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Trainer, Pennsylvania
Trainer United Methodist Church
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Elevation 72 ft (21.9 m)
Area 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km²)
 - land 1.1 sq mi (3 km²)
 - water 0.3 sq mi (1 km²), 23.08%
Population 1,828 (2010)
Density 1,725.7 /sq mi (666.3 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19061
Area code 610 and 484
FIPS code 42-77288
GNIS feature ID 1189711
Location of Trainer in Delaware County
Location of Trainer in Delaware County

Trainer is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,828 at the 2010 census, down from 1,901 at the 2000 census. The borough was named after David Trainer, a local mill owner.

Delta Air Lines owns an oil refinery called the Trainer Refinery in Trainer. It purchased the refinery for $180 million from Phillips 66.


Trainer is located in southern Delaware County at 39°49′43″N 75°24′13″W / 39.82861°N 75.40361°W / 39.82861; -75.40361 (39.828612, -75.403599), on the northwest bank of the Delaware River. It is bordered to the southwest by the borough of Marcus Hook, to the west by the community of Linwood in Lower Chichester Township, to the north by Upper Chichester Township, to the east by the city of Chester, and to the south across the Delaware River by Gloucester County, New Jersey.

U.S. Route 13 (Post Road) crosses the borough, leading northeast through Chester 18 miles (29 km) to Philadelphia and southwest 10 miles (16 km) to Wilmington, Delaware.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 22.94%, is water.

Educational system

Trainer is a part of Chichester School District. Children within the borough usually attend Marcus Hook Elementary School (Grades K-4), Chichester Middle School (Grades 5-8), or Chichester High School (Grades 9-12).


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,367
1930 1,648 20.6%
1940 1,716 4.1%
1950 2,001 16.6%
1960 2,358 17.8%
1970 2,336 −0.9%
1980 2,056 −12.0%
1990 2,271 10.5%
2000 1,901 −16.3%
2010 1,828 −3.8%
Est. 2015 1,844 0.9%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,901 people, 712 households, and 489 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,801.3 people per square mile (692.4/km²). There were 797 housing units at an average density of 755.2 per square mile (290.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 88.58% White, 9.21% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 1.00% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.52% of the population.

There were 712 households, out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% 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 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $34,250, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $39,293 versus $26,719 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,753. About 14.9% of families and 16.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

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