Glenolden, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glenolden, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Glenolden had a population of 7,186 as of July 1, 2016. Glenolden 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 Glenolden is located at latitude 39.8996 and longitude -75.292 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Glenolden (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 92 feet.

The Borough of Glenolden (GNIS ID: 1215184) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glenolden: Glen Olden.

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


Total Population 7,186
Population in Households 7,184
Population in Familes 5,550
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 7,372
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 2,956
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,765
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,859 (59.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,097 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 154 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $169,902
Average Home Value $172,310


Median Household Income $51,380
Average Household Income $61,766
Per Capita Income $25,414
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.11%
Households -0.01% 0.05%
Families -0.17% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Glenolden, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Glenolden 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 # 157 91st
Population Density1 # 44 98th
Diversity Index2 # 252 86th
Median Household Income # 797 55th
Per Capita Income # 816 54th

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