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  •   State: 
    Chester County
      County FIPS: 
    40°02′04″N 75°30′52″W
      Area total: 
    1.27 sq mi (3.28 km²)
      Area land: 
    1.26 sq mi (3.26 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.02 km²)
    551 ft (168 m)
    1889; Incorporated 1889
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,713.49 residents per square mile of area (1,047.33/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Malvern is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania. It is twenty-five miles (40 km) west of Philadelphia. The borough is bordered by Paoli Pike on the south, Sugartown Road on the west, Willistown Township on the east, and East Whiteland township on the north. The main road through the Borough is King Street, intersected by Warren Avenue. Malvern is the site of the Paoli Massacre, which occurred September 20, 1777, during the American Revolutionary War under the command of General Anthony Wayne of nearby Easttown. The area was originally settled by Welsh immigrants in the 17th century who bought land from William Penn. In 1873, the communitys name was changed to Malvern when the Philadelphia and Columbia's successor, the Pennsylvania Railroad, straightened its tracks through the village. On April 22, 2008, the Borough converted to a Home Rule form of government. The Borough is located at 40°24N 75°3052W (40.034557, -75.514396). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²) Malvern Borough has a mix of residential styles and neighborhoods, retail and industrial businesses, dedicated open land, and numerous civic, cultural, and religious organizations. In 2010 the borough was 87.8% non-Hispanic White, 2.9% Black or African American, 4.2% Asian, and 1.9%. 3.7% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.


Malvern is the primary city name, but also Frazer are acceptable city names or spellings. Malvern is located at 40°24N 75°3052W (40.034557, -75.514396).According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land. Malvern is a part of the Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States, and is located in the Berkshires. The borough is home to the Pennsylvania Medical Examiner's Office and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Human Services. It has a population of 1,816.5, according to the 2010 Census. It is one of the smallest boroughs in the state, with a total population of 2,715. It was named after the town of Malvern, England, where it was founded in 17th century. The town is located on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which runs through the borough's southern tip. It also has a small section of the Delaware River, which flows through the town. The city's name is derived from the town's name, which means "magnificent valley" or "mountainous valley" and means "mountaineer's valley" in English and "valley" in French. It's also known as "Malvern" and "malvern" in the English language, and "mallvern" means "hill" in German. The Borough's name comes from the word "marshal" meaning "hill", and "vern" which means valley.


Malvern is the site of the Paoli Massacre, which occurred September 20, 1777, during the American Revolutionary War. The area was originally settled by Welsh immigrants in the 17th century who bought land from William Penn. In 1835, the East Whiteland Baptist Church moved to what is now its church and cemetery property, bounded by Channing, South Warren, and East First Avenues, and Roberts Lane. The church, trains, and a few businesses were the nucleus of this village, which was known for a long period as West Chester Intersection due to its position at the junction of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad and the West Chester Railroad. Malvern was incorporated August 13, 1889, having separated from the northern portion of Willistown Township. On April 22, 2008, the Borough converted to a Home Rule form of government. Other sites of interest in neighboring townships include the Wharton Esherick Studio, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993. The Malvern Borough has a mix of residential styles and neighborhoods, retail and industrial businesses, dedicated open land, and numerous civic, cultural, and religious organizations. The village's status as a railroad junction came to an end in March 1880 when the WestChester Railroad's northern terminal was moved west to Frazer, Pennsylvania. The Paoli massacre monument, battlefield and parade grounds are located within the borough. The borough was incorporated in 1889 and has a population of 2,000.


No official origin to the naming of the Borough of Malvern remains, although several theories abound. The most common suggestions are Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, Great Britain and Malvern Hill in Virginia. As the Malvern in Pennsylvania is itself raised above the surrounding communities, it is possible either location in Britain or Virginia could have been the influence, but the truth is lost to history. Given that the original settlers were Welsh, Malvern is more likely named after the British location. It is also possible that the name Malvern comes from the Welsh word for 'beautiful' or'magnificent' as well as'malvern', which means 'beauty' in Welsh. The Borough is now home to the University of Pennsylvania's Malvern School, which was founded in 1876. The school is located on the banks of the Ohio River and is known as the "Malvern School" It was the first school in the state to open in 1875. It was also the first to have a high school, which opened in 1881. The Malvern High School was established in 1883 and is now the site of the Pennsylvania Museum of History and Art. It has been named after Malvern, Pennsylvania, which is located in the same state as the Borough. Malvern was first used as a place name in the early 19th century, when it was known as Malvern Park. The name is now used to refer to the Borough's highest point, which can be seen from the top of the town. The town is also known as 'Malvern' because of its location in the hills.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,059 people, 1,361 households, and 793 families residing in the borough. At the time of the 2010 census, the borough was 87.8% non-Hispanic White, 2.9% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 4.2% Asian, and 1. 9% were two or more races. 3.7% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. The median income for a household in the Borough was $62,308, and the median income. for a family was $79,145. The per capita income was $35,477. About 0.9%. of families and 2.7%. of the residents of the borough were below the poverty line, including 3.8%. of those under age 18 and 3.2. of those age 65 or over. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which connects to New Jersey and New Jersey via the Raritan River and the Susquehannock River. It is the only borough in New Jersey that is not part of the New York City metropolitan area. It was the site of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, and was the first borough in the New England region to hold a national civil rights convention in the 1960s. The U.N. Human Rights Act of 1964 was passed in New York State, and has since been extended to New York, New Jersey, and other states.


