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Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Folcroft Station
Folcroft Station
Location in Delaware County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Delaware County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Folcroft, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Folcroft, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Folcroft, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States United States
State Pennsylvania
County Delaware
 • Total 1.42 sq mi (3.68 km2)
 • Land 1.25 sq mi (3.23 km2)
 • Water 0.18 sq mi (0.46 km2)
33 ft (10 m)
 • Total 6,606
 • Estimate 
 • Density 5,326.91/sq mi (2,056.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes 610 and 484
FIPS code 42-26408

Folcroft is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,606 at the 2010 census, down from 6,978 at the 2000 census.


Folcroft is located in southeastern Delaware County at 39°53′36″N 75°16′51″W / 39.89333°N 75.28083°W / 39.89333; -75.28083 (39.893212, -75.280881). It is bordered to the south by Darby Creek and to the west by its tributary, Muckinipattis Creek. To the south across Darby Creek is Tinicum Township. Neighboring boroughs are Norwood to the west, Glenolden to the northwest, Collingdale to the north, and Sharon Hill to the northeast. Darby Township is also to the northeast, and the city of Philadelphia is to the east, across Darby Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Folcroft has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), of which 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2), or 12.38%, is water.

A branch of the Delaware County Courthouse makes its home in Folcroft, and the town is a stop on the Wilmington/Newark Line of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter railroad system.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Folcroft has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 1,432
1940 1,592 11.2%
1950 1,909 19.9%
1960 7,013 267.4%
1970 9,610 37.0%
1980 8,231 −14.3%
1990 7,506 −8.8%
2000 6,978 −7.0%
2010 6,606 −5.3%
2020 6,792 2.8%

According to the most recent 2019 ACS, the racial makeup composition of Folcroft was 55.21% White, 39.32% Black or African American, 1.90% Asian, and 2.76% two or more races. Folcroft has a growing Hispanic and African population in recent years. Origin of naturalized citizens are 61% African, 12% Asian and 6.6% Latin American.

As of Census 2010, the racial makeup of the borough was 67.1% White, 26.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.9% Asian, 1.4% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population American FactFinder - Results.

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,978 people, 2,530 households, and 1,862 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,151.6 people per square mile (1,995.7/km²). There were 2,629 housing units at an average density of 1,940.9 per square mile (751.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.1% White, 4.0% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.95% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.29% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 2,530 households, out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 26.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,443, and the median income for a family was $50,791. Males had a median income of $38,105 versus $27,098 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,727. About 7.8% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.


Southeast Delco School District operates public schools for the municipality. Most K-8 school residents in Folcroft are zoned to Delcroft School, while some are zoned to Sharon Hill School. All residents of the school district are zoned to Academy Park High School.


Folcroft Station is a SEPTA train station on the Wilmington/Newark Line.

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