Green Lane, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°20′14″N 75°28′09″W / 40.33722°N 75.46917°W / 40.33722; -75.46917
Borough of Green Lane
Borough
Schall House Green Lane PA.jpg
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 239 ft (72.8 m)
Coordinates 40°20′14″N 75°28′09″W / 40.33722°N 75.46917°W / 40.33722; -75.46917
Area 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 - land 0.3 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 508 (2010)
Density 1,797.3 / sq mi (693.9 / km2)
Incorporated December 10, 1875
Government Council-manager
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Green Lane in Montgomery County
Location of Green Lane in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Green Lane is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 508 at the 2010 census.

It is part of the Upper Perkiomen School District and Boyertown Area School District.

History[edit]

The William and Caroline Schall House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.[1]

Geography[edit]

Green Lane is located at 40°20′14″N 75°28′9″W / 40.33722°N 75.46917°W / 40.33722; -75.46917 (40.337224, -75.469300).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 187
1890 237 26.7%
1900 272 14.8%
1910 372 36.8%
1920 332 −10.8%
1930 388 16.9%
1940 478 23.2%
1950 550 15.1%
1960 582 5.8%
1970 543 −6.7%
1980 542 −0.2%
1990 442 −18.5%
2000 584 32.1%
2010 508 −13.0%
Est. 2012 508 0.0%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 97.4% White, 2.0% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, and 0.2% Asian. 1.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[6]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 584 people, 231 households, and 164 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,797.3 people per square mile (704.6/km²). There were 235 housing units at an average density of 723.2 per square mile (283.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.43% White, 1.03% African American, 0.17% Native American, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.

There were 231 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $49,167, and the median income for a family was $55,714. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $30,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,123. About 4.9% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 8.9% of those age 69 or over.

Politics and government[edit]

Green Lane has a borough secretary, a mayor and borough council.

The borough is part of the Thirteenth Congressional District (represented by Rep. Allyson Schwartz), Pennsylvania's 147th Representative District (represented by Marcy Toepel) and the 24th State Senate District (represented by Sen. Bob Mensch). Green Lanes current Mayor is Lynne Wolfe.

Recreation[edit]

The eponymous Green Lane Park in northwestern Montgomery County offers 3,400 acres (14 km2) where visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of Montgomery County, PA. The park contains 25 miles (40 km) of paved and dirt trails that are used year-round by equestrians, walkers, and bikers. In addition to the trails, visitors may fish, boat, or enjoy an educational lesson at the nature center.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Census 2010: Pennsylvania". USA Today. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  7. ^ "Green Lane Park". Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. 2014-06-14. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 

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