Horsham, Pennsylvania

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Horsham is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 14,779 at the 2000 census. Horsham is located entirely within Horsham Township, Pennsylvania.

It is also home to Naval Air Station - Joint Reserve Base, Willow Grove, which is located entirely within Horsham Township.

In 2007, Horsham was named the 15th best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine.[1]



Horsham is located at 40°10′57″N 75°8′4″W / 40.1825°N 75.13444°W / 40.1825; -75.13444 (40.182391, -75.134378)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 14,779 people, 5,798 households, and 3,907 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,704.6 people per square mile (1,045.1/km²). There were 5,917 housing units at an average density of 1,082.8/sq mi (418.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.10% White, 3.79% African American, 0.19% Native American, 4.34% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 5,798 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

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