Demographics

2010 Census Highlights


  

Population Total  36,793

·         Decreased by 82 people (0.2%) from 2000

 

 Racial Composition Population Totals

·         21,116 White

·         11,426  African American

·         89 American Indian, Alaska Native

·         2, 840 Asian

·         917 Two or more races

·         405 Other

·         1,428 Hispanic/Latino

  

Age Characteristics

·         Median age – 40.0

·         age 0-4       1,937

·         age 5-17     5,630

·         age 18-24   4,709

·         age 25-34   4,095

·         age 35-44   4,189

·         age 45-54   5,329

·         age 55-64   4,972

·         age 65-74   2,701

·         age 75+      3,231

 

Number of Housing Units 15,409

Number of Households  14,468

Number of Family Households   9,262

Person per Household  2.44

 

Per Capita Income  $39,879

 

Educational Attainment

·         Total persons age 25 or higher  25,273

·         Percentage High school graduate or higher  94.5%

·         Percentage Bachelor’s Degree or higher   52.6%

 

Labor Force

·         Total (age 16 or over) 19,433

·         Management 10,713 (55.1%)

·         Service 2,169 (11.2%)

·         Sales 4,622 (23.8%)

·         Natural resources 820 (4.2%)

·         Production 1,109 (5.7%)

Highlights on Cheltenham from 2000 Census

(Extracted from the Montgomery County Planning Commission’s publications on the U.S. 2000 Census)

  

Overall Population Totals

  • Cheltenham Township has increased its population by 5.6%.

  • From 34,923 people to 36,875 people an increase of 1,952 people.

  • Cheltenham Township is ranked the 3rd most populated township in the county.

 

 Racial Composition Population Totals

  • 24,503 (66.4%) whites versus 12,372 (33.6%) non-whites.

  • 2nd largest increase (5,194) in county of nonwhite residents.

  • 9,074 (24%) African Americans. 3rd in county.

  • 2,399 (6.5%) Asian, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders.

  • 732 Hispanics (2%) – 322 Puerto Rican, 71 Mexican, 339 other Hispanic.

 

Housing Units Totals

  • 14,897, 3rd ranked in county

  • Increase of 430 (3.0%)

 

Housing Vacancy

  • 14,897 total housing units.

  • 14,798 year-round units, 327 available vacants.

  • 2.2% available vacant rate.

  • Housing tenure- 0.6% for sale, 5.0% for rent.

 

Housing Tenure

  • 14,346 total units.

  • 9,246 (64.5%) Owner-occupied units, increase of 210 units (25.3%).

  • 5,100 (35.5%) renter-occupied units, increase of 642 units ( 14.4%).

 

Age Characteristics

  • Median age – 40.3

  • 1,886 age 0-4 (5.1%) –    10% increase

  • 6,517 age 5-17 (17.7%) – 26.8% increase

  • 3,114 age 18-24 (13.8%) – 9.4% increase

  • 4,264 age 25-34 (11.6%) –10.1% increase

  • 5,304 age 35-44 (14.4%) –  1.9% increase

  • 5,493 age 45-54 (14.9%) –46.0% increase

  • 3,394 age 55-64 (9.2%) –  13.0% increase

  • 3,042 age 65-74 (8.2%) –  20.0% increase

  • 3,831 age 75+ (10.4%) –   49.4% increase.

 

Population Density

  • Cheltenham Township- 9.03 sq. mi.

  • 4,804 Density; change of 216 (5.6%).

 

Household & Group Quarters

  • 1,397 total group quarters; 536 institutional group quarters; 861 non-institutional group quarters.

  • Change of 406 (41.0%).

 

Income 

  • $0 to $14,999 - 1,183 (8.2%).

  • $15,000 to $34,999 - 2,418 (16.8%).

  • $35,000 to $49,999 - 2,160 (15.0%).

  • $50,000 to $74,999 - 2,889 (20.1%).

  • $75,000 to $99,999 - 2,128 (14.8%).

  • $100,000 or higher - 3,593 (25.0%).

 

Labor Force

Occupation Status of Resident Labor Force.

  • Total-18,242

  • White Collar- 14,547 (79.7%)

  • Blue Collar- 2,085 (11.4%)

  • Other- 87 (16.7%).

 

Resident Labor Force by Detailed Occupation.

  • Total- 18,242

White Collar

  • Management- 3,064 (16.8%)

  • Professional- 6,710 (36.8%)

  • Sales- 2,089 (11.5%)

  • Clerical/Office- 517 (21.3%).

Blue Collar

  • Construction- 808 (4.4%)

  • Production/Transportation- 1,277 (7.0%)

Other

  • Farming- 25 (0.1%)

  • Services- 85 (16.3%).

 

Housing Type

  • Total Units- 14,897

  • Single-family detached- 7,606 (51.1%)

  • Single-family attached- 1,779 (11.9%)

  • 2-4 structure- 1,744 (11.7%)

  • 5 or more unit structure- 3,749 (25.2%)

  • Mobile homes- 19 (0.1%).

  • Year-round Housing Units- change of 438 (3.0%)

  • Single-family Detached- change of 239 (3.2%)

  • Other- 199 (2.8%).

 

Marital Status

  • Total Pop. 15 years and older- 30,096.

  • Never married- 7,457 (24.8%).

  • Now married- 17,745 (59.0%).

  • Separated- 594 (2.0%).

  • Widowed- 71 (6.9%).

  • Divorced- 1,989 (6.6%).

 

Housing Value, Rent, Condition, and Age

  • Median Housing Value- $165,000;
    change of -$43,212 (-0.21%).

  • Distribution of Housing Value
    $0 to $49,999- 36 (0.4%)
    $50,000 to $99,999- 2,469 (29.9%)
    $100,000 to $149,999- 2,469 (29.9%) $150,000 to $199,999-2,768 (33.5%)
    $200,000 to $299,999- 1,730 (21.0%) $300,000 or higher- 531 (6.5%).

 

Educational Attainment

  • Total persons age 25 or higher- 25,399.

  • Less than 9th grade- 456 (1.8%).

  • 9th to 12th grade no diploma- 1,579 (6.2%).

  • High school grad. or equiv.- 5,507 (21.7%).

  • Some college or Ass. Degree- 5,363 (21.1%).

  • Bachelor’s Degree- 6,489 (25.5%).

  • Graduate or Prof. Degree- 6,005 (23.6%).

 

Journey to Work

  • Top 3 work destinations
     Philadelphia - 7,587 (42.1%)
     Cheltenham -2,766 (15.3%)
     Abington - 992 (5.5%).

  • Detailed Means of Transportation
    12,704 (70.5%) drive alone
    1,704 (9.5%) carpool
    1,160 (6.4%) bus/trolley
    1,112 (6.2%) regional rail
          4 (0.2%) bike
       513 (2.8%) walk
       724 (4.0%) home
       786 (4.4%) other.

 

       
       
       
       
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