East Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

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East Bradford Township
View of meadow on a farm estate
View of meadow on a farm estate
Location in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 39°56′48″N 75°38′24″W / 39.94667°N 75.64000°W / 39.94667; -75.64000Coordinates: 39°56′48″N 75°38′24″W / 39.94667°N 75.64000°W / 39.94667; -75.64000
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyChester
Area
 • Total15.15 sq mi (39.25 km2)
 • Land14.93 sq mi (38.68 km2)
 • Water0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
Elevation
207 ft (63 m)
Population
 • Total9,942
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
9,996
 • Density669.35/sq mi (258.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-029-20824
Websitewww.eastbradford.org

East Bradford Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 9,942 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Cope's Bridge, Gibson's Covered Bridge, Worth-Jefferis Rural Historic District, Carter-Worth House and Farm, East Bradford Boarding School for Boys, Hance House and Barn, Col. John Hannum House, Paradise Valley Historic District, Strode's Mill, Strode's Mill Historic District, Taylor-Cope Historic District and Taylor House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39 km2), of which 15.0 square miles (39 km2) is land and 0.07% is water.

Adjacent townships

West Chester, the county seat, is on the east side, between East Bradford and West Goshen townships.

Demographics[edit]

At the 2010 census, the township was 91.5% non-Hispanic White, 3.3% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, and 1.4% were two or more races. 2.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,405 people, 3,076 households, and 2,408 families residing in the township. The population density was 625.6 people per square mile (241.6/km²). There were 3,150 housing units at an average density of 209.5/sq mi (80.9/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.45% White, 3.49% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.87% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 3,076 households, out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $100,732, and the median income for a family was $109,459. Males had a median income of $82,811 versus $38,220 for females. The per capita income for the township was $41,158. About 0.9% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930906
19401,03314.0%
19501,18714.9%
19601,71344.3%
19703,26090.3%
19803,219−1.3%
19906,440100.1%
20009,40546.0%
20109,9425.7%
Est. 20169,996[2]0.5%
[6]

Schools[edit]

It is served by the West Chester Area School District. Elementary schools serving sections of East Bradford township include East Bradford, Hillsdale, Mary C. Howse, and Sarah Starkweather.[7] Almost all areas of East Bradford township are zoned to Pierce Middle School and West Chester Henderson High School, while a small portion is zoned to G.A. Stetson Middle School and Rustin High School.[8]

A portion of West Chester University South Campus is in East Bradford Township.[9][10]

Notable people[edit]

  • Eli Kirk Price (1797-1884), Pennsylvania State Senator, commissioner of of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Richard J. Baldwin (1853-1944), Pennsylvania State Senator and Representative

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ https://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/profile/PA
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ http://www.dvrpc.org/data/databull/rdb/db82/appedixa.xls
  7. ^ "School Boundary Adjustment Draft SK8C - Current Boundaries with Zones of Change" (Elementary). West Chester Area School District. Retrieved on September 26, 2018.
  8. ^ "School Boundary Adjustment Draft SK8C - Current Boundaries with Zones of Change" (Secondary). West Chester Area School District. Retrieved on September 26, 2018.
  9. ^ "South Campus Map." West Chester University. Retrieved on October 9, 2018. See: "West Chester Area Council of Governments Map."
  10. ^ "Zoning Map." East Bradford Township, Pennsylvania. Retrieved on October 9, 2018. A portion is "planned university", overlapping with the South Campus map.

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