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Lemoyne, Pennsylvania

Bridgeport
A keystone shaped road marker containing the distance to Carlisle of 18 miles, the name Lemoyne, the description of formerly named Bridgeport, and incorporated 1905.
Keystone Marker
Motto(s): 
"The little town that has it all!"
Area of Lemoyne in the county, and the county in the commonwealth highlighted
Location of Lemoyne in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Settled (as Bridgeport) 1835
Settled (as Riverton) 1888
Incorporated May 23, 1905
Named for French soldier Charles LeMoyne
Government
 • Type Council–manager
Area
 • Total 1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Land 1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
384 ft (117 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 4,553
 • Estimate 
(2019)
4,634
 • Density 2,874.69/sq mi (1,109.85/km2)
Time zone UTC−05:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (EDT)
ZIP Code
17043
Area codes 717 and 223
FIPS code 42-42648

Lemoyne is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States, which lies across the Susquehanna River from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's capital. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle metropolitan statistical area. Lemoyne was incorporated as a borough on May 23, 1905. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 4,553. Lemoyne is served by Interstate 83 and U.S. Routes 11/15. Lemoyne is a part of the West Shore School District.

Geography

Lemoyne is located on the eastern edge of Cumberland County at 40°14′36″N 76°53′48″W / 40.24333°N 76.89667°W / 40.24333; -76.89667 (40.243389, -76.896532), on the west bank of the Susquehanna River, directly across from Harrisburg. It is bordered to the north by Wormleysburg, to the west by Camp Hill, and to the south by the borough of New Cumberland and Lower Allen Township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.61 square miles (4.17 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,393
1920 1,939 39.2%
1930 4,171 115.1%
1940 4,358 4.5%
1950 4,605 5.7%
1960 4,662 1.2%
1970 4,625 −0.8%
1980 4,178 −9.7%
1990 3,959 −5.2%
2000 3,995 0.9%
2010 4,553 14.0%
2019 (est.) 4,634 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 Census, there were 4,553 people, with a population density of 2,824.4/sq mi (1,090.5/km2) in the borough. There were 2,363 housing units at an average density of 1,465.3/sq mi (565.8/km2).

Age and sex

The median age was 38.3 years, with 264 (5.8%) under the age of 5, 628 (13.8%) in the 5 to 17 age range, 121 (2.7%) in the 18 to 20 age range, 253 (5.6%) in the 21 to 24 age range, 806 (17.7%) in the 25 to 34 age range, 605 (13.3%) in the 35 to 44 age range, 664 (14.6%) in the 45 to 54 age range, 325 (7.1%) in the 55 to 59 age range, 282 (6.2%) in the 60 to 64 age range, 273 (6%) in the 65 to 74 age range, 206 (4.5%) in the 75 to 84 age range, and 126 (2.8%) age 85 and over. 892 (19.6%) were under the age 18 and 605 (13.3%) were age 65 and over. 2,323 (51%) of the population were females, giving a ratio of 100∶96.0 females to males. 1,876 (51.2%) of those over the age of 18 were female with 360 (59.5%) of those age 65 and over being female.

Race and Hispanic or Latino origin

The racial and ethnic makeup of the borough was 4,114 (90.36%) white, 118 (2.59%) African American or Black, 12 (0.26%) American Indian or Alaska Native, 72 (1.58%) Asian, 1 (0.02%) Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 100 (2.2%) from some other race, and 136 (2.99%) from two or more races. 232 (5.1%) were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Households and families

There were 2,160 households, with 1,706 (79%) being considered families. The average size of a household was 2.11 and of families 2.85. 44% of the families had children under the age of 18. 764 (71%) of the families were a husband-wife family, 38% of those having children under the age of 18. 228 (21.2%) of families had a female householder with no husband present, 58% of those having children under the age of 18. 84 (7.8%) of families were of some other classification. There were 1,084 (50.2%) households not considered a family, with 850 (78.4%) of those being someone living alone 239 (28.1%) being age 65 and over.

Notable people

  • Coy Wire, sport anchor
  • Bob Adams, baseball pitcher
  • Edson Hendricks, computer scientist
  • Stan Jones, football player
  • Paul Minner, baseball pitcher
  • Bob Moorhead, baseball pitcher
  • Andy Musser, sports announcer
  • Dean T. Stevenson, Episcopal bishop
  • Helen Waddell, baseball player
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