Flourtown, Pennsylvania

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Flourtown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States with a ZIP code of 19031. Flourtown is adjacent to the Philadelphia neighborhoods of West Oak Lane, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill. The population was 4,669 at the 2000 census.

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History

An ample flow of water found in the Wissahickon Creek and its tributaries supported at least three local mills. It was from this industry that Flourtown took its name.

Geography

Flourtown is located at 40°6′19″N 75°12′27″W / 40.10528°N 75.2075°W / 40.10528; -75.2075 (40.105377, -75.207524)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 4,669 people, 1,746 households, and 1,292 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,305.0 people per square mile (1,278.5/km²). There were 1,772 housing units at an average density of 1,254.3/sq mi (485.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.72% White, 3.30% African American, 1.84% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population. 24.2% were of Irish, 14.2% Italian, 12.7% German and 11.5% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

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