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Thornbury Township Facts & Figures

Thornbury Township Delaware County
6 Township Drive
Cheyney, PA 19319
610-399-8383
Fax: 610-399-3162

  • Settled in 1685, incorporated as a township in 1687
  • Changed to Delaware County on September 26, 1789
  • Named after Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England, the birthplace of Ann Gainer Pearce. Pearce's husband, George Pearce, was granted title to 490 acres in the Township by William Penn in 1685.
  • Public transportation is available by train and bus
  • Area 9.26 square miles
  • Population-3,653 (1980 census}--4,723 (1990 census}-5,787 (2000 census)
  • Distance to center city Philadelphia is 25 miles or 50 minutes
  • Thornbury is 74% residential, 1% commercial and1 0% industrial, and 15% institutional
  • 350 to 400 feet above sea level
  • West Chester School District-61 0-436-7000
  • School Closing Number: 851

 

Thornbury Profile

 

Population:

7,782

 

Average travel time to work:

26.6 Minutes

Male:

4,494

 

Residents who carpool:

2.90%

Female:

2,597

  Average Family Income:

$91,179

Average Age:

26.9

 

Male Full-time Income:

$65,671

Average Family Size:

3.33

 

Female Full-Time Income:

$36,750

Currently married:

45.4%

 

Owner-Occupied Housing Units:

2,197

High School Graduate or higher:

85.6%

 

Average Value of Homes:

$276,100

B.A. Degree or higher:

37.4%

 

Average Home Size:

8.0 Rooms

Civilian Veterans:

411

 

Average Owners Cost:

$1,609/month

In Labor Force:

2,617

 

Renter-Occupied Housing Units:

87

Unemployed:

3.60%

 

Average Gross Rent:

$791/month