Cheltenham, Pennsylvania Population 2024

38,365

Cheltenham is a city located in Montgomery County Pennsylvania. Cheltenham has a 2024 population of 38,365. Cheltenham is currently declining at a rate of -0.2% annually but its population has increased by 2.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,418 in 2020.

The average household income in Cheltenham is $131,617 with a poverty rate of 9.24%. The median age in Cheltenham is 39.8 years: 39.6 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.

Cheltenham Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cheltenham was:

  • White: 48.88%
  • Black or African American: 37.39%
  • Asian: 7.55%
  • Two or more races: 5.09%
  • Other race: 1.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
  • Native American: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
9.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,250.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.53% (947)
The current population of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania is 38,365 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 37,418.

Population by Race

Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,48148.88%
Black or African American14,13537.39%
Asian2,8567.55%
Two or more races1,9265.09%
Other race3941.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander170.04%
Native American00%

White

Black or African American

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Cheltenham Population by Race

Cheltenham Population Pyramid 2024

Cheltenham Median Age

39.8

Total

39.6

Male

39.9

Female

Cheltenham Adults

There are 30,851 adults, (7,331 of whom are seniors) in Cheltenham.

Cheltenham Age Dependency

60.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cheltenham Sex Ratio

Female20,12253.22%
Male17,68746.78%

Cheltenham Population by Age

Cheltenham Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,4742.4963.636.4
Married7,1203.2184.915.1
Non Family5,2221.2337.462.6
Female1,6283.3154.945.1
Male5042.862.337.7

3.12

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

63.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cheltenham Households and Families

Male

Female

Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade5732.26%
Associates Degree1,8457.28%
Bachelors Degree7,21628.46%
Graduate Degree7,27828.7%
High School Graduate4,31317.01%
Less Than 9th Grade4021.59%
Some College3,73014.71%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cheltenham Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cheltenham Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White12,45512,2368,665
Black9,7479,2934,196
Asian1,9491,7261,013
Hispanic815753375
2+ Races683649368
Other Race21820876
Islander171717

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Cheltenham Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$70,598$80,747$59,517
Graduate Degree$85,704$99,649$73,675
High School Graduate$40,667$49,240$34,326
Less Than 9th Grade$28,365$28,590$27,039
Overall$60,712$69,467$56,288
Some College$46,221$50,935$42,955

$60,712

Average Earnings

$69,467

Average Male

$56,288

Average Female

Cheltenham Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cheltenham Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cheltenham Language

85.33% of Cheltenham residents speak only English, while 14.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.51% of the population.

Cheltenham Language

Cheltenham Poverty by Race

rate

Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black13,7901,2158.81%
White16,7921,1076.59%
Asian2,77553919.42%
Multiple1,85432117.31%
Hispanic1,49221914.68%
Other3628724.03%

9.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.02%

Male Poverty Rate

11.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cheltenham

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cheltenham is Other, with 24.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cheltenham is White, with 6.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.45%.

Cheltenham Poverty

rate

Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade14.73%
High School9.58%
Some College7.59%
Bachelors or Greater3.96%

Cheltenham Poverty Rate by Education

rate

Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.71%
Male Unemployed7.11%
Female Employed4.09%
Male Employed3.18%

Cheltenham Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cheltenham Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

Name
Median
Mean
Families$138,731$167,764
Households$102,589$131,617
Married Families$158,275$-999,999,999
Non Families$44,850$62,142

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cheltenham Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cheltenham Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cheltenham Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cheltenham Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cheltenham Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,536

Number of Veterans

1,427

Male Veterans

109

Female Veterans

War
Veterans
Vietnam824
First Gulf War350
Second Gulf War237
Korea101
World War II49

Cheltenham Veterans by War

count

Age Group
Veterans
75+669
65 to 74365
35 to 54358
55 to 6491
18 to 3453

Cheltenham Veterans by Age

count

Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black6555.88%
White6093.88%
Asian2319.25%
2+ Races413.48%
Hispanic383.22%

Cheltenham Veterans by Race

Cheltenham Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cheltenham Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

67.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cheltenham Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cheltenham Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cheltenham Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.56%

Born in Cheltenham

86.51%

Native Born

13.49%

Foreign Born

4.83%

Non Citizen

8.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.51% of Cheltenham residents were born in the United States, with 60.56% having been born in Pennsylvania. 4.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cheltenham Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change
Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202937,990-75-0.2%
202838,065-75-0.2%
202738,140-75-0.2%
202638,215-75-0.2%
202538,290-75-0.2%
202438,365-75-0.2%
202338,440-75-0.19%
202238,515-75-0.19%
202138,5901,1723.13%
202037,4183220.87%
201937,096-92-0.25%
201837,188-4-0.01%
201737,192240.06%
201637,168570.15%
201537,111340.09%
201437,077380.1%
201337,0392000.54%
201236,839-10%
201136,840620.17%
201036,77800%

Cheltenham Population by Year