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The slip and fall attorneys in Jenkintown, PA, present this article to offer some detailed information about the area.

The borough of Jenkintown is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The quaint area spans 0.58 square miles, entirely composed of land. Jenkintown hosts an approximate population of 4,420 with a population density of 7,633.85 per square mile. The borough belongs to zip code 19046 and area codes 215, 267, and 445.

Historic Places

Jenkintown is a unique community named after Stephen Jenkins, a Welsh pioneer settler. The borough was incorporated on December 8, 1874, and holds a rich history represented in the town's historic locations.

Some of Jenkintown's most notable historic locations include,

The Jenkins' Town Lyceum Building

  • Also referred to as Jenkintown Library, located at 460 York Rd #2877, Jenkintown, PA 19046, the library was built in 1839. The lyceum and library were later expanded in 1910 and are known for their stunning architecture featuring an extended front porch with tall columns and flagstone floor. The library was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and still operates today.

Strawbridge and Clothier Store

  • The clothing store located just up the road from the Jenkintown Library opened in 1931 and later expanded in 1954. The store was a popular destination for residents and was later moved to Willow Grove Mall in 1988. The building the store once occupied took two years to construct and is known for its Art Deco architectural style. Following the relocation of the clothing store, the building was occupied by CDNow, an online company that sold discs and products related to music. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Today, the building is an office location.

Demographics

Jenkintown is home to a resident population nearly equal amongst female residents (54%) and male residents (46%). The median age in the borough is 40.8 years, according to the United States Census Bureau.

The racial demographic of the borough is as follows:

  • 79% White
  • 10% African American
  • 7% Hispanic
  • 2% Asian
  • 1% Two or More Races

Jenkintown residents live a comfortable lifestyle with a median household income above the national average ($62,843) at $108,523. The median individual income is also above the national average ($31,333) at $49,734.

The education levels of the population vary and are as follows:

  • 27% Master's Degree or Higher
  • 37% Bachelor's Degree
  • 15% Some College or Associate's Degree
  • 19% High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 1% Less Than A High Scholl Diploma

The majority of Jenkintown residents own their homes (64%) at a median home value of $308,400. A minority of residents (36%) rent their homes at a median rent of $1,379.

Education

The Jenkintown School District serves the borough of Jenkintown, a highly-rated public school district that has ranked #9 in Best School Districts in Montgomery County and #11 in Safest School Districts in Pennsylvania.

Jenkintown hosts two top-rated schools including,

  • Jenkintown Elementary School, hosting a student population of 396 in grades K-6 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 13:1. The school has ranked #213 (of 1,636) in Best Public Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania.
  • Jenkintown Middle/High School, hosting a student population of 334 in grades 7-12 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 11:1. The school is known for its dedicated staff and has ranked #16 (of 666) in Best Public High School Teachers in Pennsylvania.

If you're looking to visit or reside in an area with historic landmarks, a diverse population, with access to great schools, then look no further than Jenkintown, PA.

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Date Published: June 29, 2021
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