Lemoyne, Pennsylvania

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Lemoyne, Pennsylvania

Bridgeport
A keystone shaped road marker containing the distance to Carlisle of 18 miles, the name Lemoyne, the description of formerly named Bridgeport, and incorporated 1905.
Motto(s): 
"The little town that has it all!"
Area of Lemoyne in the county, and the county in the commonwealth highlighted
Location of Lemoyne in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Lemoyne is located in Pennsylvania
Lemoyne
Lemoyne
Location in Pennsylvania and the United States
Lemoyne is located in the United States
Lemoyne
Lemoyne
Lemoyne (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°14′39″N 76°53′56″W / 40.24417°N 76.89889°W / 40.24417; -76.89889Coordinates: 40°14′39″N 76°53′56″W / 40.24417°N 76.89889°W / 40.24417; -76.89889
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyCumberland
Settled (as Bridgeport)1835
Settled (as Riverton)1888
IncorporatedMay 23, 1905
Named forFrench soldier Charles LeMoyne
Government
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorDavid Beasley
 • Borough ManagerCindy L. Foster
 • Council PresidentGale Gallo
 • Council Vice PresidentSue Yenchko
 • Council Member
List of Council Members
  • Rebecca Coleman
  • Joe Gargiulo
  • Kasha Griva
  • Gene Koontz
  • Jesse Monoski
Area
 • Total1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Land1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
384 ft (117 m)
Population
 • Total4,553
 • Estimate 
(2019)[5]
4,634
 • Density2,874.69/sq mi (1,109.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Code
17043
Area codes717 and 223
FIPS code42-42648
Websitewww.lemoynepa.com

Lemoyne is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States, which lies across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle metropolitan statistical area. Lemoyne was incorporated as a borough on May 23, 1905. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 4,553.[4] Lemoyne is served by Interstate 83 and U.S. Routes 11/15. Lemoyne is a part of the West Shore School District.

Name[edit]

Following the 1724 stone house built by John Harris and John Kelso, the emerging settlement was first named by Thomas Penn as the "Manor of Lowther" in 1750. Once the camelback bridge was completed in 1815, the town became "Bridgeport". In 1888, the name was then changed to "Riverton"; once the population of 800 was reached, which was needed to obtain a Post Office, it was denied out of possible confusion for Riverton, Virginia. Therefore in 1905 it was finally renamed "Lemoyne", said to be in honor of Charles le Moyne, a French soldier who supposedly settled near Harrisburg following an Ohio expedition.[6] Another possible theory was that it was named in honor of Dr. Francis J. LeMoyne.[7]

Geography[edit]

Lemoyne is located on the eastern edge of Cumberland County at 40°14′39″N 76°53′56″W / 40.24417°N 76.89889°W / 40.24417; -76.89889 (40.244217, -76.899119),[8] on the west bank of the Susquehanna River, directly across from Harrisburg. It is bordered to the north by Wormleysburg, to the west by Camp Hill, and to the south by the borough of New Cumberland and Lower Allen Township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.612 square miles (4.18 km2), all of it land.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
19101,393
19201,93939.2%
19304,171115.1%
19404,3584.5%
19504,6055.7%
19604,6621.2%
19704,625−0.8%
19804,178−9.7%
19903,959−5.2%
20003,9950.9%
20104,55314.0%
2019 (est.)4,634[5]1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

As of the 2010 Census, there were 4,553 people, with a population density of 2,824.4/sq mi (1,090.5/km2) in the borough.[10] There were 2,363 housing units at an average density of 1,465.3/sq mi (565.74/km2).[11]

Age and sex[edit]

The median age was 38.3 years, with 264 (5.8%) under the age of 5, 628 (13.8%) in the 5 to 17 age range, 121 (2.7%) in the 18 to 20 age range, 253 (5.6%) in the 21 to 24 age range, 806 (17.7%) in the 25 to 34 age range, 605 (13.3%) in the 35 to 44 age range, 664 (14.6%) in the 45 to 54 age range, 325 (7.1%) in the 55 to 59 age range, 282 (6.2%) in the 60 to 64 age range, 273 (6%) in the 65 to 74 age range, 206 (4.5%) in the 75 to 84 age range, and 126 (2.8%) age 85 and over. 892 (19.6%) were under the age 18 and 605 (13.3%) were age 65 and over. 2,323 (51%) of the population were females, giving a ratio of 100∶96.0 females to males. 1,876 (51.2%) of those over the age of 18 were female with 360 (59.5%) of those age 65 and over being female.[11]

Race and Hispanic or Latino origin[edit]

The racial and ethnic makeup of the borough was 4,114 (90.36%) white, 118 (2.59%) African American or Black, 12 (0.26%) American Indian or Alaska Native, 72 (1.58%) Asian, 1 (0.02%) Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 100 (2.2%) from some other race, and 136 (2.99%) from two or more races. 232 (5.1%) were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[11]


Households and families[edit]

There were 2,160 households, with 1,706 (79%) being considered families. The average size of a household was 2.11 and of families 2.85. 44% of the families had children under the age of 18. 764 (71%) of the families were a husband-wife family, 38% of those having children under the age of 18. 228 (21.2%) of families had a female householder with no husband present, 58% of those having children under the age of 18. 84 (7.8%) of families were of some other classification. There were 1,084 (50.2%) households not considered a family, with 850 (78.4%) of those being someone living alone 239 (28.1%) being age 65 and over.[11]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Borough Council". Lemoyne, PA. Archived from the original on July 13, 2020. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  2. ^ "Administration". Lemoyne, PA. Archived from the original on July 13, 2020. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places in Pennsylvania: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2020. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "Our History | Lemoyne PA". www.lemoynepa.com. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  7. ^ Sentinel, Joseph Cress The. "Sentinel Name Game: Lemoyne as a name is a source of conflicting stories". The Sentinel. Retrieved June 7, 2021.
  8. ^ a b "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 13, 2020. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  10. ^ Pennsylvania: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts (PDF). 2010 Census (Report). United States Census Bureau. August 2012. p. 29. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 13, 2020. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  11. ^ a b c d Pennsylvania: 2010 Population and Housing Characteristics (PDF). 2010 Census (Report). United States Census Bureau. December 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2020.