Ambler Borough, incorporated in 1888, is an inviting revitalizing social, cultural and business center, located 16 miles north of Philadelphia in Montgomery County, in southeastern Pennsylvania (40°09’18”N 75°13’13”W, elevation 220 ft). It is a friendly, vibrant diverse community which covers 0.8 square miles in area with a stable population of 6,426 (2000 census) and a population density of 7,605.8/sq mi. Its churches, affordable housing, great schools, convenient public SEPTA rail and bus transportation accessibility, municipal parks & recreation facilities and a "walkable" downtown commercial district make it an ideal location for living, working and playing.
As of the 2000 census, there were 2,510 households and 1,598 families residing in the Borough. There were 2,605 housing units at an average density of 3,083.3/sq mi. The racial makeup was 83.29% white, 12.03% African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.47% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 1.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino were 2.13%.
Of the 2,510 households, 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples, 13.9% had a female head of house, and 36.3% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone age 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.45 and average family size was 3.08.
In the Borough the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.
The median income for a household in the Borough was $47,014, and the median income for a family was $51,235. Males had a median income of $40,305 versus $30,735 for females. The per capital income for the borough was $21,688. About 2.4% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.