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Penndel, Pennsylvania
Downtown Penndel
Downtown Penndel
Location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Location in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Coordinates: 40°09′22″N 74°54′51″W / 40.15611°N 74.91417°W / 40.15611; -74.91417Coordinates: 40°09′22″N 74°54′51″W / 40.15611°N 74.91417°W / 40.15611; -74.91417
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Founded June 22, 1899
 • Total 0.42 sq mi (1.08 km2)
 • Land 0.42 sq mi (1.08 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
105 ft (32 m)
 • Total 2,328
 • Estimate 
 • Density 5,160.29/sq mi (1,993.63/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 215, 267 and 445
FIPS code 42-58936

Penndel is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,328 at the 2010 census.


Penndel is located at 40°9′22″N 74°54′51″W / 40.15611°N 74.91417°W / 40.15611; -74.91417 (40.156109, -74.914050).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 377
1910 514 36.3%
1920 557 8.4%
1930 789 41.7%
1940 921 16.7%
1950 1,100 19.4%
1960 2,158 96.2%
1970 2,686 24.5%
1980 2,703 0.6%
1990 2,703 0.0%
2000 2,420 −10.5%
2010 2,328 −3.8%
2020 2,515 8.0%

In 2014, the borough was estimated to be 72.4% Non-Hispanic White, 15.3% Black or African American, 2.3% Asian, 2.1% none of the former, and 2.6% were two or more races. 11.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 81.9% Non-Hispanic White, 8.6% Black or African American, 2.7% Asian, and 3.2% were two or more races. 4.3% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,420 people, 900 households, and 549 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,541.5 people per square mile (2,123.6/km²). There were 927 housing units at an average density of 2,122.7 per square mile (813.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.98% White, 3.02% African American, 0.12% Native American, 3.26% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 900 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.9% 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 3.11.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.4% under the age of 18, 17.9% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 84.4 men.

The median income for a household in the borough was $36,296, and the median income for a family was $46,336. Males had a median income of $33,813 versus $29,911 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,897. About 2.4% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.


Penndel Borough, although small, is rich in history. The area, originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians, was settled by Thomas Langhorne, an English Quaker preacher, and by Henry Paulin, a Quaker Yeoman, on land grants from William Penn. Penndel remained a farming region until 1876 when the Philadelphia Reading Railroad began service, and the Langhorne train station was established. Slowly individual homes and small businesses were built within close proximity to the railroad, and the town expanded from there. It began as the Eden Post Office, was incorporated as the borough of Attleboro in 1899; the name changed to South Langhorne in 1919, and finally to Penndel in 1947. Today Penndel has both a thriving industrial district and residential areas with both new and historically significant homes.

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Penndel lies within the Neshaminy School District. Students attend Herbert Hoover Elementary School for grades K-4, Maple Point Middle School for grades 5-8, and Neshaminy High School for grades 9-12. Other schooling opportunities in Penndel are offered through the Roman Catholic parish school of Our Lady of Grace, located in the borough.


A SEPTA station is nearby, Langhorne station in Langhorne Manor.

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