East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania

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East Lansdowne is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,586 at the 2000 census.



East Lansdowne is located at 39°56′39″N 75°15′37″W / 39.94417°N 75.26028°W / 39.94417; -75.26028 (39.944162, -75.260253)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.

East Lansdowne is located about a half a mile west of Southwest Philadelphia

It is also an enclave of Upper Darby. The Township of Upper Darby, namely the Stonehurst/Stonehurst Hills/69th Street and Fernwood Neighborhoods, completely surround the small borough. Union Ave to the west separates Lansdowne, PA from East Lansdowne and Upper Darby. A one-block expanse of land at its widest. It's the former railroad track that gives East Lansdowne Borough's western boundary that vaguely ovoid shape.

While it's completely surrounded by Upper Darby, Yeadon, PA is on the other side of the SEPTA Media/Elwyn Line Railroad tracks, thus connecting Yeadon to East Lansdowne from the southeast.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,586 people, 938 households, and 608 families residing in the borough. The population density was 12,517.6 people per square mile (4,754.6/km²). There were 1,012 housing units at an average density of 4,898.6/sq mi (1,860.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 71.2% White, 26.8% African American, 0.08% Native American, 6.03% Asian, 0.46% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 938 households out of which 32.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.6% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.41.

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