Manheim, Pennsylvania

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Manheim is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,784 at the 2000 census.

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General information

History

Manheim was laid out by Henry William Stiegel in 1762 on a land tract in Rapho Township, Pennsylvania, though it wasn't incorporated until 1838. He set out to build an industrial empire and founded the Manheim Glassworks. After financial failure, he was forced to sell the development in 1775. After several failed attempts at resurrecting the Manheim Glassworks, it closed in 1780.

The first railroad train came into Manheim on January 1, 1862, with the completion of the first division of the Columbia and Reading Railroad. In 1884, another forward step was the laying of water pipes and the beginning of service by the Manheim Electric Company, which set up a plant in Bomberger's Mill at the end of Mill Street.

Geography

Manheim is located at 40°9′45″N 76°23′47″W / 40.1625°N 76.39639°W / 40.1625; -76.39639 (40.162564, -76.396466)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,784 people, 1,989 households, and 1,362 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,416.7 people per square mile (1,319.4/km²). There were 2,075 housing units at an average density of 1,481.9/sq mi (572.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.38% White, 0.63% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.61% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.69% of the population.

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