Drexel Hill, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Drexel Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 28,111 as of July 1, 2016. Drexel Hill ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Drexel Hill is located at latitude 39.9495 and longitude -75.3039 in Delaware County. 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. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 243 feet.

The Drexel Hill Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389416) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Drexel Hill Census Designated Place is located within Township of Upper Darby, a minor civil division (MCD) of Delaware County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Drexel Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Drexel Hill, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 28,111
Population in Households 28,033
Population in Familes 22,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density1 8,801
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 11,251
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 7,135
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,397 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,855 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 887 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $210,247
Average Home Value $230,439


Median Household Income $69,108
Average Household Income $86,038
Per Capita Income $34,389
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% 0.12%
Households -0.04% 0.06%
Families -0.12% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 20 99th
Diversity Index2 # 208 88th
Median Household Income # 205 88th
Per Capita Income # 194 89th

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