Penndel, Pennsylvania

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Penndel, Pennsylvania
Downtown Penndel
Downtown Penndel
Location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Penndel is located in Pennsylvania
Penndel
Penndel
Location in Pennsylvania
Penndel is located in the United States
Penndel
Penndel
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°09′22″N 74°54′51″W / 40.15611°N 74.91417°W / 40.15611; -74.91417Coordinates: 40°09′22″N 74°54′51″W / 40.15611°N 74.91417°W / 40.15611; -74.91417
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
FoundedJune 22, 1899
Government
 • MayorBob Winkler
Area
 • Total0.42 sq mi (1.08 km2)
 • Land0.42 sq mi (1.08 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
105 ft (32 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,328
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
2,157
 • Density5,160.29/sq mi (1,993.63/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19047
Area code(s)215, 267 and 445
FIPS code42-58936
Websitewww.penndelboro.com

Penndel is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,328 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Penndel is located at 40°9′22″N 74°54′51″W / 40.15611°N 74.91417°W / 40.15611; -74.91417 (40.156109, -74.914050).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900377
191051436.3%
19205578.4%
193078941.7%
194092116.7%
19501,10019.4%
19602,15896.2%
19702,68624.5%
19802,7030.6%
19902,7030.0%
20002,420−10.5%
20102,328−3.8%
2019 (est.)2,157[2]−7.3%
Sources:[4][5][6]

In 2014, the borough was estimated to be 72.4% Non-Hispanic White, 15.3% Black or African American, 2.3% Asian, 2.1% none of the former, and 2.6% were two or more races. 11.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[7]

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 81.9% Non-Hispanic White, 8.6% Black or African American, 2.7% Asian, and 3.2% were two or more races. 4.3% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.[8]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 2,420 people, 900 households, and 549 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,541.5 people per square mile (2,123.6/km²). There were 927 housing units at an average density of 2,122.7 per square mile (813.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.98% White, 3.02% African American, 0.12% Native American, 3.26% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 900 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% 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 3.11.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.4% under the age of 18, 17.9% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 84.4 men.

The median income for a household in the borough was $36,296, and the median income for a family was $46,336. Males had a median income of $33,813 versus $29,911 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,897. About 2.4% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Penndel Borough, although small, is rich in history. The area, originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians, was settled by Thomas Langhorne, an English Quaker preacher, and by Henry Paulin, a Quaker Yeoman, on land grants from William Penn. Penndel remained a farming region until 1876 when the Philadelphia Reading Railroad began service, and the Langhorne train station was established. In 1878 Thomas Eastburn & Co. advertised 130 Building Lots in the area calling it "The Eden of Bucks County."[9] Slowly individual homes and small businesses were built in close proximity to the railroad, and the town expanded from there. It began as the Eden Post Office, was incorporated as the borough of Attleboro on June 22, 1899;[10] the name changed to South Langhorne in 1911,[11] and finally to Penndel on November 17, 1947.[12] Today Penndel has both a thriving industrial district and residential areas with both new and historically significant homes.

Education[edit]

Penndel lies within the Neshaminy School District. Students attend Herbert Hoover Elementary School for grades K-4, Maple Point Middle School for grades 5-8, and Neshaminy High School for grades 9-12.[13] Other schooling opportunities in Penndel are offered through the Roman Catholic parish school of Our Lady of Grace, located in the borough.

Landmarks[edit]

Rumpf Factory/Mill - Originally built and completed in 1898 for Mr. Frederick Rumpf's company Rumpf & Sons to manufacture cotton coverlets, table cloths, napkins and other linen goods. The buildings stone was quarried locally on Mr. Rumpf's farm, formerly the Joyce property, and the sand was hauled from a pit just below Hulmeville Borough. The original main factory building was three stories high, measured 405 feet in length and 38 feet in width. It was connected by rail with the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad allowing railroad conveyance.[14] George C. Dietrich of Philadelphia secured the building contract for $21,500.[15] The original factory structure was completely destroyed by a fire in August of 1901 and rebuilt in 1902.[16] The factory building is still standing and today is used as a Furniture reseller's retail store.

Transportation[edit]

A SEPTA station is nearby,[17] Langhorne station in Langhorne Manor.[18][19]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen climate classification system, Penndel has a Humid subtropical climate (Cfa). Cfa climates are characterized by all months having an average mean temperature > 32.0 °F (0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (10.0 °C), at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. Although most summer days are slightly humid in Penndel, episodes of heat and high humidity can occur with heat index values > 108 °F (42 °C). Since 1981, the highest air temperature was 102.8 °F (39.3 °C) on 07/22/2011, and the highest daily average mean dew point was 75.4 °F (24.1 °C) on 08/13/2016. The average wettest month is July which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. Since 1981, the wettest calendar day was 6.66 inches (169 mm) on 08/27/2011. During the winter months, the average annual extreme minimum air temperature is 1.3 °F (−17.1 °C).[20] Since 1981, the coldest air temperature was −9.7 °F (−23.2 °C) on 01/22/1984. Episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < −9 °F (−23 °C). The average annual snowfall (Nov-Apr) is between 24 inches (61 cm) and 30 inches (76 cm). Ice storms and large snowstorms depositing ≥ 12 inches (30 cm) occur once every few years, particularly during nor’easters from December through February.

