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Downingtown is a borough in Chester County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community was named after Thomas Downing, mill owner, and his son John, a tavern owner
The latitude of Downingtown is 40.006N. The longitude is -75.703W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 233 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,849.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Downingtown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19335 ZIP code.
20% of Downingtown residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Downingtown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Downingtown was $21,634, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Downingtown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Downingtown include East Lancaster Avenue Historic District, East Lancaster Avenue Historic District, Grove Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Downingtown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $629. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,151.
Libraries in Downingtown include Downingtown Library ... View libraries
Chester County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Downingtown political report.
The average commute time for Downingtown workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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