Downingtown, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 7,930 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.5%
 
Males: 3,881  (49.0%)
Females: 4,049  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 19335.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,722 (it was $45,979 in 2000)
Downingtown:

$50,722
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,953 (it was $21,634 in 2000)

Downingtown borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $218,988 (it was $116,900 in 2000)
Downingtown:

$218,988
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $230,567; Detached houses: $264,155; Townhouses or other attached units: $196,288; In 2-unit structures: $275,433; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $278,167; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $224,943

Median gross rent in 2012: $951.

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Downingtown races chart
  • White alone - 5,999 (76.0%)
  • Black alone - 898 (11.4%)
  • Hispanic - 567 (7.2%)
  • Asian alone - 209 (2.6%)
  • Two or more races - 194 (2.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 9 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.06%)

Races in Downingtown detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Downingtown: 105.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.1%), German (15.0%), Italian (14.1%), English (7.8%), United States (3.6%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 05/12/1859

Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 2.19 square miles.

Population density: 3,629 people per square mile   (average).

Downingtown,PA real estate house value index trend

Downingtown, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Downingtown:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Downingtown borough:

  • Never married: 35.3%
  • Now married: 42.2%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

682 residents are foreign born (2.6% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

This borough:  8.5%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Downingtown, Pennsylvania as of July 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Downingtown to the number of sex offenders is 566 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $3,681 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $3,065 (1.4%)

Downingtown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brandywine, DE (18.2 miles , pop. 78,620).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (29.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Thorndale, PA (1.6 miles ), Eagleview, PA (2.0 miles ), Caln, PA (2.0 miles ), Exton, PA (2.1 miles ), Lionville-Marchwood, PA (2.1 miles ), Modena borough, PA (2.4 miles ), Coatesville, PA (2.5 miles ), South Coatesville borough, PA (2.5 miles ).

Latitude: 40.01 N, Longitude: 75.71 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,202 (+27.5%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 797 (17.7%)

Area codes: 610, 484

Downingtown household income distribution Downingtown home values distribution

Crime rates in Downingtown by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 010001000100
per 100,000 0.013.10.00.00.012.70.00.00.012.40.00.0
Rapes 425412200001
per 100,000 52.726.264.450.812.725.425.20.00.00.00.012.5
Robberies 7587877719844
per 100,000 92.265.6103.088.9101.689.088.388.7238.398.950.550.2
Assaults 4518231317242126281829
per 100,000 592.7236.1296.0165.1215.9305.1265.0329.6351.1222.425.3112.9
Burglaries 303824213633343838231518
per 100,000 395.1498.5308.9266.7457.2419.6429.1481.7476.5284.2189.5225.8
Thefts 214171246220293307260251224209246217
per 100,000 2818.42243.23166.02793.73721.13903.43281.23181.62809.12582.53107.62721.7
Auto thefts 191220121713262014121310
per 100,000 250.2157.4257.4152.4215.9165.3328.1253.5175.6148.3164.2125.4
Arson 012200042000
per 100,000 0.013.125.725.40.00.00.050.725.10.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 348.1250.8309.8242.4281.4331.6286.7273.3300.9233.4170.6182.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Downingtown detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 19 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Pennsylvania average:

2.59
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +105 (+1.4%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Downingtown: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Downingtown, Pennsylvania average temperatures Downingtown, Pennsylvania average precipitation Downingtown, Pennsylvania humidity Downingtown, Pennsylvania wind speed Downingtown, Pennsylvania snowfall Downingtown, Pennsylvania sunshine Downingtown, Pennsylvania clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Downingtown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/22/1955, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Downingtown borough center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/27/1994, a category F3 tornado 14.5 miles away from the borough center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Downingtown-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 28.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.3 miles away from Downingtown center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 281.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 266.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from Downingtown center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 326.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chester County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Downingtown topographic map

Birthplace of: Miles Teller - Actor, Greg Cordivari - College football player.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Downingtown: Pinkerton R. Vaughn.

