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Telford, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Telford had a population of 4,914 as of July 1, 2020. Telford 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 Telford is located at latitude 40.322 and longitude -75.328 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Telford encompass a land area of 1.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 440 feet.

The Borough of Telford (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


Telford, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,914 (100%)
Population in Households 4,794 (97.6%)
Population in Families 3,709 (75.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 120 ( 2.4%)
Population Density 4,879
Diversity Index2 46


Median Household Income $66,181
Average Household Income $81,394
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $33,971
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,177 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,049 (48.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 998 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 130 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $229,848
Average Home Value $236,487
Housing Affordability Index3 132


Total Households 2,047
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,205
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.08% 0.08%
Households 0.04% 0.04%
Families -0.04% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
Owner Occupied HU   0.25%


Telford, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Telford to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 265 85th
Population Density # 149 92nd
Median Household Income # 447 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 178 10th
Per Capita Income # 446 75th
Diversity Index # 166 91st

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