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Encyclopedia > Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Ardmore
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Delaware, Montgomery
Townships Haverford, Lower Merion
Area 1.9 mi² (4.9 km²)
 - land 1.9 mi² (4.9 km²)
 - water 0.0 mi² (0 km²), 0%
Center
 - coordinates 40°00′24″N 75°17′07″W / 40.00667, -75.28528Coordinates: 40°00′24″N 75°17′07″W / 40.00667, -75.28528
 - elevation 282 ft (86 m)
Population 12,616 (2000)
Density 6,588.5 /mi² (2,543.8 /km²)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Ardmore in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Ardmore is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The United States Census Bureau has also defined a census-designated place (CDP) around the community for statistical purposes. The community has no legal existence as a municipality. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Delaware County (also known colloquially as Delco) is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Haverford Township (named after the town of Haverfordwest in Wales) is a township in Delaware County, near Philadelphia in southeastern Pennsylvania, United States. ... Lower Merion Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and part of the Pennsylvania Main Line. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area codes 484, 610 and 835 are Commonwealth of Pennsylvania telephone area codes which serve the Southeast region of the state including the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem. ... Image File history File links Pennsylvania_Locator_Map. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...


The community of Ardmore is a suburb in the west side of Philadelphia, primarily within Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County and is the seat of Lower Merion Township. However, the CDP also includes the area of Ardmore Park in adjacent Haverford Township in Delaware County. The population was 12,616 at the 2000 census. Originally named Athensville in 1853, the community was renamed Ardmore in 1873 by the Pennsylvania Railroad on which it is a station (MP 8.5) on the Main Line.[1] Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Lower Merion Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and part of the Pennsylvania Main Line. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Haverford Township (named after the town of Haverfordwest in Wales) is a township in Delaware County, near Philadelphia in southeastern Pennsylvania, United States. ... Delaware County (also known colloquially as Delco) is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... 1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad that was founded in 1846 and merged in 1968 into Penn Central Transportation. ... For the historic canal, see Pennsylvania Main Line of Public Works. ...


Since 2004, Ardmore's business district has been the subject of a hotly contested eminent domain battle. A grassroots organization, the Save Ardmore Coalition *[2], opposed an eminent domain/redevelopment program that would likely have involved the demolition of certain historic buildings, and favored preserving those buildings for other commercial use. In March 2006 the Lower Merion Township Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution disavowing the use of eminent domain for the benefit of private redevelopment projects. The Ardmore battle was also instrumental in prompting the Pennsylvania General Assembly to enact legislation in 2006 *restricting the use of eminent domain for private projects. The Save Ardmore Coalition is an American 501(c)4 civic organzition whose mission is to save historic buildings, green areas, and privately-owned businesses in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, the bogus designation of blight, and Eminent Domain for private gain. ... Capitol Building The Pennsylvania General Assembly is the U.S. state of Pennsylvanias legislative branch, seated at the states capital, Harrisburg. ...

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Geography

Ardmore is located at 40°00′24″N, 75°17′07″W (40.001411, -75.295180)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.9 km² (1.9 mi²). The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Ardmore is adjacent to Wynnewood and Haverford. Residents from South Ardmore and Wynnewood cooperate as the ArdWood Civic Association. The North Ardmore Civic Association represents residents of North Ardmore and Wynnewood north of Montgomery Avenue. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Haverford is an unincorporated community located mostly in Haverford Township in Delaware County, but also partially in Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County, about 10 miles west of Philadelphia. ...


Ardmore's train station is served by SEPTA and Amtrak passenger trains. Ardmore station Ardmore Station is an above-ground commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at Anderson & Counter Aves, Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003 [1]. It is served by Amtrak Keystone Service trains and most R5 Paoli-Thorndale trains with the exception of a few express runs. ... This article is about the transit agency. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ...