Main business address for: CHESTER VALLEY BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED), DNB FINANCIAL CORP /PA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Downingtown:

  • BRANDYWINE HOME HEALTH AGENCY (RIDGEWOOD CORPORATE CTR 406 BOOT ROAD)
  • SAINT MARTHA MANOR (470 MANOR DRIVE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Downingtown:

  • SURGERY CENTER OF CHESTER COUN (Hospital, about 3 miles away; EXTON, PA)
  • ASERACARE HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; EXTON, PA)
  • INN AT FREEDOM VILLAGE,THE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WEST BRANDYWINE, PA)
  • BRANDYWINE HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; COATESVILLE, PA)
  • EXTON DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; EXTON, PA)
  • MAXIM HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; EXTON, PA)
  • BARCLAY FRIENDS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WEST CHESTER, PA)

Airports and heliports located in Downingtown:

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Amtrak station:

DOWNINGTOWN (VIADUCT AVE.) . Services: public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Operable nuclear power plants near Downingtown:

  • 18 miles: Limerick 1 and 2 in Pottstown, PA.

College/University in Downingtown:

  • Chester County Intermediate Unit (Full-time enrollment: 140; Location: 443 Boot Road; Public; Website: www.chestercountynursing.org)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Downingtown:

  • Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc (about 5 miles; Exton, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,731)
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania (about 8 miles; West Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 14,492)
  • Immaculata University (about 8 miles; Immaculata, PA; FT enrollment: 2,912)
  • Delaware County Community College (about 17 miles; Media, PA; FT enrollment: 8,419)
  • Neumann University (about 17 miles; Aston, PA; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • Cabrini College (about 19 miles; Radnor, PA; FT enrollment: 2,304)
  • Eastern University (about 19 miles; Saint Davids, PA; FT enrollment: 3,220)

Biggest public high schools in Downingtown:

Private high schools in Downingtown:

  • DEVEREUX DAY SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 600 BOOT RD; Grades: 2 - 12)
  • SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 87; Location: 40 W PENNSYLVANIA AVE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 87; Location: 40 W PENNSYLVANIA AVE; Grades: KG - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Downingtown:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 622; Location: 340 MANOR AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • COPELAND RUN ACADEMY (Students: 137; Location: 407 LLOYD AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 66; Location: 200 WHITFORD HILLS RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CREATIVE KIDS LEARNING CENTER (Students: 10; Location: 1424 POORHOUSE RD; Grades: KG - KG)
See full list of schools located in Downingtown, map of school districts: DOWNINGTOWN AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Downingtown:

  • DOWNINGTOWN LIBRARY COMPANY (Operating income: $267,063; Location: 330 EAST LANCASTER AVE; 23,823 books; 527 audio materials; 806 video materials; 29 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 53 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • There is a new school in Downingtown called The Brandywine School of Early Learning.
  • There is a new school in Downingtown called The Brandywine School of Early Learning.

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Notable locations in Downingtown: North Park Plaza (A), Downingtown Fire Department / Alert Fire Company (B), Downingtown Boro Hall (C), Downingtown Library (D), Downingtown Police Station (E), Downingtown Fire Department / Minquas Fire Company 2 Emergency Medical Services (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Downingtown include: CHESTER VALLEY BANCORP INC (A), DNB FINANCIAL CORP /PA/ (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Beaver Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Chester County - Courthouse- Henrietta Hankin (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 215 Windgate Drive), Downingtown Hist Society (849 East Lancaster Av).

Hotel: Edges Mill Inn Bed & Breakfast (4701 Edges Mill Rd).

