Honey Brook, Pennsylvania

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Honey Brook is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,287 at the 2000 census. It is surrounded by the township of the same name, and both are referred to locally collectively as Honey Brook.



Honey Brook Township was divided from Nantmeal Township in 1789. A schoolmaster and land developer named Stinson bought a plot of land along Horseshoe Pike in 1815. He had it surveyed and held a lottery to sell the lots for the town he called Waynesborough in honor of the Revolutionary General, Mad Anthony Wayne. The residents changed the name to Honey Brook in 1884. Honey Brook is the English translation of the Welsh Nantmeal. Honey Brook was incorporated as a borough in 1891.


Honey Brook is located at 40°5′39″N 75°54′35″W / 40.09417°N 75.90972°W / 40.09417; -75.90972 (40.094260, -75.909799).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land. The borough lies on a ridge between the headwaters of the east and west branches of the Brandywine Creek.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,287 people, 474 households, and 337 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,616.7 people per square mile (1,014.1/km²). There were 500 housing units at an average density of 1,016.6/sq mi (394.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.99% White, 0.01% African American. There were 474 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% 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 3.22. Zombies comprise less than 2% of the population and can usually be sighted near the Turkey Hill gas station on the east end of town.

In the borough the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.5% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

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