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Encyclopedia > Delaware Valley
Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington

Common name: Delaware Valley
Largest city
Other cities
Philadelphia
Reading & Camden & Wilmington
Population  Ranked 5th in the U.S.
 - Total 5,826,742 (2006 est.)
 - Density 1,138 /sq. mi. 
439 /km²
Area 5,118 sq. mi.
13,256 km²
State(s)   - Pennsylvania
 - New Jersey
 - Delaware
 - Maryland
Elevation   
 - Highest point 1,200 feet (366 m)
 - Lowest point 0 feet (0 m)
Philadelphia Portal

The Delaware Valley is a term used widely to refer to the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. The term is derived from the Delaware River, which flows through it. The Office of Management and Budget officially defines the region as the Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. Image File history File links Delawarevalleymap. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Berks County’s location in Pennsylvania Reading’s location in Berks County Country State County Berks Founded 1748 Government  - Mayor Thomas McMahon Area  - City 10. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... There are two official definitions of metropolitan area used today in the United States, metropolitan statistical areas, and combined statistical areas, the former restrictive, the latter more extensive. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... Liberty Bell; public domain. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... For the Delaware River in Kansas, see Delaware River (Kansas). ... The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is a body within the Executive Office of the President of the United States which is tasked with coordinating United States Federal agencies. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ...


The Delaware Valley is composed of several counties in Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, and contains a population of 5.83 million (as of the 2006 Census Bureau estimate). Philadelphia, being the region's major commercial, cultural, and industrial center, maintains a rather large sphere of influence that affects those counties that immediately surround it. The majority of the region's populace resides in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


The Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States[1] and is located towards the southern end of the BosWash megalopolis, the name given for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States, extending from Boston to Washington, D.C. In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... The BosWash or Bosnywash or Boshington or Northeast Corridor or simply Northeast megalopolis is the name for a group of metropolitan areas in the northeastern United States, extending from Boston, Massachusetts, to Washington, D.C., including Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford and New Haven and Stamford, Connecticut; New York, New York... A megalopolis is defined as an extensive metropolitan area or a long chain of continuous metropolitan areas. ... Boston redirects here. ... ...


Based on commuter flows, the OMB also defines a wider labor market region known as the Philadelphia–Camden–Vineland Combined Statistical Area (CSA). This wider region adds the metropolitan areas of Vineland and Reading and has a total population of 6.38 million. The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...


Philadelphia's media ranks #4, behind only New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, in Nielsen Media Market size rankings.

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The area has extensive suburban sprawl. King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey, are two of the largest suburban edge cities. Philadelphia's suburbs contain a high concentration of malls, including the King of Prussia Mall, the largest on the East Coast, and the Cherry Hill Mall in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the first enclosed mall on the East Coast. Malls, office complexes, strip shopping plazas, expressways, and tract housing are common sights, and more and more continue to replace rolling countryside, farms, woods, and wetlands. However, thanks to recent opposition by residents and political officials, many acres of land have been preserved throughout the Delaware Valley. Sprawling forests and farms can still be found throughout the region, providing a haven for pristine nature seekers. Older small towns and large boroughs such as Norristown, Jenkintown and West Chester, retain distinct community identities while engulfed in suburbia. The fastest-growing counties are Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, and Gloucester. Urban sprawl (also called suburban sprawl and Los Angelization) describes the growth of a metropolitan area, particularly the suburbs, over a large area. ... King of Prussia is an unincorporated community in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Cherry Hill highlighted in Camden County Cherry Hill Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Edge City is an American term for a relatively new concentration of business, shopping and entertainment outside a traditional urban area, in what had recently been a residential suburb or semi-rural community. ... The King of Prussia Mall is the largest shopping mall on the East Coast of the United States[2], and the largest shopping mall in the country in terms of leasable retail space (though this title is sometimes disputed with that of South Coast Plaza of Orange County, California). ... Cherry Hill Mall, can refer to two places: Town: Cherry Hill Mall, New Jersey Shopping Mall: Cherry Hill Mall This is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Cherry Hill highlighted in Camden County Cherry Hill Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Norristown is a home rule municipality in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 6 miles (10 km) northwest of the city limits of Philadelphia, on the Schuylkill River. ... Jenkintown is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, ten miles (16 km) north of Philadelphia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bucks County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...


