Broomall, looking east on West Chester Pike
|Elevation||351 ft (107 m)|
|Area||2.9 sq mi (7.5 km2)|
|- land||2.9 sq mi (8 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|Density||3,807.1 / sq mi (1,469.9 / km2)|
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Broomall is a census-designated place (CDP) in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 11,046 at the 2000 census. The community was a crossroads community renamed for the post office established to honor John Martin Broomall, a 19th-century U.S. congressman from the area.
Broomall is located at (39.971561, −75.354674).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), all of it land.
Public schools located in Broomall that are part of the Marple Newtown School District are:
- Loomis Elementary
- Russell Elementary
- Worrall Elementary
- Paxon Hollow Middle School.
Marple Newtown Senior High School is the public school for Newtown Square, Newtown Township, and Broomall, Marple Township. Paxon Hollow Middle School Participates in an annual fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand with Haverford Middle School.
As of the census of 2000, there were 11,046 people, 4,260 households, and 3,148 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,807.1 people per square mile (1,470.6/km²). There were 4,339 housing units at an average density of 1,495.5/sq mi (577.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.41% White, 0.63% African American, 0.10% Native American, 7.17% Asian, 0.16% from other races and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.
There were 4,260 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.06 people.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 26.2% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $52,354, and the median income for a family was $63,902. Males had a median income of $45,181 versus $31,646 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $24,940. About 2.4% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under the age of 18.
Notable people from Broomall
- Mark Arnold – American actor notable for his role as the second Joe Perkins on NBC's soap opera Santa Barbara
- Danny Bonaduce – American radio/television personality, comedian, and former child actor who became known as an adult for his tumultuous personal life
- Jim Fullington – professional wrestler
- Joe Grady – American radio personality
- Carl Gugasian – an American criminal known as "The Friday Night Bank Robber". He robbed more than 50 banks over a 30-year period, for a total of more than $2 million.
- John Kincade – sports talk show host based in Atlanta, Georgia for WCNN 680 "The Fan"
- Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius – Lithuanian writer, poet, novelist, playwright and philologist
- David Miscavige – leader of the Church of Scientology
- Jeff Penalty – former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys
- Barbara Ann Radnofsky – the Democratic nominee for the Texas U.S. Senate seat currently held by Kay Bailey Hutchison, in 2006. She is the first woman to have won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat in Texas.
- Thomas Massey, An English-American Quaker landowner. Built the Thomas Massey House.
- Bob Speca, Jr. – set the world's record for domino toppling (97,500) in New York City on June 9, 1978. He also appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
- Len Cella – American comedy film actor and director. His short films Moron Movies appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
- Jeffrey Zaslow – American journalist and columnist for The Wall Street Journal. He is also the author or coauthor of three bestselling books: The Last Lecture (2008) with Randy Pausch, Highest Duty with Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (2009), and The Girls from Ames (2009).
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