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Malvern is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,059 at the 2000 census.

Malvern is the site of the Paoli Massacre during the American Revolutionary War.

Named after The Malvern Hills, close to the Welsh border in England, Malvern was originally settled by Welsh Settlers in the 1600s. William Penn Sold them the land for 10 cents an acre, along with the rest of the land on the Welsh tract, or the Main Line. Malvern was incorporated as a borough in 1889, from portions of Willistown Township.

Malvern is the last stop of the original Main Line railroad into Philadelphia, PA. Today, the railroad has expanded several more stations west of Malvern, but none are associated with the Main Line, and Malvern is still considered the end of the Main Line.

Present Day

Malvern, like many other of the Philadelphia suburbs surrounding it, has been under heavy development since about 2002, shortly after United States housing bubble had taken affect elsewhere in the country. Several new housing developments, consisting mainly of McMansions, have resulted in increased overcrowding of the main line suburb. Efforts have been made since the late 1990s to urge local politicians and legislature to implement a construction moratorium that would prevent developers from being able to build in Malvern. However, no such moratorium has yet been established.


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 3,059 people, 1,361 households, and 793 families residing in the borough. The population density was 944.9/km� (2,444.6/mi�). There were 1,419 housing units at an average density of 438.3/km� (1,134.0/mi�). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.11% White, 3.82% African American, 0.20% Native American, 3.24% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.54% of the population.

There were 1,361 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.7% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 37.0% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $62,308, and the median income for a family was $79,145. Males had a median income of $45,281 versus $39,129 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,477. About 0.9% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

Points of interest

* Swiss Pines
* Malvern Memorial Grounds
* Malvern Prep
* Duffy’s Cut
* Paoli Massacre
* Annual Malvern Firefighters Fair
* Immaculata University
* Great Valley Corporate Center