Honey Brook, Pennsylvania
|Borough of Honey Brook|
|Elevation||738 ft (224.9 m)|
|Area||0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)|
|- land||0.5 sq mi (1 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|Density||3,426.0 / sq mi (1,322.8 / km2)|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Honey Brook is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,713 at the 2010 census. It is surrounded by the township of the same name, and both are referred to locally collectively as Honey Brook.
Honey Brook Township was divided from Nantmeal Township in 1789. A schoolmaster and land developer named Stinson bought a plot of land along Horseshoe Pike in 1815. He had it surveyed and held a lottery to sell the lots for the town he called Waynesborough in honor of the Revolutionary War general, Mad Anthony Wayne. The residents changed the name to Honey Brook in 1884. Honey Brook is the English translation of the Welsh Nantmeal. Honey Brook was incorporated as a borough in 1891.
Honey Brook is located at (40.094260, -75.909799).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land. The borough lies on a ridge between the headwaters of the east and west branches of the Brandywine Creek.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,287 people, 474 households, and 337 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,616.7 people per square mile (1,014.1/km²). There were 500 housing units at an average density of 1,016.6 per square mile (394.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.1% White, 0.2% African American.
There were 474 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% 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 3.22.
In the borough the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $46,319, and the median income for a family was $56,417. Males had a median income of $37,857 versus $28,636 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,205. About 6.2% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.
Honey Brook is part of the Twin Valley School District.
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