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Ridley Park is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,196 at the 2000 census. Ridley Park is notably the home of Boeing Helicopters.

Named after a place in Cheshire, England, Ridley Park was founded by Isaac Hinckley in 1870. As the President of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, Hinckley established Ridley Park with the intention of creating a main line that would cut through the borough.

Henry Eberle is the mayor of Ridley Park


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.8 km� (1.1 mi�). 2.8 km� (1.1 mi�) of it is land and 0.93% is water.


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,196 people, 3,015 households, and 1,890 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,596.6/km� (6,749.6/mi�). There were 3,167 housing units at an average density of 1,142.8/km� (2,970.5/mi�). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.91% White, 0.64% African American, 0.01% Native American, 1.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 3,015 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.3% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $50,065, and the median income for a family was $62,378. Males had a median income of $43,201 versus $31,824 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,806. About 2.9% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.