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Borough of Rockledge
Municipal building on Huntingdon Pike
Municipal building on Huntingdon Pike
Location of Rockledge in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Rockledge in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
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Coordinates: 40°04′54″N 75°05′25″W / 40.0816°N 75.0904°W / 40.0816; -75.0904Coordinates: 40°04′54″N 75°05′25″W / 40.0816°N 75.0904°W / 40.0816; -75.0904
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Government
 • Type Council-manager
Area
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
223 ft (68 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,543
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,530
 • Density 7,291.07/sq mi (2,812.28/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19046
Area code(s) 215, 267 and 445
FIPS code 42-65568
Website http://www.rockledgeborough.org

Rockledge is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,543 at the 2010 census. Rockledge is surrounded by Abington Township, and Philadelphia, and shares a ZIP Code with Jenkintown.

Geography

Rockledge is located at 40°4′56″N 75°5′23″W / 40.08222°N 75.08972°W / 40.08222; -75.08972 (40.082310, -75.089600).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 512
1910 879 71.7%
1920 1,029 17.1%
1930 1,920 86.6%
1940 1,773 −7.7%
1950 2,261 27.5%
1960 2,587 14.4%
1970 2,564 −0.9%
1980 2,538 −1.0%
1990 2,679 5.6%
2000 2,577 −3.8%
2010 2,543 −1.3%
2020 2,638 3.7%

As of the 2010 census, the borough was 95.8% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 1.2% Asian, and 2.0% were two or more races. 2.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [1].

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,577 people, 1,060 households, and 645 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,428.9 people per square mile (2,842.8/km2). There were 1,091 housing units at an average density of 3,145.1 per square mile (1,203.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.98% White, 0.04% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 1,060 households, out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.1% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $47,958, and the median income for a family was $55,455. Males had a median income of $40,349 versus $32,100 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,232. About 1.8% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the Poverty threshold, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Dick McBride, an MLB player from 1871-1876. He accumulated 29.6 WAR in only 237 career games as a starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics. He is buried in Rockledge at Lawnview Memorial Park.
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