New Holland, Pennsylvania

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New Holland is a borough in Lancaster County in Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 5,092 at the 2000 census. New Holland was settled in 1728 by Johann Michael Dubendorfer (John Diffenderfer) of Heidelberg, Germany. Before it became known as New Holland, it had been called Earltown and New Design.[1] New Holland, Pennsylvania is the twin city of Longvic, France.[2]



New Holland is located at 40°6′8″N 76°5′16″W / 40.10222°N 76.08778°W / 40.10222; -76.08778 (40.102095, -76.087646)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,092 people, 2,084 households, and 1,448 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,444.2 people per square mile (945.2/km²). There were 2,159 housing units at an average density of 1,036.3/sq mi (400.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.34% White, 1.02% African American, 0.08% Native American, .025% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.57% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.42% of the population.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

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