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New Holland
Borough
200 West Main Street
200 West Main Street
Etymology: Holland
Location of New Holland in Lancaster County
Location of New Holland in Lancaster County
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Area
 • Total 2.1 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Land 2.1 sq mi (5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 495 ft (151 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,378
 • Density 2,560/sq mi (989/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17557
Area code(s) 717 Exchanges: 351,354,355
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New Holland (Pennsylvania Dutch: Seischwamm) is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 5,378, up from 5,092 in the 2000 United States Census.

History

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.

The New Holland Machine Company and John Casper Stoever Log House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

New Holland is located at 40°6′8″N 76°5′16″W / 40.10222°N 76.08778°W / 40.10222; -76.08778 (40.102095, -76.087646). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 672
1870 778
1880 1,005 29.2%
1890 1,060 5.5%
1900 902 −14.9%
1910 1,106 22.6%
1920 1,453 31.4%
1930 1,725 18.7%
1940 2,153 24.8%
1950 2,602 20.9%
1960 3,425 31.6%
1970 3,971 15.9%
1980 4,147 4.4%
1990 4,484 8.1%
2000 5,092 13.6%
2010 5,378 5.6%
Est. 2015 5,430 1.0%
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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.

Culture

The New Holland Farmer's Fair is an annual festival held in New Holland.


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