Linglestown, Pennsylvania

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Linglestown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded and laid out in 1765 by Thomas Lingle.

The population was 6,414 at the 2000 census. It is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Linglestown was founded in 1765 by Thomas Lingle and was named St. Thomas. Because of the founder's name, people referred to the town as "Lingle's Town", and was unofficially renamed "Linglestown" after his death in 1811.[1] The existed within Lower Paxton Township, and gained village status within the township.

Linglestown has its own committee, the Village of Linglestown committee, which was created to organize the town.


Linglestown is located at 40°20′13″N 76°47′27″W / 40.33694°N 76.79083°W / 40.33694; -76.79083 (40.336888, -76.790764)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.7 km²), all of it land (except a few streams and ponds).

Highest elevation is about 1,650 ft (Blue Mountain).


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 6,414 people, 2,508 households, and 1,908 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,713.1 people per square mile (662.2/km²). There were 2,587 housing units at an average density of 691.0/sq mi (267.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.28% White, 2.12% African American, 0.12% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

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