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Bryn Mawr
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania


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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Bryn Mawr is approximately 4,382 (2000), 3779 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,481 (2000), 1262 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bryn Mawr is 1.612 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bryn Mawr is 0.62 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bryn Mawr to Washington DC is 120 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 85 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bryn Mawr is positioned 40.02 degrees north of the equator and 75.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bryn Mawr elevation is 420 feet above sea level.
Bryn Mawr per capita income is $ 23,442 (2000).
Bryn Mawr median income is $ 53,500 (2005).
The Bryn Mawr median home price is $ 237,700 (2005).


in southeastern Pennsylvania about 12 miles from Philadelphia. Other nearby communities include Ardmore, West Conshohocken, Radnor Township, Narberth, Penn Wynne, Conshohocken, Broomall and Drexel Hill.
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History & History Related Items

Bryn Mawr was first known as Humphreysville. It wasn't until 1869 and the coming of the Pennsylvania Railroad that the name was changed by William H. Wilson to Mryn Mawr. The name means big hill in Welsh. The origin is thought to be from the Welsh farm of Rowland Ellis who came to Pennsylvania in 1686.
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The Harriton House
500 Harriton Rd.
P.O. Box 1364
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
This historic home was built in 1704 by Rowland Ellis and was called Bryn Mawr. The community is named for this home.

The American College Arboretum
Begun in 1959, it was officially named an arboretum in 1994. There are about 600 labeled trees along with other plants and a pond. It is located on the campus of the American College. here.
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Bryn Mawr City Government

Bryn Mawr Community Building
9 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3406
Phone: 610-525-9235

Bryn Mawr is a CDP, Census Designated Place, according to the U.S. Census. As such, it is governed by Montgomery County.

Bryn Mawr Libraries

Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library
1400 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1631
Phone: 610-527-0200 .

Ludington Library
7 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3406
Phone: 610-525-1776

Vane B Lucas Memorial Library
270 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2105
Phone: 610-526-1307

Bryn Mawr Schools

The children of Bryn Mawr attend schools in the Lower Merion School District. All students in the CDP of Bryn Mawr are assigned to this school district. Other students in outlying areas, though in the same zip code attend other schools.

Lower Merion School District
301 East Montgomery Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-645-1800

Harriton Senior High School
600 N Ithan Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-1773
Phone: 610-525-1270


American College
270 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-1000
Toll-free: 888-AMERCOL

Bryn Mawr College
101 N Merion Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2859
Phone: 610-526-5000

Harcum College
750 Montgomery Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-4100
Admissions: 610-526-6050
Toll-Free: 800-345-2600
Harcum College is a co-educational, residental, independent private two-year college accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools offering degree and certificate programs in allied health, business,legal studies, the arts and sciences.

Washington University
26 Summit Grove Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3230
Phone: 610-527-1757 Bryn Mawr


The population of Bryn Mawr was:
1990 - 3,271
2000 - 4,382
The number of housing units was:
1990 - 1,498
2000 - 1,481
Median age:
2000 - 22.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 47,721
2005 - $ 53,500

Median house value:
2000 - $ 144,800
2005 - $ 237,700

Bryn Mawr is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during portion of the year.

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