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Langhorne Borough, Pennsylvania
Borough
The Langhorne Hotel
The Langhorne Hotel
Location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Coordinates: 40°10′39″N 74°55′08″W / 40.17750°N 74.91889°W / 40.17750; -74.91889Coordinates: 40°10′39″N 74°55′08″W / 40.17750°N 74.91889°W / 40.17750; -74.91889
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Incorporated 1876
Area
 • Total 0.49 sq mi (1.28 km2)
 • Land 0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
213 ft (65 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,622
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,580
 • Density 3,211.38/sq mi (1,239.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
19047, 19053
Area code(s) 215, 267 and 445
FIPS code 42-41392

Langhorne Borough is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,622 at the 2010 census.

The mailing address "Langhorne" is used for Langhorne Borough but it is also used broadly to describe the majority of surrounding Middletown Township, which for the most part uses Langhorne's ZIP code of 19047. Sesame Place, while physically located in surrounding Middletown Township, has Langhorne as its mailing address. Langhorne also includes the northeastern part of Lower Southampton Township, which uses the ZIP code 19053.

Langhorne Borough is approximately six miles west of the Delaware River.

Langhorne Manor is a separate borough that borders Langhorne Borough proper to the south.

History

Langhorne began in the 17th century when Jack Alexander built his house in the area. The road from Bristol grew into a very important transportation center between Trenton and Philadelphia in the later 18th century and 19th century. Langhorne eventually became the stagecoach transportation hub of Bucks County, transporting people between Trenton and Philadelphia and was then known as Four Lanes End.

The village became known as Attleborough until 1876, when it was incorporated and named for Jeremiah Langhorne, an early resident of the area and former chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Langhorne continued to grow as wealthy Philadelphians constructed large homes and businesses along Maple and Bellevue Avenues.

The Langhorne Historic District, former Langhorne Library, Joseph Richardson House, and Tomlinson-Huddleston House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Langhorne was the base of eGames, the publisher of the cult classic Speedy Eggbert.

Geography

Langhorne Borough is located at 40°10′39″N 74°55′8″W / 40.17750°N 74.91889°W / 40.17750; -74.91889 (40.177409, -74.918880).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 558
1890 727 30.3%
1900 801 10.2%
1910 895 11.7%
1920 1,067 19.2%
1930 1,147 7.5%
1940 1,221 6.5%
1950 1,579 29.3%
1960 1,461 −7.5%
1970 1,673 14.5%
1980 1,697 1.4%
1990 1,361 −19.8%
2000 1,981 45.6%
2010 1,622 −18.1%
2020 1,643 1.3%
Sources:

At the 2010 census, the borough was 86.4% 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 [1].

At the 2000 census, there were 1,981 people, 552 households and 338 families residing in the borough. The population density 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 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 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 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.

Education

Langhorne lies within the Neshaminy School District. Students living within borough boundaries attend Tawanka Elementary School for grades K-4, Maple Point Middle School for grades 5-8, and Neshaminy High School for grades 9-12.

Cairn University is located just south of Langhorne in Langhorne Manor and Middletown Township.

Notable people

  • Ryan Arcidiacono, 2016 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament champion as a star point guard for Villanova
  • Matt and Chris Bahr, former NFL kickers, Neshaminy and Penn State graduates.
  • Len Barker, former MLB baseball player, pitched the 10th perfect game in baseball history during the 1981 season as member of Cleveland Indians, Neshaminy High graduate
  • Chris Cole, professional skateboarder
  • Harry G. Frankfurt, 20th century American philosopher
  • James Franklin, head coach of Penn State University football team, attended Neshaminy High School
  • Bob Grupp, former NFL football player
  • Edward Hicks, born in Attleboro (now Langhorne), devout Quaker and artist, known for his painting The Peaceable Kingdom
  • Marvin Keller, Pennsylvania State Representative and Senator
  • Nolan Jones, drafted by the Cleveland Indians organization
  • David M. O'Connell, bishop
  • Bill O'Neill, professional bowler, 10-time PBA Tour titlist
  • Langhorne Slim, folk rock singer
  • Days Away, indie rock band
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