Glenolden, Pennsylvania

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Glenolden is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,476 at the 2000 census.



Glenolden is located at 39°53′56″N 75°17′33″W / 39.89889°N 75.2925°W / 39.89889; -75.2925 (39.898812, -75.292456).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 7,476 people, 3,058 households, and 1,871 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,673.6 people per square mile (2,975.8/km²). There were 3,198 housing units at an average density of 3,282.5/sq mi (1,272.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.28% White, 4.03% African American, 0.04% Native American, 2.38% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.[2]

There were 3,058 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,189, and the median income for a family was $48,648. Males had a median income of $39,401 versus $29,083 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,173. About 3.4% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.

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