Glenolden, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Glenolden, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Glenolden had a population of 7,323 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Glenolden: Glen Olden.

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Glenolden, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,323
Daytime Population: Workers 1,622
Daytime Population: Residents 3,431
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,053
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 7,321
Population in Familes 5,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 7,512
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $53,549
Average Household Income $65,258
Per Capita Income $26,811


Total Housing Units 3,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,901 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,107 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $171,568
Average Home Value $175,618


Total Households 3,008
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 1,796
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.24%
Households 0.23% 0.18%
Families 0.09% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 2017 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 # 156 91st
Population Density # 40 98th
Diversity Index # 262 85th
Median Household Income # 757 57th
Per Capita Income # 813 54th

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