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Linwood, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Holy Saviour Lower Chichester DelCo PA.JPG
Holy Saviour Catholic Church
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Township Lower Chichester
Elevation 102 ft (31.1 m)
Area 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km²)
 - land 0.5 sq mi (1 km²)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km²), 0%
Population 3,281 (2010)
Density 6,410.5 /sq mi (2,475.1 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19061
Area code 610 and 484
FIPS code 42-43720
GNIS feature ID 1179441

Linwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,281 at the 2010 census.


Linwood is located in southern Delaware County at 39°49′33″N 75°25′22″W / 39.82583°N 75.42278°W / 39.82583; -75.42278 (39.825945, -75.422808). It occupies the eastern half of Lower Chichester and is home to more than 90% of the township's population. It is bordered to the south by the borough of Marcus Hook and to the east by the borough of Trainer. The northern border is with Upper Chichester Township.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Linwood CDP has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Educational system

Linwood is a part of Chichester School District. Children within the area usually attend Linwood Elementary School (Grades K-4), Chichester Middle School (Grades 5-8), or Chichester High School (Grades 9-12). Holy Saviour St. John Fisher Elementary School (Private) is also located in this area.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,374 people, 1,204 households, and 859 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,386.5 people per square mile (2,457.9/km²). There were 1,275 housing units at an average density of 2,413.4/sq mi (928.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.50% White, 1.81% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 1,204 households, out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 29.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $39,103, and the median income for a family was $43,298. Males had a median income of $35,519 versus $23,267 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $17,037. About 7.2% of families and 10.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.1% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

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