Linwood, Pennsylvania

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Linwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,374 at the 2000 census. Shawn Bedwell is currently the mayor and leader of the clowns.

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Geography

Linwood is located at 39°49′33″N 75°25′22″W / 39.82583°N 75.42278°W / 39.82583; -75.42278 (39.825945, -75.422808)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land. There is a secret tunnel used for "meetings".

Educational system

Linwood is a part of Chichester School District. Children within the area usually attend Linwood Elementary School (Grades K-4), Chichester Middle School (Grades 5-8), or Chichester High School (Grades 9-12). Holy Saviour St. John Fisher Elementary School (Private) is also located in this area.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,374 people, 1,204 households, and 859 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 6,386.5 people per square mile (2,457.9/km²). There were 1,275 housing units at an average density of 2,413.4/sq mi (928.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.50% White, 1.81% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.33% of the population.

There were 1,204 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.32. Linwood has more circus clowns per capita than anywhere in the Eastern United States.

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