The region also has a large and growing ethnic population. The Delaware Valley is home to growing numbers of African Americans, Europeans, Asians, Arabs, Hispanics, and West Indians. African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... A European is primarily a person who was born into one of the countries within the continent of Europe. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... For other uses, see Arab (disambiguation). ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ...


Counties making up the Delaware Valley

Delaware

New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ...

Maryland

Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ...

New Jersey

Atlantic County, New Jersey and Cape May County, New Jersey are generally considered part of the Delaware Valley. These Counties, along with Ocean County, while home to Philadelphia commuters, are also home to an extensive tourism industry. The most notable of these tourist towns is Atlantic City, New Jersey. Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Camden County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Gloucester County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Salem County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Atlantic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Cape May County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Atlantic City redirects here. ...


Ocean County, New Jersey, while officially designated as part of the New York Metropolitan Area, is strongly affiliated with the Delaware Valley. Ocean County, while theoretically in the New York Metro Area, is actually in the Southern part of New Jersey and is home to many Philadelphia commuters. Large numbers of Philadelphia commuters have started to migrate into Ocean County as the Delaware Valley has grown. Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


Ocean county is both not close to New York City or Philadelphia in terms of miles. There really is no part of the county that is less than hour and ten minutes from either city. Similarly to how much of Mercer county's population is in more influenced by Philadelphia because the southern part of the county is more densely populated, much more of Ocean county is populated in the northern part of the county. The northern part of the county is much closer to New York City than it is Philadelphia. Public transportation accomodations are much greater to New York City than they are to Philadelphia too.



There are exceptions of Ocean county that are recognized as apart of the Delaware Valley Region's influence. Such places include New Egypt and Jackson which are located in the north-western part of the county. Places such as Mystic Island, New Jersey also should be recognized more as apart of the Philadelphia area because of their close location to New Gretna, which is apart of Burlington county.


Unlike many other counties in New Jersey that have experienced more immigration and have always had larger populations, Ocean and Monmouth county didn't entirely populate themselves as opposed to more natural counties such as Mercer, Middlesex or Burlington actually did. Being that the United States had approximately 151 million people in 1950, the United States has doubled in population over the past 58 years. If you were to properly accumulate natural increase, along with using the normal Latin American, Asian, Middle Eastern, West Indian and Eastern European immigration patterns over this period, you could relate that one's population should have doubled.


Although the dependability of acquiring statistics for those of Latin American descent is often compromised with the questionability of the 1970 government implemented term Hispanic, there has been low Asian immigration compared to the average of the United States, although more West Indian and equal Middle Eastern, sub-saharan African and Eastern European immigration. Being that Ocean county should had about 56,622 people in 1950, this should have indicated that there would be a little over 113,000 residents in Ocean county today. However, there are more than 562,000 people living in the county today, showing that there was migration from other areas that significantly contributed to this population. Although it was much less than Ocean counties outside growth, the county north which is Monmouth county and is also along the eastern part of New Jersey has had growth contributed from more densely populated counties in Northern (i.e. Hudson and Essex counties) and Central (i.e. Middlsex and Mercer counties).


Most of the population approximate 450,000 of surplus growth was from mostly from the state of New Jersey, and occasionally (although statistically insigificant) New York and Pennsylvania. Much of the counties in Northern New Jersey, as well as southwestern New Jersey were over-populated and didn't have much room to grow. There was also high immigration in counties like Camden in southwest and Hudson in North. For example, Camden county had a little over 300 thousand people in 1950 and has about 511,000 now. Technically speaking, they should have at least 89 thousand more due to natural increase and probably even more considering the accelerated immigration. Similarly, Mercer had 229,781 in 1950 and has only 367,605 now. Many migrated east to Monmouth county or southeast to Ocean where it was more open, new and more affordable homes were being built in the late 40's, 50's and 60's.


Burlington, Gloucester and Atlantic (southeast NJ) and other south Jersey counties had similar missing population growth, because many migrated to Ocean county. Similarly, North Jersey did the same exact thing. Most of the pre-WWII descended Ocean county population was in the northern part of their county, so outside influence was least there. More from places in north Jersey were more intrigued to go there because it was closer to them and in commuting distance of Manhattan.


