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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Drexel Hill Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Delaware County at latitude 39.9495 and longitude -75.3039. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

The formal official name is the Drexel Hill Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Drexel Hill indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Drexel Hill Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Drexel Hill, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 27,880
Population in Households 27,801
Population in Familes 22,507
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 8,728
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 11,239
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 7,134
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,150 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,409 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,830 (31.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 911 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $235,951
Average Home Value $256,384


Median Household Income $65,192
Average Household Income $83,930
Per Capita Income $33,740
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.14% 0.01%
Households -0.09% 0.02%
Families -0.18% -0.1%
Median Household Income   3.65%
Per Capita Income   3.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Drexel Hill, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Drexel Hill to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 20 99th
Population Density1 # 22 99th
Diversity Index2 # 211 88th
Median Household Income # 246 86th
Per Capita Income # 189 89th

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