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Encyclopedia > Eddystone, Pennsylvania

Eddystone is a borough located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,442. Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed September 26, 1789 Seat Media Area  - Total  - Water 494 km² (191 mi²) 17 km² (7 mi²) 3. ... This article is about the year 2000. ...


Eddystone was the site of the Baldwin Locomotive Works plant, once the largest manufacturer of steam locomotives in the world. Baldwin Locomotive Works builders plate, 1922 The Baldwin Locomotive Works was an American builder of railroad locomotives. ... Great Western Railway No. ...


Today, it possesses one of only three Wal*Mart stores in all of Delaware County. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ...


Geography

Eddystone is located at 39°51'34" North, 75°20'27" West (39.859345, -75.340920)GR1. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.9 km² (1.5 mi²). 2.7 km² (1.0 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 30.67% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Eddystone gets its name from the English Pilgrims who settled in America - the Eddystone Lighthouse being the main lighthouse off the coast of Plymouth, where the Mayflower departed. Pilgrims Going to Church by George Henry Boughton (1867) The Pilgrims were a group of English religious separatists who sailed from Europe to North America in the early 17th century, in search of a home where they could freely practice their style of religion. ... The Eddystone Lighthouse is a lighthouse off the coast of Devon, England. ... Smeatons tower on Plymouth Hoe Plymouth is a city in the South West of England, or alternatively the Westcountry, and is situated within the traditional county of Devon. ... Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor by William Halsall (1882) The Mayflower was the ship which transported the Pilgrim Fathers from Plymouth, England to North Virginia (in what was later to become the United States of America) in 1620, leaving Plymouth on September 6 and dropping anchor near Cape Cod on November...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 2,442 people, 964 households, and 607 families residing in the borough. The population density is 906.6/km² (2,352.6/mi²). There are 1,035 housing units at an average density of 384.2/km² (997.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 95.45% White, 1.76% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.35% from two or more races. 1.84% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... 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. ...


There are 964 households out of which 31.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% are married couples living together, 16.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% are non-families. 32.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.24. Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the borough the population is spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 95.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.6 males.


The median income for a household in the borough is $37,543, and the median income for a family is $47,054. Males have a median income of $36,422 versus $25,069 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $16,537. 12.1% of the population and 11.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.1% of those under the age of 18 and 16.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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Municipalities and communities of Delaware County, Pennsylvania
County seat: Media
Cities Chester
Boroughs Aldan | Brookhaven | Chester Heights | Clifton Heights | Collingdale | Colwyn | Darby | East Lansdowne | Eddystone | Folcroft | Glenolden | Lansdowne | Marcus Hook | Media | Millbourne | Morton | Norwood | Parkside | Prospect Park | Ridley Park | Rose Valley | Rutledge | Sharon Hill | Swarthmore | Trainer | Upland | Yeadon
Townships Aston Twp. | Bethel Twp. | Chadds Ford Twp. | Chester Twp. | Concord Twp. | Darby Twp. | Edgmont Twp. | Haverford Twp. | Lower Chichester Twp. | Marple Twp. | Middletown Twp. | Nether Providence Twp. | Newtown Twp. | Radnor Twp. | Ridley Twp. | Springfield Twp. | Thornbury Twp. | Tinicum Twp. | Upper Chichester Twp. | Upper Darby Twp. | Upper Providence Twp.
Communities and CDPs Ardmore | Boothwyn | Broomall | Drexel Hill | Folsom | Garrett Hill | Lima | Linwood | Riddlewood | Rosemont | Village Green-Green Ridge | Villanova | Wallingford | Wayne | Woodlyn |

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Eddystone, Pennsylvania - definition of Eddystone, Pennsylvania in Encyclopedia (404 words)
Eddystone is a borough located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
Eddystone was the site of the Baldwin Locomotive Works plant, the largest manufacturer of steam locomotives in the world.
Eddystone is located at 39°51'34" North, 75°20'27" West (39.859345, -75.340920)
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