Langhorne, Pennsylvania

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Langhorne is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 32,962 at the 2000 census.

Sesame Place, while physically located in surrounding Middletown Township, has Langhorne as its mailing address.

Langhorne Borough is about 6 miles west of the Delaware River.

Langhorne Manor is a separate borough that borders Langhorne proper to the south.



Langhorne began in the 17th century as a crossroads called Four Lanes End. The road from Bristol to Durham intersected with the road between Philadelphia and Trenton at the center of the village. These two roads were originally Lenni-Lenape Indian paths that later became known as Maple Avenue and Bellevue Avenue after developing into roads.

In the 1720s, Joseph Richardson settled and eventually opened up a general store and inn at the crossroads. Langhorne continued to grow into a very important transportation center between Trenton and Philadelphia in the later eighteenth century and nineteenth century. Langhorne eventually became the stagecoach transportation hub of Bucks County, transporting people between Trenton and Philadelphia.

The village became known as Attleborough until 1876, when it was incorporated and named for Jeremiah Langhorne, an early resident of the area and former chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, Langhorne continued to grow as wealthy Philadelphians constructed large homes and businesses along Maple and Bellevue Avenue.

Today, Langhorne is broken up into different sections. Langhorne North ( north of Maple ave. ) is the nicer and more prominent of them. Langhorne Borough ( south of Maple ) has become the lower end. Langhorne Terrace ( southwest of Maple ) and Langhorne East ( north east of Maple ) are Middle of the road wealth and Langorne Manor remains upper middle.

Many residents today are becoming disatified with sharing a township with part of Levittown, Pa.


Langhorne Borough is located at 40°10′39″N 74°55′8″W / 40.1775°N 74.91889°W / 40.1775; -74.91889 (40.177409, -74.918880)[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.


At the 2010 census[2], there were 32,962 people, 552 households and 338 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,016.3 per square mile (1,561.0/km²). There were 649 housing units at an average density of 1,315.8/sq mi (511.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 53.8% White, 36.3% African American, 0.02% Native American, 4.8% Asian, 0.76% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.8% of the population.

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