Climate data for Penndel, Elevation 95 ft (29 m), 1981-2010 normals, extremes 1981-2018
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 71.6
(22.0)
77.9
(25.5)
87.5
(30.8)
94.6
(34.8)
95.5
(35.3)
96.7
(35.9)
102.8
(39.3)
100.5
(38.1)
98.5
(36.9)
88.5
(31.4)
81.2
(27.3)
76.0
(24.4)
102.8
(39.3)
Average high °F (°C) 40.4
(4.7)
43.6
(6.4)
51.7
(10.9)
63.7
(17.6)
73.2
(22.9)
82.5
(28.1)
86.7
(30.4)
85.0
(29.4)
78.2
(25.7)
66.9
(19.4)
55.9
(13.3)
44.7
(7.1)
64.5
(18.1)
Daily mean °F (°C) 32.1
(0.1)
34.7
(1.5)
42.0
(5.6)
52.7
(11.5)
62.1
(16.7)
71.7
(22.1)
76.3
(24.6)
74.7
(23.7)
67.6
(19.8)
56.0
(13.3)
46.4
(8.0)
36.6
(2.6)
54.5
(12.5)
Average low °F (°C) 23.9
(−4.5)
25.8
(−3.4)
32.3
(0.2)
41.7
(5.4)
50.9
(10.5)
60.8
(16.0)
65.9
(18.8)
64.4
(18.0)
57.0
(13.9)
45.2
(7.3)
36.9
(2.7)
28.4
(−2.0)
44.5
(6.9)
Record low °F (°C) −9.7
(−23.2)
−2.4
(−19.1)
4.2
(−15.4)
18.1
(−7.7)
33.6
(0.9)
42.4
(5.8)
48.5
(9.2)
43.3
(6.3)
36.5
(2.5)
25.5
(−3.6)
12.6
(−10.8)
0.1
(−17.7)
−9.7
(−23.2)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.55
(90)
2.74
(70)
4.21
(107)
3.92
(100)
4.29
(109)
4.29
(109)
5.11
(130)
4.33
(110)
4.29
(109)
3.75
(95)
3.54
(90)
4.00
(102)
48.02
(1,220)
Average relative humidity (%) 65.4 62.2 58.0 57.2 61.7 65.2 65.8 68.4 69.3 68.5 66.9 67.3 64.7
Average dew point °F (°C) 21.8
(−5.7)
23.1
(−4.9)
28.3
(−2.1)
38.0
(3.3)
48.8
(9.3)
59.4
(15.2)
64.0
(17.8)
63.6
(17.6)
57.2
(14.0)
45.8
(7.7)
36.0
(2.2)
26.8
(−2.9)
42.8
(6.0)
Source: PRISM[21]

Ecology[edit]

According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Penndel would have a dominant vegetation type of Appalachian Oak (104) with a dominant vegetation form of Eastern Hardwood Forest (25).[22] The plant hardiness zone is 7a with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of 1.3 °F (−17.1 °C).[20] The spring bloom typically begins by April 7 and fall color usually peaks by November 4.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2016-02-21.
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ The Philadelphia Inquirer, PA Sat, Jul 13, 1878 Page 5
  10. ^ The Times Philadelphia, PA Fri, Jun 23, 1899 Page 4
  11. ^ The Republic Meyersdale, PA Thu, Apr 27, 1911 page 6
  12. ^ The Bristol Daily Courier Bristol, PA Mon, Nov 24, 1947 page 1
  13. ^ "School Info". Penndel Borough. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  14. ^ The Bucks County Gazette - Thu, Jun 30,1898 page 1
  15. ^ The Bucks County Gazette Bristol, PA Thu, Mar 17, 1898 Page 1
  16. ^ The Bucks County Gazette - Thu, Aug 22,1901 page 3
  17. ^ "Getting Around/Map/Mass Transit". Penndel, Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2021-04-05. It is also easily accessible from Langhorne train station, right outside of Penndel’s Borough limits.
  18. ^ "Zoning Map 2005". Langhorne Manor, Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  19. ^ "Langhorne Station". SEPTA. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  20. ^ a b "USDA Interactive Plant Hardiness Map". United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  21. ^ "PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University". Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  22. ^ "U.S. Potential Natural Vegetation, Original Kuchler Types, v2.0 (Spatially Adjusted to Correct Geometric Distortions)". Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  • George Bruce. Harbottle's Dictionary of Battles. (Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981) (ISBN 0-442-22336-6).

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