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The following article is presented by the personal injury attorneys in Folsom, PA, at Justice Guardians, who are offering some detailed information about the area.

Folsom belongs to the Ridley Township and is a census-designated place (CDP) in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The community is located in the northern end of Ridley Township and is bordered to the northwest by the borough of Swarthmore. The census-designate-place has a total area of 1.2 square miles and offers a suburban feel with lots of bars and parks.


Folsom, Pennsylvania currently hosts a population of 8,913 residents. The approximate population density stands at 6,900 per square mile. The community serves many families with an average family size of 3.12 who reportedly tend to lean more liberal.

According to the 2000 U.S. census, the racial makeup of the community was 96.51% White, 1.83% African American, 0.01% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

The median home value in Folsom is $203,100USD and the median rent stands at $1,317 USD, slightly above the national median which stands at $1,062USD.

The average income for a household in the community was $50,750USD in 2010, and the median income for a family was $63,405USD. Males had a median income of $46,938 versus $30,789 for females. Approximately 2.1% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line.

Resident age in Folsomare fairly equally distributed along with an even split of 50-50 percent of males and females. Members of the community tend to uphold neighborly values and 67% of the population were reported to be friendly according to local polling.

Residents tend to be fairly educated with 6% of the population possessing a Master’s degree or higher, 21% possessing a Bachelor’s degree, 28% completing some college or associate's degree, 41% possessing a high school diploma, and 4% possessing less than a high school diploma.


Folsom is a great area for families and subsequently offers a great educational experience for children. The community belongs to the Ridley School district which ranks #8 in Best School Districts in Delaware County.

The area of Folsom is home to Ridley High School and Edgewood Elementary School - two of the nine schools within the district. Edgewood Elementary is located at 525 8th Avenue in residential Folsom; while Ridley High School is located on one of Folsom's busier roads at 901 Morton Avenue.

Riddle High School hosts 1,785 students in grades 9-12 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 14:1. The school has an average graduation rate of 90% and is ranked #8 in Best Public Schools in Delaware County.

Edgewood Elementary hosts 369 students grade K-5 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 15:1. The school is best known for its incredibly attentive teachers, whose average salary is $92,284USD.

If you’re looking for a quaint close-knit community to raise a family with excellent public schools, Folsom might just be the place for you.

Folsom Rankings

  • #158 (of 703) Best Suburbs for Young Professionals in Pennsylvania
  • #292 (of 703) Best Suburbs to Live in Pennsylvania
  • #322 (of 703) Most Diverse Suburbs in Pennsylvania

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David Petrone
Date Published: May 7, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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