Clifton Heights Community Economic Development Corporation

A Memorable Past, A Bright Future

Economic Development Data

All communities today face real challenges in our current economy. These challenges are being faced everyday in the budgets of small town boroughs to state and federal government and businesses irregardless of size or location.  Jobs, incomes, education and general well being are all tied to a community’s economic effectiveness. More than at any other time, all who are actively involved in economic development are critically examining their local economies as they plan for their economic future.  Analyzing available data reveals strengths and weaknesses and hidden potential. There is a wide range of economic development data sources available on the web although at this time the data from the 2010 Census for Pennsylvania has not been released. The link for the U.S. Census Bureau is 

The following data is sourced from and by examining it and data culled from The Baltimore Avenue Corridor Revitalization Plan and Main Street Master Plan interested parties can clearly see the opportunities and future potential that are to be found in Clifton Heights.


Population in July 2009: 6,580.

Population density: 10563 people per square mile 

Nearest city with population over 50,000: Philadelphia, PA miles)

Workers who live and work in this borough: 222 (7.1%)

Males: 3,210 (48.8%)

Females: 3,370 (51.2%)

Median resident age: 35.5 years

Pennsylvania median age: 38.0 years



For population 25 years and over in Clifton Heights:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.3 minutes



Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $156,904 (it was $84,400 in 2000)

Clifton Heights: $156,904

Pennsylvania: $164,700

Clifton Heights, PA house values

Detached houses: $184,136

Townhouses or other attached units: $160,042

Clifton Heights compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.


 Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,933 (it was $39,291 in 2000)

Clifton Heights:




Employment & Industry:


Industry in Clifton Heights:

General-Quality of Life:

Hospitals/medical centers near Clifton Heights:

  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital (about 2 miles; Drexel Hill, PA)
  • Kindred Hospital - Delaware County (about 2 miles; Darby, PA)
  • Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital (about 2 miles; Darvy, PA)

Public elementary/middle school in Clifton Heights:

Private schools:

  • Sacred Heart Pre-school; Location: 301 Holly & East Berkeley
  • Nicholas School; Location: 31 N. Diamond Street, Box 108

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clifton Heights:

  • Saint Josephs University (about 6 miles; Philadelphia, PA; Full-time enrollment: 5,115)
  • University of Pennsylvania (about 6 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 19,324)
  • Drexel University (about 6 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 10,823)
  • Delaware County Community College (about 6 miles; Media, PA; FT enrollment: 5,248)
  • Art Institute of Philadelphia (about 7 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • Widener University - Main Campus (about 8 miles; Chester, PA; FT enrollment: 3,646)
  • Community College of Philadelphia (about 8 miles; Philadelphia, PA; FT enrollment: 8,794)

Banks with branches in Clifton Heights (2009 data):

  • The Beneficial Bank: 410 W. Baltimore Pike
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Clifton Heights Branch at 5251 West Baltimore Pike

Religion statistics for Clifton Heights:

  • Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregation: 67.41%