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Villanova, Pennsylvania
Settlement
Villanova Church.jpg
St. Thomas of Villanova Church, on the campus of Villanova University
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Delaware, Montgomery
Townships Radnor, Lower Merion
Elevation 394 ft (120.1 m)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19085
Area code 610 and 484

Villanova is a community in the United States Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It straddles Lower Merion Township of Montgomery County and Radnor Township of Delaware County. It is located at the center of the Pennsylvania Main Line, a series of highly affluent Philadelphia suburban towns located along the original east-west railroad tracks of the Pennsylvania Railroad. It is served by the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line regional rail train and Norristown High Speed Line.

The center of the village straddles Lancaster Pike where it intersects Spring Mill. This village center contains the area's post office for ZIP code 19085, an office building, the Wilmington Trust Company's Pennsylvania headquarters, and several smaller shops. The Royal Bank of Pennsylvania also maintains an office at this site.

History

The Bridge in Radnor Township No. 2 and Camp-Woods are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Demographics

Villanova is neither an incorporated area nor a census-designated place; all the data is for the ZIP code 19085. As of the census of 2000, there were 9,189 people and 1,932 households residing in the community. The population density was 1,565 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the community was 92.5% White, 3.4% Asian, 3.9% African American, 1.40% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 2.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

The median income for a household in the community was $159,538, and the median income for a family was $174,511. The per capita income for the community was $50,204. About 1.5% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line. The estimated median house/condo value in 2009 is $1,435,844.

In 2009, the eastern section of Villanova was ranked the 39th wealthiest neighborhood in America with a median household income of $366,904.

Points of interest

  • Villanova University
  • Appleford/Parsons-Banks Arboretum
  • Arboretum Villanova
  • Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden

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