Chester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 113. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

113
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 10.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.572. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.572
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.20. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.20
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 0.0215. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0215
U.S.:

0.0147

Drinking water stations with addresses in Downingtown and their reported violations in the past:

MARSH CREEK STATE PARK (Population served: 1,630, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-19-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2014), St Public Notif received (AUG-08-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between NOV-04-2013 and DEC-04-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
PARADISE FARM CAMP (Population served: 260, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-28-2008)
MRS MIKES (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-02-2010)
  • One minor monitoring violation
JUST MOMS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-19-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between JUN-22-2013 and JUL-22-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
EAST BRANDYWINE TWP PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-06-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.2%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.8% for Black residents, 7.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 7.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.4 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  58.5%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Downingtown in 2010:

  • 117 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 35 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Downingtown in 2000:

  • 123 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 9 people in religious group quarters

Downingtown compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Downingtown (2011 data):

  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Thorndale Branch, Downingtown Branch, Brandywine Square Branch. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.
  • DNB First, National Association: Dnb First, National Association, Little Washington Branch, East End Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $607.7 mil, Deposits: $498.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Dnb Financial Corporation
  • TD Bank, National Association: Thorndale Branch at 3821 West Lincoln Highway, branch established on 2002/10/26. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Malvern Federal Savings Bank: West Uwchlan Avenue Branch at 537 West Uwchlan Avenue, branch established on 1994/11/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $665.4 mil, Deposits: $554.2 mil, headquarters in Paoli, PA, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: Brandywine Village Branch at 1267 Horseshoe Pike, branch established on 1995/07/31. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, headquarters in Lancaster, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Susquehanna Bank: Downingtown Branch at 99 Manor Avenue, branch established on 2008/01/28. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Thorndale Acme Branch at 3951 West Lancaster Avenue, branch established on 1994/12/22. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Downingtown travel time to work - commute Downingtown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Electricity (34%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (19%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Downingtown borough (based on Chester County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.55%
Here: 55.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewish
Adherents58.4%7.3%6.7%4.5%4.2%
Congregations10.0%14.1%10.0%5.1%1.0%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.4%2.7%2.4%1.9%8.5%
Congregations5.1%6.1%1.3%4.2%43.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 75
Chester County:

1.54 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Chester County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 91
Chester County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 322
Here:

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Chester County:

22.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 3$10,405
Other Government Administration 6$31,200$62,4008$3,148
Police Protection - Officers 17$119,667$84,4718$20,066
Police - Other 3$11,420$45,6804$2,425
Streets and Highways 7$27,493$47,1310$0
Solid Waste Management 2$8,772$52,6320$0
Sewerage 2$4,295$25,7700$0
Other and Unallocable 1$3,403$40,8360$0
Totals for Government 38$206,250$65,13223$36,044

5.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($71,379 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.11%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($654 average AGI)
Chester County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, PA  0.88% ($66,697 average AGI)
from Delaware County, PA  0.74% ($78,925)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.33% ($58,604)


5.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($69,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,479 average AGI)
Chester County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, PA  0.85% ($59,481 average AGI)
to Delaware County, PA  0.53% ($75,682)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.37% ($49,987)

Strongest AM radio stations in Downingtown:

  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCOJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; COATESVILLE, PA; Owner: WCOJ RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WCHE (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; WEST CHESTER, PA; Owner: CHESTER COUNTY RADIO, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWDB (860 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WDEL (1150 AM; 5 kW; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFIL (560 AM; 5 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Downingtown:

  • WPLY (100.3 FM; MEDIA, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMWX (95.7 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WMGK (102.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGL (98.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSNI-FM (104.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBEB (101.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WEAZ-FM RADIO, INC.)
  • WRTI (90.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV. OF THE COMMONWEALTH, ET)
  • WPHI-FM (103.9 FM; JENKINTOWN, PA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WJBR-FM (99.5 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WXPN (88.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNA.)
  • WHYY-FM (90.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WXTU (92.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTU LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSTW (93.7 FM; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYSP (94.1 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDAS-FM (105.3 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WPTP (96.5 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSL (98.9 FM; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Downingtown:

