Linwood, Pennsylvania

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Linwood, Pennsylvania
Holy Saviour Catholic Church
Holy Saviour Catholic Church
Location in Delaware County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Location in Delaware County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°49′33″N 75°25′22″W / 39.82583°N 75.42278°W / 39.82583; -75.42278Coordinates: 39°49′33″N 75°25′22″W / 39.82583°N 75.42278°W / 39.82583; -75.42278
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyDelaware
TownshipLower Chichester
Area
 • Total0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Land0.65 sq mi (1.68 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
102 ft (31 m)
Population
 • Total3,949
 • Density6,075.38/sq mi (2,347.07/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19061
Area codes610 and 484
FIPS code42-43720
GNIS feature ID1179441

Linwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,281 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Linwood is located in southern Delaware County at 39°49′33″N 75°25′22″W / 39.82583°N 75.42278°W / 39.82583; -75.42278 (39.825945, -75.422808).[4] It occupies the eastern half of Lower Chichester and is home to more than 90% of the township's population. It is bordered to the south by the borough of Marcus Hook and to the east by the borough of Trainer. The northern border is with Upper Chichester Township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Linwood CDP has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.[3]

Education[edit]

Linwood is a part of Chichester School District. Children within the area usually attend Linwood Elementary School (Grades K-4), Chichester Middle School (Grades 5-8), or Chichester High School (Grades 9-12).

Holy Family Regional Catholic School in Aston is the area Catholic school. It formed in 2012 from a merger of Holy Savior-St. John Fisher Elementary School in Linwood and St. Joseph Catholic School in Aston.[5]

Holy Saviour-St. John Fisher School in Linwood opened in September 1917.[6] Its service area included Lower Chichester Township, Marcus Hook, and Upper Chichester Township.[7] Its first facility had four classrooms. It moved in 1952. Enrollment later exceeded 900 and the later building had an addition, with a total of 16 classrooms.[6] It was renamed to Holy Saviour-St. John Fisher School several years after the establishment of St. John Fisher Church in Boothwyn, Upper Chichester Township in 1971. It began taking students of Immaculate Conception Parish of Marcus Hook in 1974 and students in Trainer after 1993, the latter when Resurrection School in Chester closed.[7] In 1998 one classroom and a computer lab were added to the campus.[6] It merged into Holy Family Regional Catholic School in 2012.[8] At the end of its life it served three parishes: Holy Saviour, St. John Fisher, and Immaculate Conception.[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
20203,949
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 3,374 people, 1,204 households, and 859 families living in the CDP. The population density was 6,386.5 people per square mile (2,457.9/km2). There were 1,275 housing units at an average density of 2,413.4/sq mi (928.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.50% White, 1.81% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 1,204 households, out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 29.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,103, and the median income for a family was $43,298. Males had a median income of $35,519 versus $23,267 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,037. About 7.2% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Religion[edit]

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia operates area Catholic churches. St. John Fisher Church in Upper Chichester Township is the nearby Catholic church. Holy Saviour Church in Linwood opened in January 1914.[12] Holy Savior Church merged with St. John Fisher Church on July 1, 2013. In 2015, worship services at Holy Savior ceased; the archdiocese stated that the church needed $600,000 in repairs.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Oct 12, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Linwood CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "2012 Catholic grade school consolidations/closings". Catholicphilly.com. 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  6. ^ a b c Rodgers, Loretta (2012-06-04). "Alumni offer final farewells to Holy Saviour-St. John Fisher School". Delco Times. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  7. ^ a b "Our Parish School". Holy Saviour Parish. 2011-07-26. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  8. ^ "2012 Catholic grade school consolidations/closings". Catholicphilly.com. 2012-07-15. Retrieved 2020-04-22.
  9. ^ "Our Parish School". Holy Saviour Parish. 2008-08-21. Archived from the original on 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  12. ^ "Linwood". Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 2010-07-08. Archived from the original on 2010-07-08. Retrieved 2020-05-03.
  13. ^ Mengers, Patti (2015-07-13). "Holy Saviour's farewell is bittersweet for faithful". Delco Times. Retrieved 2020-05-03.

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