is a borough in Bucks County
- Industry and commerce :The boroughs of Bristol and Morrisville were prominent industrial centers along the Northeast Corridor during World War II. Suburban development accelerated in Lower Bucks in the 1950s with the opening of Levittown, Pennsylvania, the second such "Levittown" designed by...
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, United States
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. 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
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, while physically located in surrounding Middletown Township
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, has Langhorne as its mailing address.
Langhorne Borough is about 6 miles west of the Delaware River.
Langhorne Manor is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,422 at the 2010 census, a 55.6% increase from the 2000 census...
is a separate borough that borders Langhorne proper to the south.
Langhorne began in the 17th century as a crossroads called Four Lanes End. The road from Bristol to Durham intersected with the road between Philadelphia and Trenton at the center of the village. These two roads were originally Lenni-Lenape Indian paths that later became known as Maple Avenue and Bellevue Avenue after developing into roads.
In the 1720s, Joseph Richardson settled and eventually opened up a general store and inn at the crossroads. Langhorne continued to grow into a very important transportation center between Trenton and Philadelphia in the later eighteenth century and nineteenth century. Langhorne eventually became the stagecoach transportation hub of Bucks County, transporting people between Trenton and Philadelphia.
The village became known as Attleborough until 1876, when it was incorporated and named for Jeremiah Langhorne
Jeremiah Langhorne was a prominent landowner and jurist in colonial Pennsylvania. He is the namesake of present-day Langhorne, Pennsylvania, which adopted his name in 1876, and neighboring Langhorne Manor....
, an early resident of the area and former chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, Langhorne continued to grow as wealthy Philadelphians constructed large homes and businesses along Maple and Bellevue Avenues.
Langhorne Borough is located at 40°10′39"N 74°55′8"W (40.177409, -74.918880).
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.
At the 2010 census, the borough was 86.4% Non-Hispanic 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 http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/census/profile/PA
At the 2000 census
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, there were 1,981 people, 552 households and 338 families residing in the borough. The population density
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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
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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
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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
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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.
- Chris Cole
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, professional skateboarder
- Edward Hicks
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, born in Attleboro (now Langhorne), devout Quaker and noted artist, whose best known painting is probably The Peaceable Kingdom.
- Langhorne Slim
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, country singer
- Rob Feinstein
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, owner/operator of RF Video
- Jill Sayre, Published Author; The Waiting Womb
- Days Away
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, an indie rock band.
- J Nathan Bazzel
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, actor and author
- Bob Grupp
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, former NFL football player