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East Bradford Township
View of meadow on a farm estate
View of meadow on a farm estate
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
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
 • Total 15.15 sq mi (39.25 km2)
 • Land 14.93 sq mi (38.68 km2)
 • Water 0.22 sq mi (0.57 km2)
207 ft (63 m)
 • Total 9,942
 • Estimate 
 • Density 669.35/sq mi (258.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 610
FIPS code 42-029-20824

East Bradford Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 9,942 at the 2010 census.


The Cope's Bridge, Gibson's Covered Bridge, Worth-Jefferis Rural Historic District, Carter-Worth House and Farm, East Bradford Boarding School for Boys, Hance House and Barn, Col. John Hannum House, Paradise Valley Historic District, Strode's Mill, Strode's Mill Historic District, Taylor-Cope Historic District and Taylor House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 15.1 square miles (39 km2), of which 15.0 square miles (39 km2) is land and 0.07% is water.

Adjacent townships

West Chester, the county seat, is on the east side, between East Bradford and West Goshen townships.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 906
1940 1,033 14.0%
1950 1,187 14.9%
1960 1,713 44.3%
1970 3,260 90.3%
1980 3,219 −1.3%
1990 6,440 100.1%
2000 9,405 46.0%
2010 9,942 5.7%
2020 10,339 4.0%

At the 2010 census, the township was 91.5% non-Hispanic White, 3.3% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, and 1.4% were two or more races. 2.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,405 people, 3,076 households, and 2,408 families residing in the township. The population density was 625.6 people per square mile (241.6/km2). There were 3,150 housing units at an average density of 209.5/sq mi (80.9/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 93.45% White, 3.49% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.87% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.40% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 3,076 households, out of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.7% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.7% were non-families. 16.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 3.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.84 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $100,732, and the median income for a family was $109,459. Males had a median income of $82,811 versus $38,220 for females. The per capita income for the township was $41,158. About 0.9% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Eli Kirk Price (1797-1884), Pennsylvania State Senator, commissioner of Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Richard J. Baldwin (1853-1944), Pennsylvania State Senator and Representative
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