Philadelphia area. The former Philadelphia Charge of the defunct Women's United Soccer Association played at Villanova Stadium, which is located on the campus of Villanova University. The Philadelphia Independence of Women's Professional Soccer succeeded the Charge and played at Widener University's Leslie Quick Stadium in 2011.

Delaware County is the home of one of oldest baseball leagues in the country, the Delco League, which at one time was known for featuring future, former, and even current major league players who were offered more money than their current teams would pay them.[25][26][27]

Every summer, Delaware County is home to the Delco Pro-Am, a basketball league consisting of current, future, and former NBA players as well as local standout players.[28]

Delaware County is also the former home of a rugby league team called the Aston Bulls, a member of the American National Rugby League.

Media[edit]

The county itself is serviced by several newspapers, most notably the News of Delaware County, the Delaware County Daily Times, and The Suburban and Wayne Times and The Spirit, the only minority owned newspaper serving Delaware County.[citation needed] "Delaware County Magazine" is the news magazine with the largest circulation in Delaware County, reaching over 186,000 homes. The Philadelphia Inquirer also has a significant presence, reflecting Philadelphia's influence on Delaware County and the rest of the metro.

Communities[edit]

Map of Delaware County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and exactly one town. There are 49 municipalities in Delaware County:

City[edit]

Boroughs[edit]

Townships[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Delaware County.[29]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2010 Census)
1 Chester City 33,972
2 Drexel Hill CDP 28,043
3 Ardmore (partially in Montgomery County) CDP 12,455
4 Yeadon Borough 11,443
5 Broomall CDP 10,789
6 Darby Borough 10,687
7 Lansdowne Borough 10,620
8 Woodlyn CDP 9,485
9 Collingdale Borough 8,786
10 Folsom CDP 8,323
11 Brookhaven Borough 8,006
12 Village Green-Green Ridge CDP 7,822
13 Glenolden Borough 7,153
14 Ridley Park Borough 7,002
15 Clifton Heights Borough 6,652
16 Folcroft Borough 6,606
17 Prospect Park Borough 6,454
18 Swarthmore Borough 6,194
19 Norwood Borough 5,890
20 Sharon Hill Borough 5,697
21 Media Borough 5,327
22 Boothwyn CDP 4,933
23 Aldan Borough 4,152
24 Linwood CDP 3,281
25 Upland Borough 3,239
26 Lima CDP 2,735
27 Morton Borough 2,669
28 East Lansdowne Borough 2,668
29 Colwyn Borough 2,546
30 Chester Heights Borough 2,531
31 Eddystone Borough 2,410
32 Marcus Hook Borough 2,397
33 Parkside Borough 2,328
34 Trainer Borough 1,828
35 Haverford College (partially in Montgomery County) CDP 1,331
36 Millbourne Borough 1,159
37 Chenyney University (mostly in Chester County) CDP 988
38 Rose Valley Borough 913
39 Rutledge Borough 784

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Delco Sheriff: Don't fall for jury duty scam". Delco Times. Retrieved July 1, 2014. ; McCrystal, Laura (June 27, 2014). "Voting Wards To Be Changed in Delco's Radnor Township". Philly.com. Retrieved July 1, 2014. ; McCrystal, Laura (June 30, 2014). "Roadwork in Delco to affect I-95 and I-476 this week". Philly.com. Retrieved July 1, 2014. ; DaGrassa, Peg (June 27, 2014). "Here’s the Scoop on Ross, Fresh Stop, KFC and Other Delco Businesses". Delco News Network. Retrieved July 1, 2014. ; Kurtz, Paul (June 27, 2014). "Delco Homeless Families Get A Day of Escapist Fun". CBS Philly. Retrieved July 1, 2014. ;"Delco's bars, taverns are really heating up". Delco Times. June 16, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
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  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Chester - Ridley - Crum Watersheds Association". Archived from the original on October 16, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Monthly Averages for Media, Pennsylvania". The Weather Channel. Retrieved February 15, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 31, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved May 31, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 31, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 31, 2017. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  14. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 8,272 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 374 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 170 votes, and Socialist Labor candidate Arthur Reimer received 3 votes.
  15. ^ "Pennsylvania Elections - County Results". www.electionreturns.pa.gov. Retrieved 2016-11-25. 
  16. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania%27s_7th_congressional_district
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  18. ^ "Delaware County PA". www.co.delaware.pa.us. 
  19. ^ "Chapter 7 7-11." Comprehensive Zoning Plan. Thornbury Township. Retrieved on September 6, 2011. "The three major institutions found in the Township, the Delaware County Prison, Glen Mills Schools and Cheyney University[...]"
  20. ^ a b "Delaware County Prison." Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved on September 6, 2011. "George W. Hill Correctional Facility (Delaware County Prison), which is located on 500 Cheyney Road in Thornbury Township[...]"
  21. ^ "Haverford Township Adult School". Haverford Township Adult School. 
  22. ^ "MainLine School Night -". www.mainlineschoolnight.org. 
  23. ^ http://www.scs-delco.org/learning
  24. ^ "Delaware County Library System -". www.delcolibraries.org. 
  25. ^ "Delco League". Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  26. ^ "Delco League to honor legends of ballfields from 105 seasons". Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  27. ^ "COLTS BOLT BOROUGH: Collingdale's Delco Baseball League team is the latest loss endured by tiny town". Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  28. ^ "Plenty of talent as Delco Pro-Am League tips off". Retrieved October 8, 2014. 
  29. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 21, 2013. Retrieved February 10, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°55′N 75°24′W / 39.92°N 75.40°W / 39.92; -75.40