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Welcome to Downingtown ...

Downingtown is located in Chester County<1>.

The location of Downingtown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Downingtown has a population of 7,897 people<3> (see below for details).

Downingtown is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Downingtown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Downingtown: (610) & (484)<5>

Websites for Downingtown ...

Official Website: www.downingtown.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Downingtown had an population of 7,897 people (or an increase of 4.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Downingtown had a population of 7,891 people. This makes Downingtown the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Downingtown represents 0.06% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,891 people, the population of Downingtown increased 3.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,589 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Downingtown.

Communities near Downingtown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Downingtown.

  • Pottstown [Montgomery County]
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    • Pottstown [Montgomery County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Downingtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,600 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottstown<7>
  • West Chester [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Chester
    • West Chester [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Downingtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Chester<7>
  • Phoenixville [Chester County]
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    • Phoenixville [Chester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Downingtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,968 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenixville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenixville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenixville<7>
  • Coatesville [Chester County]
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    • Coatesville [Chester County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Downingtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,069 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coatesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coatesville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brookhaven [Delaware County]
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      • Brookhaven [Delaware County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Downingtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brookhaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<7>
    • Kennett Square [Chester County]
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      • Kennett Square [Chester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Downingtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,202 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennett Square
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kennett Square<7>
    • Elsmere [New Castle County]
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      • Elsmere [New Castle County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Downingtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,872 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elsmere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elsmere
    • Media [Delaware County]
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      • Media [Delaware County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Downingtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,682 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Media
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Media<7>
    • Collegeville [Montgomery County]
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      • Collegeville [Montgomery County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Downingtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,174 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collegeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collegeville<7>
    • Birdsboro [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdsboro
      • Birdsboro [Berks County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Downingtown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birdsboro<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Downingtown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Downingtown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Downingtown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Downingtown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Downingtown. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Downingtown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Downingtown ...

Looking for more information about Downingtown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Downingtown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Downingtown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Chester County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Downingtown: www.downingtown.org/

The official website for Chester County: www.chesco.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Chester, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Downingtown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Downingtown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (484) is an overlay for area code (610).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Downingtown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Downingtown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Downingtown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Downingtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0082, Longitude: -75.7052       In this case, the coordinates for Downingtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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