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Ivyland, Pennsylvania
Temperance House Hotel
Official seal of Ivyland, Pennsylvania
Location of Ivyland in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Ivyland in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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Coordinates: 40°12′32″N 75°04′19″W / 40.20889°N 75.07194°W / 40.20889; -75.07194Coordinates: 40°12′32″N 75°04′19″W / 40.20889°N 75.07194°W / 40.20889; -75.07194
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.92 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.92 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
299 ft (91 m)
 • Total 1,041
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,650.70/sq mi (1,024.74/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 215, 267 and 445
FIPS code 42-37304

Ivyland is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is known for one of the finest collections of Victorian Buildings in the state and most of it is on the National Register of Historic Places. The population was 1,041 at the 2010 census, a 111.6% increase from the 2000 census.


Ivyland is located at 40°12′32″N 75°4′19″W / 40.20889°N 75.07194°W / 40.20889; -75.07194 (40.208908, -75.071946).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all land, making it the smallest borough in Bucks County.


Ivyland was founded in 1873 by Edwin Lacey, a Quaker who was related to John Lacey, a brigadier general in the American Revolution. Edwin Lacey purchased 40 acres (16 ha) of land between Jacksonville Rd. (today's PA 332) and the Reading Company's future New Hope rail line, today's New Hope and Ivyland Railroad, which was completed to New Hope in 1891. It, as well as a large hotel which was planned for the town, was intended to serve the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

According to the borough's website, Edwin Lacey, who apparently was no botanist, named the town for the vast amount of "ivy" growing in the area, which turned out to be poison ivy.

Ivyland was incorporated as a borough in 1903.

Passenger rail service was cut off in 1952 by the Reading, which later sold that portion of the rail line to the New Hope & Ivyland R.R. in 1966.

The Ivyland Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 173
1910 247
1920 263 6.5%
1930 307 16.7%
1940 318 3.6%
1950 358 12.6%
1960 425 18.7%
1970 600 41.2%
1980 661 10.2%
1990 490 −25.9%
2000 492 0.4%
2010 1,041 111.6%
2020 955 −8.3%

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 88.3% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 7.8% Asian, and 2.0% were two or more races. 2.4% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census of 2000, there were 492 people, 194 households, and 152 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,600.3 people per square mile (612.8/km²). There were 199 housing units at an average density of 647.3 per square mile (247.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.53% White, 1.02% Native American, 2.85% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.83% of the population.

There were 194 households, out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.9% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 19.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $58,958, and the median income for a family was $63,750. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $36,136 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $26,525. About 2.1% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 5.0% of those age 65 or over.

"Old" Ivyland vs "New" Ivyland

Ivyland Borough recently acquired a newly built community. The new community, Ivyland Village, was developed by Judd Builders and added a multitude of single family homes, as well as townhouses. Judd had strict requirements in building in order not to detract from the "Old" Ivyland style.

"New" Ivyland Borders

Ivyland Village is on the east side of State Route 332 (Jacksonville Road) and is bordered by Johnsville Boulevard, Kirk Road, and the Ann's Choice retirement community.

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