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Overview

Introduction to Lansdale, Pennsylvania

Lansdale, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery county, is 21 miles N of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lansdale History

The community of Lansdale was named in honor of the chief surveyor of the North Penn Railroad, Phillip Lansdale Fox. The area around the train station was owned by the Jenkins family. According to the traditions of the time, the town should have been named "Jenkintown," but this name was not adopted since another community by the same name already existed in the region. Legend has it that there was once a mysterious H tree in Lansdale. This tree, which was said to be the entrance to hell, was later cut down to make room for houses. In the early 20th century, Lansdale was home to many industries including a silk mill, a canning factory, foundries, brickyards, and agricultural implement works.

Lansdale and Nearby Attractions

  • Mercer Museum
  • Valley Forge National Historical Park
  • Bulls Island Natural Area
  • Elmwood Park Zoo
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
  • Tyler State Park

Things To Do In Lansdale

Artifacts and memorabilia of historical significance are showcased in the Valley Forge Historical Society Museum, Mennonite Heritage Center, and Mercer Museum. Lansdale is also close to numerous places of historic interest including the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Oscar Hammerstein II Farm, Abington Art Center, Peter Wentz Farmstead, and Valley Forge National Historical Park. The 24-acre Bulls Island Natural Area is an island situated on the Delaware River which features nature trails and camping areas. The Evansburg State Park includes a golf course. Recreational activities like fishing, swimming, hiking, boating, horseback riding, and picnicking can be enjoyed at the Tyler State Park, Neshaminy State Park, and Ridley Creek State Park.

Lansdale Transportation

The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport.

Lansdale Higher Education

Gwynedd-Mercy College, Montgomery County Community College, and Delaware Valley Collegeare some of the colleges close to Lansdale.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,454
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+8,499
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married44.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.9%
Median Earnings25+$39,867
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,038
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,388

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,233
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.1%
% Using Public Transportation4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,094
Median House Value$220,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.1%
Irish23.2%
Italian12%
English9.2%
Polish5.5%
French Except Basque2.8%
Arab1.7%
Scottish1.4%
Welsh1.3%
German1.1%
West Indian1%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Ukrainian0.9%
Jamaican0.8%
Slovak0.7%
African0.7%
Norwegian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Moroccan0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Syrian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Australian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Canadian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
South African0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Lansdale Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes19446
Phone Area Codes215,267,484,610
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.24
Approximate Longitude-75.28

Lansdale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWILLOW GROVE NAS
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationGRATERFORD 1 E
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches
StationNORRISTOWN
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blue Bell6,403$148,017
Chalfont4,054$109,153
Hatfield3,313$66,906
North Wales3,245$86,625
Souderton6,737$79,855
Telford4,893$80,052

Lansdale Public Libraries

Lansdale Public Library
301 VINE STREET
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
(215) 855-3228

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Lansdale Hospitals

Lansdale Hospital
(Non-profit)
100 Medical Campus Drive
(215) 368-2100

Lansdale Public Schools

Bridle Path El Sch
200 Bridle Path Rd
ZIP: 19446
(215) 362-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Gwynedd Square El Sch
1641 Supplee Rd
ZIP: 19446
(215) 855-4331
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Inglewood El Sch
1313 Allentown Road
ZIP: 19446
(215) 368-2992
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Knapp El Sch
698 Knapp Road
ZIP: 19446
(215) 368-2054
Primary
Total Enrollment 659
North Montco Tech Career Center
1265 Sumneytown Pike
ZIP: 19446
(215) 368-1177
High
Total Enrollment 1026
North Penn Shs
1340 S Valley Forge Rd
ZIP: 19446
(215) 368-9800
High
Total Enrollment 3082
Oak Park El Sch
500 Squirrel Ln
ZIP: 19446
(215) 368-4017
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Penndale Ms
400 Penn St
ZIP: 19446
(215) 368-2700
Middle
Total Enrollment 1358
Walton Farm El Sch
1610 Allentown Rd
ZIP: 19446
(215) 855-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Worcester El Sch
3017 Skippack Pike
ZIP: 19446
(610) 489-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
York Avenue El Sch
700 York Ave
ZIP: 19446
(215) 368-6002
Primary
Total Enrollment 347

Lansdale Private Schools

Milagre Kids School
1000 Forty Foot Rd
ZIP: 19040
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Bambi Day School
1545 Morris Rd
ZIP: 19446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
1000 Forty Foot Rd
ZIP: 19446
Secondary
Total Enrollment 363
Corpus Christi School
920 Sumneytown Pike
ZIP: 19446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 469
Hopwood Nursery School
1520 Quarry Rd
ZIP: 19446
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
Landsdale Montessori School
500 W Main St
ZIP: 19446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Lansdale Catholic High School
700 Lansdale Ave
ZIP: 19446
Secondary
Total Enrollment 782
Play And Learn-lansdale
800 S Broad St
ZIP: 19446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
Rainbow Express Preschool
630 York Ave
ZIP: 19446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
St Stanislaus Parish School
493 E Main St
ZIP: 19446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 293
West Point Child Learning Center
1631 S Broad St
ZIP: 19446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
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