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Glen Rock
Borough
Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Settled 1838
Incorporated 1859
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 636 ft (194 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,025
 • Density 2,335.8/sq mi (901.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17327
Area code(s) 717

Glen Rock is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,025 at the 2010 census.

History

The Glen Rock Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Geography

Glen Rock is located at 39°47′36″N 76°43′53″W / 39.79333°N 76.73139°W / 39.79333; -76.73139 (39.793471, -76.731520).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 289
1870 537 85.8%
1880 651 21.2%
1890 687 5.5%
1900 1,117 62.6%
1910 1,263 13.1%
1920 1,232 −2.5%
1930 1,309 6.3%
1940 1,412 7.9%
1950 1,477 4.6%
1960 1,546 4.7%
1970 1,600 3.5%
1980 1,662 3.9%
1990 1,688 1.6%
2000 1,809 7.2%
2010 2,025 11.9%
Est. 2015 2,031 0.3%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,809 people, 708 households, and 506 families residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 98.07% White, 1.00% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 708 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,188, and the median income for a family was $50,865. Males had a median income of $33,571 versus $27,067 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,076. About 6.3% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.

Carolers

Every Christmas the Glen Rock Carolers sing carols throughout the borough from midnight until morning. This tradition began in 1848 and has continued uninterrupted since then. The carolers, a group of 50+ men, sing in three-part harmony and are accompanied by instruments, currently trumpets and trombones. Most of the carols sung are old English or old American and are not commonly heard anymore; only four carols have been added since 1900. The carolers themselves are recognized by their distinctive uniform consisting of gray high hats, greatcoats, gloves, and multi-color scarves. A concert given at 10:45 PM on Christmas Eve regularly attracts a crowd of around 1,000.


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