A growing urban suburb nestled in Philadelphia.

Overview for Roxborough, PA

16,051 people live in Roxborough, where the median age is 32.6 and the average individual income is $44,298.53. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

32.6 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Schools in Roxborough, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Roxborough. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Undergrad - Undergrad
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Roxborough High School
9th - 12th
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Roxborough Christian School
K - 3rd
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Demographics and Employment Data for Roxborough, PA

Roxborough has 7,207 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Roxborough do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,051 people call Roxborough home. The population density is 14,227.79 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

53.32 / 46.68%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
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Around Roxborough, PA

There's plenty to do around Roxborough, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Walker's Paradise
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Poppa's Custard, Artist & Craftsman Supply, and VTrainers.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.04 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.78 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.17 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.96 miles 10 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.42 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.05 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Welcome to Roxborough

A growing urban suburb nestled in Philadelphia
Nestled in the northwest of Philadelphia, Roxborough consists of tree-lined streets that bustle with the energy of an up-and-coming suburb. Tucked between the expansive green spaces of Fairmount Park to the northeast and the lively neighborhood of Manayunk along the stunning Schuylkill River to the northwest, Roxborough is a premier Philadelphia neighborhood for any resident seeking an urban location with the luxuries of a roomier home.
Though Roxborough wasn’t incorporated into the city of Philadelphia until 1854, the area has been settled since the 1600s. Over the centuries, it has been home to Native Americans, Quakers, pilgrims, and more — even a unique religious sect called the “Ridge Hermits.” Brimming with this wealth of history, the neighborhood is emblematic of both its rich past and the modern atmosphere brought about by Roxborough’s progressive and community-driven residents.
Today, the streets are bordered by a blend of historic row houses, townhomes, and the architectural styles of Victorian, Georgian Colonial, and Contemporary. Beyond those residential buildings, the architectural mood of Roxborough is both beautiful and unique - some buildings have even been preserved in their original historical styles. This suburb appeals strongly to young professionals and families due to its energetic urban-suburban mixed atmosphere.

Things to Love

  • Neighborhood commitment to history
  • Countless green spaces for families, outdoor enthusiasts, and dog lovers
  • Endless restaurants, cafes, and more

People and Lifestyle

A professional and charming suburb connected to the city by the SEPTA bus line, Roxborough is a hop, skip, and a jump away from downtown Philadelphia. 
Replete with quaint row houses and highly walkable streets that boast a plethora of options without even having to catch the bus, Roxborough’s residents enjoy a quiet but lively life in one of Philadelphia’s best neighborhoods. As most residents hold a college degree and an unusual percentage of residents work in government or management sectors, this community is highly educated and family-friendly.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

While Roxborough lays claim to quietude and peacefulness, it nevertheless abounds with activity for the family, professional, or tourist.
Embed yourself in the community by stopping by Henry Got Crops Farmers Market to buy local produce grown at a community co-op before stopping by the Valley Green Inn, which acts as both a history museum and excellent diner. To top it off, be sure to unwind at Henry James Saloon with a top-rated beverage.
To get a taste of the neighborhood, head over to Dalessandro’s Steaks & Hoagies, where you can sink your teeth into award-winning Philadelphia Cheesesteaks. If cheesesteaks aren’t your thing, don’t worry because the T&F Farmers’ Pride has numerous options and a casual, fun atmosphere made even sweeter by the locally sourced aspect of their food. Or, for a more elevated experience, sit down for dinner at Maria’s Ristorante, a local Italian must-see stop. Ruby Chinese Restaurant is yet another great choice.

Things to Do

Roxborough’s entertainment scene is just as fantastic as its dining and shopping due to the urban atmosphere of the suburb, and the locale found there. From history to agriculture to local businesses, the community in Roxborough always offers something to do.
Enjoy one of the area’s glorious four seasons by breathing in summer at Gorgas Park Summer Concert Series and Gorgas Park Movie Night, both phenomenal ways to get outdoors while partaking in community and the arts. Or if shows are more your speed, make sure to pencil in a trip to Ridge Runners Car Show
While you’re waiting for those fun-filled events, the kids will enjoy an afternoon at Kendrick Recreation Center and Al Pearlman Sports Complex for some rec league games, local events, and demonstrations. Houston Playground is a local favorite with a metal dragon water fountain that makes a hot summer day cool and refreshing. Gorgas Park Farmers Market is perfect for anyone who likes perusing local produce, baked goods, and crafts, and you won’t want to forget to check out Fairmount Park, the largest park in Philadelphia. 


Roxborough is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
  • Greenwoods Charter School


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