West Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

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West Bradford Township
Township
Derbydown Homestead
Motto: "Between the Brandywines"
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°57′56″N 75°44′22″W / 39.96556°N 75.73944°W / 39.96556; -75.73944Coordinates: 39°57′56″N 75°44′22″W / 39.96556°N 75.73944°W / 39.96556; -75.73944
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Established 1705 (as Bradford Twp.)
Government
 • Mayor Bruce W. Laverty
John A. Haiko
Mark J. Blair
Area[1]
 • Total 18.60 sq mi (48.16 km2)
 • Land 18.50 sq mi (47.91 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Elevation 548 ft (167 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,223
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 12,858
 • Density 695.10/sq mi (268.39/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 19335, 19320, 19382
Area code(s) 610
FIPS code 42-029-82544
Website http://www.westbradford.org

West Bradford Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 12,376 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

There are three federal historic districts (Marshallton, Trimbleville, and Northbrook) on the National Register of Historic Places located within West Bradford Township .[3] Also listed are the Baily Farm, Bradford Friends Meetinghouse, Como Farm, Derbydown Homestead, Humphry Marshall House, Marshallton Inn, and Temple-Webster-Stoner House.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.2 km²), of which, 18.6 square miles (48.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.32% water.

Adjacent municipalities[edit]

Major roadways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,558
1940 1,367 −12.3%
1950 1,530 11.9%
1960 1,894 23.8%
1970 2,996 58.2%
1980 7,343 145.1%
1990 10,406 41.7%
2000 10,775 3.5%
2010 12,376 14.9%
Est. 2016 12,858 [2] 3.9%
[5]

As of the census[6] of 2010, there were 12,376 people, 4,126 households, and 3,449 families residing in the township. The population density was 665.4 people per square mile (256.9/km²). There were 4,217 housing units at an average density of 226.7/sq mi (87.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.4% White, 2.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. 2.0% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,126 households, out of which 42.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 6.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.4% were non-families. 13.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the township the population was spread out, with 30.4% under the age of 19, 4.0% from 20 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.6 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a family was $104,124.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

West Bradford Township is served by the Downingtown Area School District, and has two elementary schools within the township:

Neighborhoods[edit]

Notable places[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

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. ^ West Bradford Township History & Demographics
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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