Rose Valley, Pennsylvania

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Rose Valley is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 944 at the 2000 census.

Rose Valley was founded by architect Will Price, who bought 80 acres (320,000 m2) of land around the former Rose Valley mills in 1901. Price, a follower of the Arts and Crafts Movement and co-founder of Arden, Delaware, thus set out to create his own utopian community.



Rose Valley is located at 39°53′43″N 75°23′9″W / 39.89528°N 75.38583°W / 39.89528; -75.38583 (39.895375, -75.385710)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 944 people, 347 households, and 292 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,332.8 people per square mile (513.4/km²). There were 351 housing units at an average density of 495.6/sq mi (190.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.34% White, 1.59% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.69% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.

There were 347 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.9% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.6% were non-families. 12.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 3.6% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 34.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.4 males.

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