The Malvern Business and Professional Association promotes Malvern commerce and the borough's unique character. Siemens Healthcare, Ricoh Americas Corporation (formerly IKON Office Solutions), The Vanguard Group, Liberty Property Trust, The Center for Professional Innovation & Education Corporation, Cerner, Vishay Intertechnology, CertainTeed, Endo International and AmericanMuscle are among the companies based in Malvern. Kimberton Whole Foods will be opening its fifth location in the East King Street area. The projected occupancy date is late summer 2013. This development is unrelated to the mixed-use development in an area called "Uptown Worthington" which is actually part of East Whiteland. This plan amends a zoning ordinance to provide for redeveloping the land once used by the two former employers. The Malvern Patch, a local newspaper, stated that Kimberton. Whole Foods would be opening their fifth location on East King. Street in the late summer of 2013 according to the developer. The development is not related to the Mixed-use Development that is planned for the same area of Malvern called Uptown Worthington. It is actually a separate development that will be located in a different part of the borough called East Whiteland and will be completed by the end of the year. It will be called "East Whiteland Worum" and will have a different name, "Worum West" and a different address than the other two addresses in the Malvern area.

Points of interest

The Battle of Paoli, fought in Malvern, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The annual Memorial Day Parade, first held in 1869, tying Malvern's Parade with few others for the oldest Memorial Day parade in the country. The first Friday evening and Saturday of December is Victorian Christmas, the first Friday night and Saturday morning of December. The town is home to Immaculata University, in East Whiteland Township, and Great Valley Corporate Center, a business park. It is also home to Swiss Pines, an arboretum and Japanese garden, and Duffy's Cut, a stretch of railroad line just outside Malvern Borough in the Malvern ZIP Code. It also is the home of PrimeRide Services, a Corporate Transportation, Airport Transportation Service, and The Great Valley School of the Arts, a private school in the town of about 2,000 people. The mayor of Malvern lives in the borough, and his wife lives in a nearby town, Westfield, New Jersey. The city's mayor is a former mayor of Westfield and the former mayor was a former borough mayor of Waverly, New Hampshire, and the current mayor is an ex-mayor of West Chester, Pennsylvania, where the town is located. The borough has a population of about 3,000. It has a ZIP code of 4,000, which is the town's lowest point in the city's history, and a ZIP Code of 2,500, the highest point in its history.


The Great Valley School District serves as the public education for the borough. Malvern Preparatory School, an independent Catholic School for boys grades 612. Villa Maria Academy (Malvern, Pennsylvania) is a private, all girls Catholic college preparatory high school (grades 9 to 12) The Borough is also home to a Catholic elementary school for grades K8, colloquially called St. Patrick's. Two institutions for higher education include Penn State great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies and Immaculata University, both within the Malvern ZIP code. The borough is home to the Pennsylvania State Police, the Pennsylvania National Guard, and the U.S. Army National Guard. It is also the home of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority, which was established in 1842. The Pennsylvania TurnPike Authority is the state's oldest and largest public transit system. It was founded in 1841 and has been in operation ever since. It has a fleet of buses that travels the length and breadth of the state. It also has one of the nation's largest public high schools, Pennsylvania State High School, which is located in the town of Malvern. The state's largest high school is Pennsylvania State University, which has an enrollment of 2,000 students. The town also has a number of private schools, including Malvern Prep and Willistown Country Day School for K6th grade. The Malvern Borough ZIP code is part of the Penn State Great Valley school district, which serves students in grades 7-12.


Malvern is generally served by U.S. Route 202 connecting it to King of Prussia and Philadelphia to the east and Exton and Lancaster to the west. Pennsylvania Route 29 connects it to the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the north. OurBus provides intercity bus service from Malvern to Park Avenue in the Manhattan section in New York City. The bus stop in Malvern is located at a park and ride lot on Matthews Road. The borough is also served by SEPTA's 92 Bus, which travels along King Street. It is served by train via the Malvern station connecting it with Center City Philadelphia via the Paoli/Thorndale Line. The Malvern train station is located in the borough's central business district, near the intersection of Malvern Avenue and South Street. The station is the only one of its kind in the Philadelphia area, and is located near the center of the city's South Philadelphia neighborhood. Malvern has a population of about 2,000, with the majority of its residents living in or near the borough. The Borough is located on the Delaware River, which flows through the borough to the city of Philadelphia. It also has a small portion of the Philadelphia River that runs through the city, which runs through Malvern and into the city to the south and west. The town is also known for its quality of life, with many businesses and residents living near the river. It has a large amount of undeveloped land, which can be easily accessed by road.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania = 27.7. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 16. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Malvern = 4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 3,419 individuals with a median age of 41.2 age the population grows by 1.83% in Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,713.49 residents per square mile of area (1,047.33/km²). There are average 2.17 people per household in the 1,419 households with an average household income of $76,571 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.40% of the available work force and has dropped -4.83% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.94%. The number of physicians in Malvern per 100,000 population = 279.3.


The annual rainfall in Malvern = 45.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 34.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 109. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 198. 85 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania which are owned by the occupant = 59.76%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $265,120 and home appreciation of -2.87%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $15.02 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $7,199 per student. There are 14.2 students for each teacher in the school, 683 students for each Librarian and 342 students for each Counselor. 3.35% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 30.84% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 18.73% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Malvern's population in Chester County, Pennsylvania of 1,637 residents in 1900 has increased 2,09-fold to 3,419 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.19% female residents and 48.81% male residents live in Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania.

    As of 2020 in Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania are married and the remaining 46.81% are single population.

  • 25.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Malvern require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    80.81% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 7.83% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 5.68% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.74% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania, 59.76% are owner-occupied homes, another 36.78% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.47% are vacant.

  • The 52.89% of the population in Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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