  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPVI-TV (Channel 6; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPSG (Channel 57; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA INC.)
  • WCAU (Channel 10; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: NBC SUBSIDIARY (WCAU-TV), L.P.)
  • WGTW (Channel 48; BURLINGTON, NJ; Owner: BRUNSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WYBE (Channel 35; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INDEPENDENCE PUBLIC MEDIA OF PHILADELPHIA, INC.)
  • WHYY-TV (Channel 12; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WTXF-TV (Channel 29; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: FOX TV STATIONS OF PHILADELPHIA)
  • WWJT-LP (Channel 7; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PHILADELPHIA TELEVISION NETWORK, INC)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WELL-LP (Channel 8; WILLOW GROVE, ETC., PA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFPA-CA (Channel 28; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WUVP (Channel 65; VINELAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION PHILADELPHIA LLC)
  • WPHA-LP (Channel 63; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W40AZ (Channel 40; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W55BT (Channel 55; TALLEYVILLE, DE; Owner: MEDIACASTING LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Downingtown, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 19
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 23
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 49
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 91
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 97
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 227
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 17
See more detailed statistics of Downingtown fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 25 meters (82ft)
Total costs: $4,000
Total average daily traffic: 115,061
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,894

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Downingtown)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Downingtown, PA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • DOWNINGTOWN, 175 Corner Kethch Rd (Lat: 40.029361 Lon: -75.748194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 67.4 m, Overall height: 68.9 m, Call Sign: WPJB878
    Assigned Frequencies: 11365.0 MHz, 11215.0 MHz, 11445.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, 11525.0 MHz, 11485.0 MHz, 11605.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/08/2008, Expiration Date: 07/20/2018
    Registrant: County Of Chester, 601 Westtown Rd Ste 12, Westchester, PA 19380, Phone: (610) 344-5084, Fax: (610) 344-5689, Email:
  • CHPA05, 175 Corner Kethch Rd (Lat: 40.029361 Lon: -75.748194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 67 m, Overall height: 68.9 m, Call Sign: WQHL417
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/29/2007, Expiration Date: 08/29/2017, Certifier: M Jay Groce
    Registrant: Secom Net, 601 Westtown Road, West Chester, PA 19380-0990, Phone: (610) 344-5084, Fax: (610) 344-5689, Email:
  • DOWNINGTOWN, Lat: 40.018000 Lon: -75.714889, Call Sign: WQIV934
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.256 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/30/2008, Expiration Date: 05/30/2018, Certifier: John A Lichman
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N. Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • Downington UnitSub, Lat: 40.004417 Lon: -75.701111, Type: Pole, Structure height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WQMQ231
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/20/2010, Expiration Date: 10/20/2020, Certifier: Michael Pezzano
    Registrant: Exelon Energy, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Phone: (215) 841-5400, Fax: (215) 841-6947, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

123 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Downingtown)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Downingtown)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$185,06840$190,700169$173,6869$23,3331$375,00012$146,917
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$133,0007$257,28623$171,0871$5,0000$02$137,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$178,6672$133,00078$159,6283$17,6670$02$21,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$205,3336$192,50052$165,7691$10,0000$06$137,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$161,5002$117,50015$156,0672$8,5000$01$113,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3041.01 , 3041.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$190,8578$177,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$222,0002$198,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$201,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3041.01 , 3041.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 44
  • Hazardous Condition: 19

Incident types - Downingtown

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Downingtown, PA
Most common first names in Downingtown, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary18980.2 years
John18372.8 years
William15773.5 years
Robert11070.4 years
Charles10475.8 years
Joseph9773.1 years
James9770.9 years
George9173.1 years
Margaret9080.1 years
Helen8679.4 years
Most common last names in Downingtown, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4375.6 years
Brown3977.2 years
Miller3772.1 years
Johnson3177.1 years
Thompson3077.7 years
Moore2777.8 years
Davis2277.6 years
Thomas2171.5 years
Jones1971.4 years
Wilson1974.7 years
Businesses in Downingtown, PA
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1Lowe's1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
CVS1McDonald's1
Chick-Fil-A1New Balance2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Nike6
Cracker Barrel1Old Country Buffet1
Dairy Queen1Olive Garden1
Dunkin Donuts2PetSmart1
FedEx4Rite Aid3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Staples1
GameStop1Subaru1
H&R Block1Subway1
Home Depot1Talbots1
Honda1The Room Place2
Hyundai1U-Haul1
Kroger2UPS5
LA Fitness1Verizon Wireless2
Lane Bryant1Volkswagen1
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