West Brandywine Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 40°03′37″N 75°48′53″W / 40.06028°N 75.81472°W / 40.06028; -75.81472
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West Brandywine Township
Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church
Location in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Chester County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Coordinates: 40°03′37″N 75°48′53″W / 40.06028°N 75.81472°W / 40.06028; -75.81472
CountryUnited States
 • Total13.26 sq mi (34.33 km2)
 • Land13.12 sq mi (33.98 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.36 km2)
748 ft (228 m)
 • Total7,394
 • Estimate 
 • Density567.42/sq mi (219.09/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code610
FIPS code42-029-82576

West Brandywine Township is a [[Township (Pennsylvania}|township]] in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,394 at the 2010 census.


The Hatfield-Hibernia Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[3]

Per the township government's logo, the township was incorporated in 1844. West Brandywine Township


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.4 square miles (35 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.22%, is water.


US 322 westbound in West Brandywine Township

As of 2018, there were 60.21 miles (96.90 km) of public roads in West Brandywine Township, of which 21.08 miles (33.92 km) were maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and 39.13 miles (62.97 km) were maintained by the township.[4]

U.S. Route 322, Pennsylvania Route 82 and Pennsylvania Route 340 are the numbered roads serving West Brandywine Township. US 322 follows Horseshoe Pike along a northwest-southeast alignment across the northern and eastern portions of the township. PA 82 follows South Manor Road along a north-south alignment through the middle of the township. PA 340 follows Kings Highway along an east-west alignment along the southern border of the township.


Historical population

At the 2010 census, the township was 92.0% non-Hispanic White, 3.5% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.9% Asian, and 1.0% were two or more races. 2.6% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 7,153 people, 2,552 households, and 2,003 families living in the township. The population density was 534.5 inhabitants per square mile (206.4/km2). There were 2,610 housing units at an average density of 195.0 per square mile (75.3/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 95.39% White, 3.27% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.70% of the population.

There were 2,552 households, out of which 38.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.5% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $62,500, and the median income for a family was $69,514. Males had a median income of $46,558 versus $31,362 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,211. About 2.6% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 1.0% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  4. ^ "West Brandywine Township map" (PDF). PennDOT. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  5. ^ "DVRPC > Site Search". Archived from the original on 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2014-03-21.
  6. ^ "Census 2020".
  7. ^ "Census 2010: Philadelphia gains, Pittsburgh shrinks in population". USA Today. Archived from the original on 2011-03-14.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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