More from southwest and Atlantic county in New Jersey took interest into moving into the southern part of the county, where it was closer to them and cheaper. However, central Ocean county is shared by both the descendants of migrators from places closer to NY and Philadelphia, resulting in why there is a mixed identity of both the NY and Philadelphia areas.


This is also influential in the interests of those who access the Six Flags in Jackson, the Jersey shore, Wildwood, Atlantic City and Cape May during the summer. Both people from the New York and Philadelphia areas utilize these vacation destinations.


Mercer County, New Jersey, although many aren't completely sure, is a Philadelphia suburb and mostly located off the Delaware River. Mercer county is often conjoined with the southwest New Jersey and Bucks county image, in which they border both. Even though the description southwest New Jersey is rarely used there, this tourist business classifies both Trenton and Princeton apart of it. http://www.southwestnewjersey.worldweb.com/ It is reported that there are equally as many commuters to New York as there are Philadelphia, as there are NJ Transit trains that head in both directions. Mercer county is also labeled apart of south Jersey in the Trentonian, which often sponsors McDonalds coupons that label Mercer county as South Jersey and also include the Lehigh valley region of Pennsylvania and Delaware. {{Infobox U.S. CoiirjhtfnEGEYWnfv state = New Jersey | seal = Mc-m f seal. ...


Much of the confusion to this is due to the fact that Central Jersey is not technically recognized as a region of the state, but rather a socially understood one. Unlike northern and southern New Jersey which you could more clearly cut in half, central New Jersey is more in the gray territory in terms of which side of the state and major city metropolitan area they relate to. Mercer county is generally apart of the southern half of central New Jersey, but although the northern part of the county is very much on the western half of the state, it's actually smack in the middle of North and south. Because of their location on the Delaware river, Mercer county is apart of the NJ-PA-DE tri-state area and not the NY-NJ-CT tri-state area.


Much of the reason why so much of Mercer county's culture is linked more to Philadelphia is that they share a similarity in having many of their descendants immigrate off the Delaware river and that much of their population is in Trenton and Ewing. For example, the Dunkin Donuts contract during the NFL season which co-sponsors with the Philadelphia Eagles includes all of Mercer county, but no other Northern or central New Jersey counties. A popular trademark of Philadelphia culture is commonly used in Mercer county are Cheesesteaks and Hoagies, as there are some who say the common American term Subs, few use and sometimes are even unaware of what New York's trademark Heroes are.


In 2000, multiple sources have actually attempted to re-distribute what is apart of the New York Metropolitan area which detail Trenton as being apart of that area. However, Philadelphia also claims Trenton to be apart of there's, because Trenton is less than 20 minutes away as opposed to approximately 75 minutes from Manhattan. Many businesses have not accomodated such terminology though and many of the residents of Mercer county are unaware of this technical change.


Although there are some ties in places such as Heightstown and East Windsor town which is approximately one hour from both, all parts of Mercer county are geographically closer to Philadelphia. Most towns in Mercer county do not have New York news on basic television (Princeton, Heightstown are exceptions to this who have both). All towns in Mercer county and some towns such as Allentown, New Jersey (which is apart of a less populated part of Monmouth county) also only receive programmed channels under many cable networks that will not provide New York/North Jersey stations such as Yes for the Nets and Yankees, because they are Philadelphia suburbs. Unlike much of Atlantic county which mostly receives south Jersey/Atlantic City radio stations, Mercer county is actually geographically further from Philadelphia, even though radio stations in northern Mercer county are completely clear. Much of the reason why Philadelphia aims into putting more energy into this is because of Mercer county and New Jersey counties are generally more wealthy than Pennsylvania and Delaware. New York radio stations are generally fuzzy in Mercer county.


As ironic as it may seem because of how large the New York area can seem sometimes, towns that actually border Mercer county generally receive more accomadations to Philadelphia than visa versa in everything except public transportation. In fact, all towns that touch Mercer county could be considered Philadelphia suburban/New York exburb because of geographical distance. Places like Flemington, New Jersey are apart of this. Many real-estate web-sites actually claim towns such as Cranbury and Jamesburg to be apart of the Philadelphia suburbs due to the fact that that they are closer in terms of miles, although are equal too considering traffic. Mercer county is generally an exburb (extended suburb) of New York, similarly to how Middlesex and Monmouth counties are exburbs to Philadelphia.


