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New Holland, Pennsylvania
House on West Main Street
Location in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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|• Total||1.94 sq mi (5.03 km2)|
|• Land||1.94 sq mi (5.03 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||495 ft (151 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||2,812.15/sq mi (1,085.78/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||717 Exchanges: 351,354,355|
New Holland was settled in 1728 by John Michael and John Phillip Ranc (Ranck). Before it became known as New Holland, it had been called Hog Swamp, Earltown and New Design. New Holland, Pennsylvania is the twin city of Longvic, France.
New Holland is located at United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.(40.102095, -76.087646). According to the
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,092 people, 2,084 households, and 1,448 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,444.2 people per square mile (945.2/km2). There were 2,159 housing units at an average density of 1,036.3 per square mile (400.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.34% White, 1.02% African American, 0.08% Native American, .025% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.57% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.42% of the population.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $44,446, and the median income for a family was $50,758. Males had a median income of $37,002 versus $25,766 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,187. About 3.4% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 1.5% of those age 65 or over.
The New Holland Farmer's Fair is an annual festival held in New Holland.
New Holland Machine Company, c. 1895
- John Wesley Davis, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
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- Brenda Stauffer, bronze medal recipient in the 1984 Summer Olympics
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