Residents and visitors enjoy several parks including South Ardmore Park, which is partly in Ardmore and partly in Wynnewood. Suburban Square, the second oldest shopping mall in the U.S., is located adjacent to the Ardmore train station.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,616 people, 5,529 households, and 3,129 families residing in Ardmore. The population density was 2,550.3/km² (6,588.5/mi²). There were 5,711 housing units at an average density of 1,154.5/km² (2,982.5/mi²). The ethnic makeup of the CDP was 83.51% Caucasian, 11.47% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.58% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other ethnic groups, and 1.60% from two or more ethnic groups. 2.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino or of other cultural backgrounds. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,529 households out of which 23.9% included children under the age of 18, 43.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% have a female head of household, and 43.4% are other types of families or singles. 34.7% 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 2.27 and the average family size was 2.98. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP was $60,966, and the median income for a family was $75,828. Males had a median income of $46,920 versus $40,802 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $36,111. About 2.4% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Pupils living in the Lower Merion Township portion attend schools in the Lower Merion School District, while pupils living in the Haverford Township portion attend schools in the School District of Haverford Township. Lower Merion High School is where NBA superstar Kobe Bryant attended before heading into professional basketball. ... The School District of Haverford Township is a school district in Haverford Township, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Among the many notable graduates of Lower Merion High School in Ardmore are General Henry H. "Hap" Arnold (1903), Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces in WWII; General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. (1942), the 59th United States Secretary of State; James H. Billington (1946), the Librarian of Congress, and; Kobe B. Bryant (1996), a professional NBA basketball player. Lower Merion High School, is an American public high school in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. ... General of the Air Force Henry Harley Hap Arnold GCB (June 25, 1886 – January 15, 1950) was an aviation pioneer and Chief of the United States Army Air Corps (from 1938), Commanding General of the U.S. Army Air Forces (from 1941 until 1945) and the first and only General... The United States Army Air Forces, or USAAF, was a part of the U.S. military during World War II. The direct precursor to the U.S. Air Force, the USAAF formally existed between 1941 and 1947. ... For other persons named Alexander Haig, see Alexander Haig (disambiguation). ... Seal of the United States Department of State. ... James H. Billington James Hadley Billington (born June 1, 1929) is the current Librarian of Congress. ... Construction of the Thomas Jefferson Building, from July 8, 1888 to May 15, 1894. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... NBA redirects here. ...

Notable residents

  • Flag of Democracy's Bassist, Dave Rochon, grew up in Ardmore and the band also practiced there in their early years.
  • Mike McKee, member of influential punk groups Justified Action, The Boils, Kill The Man Who Questions, Amateur Party and Armalite is from Ardmore.
  • Sean Agnew, owner and operator of world famous independent music promotion agency R5 Productions grew up in Ardmore. His company's moniker comes from the train which connects Ardmore to center city Philadelphia.

Owen Jones (December 29, 1819–December 25, 1878) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Flag of Democracy is a first generation hardcore punk band. ... Mike McKee (born June 18, 1969, in Toronto, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. ... R5 Productions is a Philadelphia-based do-it-yourself concert promotion outfit started in 1996 by Ardmore, Pennsylvania native Sean Agnew. ... Ardmore is the name of several localities around the world: Canada: Ardmore, Alberta Ardmore, British Columbia Ardmore Beach, Ontario Ardmore, Saskatchewan Ireland: Ardmore in County Waterford, Republic of Ireland New Zealand: Ardmore, New Zealand United States of America: Ardmore, Oklahoma Ardmore, Pennsylvania Ardmore, Tennessee This is a disambiguation page &#8212... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Andy Nelson (born May 27, 1933 in Athens, Georgia) was an football player. ... Paint It Black is a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based modern hardcore punk band. ... Dan Yemin is an influental figure in the melodic hardcore punk rock scene. ... Also the title of Janet Fitchs new book, Paint It Black. ... Kid Dynamite, arguabily the best band of all recorded history, was a Philadelphia-based melodic hardcore band consisting of drummer Dave Wagenschutz, guitarist Dan Yemin, and vocalist Jay Shevchuk, as well as original bassist Steve Farrell and eventual replacement Michael Spider Cotterman. ... For the jazz-rock fusion band led by Tony Williams, see The Tony Williams Lifetime Lifetime is an influential melodic hardcore band from New Jersey. ...

References

    1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (575 words)
Ardmore is an unincorporated community in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
The community of Ardmore is a suburb on the west side of Philadelphia, primarily within Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County and is the seat of Lower Merion Township.
Ardmore is adjacent to Wynnewood, Pennsylvania and to Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Ardmore, Oklahoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1265 words)
Ardmore began with a plowed ditch for a Main Street in the summer of 1887 in Indian Territory.
Ardmore gained relative notoriety in May of 2003 when the 51 Democrats from the Texas Legislature defected to Ardmore as to avoid a hotly-contested redistricting battle, which invariably led to a case that was settled in June 2006 by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ardmore is the principal center of trade for a 10 county region in south-central Oklahoma, with a retail pull factor of 1.7 - 1.9.
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