The Delaware river is the key factor as to the geographical relativity that Mercer county shares with places directly south. This could seem awkward to those who don't know, because Mercer county may very well be the most expensive Philadelphia suburban county. Mercer county has very favorable geography and accessibility to the New Jersey Turnpike which is a contributing factor to the expense level and economic accessibile options their residents have.


Pennsylvania

Berks County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Chester County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Delaware County (also known colloquially as Delco) is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Philadelphia County is a county located in the U.S. State of Pennsylvania. ...

Primary Cities

The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, population 36,854 at the 2000 census. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Berks County’s location in Pennsylvania Reading’s location in Berks County Country State County Berks Founded 1748 Government  - Mayor Thomas McMahon Area  - City 10. ... Vineland highlighted in Cumberland County. ... : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ...

Transportation

Many residents commute to jobs in Philadelphia, Camden, Wilmington with the help of expressways and trains. Commutes from one suburb to another are also common, as office parks have sprung up in new commercial centers such as King of Prussia, Fort Washington, Cherry Hill, and Plymouth Meeting. Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... The City of Camden is the county seat of Camden County, New Jersey in the United States. ... : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... A typical expressway in Santa Clara County, California. ... For other uses, see Train (disambiguation). ... King of Prussia is an unincorporated community in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Hillside houses in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Fort Washington is an unincorporated census-designated place and suburb of Philadelphia in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Cherry Hill highlighted in Camden County Cherry Hill Township is a township located in Camden County, New Jersey. ... Plymouth Meeting is a census-designated place located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. ...


Commuter Rail

Philadelphia's 30th St. station has Septa regional rail and Amtrak service
Philadelphia's 30th St. station has Septa regional rail and Amtrak service
  • SEPTA Regional Rail
    • R1 Airport Route connecting Central Philadelphia with Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties and R1 Glenside route serving North Philadelphia and Montgomery County
    • R2 Marcus Hook/Wilmington/Delaware route connecting the Wilmington, DE area (with limited weekday service to Newark, DE), via Chester City and Delaware County and R2 Warminster route serving southeastern Montgomery County.
    • R3 West Trenton connecting Central Philadelphia northern to the Trenton, NJ area, serving Bucks County, PA between Jenkintown, PA and Yardley, PA, with the final stop in West Trenton, NJ. R3 Media/Elwyn (southern) route connecting Philadelphia to central Delaware County.
    • R5 Paoli/Downingtown/Thorndale route connecting Philadelphia with the affluent Main Line area and western Chester County near Coatesville and R5 Lansdale/Doylestown connecting Philadelphia with Lansdale in central Montgomery County and Doylestown in Bucks County.
    • R6 Norristown route connecting Philadelphia with Conshohocken and Norristown in Montgomery County and R6 Cynwyd route connecting Philadelphia with Bala Cynwyd on the Philadelphia/Montgomery County line.
    • R7 Trenton Route connecting Philadelphia to the Trenton, NJ, serving Bucks County and R7 Chestnut Hill East line connecting Central Philadelphia with Chestnut Hill area of the city.
    • R8 Chestnut Hill West route connecting Central Philadelphia to Chestnut Hill area and R8 Fox Chase connecting Central Philadelphia with Fox Chase area in Philadelphia.
  • New Jersey Transit
    • Atlantic City Line connecting Philadelphia to Atlantic City, NJ with connections to PATCO Speedline in Lindenwold, NJ
    • River Line connecting Camden (NJ) to Trenton (NJ) running along the east bank of the Delaware River
  • PATCO Speedline connecting Philadelphia to Lindenwold, NJ in Camden County with connections to NJT's Atlantic City Line

