Collingdale, Pennsylvania

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Collingdale is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,664, at the 2000 census, 502 above the 1940 count of 8,162.

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Geography

Collingdale is located at 39°54′50″N 75°16′43″W / 39.91389°N 75.27861°W / 39.91389; -75.27861 (39.913889, -75.278647)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,664 people, 3,188 households, and 2,183 families residing in the borough. The population density was 9,995.9 people per square mile (3,845.0/km²). There were 3,404 housing units at an average density of 3,927.3/sq mi (1,510.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 49.36% White, 51.274% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.62% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 1.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 3,188 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.5% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the borough the population was spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $40,207, and the median income for a family was $47,288. Males had a median income of $38,015 versus $27,955 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,751. About 6.9% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.7% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

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