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A Timeline and Modern History of Penn Wynne, PA

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The car accident lawyers in Penn Wynne, PA, present this article to offer readers insight into the area.

Penn Wynne is a neighborhood in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The quaint neighborhood span 1.0 square miles and hosts an approximate population of 5,697 with a population density of 5,700 per square mile. Penn Wynne is a charming area belonging to zip code 19096.


Penn Wynne's known history dates back to the early 17th century. The land was originally the site of the Green Hill Zone plantation.

The town was named after the plantation for several years and was officially established by Thomas Llyod, a Welsh Quaker. Soon thereafter, the grounds were renamed, Penn Wynne.

The town continued to transform agricultural land into a residential community. Penn Wynne was divided into two subsections in the 1900s.

South Penn Wynne is distinct for its twin homes built in the early 1920s and 1940s. North Penn Wynne is known to have a more modern feel with large single-family homes.

Today, Penn Wynne is considered a desirable community to live in, offering residents a suburban lifestyle.


Penn Wynne is a community hosting a majority of female residents (57%) and a minority of male residents (43%) at a median age of 48.6 years.

The town is a popular destination for retirees and ranked as #1 in Best Places to Retire in Pennsylvania.

The racial demographic of Penn Wynne is as follows:

  • 72% White
  • 12% Asian
  • 8% African American
  • 5% Hispanic
  • 2% Two or More Races

The residents of Penn Wynne are a hardworking population, with 95.52% working in white-collar jobs and 4.48% working in blue-collar jobs.

The median household income in Penn Wynne is well above the national average ($62,843) at $123,854. The median individual income is also above the national average ($31,133) at $54,841.

Penn Wynne residents are considered highly educated, with a significant population possessing a degree in higher education. The education levels of Penn Wynne residents are as follows:

  • 44% Master's Degree
  • 31% Bachelor's Degree
  • 14% Some College or Associate's Degree
  • 9% High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 2% Less than a High School Diploma

The unemployment rate in Penn Wynne is 4,3%, and the poverty rate is 3.6%.

Penn Wynne is considered a family-oriented neighborhood with 66.06% of households consisting of families and 34.11% consisting of families with children.


Being a family-oriented community has positively impacted Penn Wynne's access to nearby schools. The Lower Merion School District serves the Penn Wynne community and is considered one of the top districts in Pennsylvania.

Some of the noteworthy schools serving Penn Wynne include,

Friends' Central School

  • The private Christian school is considered one of the top private schools in the area. The school is known for its dedicated faculty and enthusiastic student body. The school has an average SAT score of 1320 and an average ACT score of 31. Additionally, the school has ranked #4 (of 83) in Best Christian High Schools in Pennsylvania.

Penn Wynne Elementary School

  • The public elementary school hosts a student population of 795 in grades K-5 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 14:1. The school is considered one of the top elementary schools in the district. It has ranked #5 (of 92) in Best Public Elementary Schools in Montgomery County and #24 (of 1,636) in Best Public Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania.

Neighborhood Sites

If you ever find yourself in the town of Penn Wynne, it is essential to visit some of the neighborhood's noteworthy local attractions including,

  • Penn Wynne Park
  • Wynnewood Valley Park
  • Penn Wynne Library
  • Penn Wynne Presbyterian Church

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David Petrone
Date Published: July 20, 2021
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