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Encyclopedia > Glendon, Pennsylvania

Glendon is a borough located in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 367.


Geography

Glendon is located at 40°39'44" North, 75°14'9" West (40.662152, -75.235758)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 km˛ (0.6 mi˛). 1.7 km˛ (0.6 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 367 people, 139 households, and 98 families residing in the borough. The population density is 221.4/km˛ (573.7/mi˛). There are 150 housing units at an average density of 90.5/km˛ (234.5/mi˛). The racial makeup of the borough is 95.64% White, 0.82% African American, 0.00% Native American, 1.36% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 1.91% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 139 households out of which 33.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% are married couples living together, 7.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% are non-families. 23.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.64 and the average family size is 3.15.


In the borough the population is spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 109.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 107.1 males.


The median income for a household in the borough is $42,969, and the median income for a family is $45,417. Males have a median income of $37,813 versus $33,375 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $17,593. 15.4% of the population and 12.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 28.4% of those under the age of 18 and 9.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=40.662152&longitude=-75.235758&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=40.662152&lon=-75.235758&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-75.235758&lat=40.662152&w=750&h=500)

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Glendon: What I'm going to be presenting is in response to the question posed by the women's committee at the U.N. to the participants.
Glendon: What is clearly "old-fashioned" today is the old feminism of the 1970s -- with its negative attitudes toward men, marriage and motherhood, and its rigid party line on abortion and gay rights.
Glendon: Interestingly, the new feminisms that are emerging these days have much in common with the Catholic vision of men and women working together in complementarity to bring about a culture that is pro-woman and pro-family.
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