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Chadds Ford is a township in Delaware County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

The community was named for John Chadds, settler who began operating a ferry here in 1737.

The latitude of Chadds Ford is 39.871N. The longitude is -75.591W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 315 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,170.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$84,100
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chadds Ford demographic reports
Chadds Ford is in the Brandywine Valley.
The site of the Battle of Brandywine, a major defeat for revolutionary forces in 1777.
Well-known residents have included:
· Andrew Wyeth, artist
Local festivals include:
  • Chadds Ford Days - Sept. 8, 2007
  • Landsdown Arts Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Chadds Ford web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Brandywine River Museum, Barns-Brinton House, John Chads House

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Chadds Ford residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chadds Ford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chadds Ford was $52,974, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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57% of Chadds Ford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Chadds Ford include Chadds Ford Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Chadds Ford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $908.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,911.


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Delaware County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chadds Ford political report.

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The average commute time for Chadds Ford workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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