Delaware Valley

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Delaware Valley
Greater Philadelphia
Southeastern Pennsylvania

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
Philadelphia
Map of the Lower Delaware Valley Metropolitan Area. In addition to the shaded area, other parts of South Jersey are often considered to be part of the Delaware Valley.
Map of the Lower Delaware Valley Metropolitan Area. In addition to the shaded area, other parts of South Jersey are often considered to be part of the Delaware Valley.
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
State - Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Pennsylvania
 - Flag of New Jersey.svg New Jersey
 - Flag of Delaware.svg Delaware
 - Flag of Maryland.svg Maryland
Principal citiesPhiladelphia
Camden
Wilmington
Reading
Trenton[a]
Atlantic City
Vineland
Conshohocken
Dover
Chester
Upper Darby
Media
Hammonton
Norristown
Doylestown
Cherry Hill
West Chester
Evesham
Washington Township
Salem
Cape May Court House
Lower Township
The Wildwoods
Brigantine
Ventnor City
Margate City
Sea Isle City
Haverford
Coatesville
Lower Merion
Gloucester Township
Downingtown
Phoenixville
Pottstown
King of Prussia
Bensalem Township
Newark, DE
Elkton
Area
 • Urban
1,981.4 sq mi (5,131.7 km2)
 • Metro
5,118 sq mi (13,256 km2)
Elevation0 - 1,080 ft (0 - 329 m)
Population
 (2013 est.)
 • Density2,746.32/sq mi (1,060.36/km2)
 • Urban
5,441,567 (5th)
 • MSA
6,096,372 (8th)
 • CSA
7,146,706 (8th)
 MSA/CSA = 2013, Urban = 2010
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EST)

The Delaware Valley is the valley through which the Delaware River flows. This is commonly used to refer to Greater Philadelphia or Philadelphia metropolitan area ("the [Lower] Delaware Valley Metropolitan Area"). It is made up of counties located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, South Jersey, Delaware, and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

As of the 2010 Census, the MSA has a population of over 6 million, while the CSA has a population of over 7.1 million.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. May also be defined as part of the NYC Metropolitan Area

References[change | change source]

  1. "Welsh Mountain". Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  2. "MyTopo – Welsh Mountain area". Retrieved May 5, 2016.