Rockledge, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°04′56″N 75°05′23″W / 40.08222°N 75.08972°W / 40.08222; -75.08972
Borough of Rockledge
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Elevation 223 ft (68 m)
Coordinates 40°04′56″N 75°05′23″W / 40.08222°N 75.08972°W / 40.08222; -75.08972
Area 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 - land 0.3 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 2,543 (2010)
Density 7,428.9 / sq mi (2,868.3 / km2)
Government Council-manager
Mayor Harold Praediger
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 215
Location of Rockledge in Montgomery County
Location of Rockledge in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.rockledgeborough.org

Rockledge is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,543 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Rockledge is located at 40°4′56″N 75°5′23″W / 40.08222°N 75.08972°W / 40.08222; -75.08972 (40.082310, -75.089600).[1]

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.
1900 512
1910 879 71.7%
1920 1,029 17.1%
1930 1,920 86.6%
1940 1,773 −7.7%
1950 2,261 27.5%
1960 2,587 14.4%
1970 2,564 −0.9%
1980 2,538 −1.0%
1990 2,679 5.6%
2000 2,577 −3.8%
2010 2,543 −1.3%
Est. 2012 2,550 0.3%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 95.8% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 1.2% Asian, and 2.0% were two or more races. 2.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,577 people, 1,060 households, and 645 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,428.9 people per square mile (2,842.8/km²). There were 1,091 housing units at an average density of 3,145.1 per square mile (1,203.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.98% White, 0.04% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 1,060 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $47,958, and the median income for a family was $55,455. Males had a median income of $40,349 versus $32,100 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,232. About 1.8% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the Poverty threshold, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Politics and government[edit]

Rockledge has a borough manager form of government with a mayor and a seven-member borough council.

  • Mayor: Harold Praediger[5]
  • Borough Council President: Jason Showmaker[5]
  • Borough Manager: Grace Metzinger[5]

The borough is part of the Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district (represented by Rep. Allyson Schwartz), the 170th State House District (represented by Rep. Brendan F. Boyle) and the 4th State Senate District (represented by Sen. LeAnna Washington).

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2012 48.0% 661 50.6% 696
2008 48.5% 706 50.5% 735
2004 47.3% 658 52.3% 728
2000 49.1% 601 47.0% 575

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ a b c "Officials & Administration". rockledgeborough.org. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Hampton S. Thomas". Retrieved July 4, 2014. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Abington
Bordering communities
of Philadelphia
Succeeded by
Abington