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Rosslyn Farms, Pennsylvania
Borough
The former Rosslyn Farms School, now the Rosslyn Farms Community Center, located in the borough at the intersection of Kings Hwy and Priscilla Ln
The former Rosslyn Farms School, now the Rosslyn Farms Community Center, located in the borough at the intersection of Kings Hwy and Priscilla Ln
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°25′15″N 80°5′20″W / 40.42083°N 80.08889°W / 40.42083; -80.08889Coordinates: 40°25′15″N 80°5′20″W / 40.42083°N 80.08889°W / 40.42083; -80.08889
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land 0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 427
 • Estimate 
(2019)
420
 • Density 750.00/sq mi (289.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 42-66320

Rosslyn Farms is a suburban borough located 5 miles (8 km) west of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is a small community, with an area of only 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2). The population was 427 at the 2010 census.

Surrounding communities

Rosslyn Farms is bordered by Carnegie to the south, Robinson Township to the west, Thornburg to the north, and Crafton and Pittsburgh to the east.

Geography

Rosslyn Farms is located at 40°25'15" North, 80°5'20" West (40.420969, -80.088768).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 315
1930 334 6.0%
1940 432 29.3%
1950 448 3.7%
1960 555 23.9%
1970 608 9.5%
1980 521 −14.3%
1990 483 −7.3%
2000 464 −3.9%
2010 427 −8.0%
2019 (est.) 420 −1.6%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 464 people, 185 households, and 145 families residing in the borough. The population density was 767.6 people per square mile (298.6/km2). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 319.3 per square mile (124.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.14% White, 0.65% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 185 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $100,125, and the median income for a family was $145,799. Males had a median income of $105,327 versus $73,083 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $71,612. 5.8% of the population and 2.6% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.3% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

History

Founded in 1902 by the Chartiers Land Company, Rosslyn Farms was developed by William Parrish.

The borough derives its name from Roslin, Scotland.

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