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Abington is a township in Montgomery County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.
The community was named after a town in England
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Abington. For links to other places called Abington, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Abington is 40.120N. The longitude is -75.118W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 282 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 56,103.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Abington demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Philadelphia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 19027 ZIP code.
18% of Abington residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Abington ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Abington was $30,331, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Abington residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Abington, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $668. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,375.
Libraries in Abington include Abington Twp Public Library ... View libraries
Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Abington political report.
The average commute time for Abington workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Abington between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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