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    NSWC Philadelphia Division, PA Local Information

    NSWC Philadelphia Division is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Philadelphia has a population of 1,526,000. Camden, New Jersey, is just across the Delaware River and has a population of 77,345. Other communities or suburbs outside the city include Havertown (population 51,560), Upper Darby (82,795), Horsham (14,840), and Norristown (34,325).

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average price to rent a home in Philadelphia ranges from $470 to $820, with a median of about $645 a month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price to purchase a home in Philadelphia is about $142,300, while suburbs like Horsham average $265,600. The average for all of Delaware County is $236,600, compared to Pennsylvania at $164,900.

    Short Description of the Area: Though the capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg, Philadelphia is its largest city and one of the largest in the country. Sometimes the city is more commonly referred to as "Philly". Philadelphia sits on the Delaware River, across from New Jersey and just north of Delaware, in the southeastern corner of the state. It is 95 miles (or about 1 hour 45 minutes) south of New York City. This city was instrumental in the United States' independence from Britain during the American Revolution, and retains many important and interesting historical sites.

    Climate and Weather: The climate of Philadelphia creates hot and humid summers and cold winters. The average temperature in July is about 75 degrees Fahrenheit, with highs near 85. In January, the average is about 30 degrees and lows can reach 20 or lower. Approximately 45 inches of precipitation falls fairly evenly throughout the year. Snow varies year to year, but on average the city receives about 19 inches per winter. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and strong storms have been seen here historically and can cause major damage, so it is always best to be prepared.