A geographically-accurate map of the SEPTA Regional Rail system Wikinews has related news: US commuter rail accident in Pennsylvania injures over 30 The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Regional Rail Division provides Regional rail service on thirteen branches to over 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its suburbs. ... The SEPTA R1 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail system. ... “PHL” redirects here. ... The R2 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail system in the Philadelphia area. ... The R3 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail system. ... The SEPTA R5 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail (commuter rail) system. ... The SEPTA R6 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail (commuter rail) system. ... The SEPTA R7 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail (commuter rail) system. ... The R8 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail system. ... The New Jersey Transit Corporation (usually shortened to New Jersey Transit or NJ Transit) is a statewide public transportation system serving the state of New Jersey, and Orange and Rockland counties in New York. ... An eastbound train crosses the Cooper River near Cherry Hill, NJ. The Atlantic City Line is run by New Jersey Transit between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, New Jersey. ... River Line system map The River Line (styled River LINE by NJ Transit) is a light rail system in New Jersey, United States that connects the cities of Camden and Trenton, New Jerseys capital. ... A Philadelphia-bound PATCO train arrives at Woodcrest Station. ...

Major highways

Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (I-95) is the main highway on the East Coast of the United States,[1] paralleling the Atlantic Ocean from Maine to Florida and serving some of the best-known cities in the country including Boston, New York City, and... Interstate 76 (abbreviated I-76) is an Interstate Highway in the United States, running 435 miles (700 km) from an interchange with Interstate 71 west of Akron, Ohio east to Interstate 295 near Camden, New Jersey. ... Interstate 176 (abbreviated I-176) is a spur route of eastern Interstate 76 in Pennsylvania. ... It has been suggested that The North Eastern Extension be merged into this article or section. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 676 Interstate 676 (abbreviated I-676) is an interstate highway that serves as a major thoroughfare through Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where it is known as the Vine Street Expressway, and Camden, New Jersey, where it is known as the northern segment of the North... Interstates 95 and 276 Interstate 295 in New Jersey and Delaware is a bypass route from a junction with Interstate 95 south of Wilmington, Delaware to a junction with I-95 north of Trenton, New Jersey. ... Interstate 495 (abbreviated I-495) in Delaware is a six-lane three-digit bypass of Interstate 95 around the city of Wilmington, Delaware. ... The Delaware Turnpike (also named John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway along with the adjacent Maryland route) is an 11. ... This article is about the modern freeway. ... This Pennsylvania state route article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject Pennsylvania State Highways. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: U.S. Route 1 U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... U.S. Route 9 is a north-south United States highway in the states of Delaware, New Jersey, and New York in the United States. ... U.S. Highway 13 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 526 miles from the northeastern suburbs of Philadelphia to just north of Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... U.S. Route 30 is an east-west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways. ... U.S. Route 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 130 (typically called U.S. Route 130) is an 83. ... United States Highway 202 is a highway stretching from Delaware to Maine, also passing through the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. ... U.S. Route 301 is a spur of U.S. Route 1. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... Delaware Route 1 is a 177 km (110-mile) long, four-to-six lane highway going from the Maryland-Delaware State line on the eastern Atlantic shoreline to the Delaware Turnpike (Interstate 95) just outside of Wilmington. ... New Jersey State Highway 42 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... The Atlantic City Expressway (officially numbered, but unsigned, as New Jersey State Highway 446) is a controlled-access toll road in New Jersey. ... New Jersey State Highway 55 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States, built to freeway standards. ...

Airports

“PHL” redirects here. ... Northeast Philadelphia Airport (IATA: PNE, ICAO: KPNE) is a public airport located just north the intersection of Grant Avenue and Ashton Road in the Ashton-Woodenbridge neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia. ... New Castle Airport (IATA: ILG, ICAO: KILG), also known as the New Castle County Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of the city of Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware, USA. The airport has 3 runways, a single terminal building, and is home to both the... Reading Regional Airport (IATA: RDG, ICAO: KRDG) is a public airport located just northwest of Reading, Pennsylvania. ...

Colleges and Universities

Delaware

The University of Delaware (UD) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Goldey-Beacom College is a community college located in Pike Creek, Delaware. ... The Widener University School of Law provides an ABA accredited program, and operates on two campuses, one in Wilmington, Delaware, and the other in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Wilmington University is a private, non-sectarian college five miles from Wilmington, Delaware in New Castle, Delaware. ...

