East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 39°56′39″N 75°15′37″W / 39.94417°N 75.26028°W / 39.94417; -75.26028
Borough of East Lansdowne
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Elevation 118 ft (36 m)
Coordinates 39°56′39″N 75°15′37″W / 39.94417°N 75.26028°W / 39.94417; -75.26028
Area 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 - land 0.2 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 2,668 (2010)
Density 12,517.6 / sq mi (4,833.1 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of East Lansdowne in Delaware County
Location of East Lansdowne in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: eastlansdowne.org

East Lansdowne is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,668 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

East Lansdowne is located at 39°56′39″N 75°15′37″W / 39.94417°N 75.26028°W / 39.94417; -75.26028 (39.944162, -75.260253).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

East Lansdowne is located about a half a mile west of Southwest Philadelphia

It is also an enclave of Upper Darby. The Township of Upper Darby, namely the Stonehurst/Stonehurst Hills/69th Street and Fernwood Neighborhoods, completely surround the small borough. Union Ave to the west separates Lansdowne, PA from East Lansdowne and Upper Darby. A one-block expanse of land at its widest. It is the former railroad track that gives East Lansdowne Borough's western boundary that vaguely ovoid shape.

While it is completely surrounded by Upper Darby, Yeadon, PA is on the other side of the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line Railroad tracks, thus connecting Yeadon to East Lansdowne from the southeast.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 3,168
1940 3,323 4.9%
1950 3,527 6.1%
1960 3,224 −8.6%
1970 3,186 −1.2%
1980 2,806 −11.9%
1990 2,691 −4.1%
2000 2,586 −3.9%
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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,586 people, 938 households, and 608 families residing in the borough. The population density was 12,517.6 people per square mile (4,754.6/km²). There were 1,012 housing units at an average density of 4,898.6 per square mile (1,860.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 71.2% White, 26.8% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.03% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 938 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.41.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,205, and the median income for a family was $53,021. Males had a median income of $37,813 versus $28,409 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,558. About 6.2% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable features[edit]

Oldest 4th of July parade and celebration in Delaware County, PA.

Education[edit]

William Penn School District serves East Lansdowne.

  • East Lansdowne Basics Magnet Elementary School (K-6)
  • Penn Wood Middle School (7-8) (Darby)
  • Penn Wood High School, Cypress Street Campus (9-10)(Yeadon)
  • Penn Wood High School, Green Ave Campus (11-12) (Lansdowne)
  • Saint Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Elementary School (K-8)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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