Langhorne, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°10′39″N 74°55′08″W / 40.17750°N 74.91889°W / 40.17750; -74.91889
Langhorne
Borough
Langhorne, Pennsylvania.jpg
The Langhorne Hotel
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Elevation 213 ft (64.9 m)
Coordinates 40°10′39″N 74°55′08″W / 40.17750°N 74.91889°W / 40.17750; -74.91889
Area 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - land 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 1,622 (2010)
Density 4,016.3 / sq mi (1,550.7 / km2)
Incorporated 1876
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes 19047, 19053
Area code 215
Location of Langhorne in Bucks County
Location of Langhorne in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.langhorneborough.com

Langhorne is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,622 at the 2010 census.

The name "Langhorne" is used broadly to describe the majority of surrounding Middletown Township, which for the most part uses Langhorne's zip code of 19047. Sesame Place, while physically located in surrounding Middletown Township, has Langhorne as its mailing address.

Langhorne Borough is about 6 miles west of the Delaware River.

Langhorne Manor is a separate borough that borders Langhorne proper to the south.

History[edit]

Langhorne began in the 17th century when Jack Alexander built his house in the area. The road from Bristol grew into a very important transportation center between Trenton and Philadelphia in the later 18th century and 19th century. Langhorne eventually became the stagecoach transportation hub of Bucks County, transporting people between Trenton and Philadelphia and was then known as Four Lanes End.

The village became known as Attleborough until 1876, when it was incorporated and named for Jeremiah Langhorne, an early resident of the area and former chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Langhorne continued to grow as wealthy Philadelphians constructed large homes and businesses along Maple and Bellevue Avenues.

The Langhorne Historic District, former Langhorne Library, Joseph Richardson House, and Tomlinson-Huddleston House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Geography[edit]

Langhorne Borough is located at 40°10′39″N 74°55′8″W / 40.17750°N 74.91889°W / 40.17750; -74.91889 (40.177409, -74.918880).[2]

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.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 558
1890 727 30.3%
1900 801 10.2%
1910 895 11.7%
1920 1,067 19.2%
1930 1,147 7.5%
1940 1,221 6.5%
1950 1,579 29.3%
1960 1,461 −7.5%
1970 1,673 14.5%
1980 1,697 1.4%
1990 1,361 −19.8%
2000 1,981 45.6%
2010 1,622 −18.1%
Est. 2012 1,618 −0.2%
Sources:[3][4][5]

At the 2010 census, the borough was 86.4% White, 8.0% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.5% Asian, and 1.5% were two or more races. 2.3% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 1,981 people, 552 households and 338 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,016.3 per square mile (1,561.0/km²). There were 649 housing units at an average density of 1,315.8 per square mile (511.4/km²).

There were 552 households, of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.07.

Age distribution was 26.2% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 117.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.

The median household income borough was $56,389, and the median family income was $75,429. Males had a median income of $48,125 versus $31,759 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,479. About 2.6% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

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. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. 

External links[edit]

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