New Jersey

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, an umbrella designation used to refer to one of eight New Jersey state institutions of higher education in medicine. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rowan University is a public university located in Glassboro, New Jersey comprising 49 buildings. ... The Camden campus of Rutgers University is located in Camden, New Jersey, and was formerly known as the South Jersey Law School and the College of South Jersey (founded 1926 and 1927, respectively) which were merged with Rutgers in 1950 by an act of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Rutgers School of Law-Camden is one of two law schools of Rutgers University. ...

Pennsylvania

Albright College is a private, co-ed, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Alvernia College is located in Reading, Pennsylvania. ... Arcadia University is a private liberal arts university located in Glenside, Pennsylvania, on the outskirts of Philadelphia. ... The University of the Arts (UArts) is one of the nation’s oldest universities dedicated to the arts. ... Bryn Mawr College (pronounced ) is a highly selective womens liberal arts college located in Bryn Mawr, a community in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania, ten miles northwest of Philadelphia. ... Cabrini College is a coeducational Roman Catholic residential college in the Philadelphia metropolitan area of Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, founded by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1957. ... The Curtis Institute of Music is a conservatory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that offers courses of study leading to a performance Diploma, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Opera, and Professional Studies Certificate in Opera. ... Chestnut Hill College is a coeducational Catholic college in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. It was founded in 1924 as a womens college by the Sisters of Saint Joseph. ... Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, located in Cheyney, Pennsylvania was originally founded as the Institute for Colored Youth in 1837 by Richard Humphreys. ... Delaware Valley College is a small private college located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... DeVry University and DeVry Institute of Technology are divisions of Devry Inc. ... Drexel University is an institution of higher learning and research located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Eastern University is a private, co-educational, and Christian university in Pennsylvania. ... Gwynedd-Mercy College is an independent, co-educational institution located in Gwynedd Valley of Lower Gwynedd Township, PA, 25 miles northwest of downtown Philadelphia. ... Harcum College is a junior college located in the Main Line Philadelphia-suburb of Bryn Mawr. ... Haverford College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college located in Haverford, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. ... Holy Family University is a fully accredited Catholic, private, co-educational, four year commuter University located in the Torresdale section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Immaculata University is a Catholic university on King Road in Malvern, Pennsylvania. ... Thomas Jefferson University is an independent medical school, health professions and medical research institution. ... Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is an American public university located in rural Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania, and is one of fourteen schools that comprise the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools,[2] Pennsylvania Department of Education, NCATE... La Salle University is an institution of higher learning located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Manor College was founded by the Ukrainian Sisters of Saint Basil the Great in 1947. ... Moore College of Art & Design is over 155 years old. ... Neumann College is a private Catholic college located in Aston, PA. It was founded as Our Lady of Angels College with 115 students in 1965 by the Sisters of St. ... Peirce College is an educational institution of higher learning located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which caters primarily to working adults. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ... 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Some believe that the term "Delaware Valley" is subtly different than "Greater Philadelphia." "Greater Philadelphia" implies that the region is centered on the city in an economic and cultural context, while "Delaware Valley" is a more generic geographic term that doesn't imply that any part is of more consequence than any other. Several organizations, such as KYW Radio and the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, consciously use the term "Greater Philadelphia" to assert their view that Philadelphia is the center of the region, and that the suburbs are only relevant as, in GPTMC's terms, "Philadelphia's countryside." KYW is a class A AM radio station on 1060 kHz licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Sand sculpture by the GPTMC in Franklin Square The Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) was founded in 1996 by the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pew Charitable Trusts. ...


Many who work and live in the suburbs and rarely if ever visit the city don't agree and tend to use the term "Delaware Valley," which lacks the dominant city vs. dependent suburbs subtext.[4].


WPVI-TV uses the slogan, "The Delaware Valley's leading news program" for their Action News broadcast, since that program has led the ratings for news programs in the Philadelphia market for over 30 years. WPVI-TV, channel 6, is an owned-and-operated station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Action News is a local television newscast format in the United States. ...


The Delaware Valley is also sometimes called "the Tri-State area," referring to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. NY-MA-CT Tripoint Marker CT-RI-MA Tripoint Marker The 38th point is actually a quadripoint, where 4 states meet (Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico) at the Four Corners Monument. ...


References

  1. ^ Rankings for Metropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006
  2. ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01_rev_2.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01_rev_2.pdf
  4. ^ Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation

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