Drexel Hill, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Drexel Hill Census Designated Place had a population of 28,009 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Drexel Hill, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 28,009
Population in Households 27,931
Population in Familes 22,412
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 8,769
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $74,286
Average Household Income $92,834
Per Capita Income $36,978


Total Housing Units 12,063 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,239 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,934 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 890 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $211,414
Average Home Value $233,671


Total Households 11,173
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 7,057
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.01% -0.02%
Households -0.12% -0.09%
Families -0.23% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

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, 2018 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 Density # 20 99th
Diversity Index # 205 88th
Median Household Income # 221 88th
Per Capita Income # 209 88th

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