Fleetwood

Fleetwood

Fleetwood, Charles, 1618?-1692, English parliamentary general. He fought under Oliver Cromwell in many battles of the English civil war and later (1650) in Scotland. He became (1651) a member of the council of state and married (1652) Bridget, daughter of Cromwell and widow of Henry Ireton. He succeeded Ireton as commander in chief in Ireland (1652-55) and continued Ireton's work in directing the settlement of English soldiers on lands confiscated from Irish landholders. As ranking military officer under Richard Cromwell, he led (1659) the army coup that forced the protector to dissolve Parliament. At the Restoration (1660) he was barred from holding further public office.
Fleetwood, town (1991 pop. 27,899), Lancashire, NW England, on Morecambe Bay at the mouth of the Wyre estuary. Fleetwood, a port, trades and has a ferry service with the Isle of Man and Belfast. Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood founded the town in 1836 and developed it into a trading port and seaside resort. Industries include fishing, computer production, plastics, radio-valve assembly, and shoe manufacture. Rossall public school, founded in 1844, is in Fleetwood.

Fleetwood is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,006 at the 2005 census. It was home to the Fleetwood Metal Body company, an automobile coachbuilder purchased by Fisher Body and integrated into General Motors in 1931. The name lived on in the Cadillac Fleetwood automobile. In mid January 2007, Fleetwood was in the national news spotlight when a wallaby was sighted near the town.

Geography

Fleetwood is located at (40.454793, -75.818821). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,018 people, 1,584 households, and 1,124 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,859.7 people per square mile (1,491.7/km²). There were 1,623 housing units at an average density of 1,559.1/sq mi (602.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.81% White, 0.27% African American, 0.40% Asian, 0.97% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.72% of the population.

There were 1,584 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.0% were non-families. 22.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $48,621, and the median income for a family was $60,051. Males had a median income of $39,559 versus $26,321 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,600. About 2.5% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

The community is served by the Fleetwood Area School District, which operates Fleetwood Area High School, Fleetwood Area Middle School, and three elementary schools: Andrew Maier Elementary School, Richmond Elementary School, and Fleetwood Elementary School. Due to an increasing population, The Fleetwood Area School District is in the process of constructing their 4th elementary school which will be called Willow Creek Elementary.

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