Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

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Lansdowne is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States located 5 miles (8 km) southwest of downtown Philadelphia. It was named for the Marquess of Lansdowne. The borough grew quickly in the early part of the twentieth century when a railroad stop was established near the intersection of Lansdowne Avenue and Baltimore Pike. The borough is primarily residential with a commercial center near the original railroad stop. The borough also contained some light industrial buildings which have been in decline in recent decades.

The borough is sometimes erroneously spelled "Landsdowne" or confused with Lansdale, in nearby Montgomery County.



Lansdowne is located at 39°56′29″N 75°16′31″W / 39.94139°N 75.27528°W / 39.94139; -75.27528 (39.941345, -75.275343)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,044 people, 4,724 households, and 2,749 families residing in the borough. The population density was 9,382.0 people per square mile (3,613.7/km²). There were 4,999 housing units at an average density of 4,246.7/sq mi (1,635.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 75.1% White, 12.3% African American, 0.09% Native American, 3.6% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 5.5% from other races, and 2.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.5% of the population.

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