is a borough
in York County
, United States
. The population was 1,809 at the 2000 census.
Glen Rock is located at (39.793471, -76.731520).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 1,809 people, 708 households, and 506 families residing in the borough. The population density
was 2,335.8 people per square mile (907.1/km²). There were 753 housing units at an average density of 972.3/sq mi (377.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.07% White
, 1.00% African American
, 0.17% Native American
, 0.33% Asian
, 0.06% Pacific Islander
, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.44% of the population.
There were 708 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the borough the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 33.9% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.5 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $41,188, and the median income for a family was $50,865. Males had a median income of $33,571 versus $27,067 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,076. About 6.3% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 4.5% of those age 65 or over.
Every Christmas the Glen Rock Carolers
sing carols throughout the borough from midnight until morning. This tradition began in 1848 and has continued uninterrupted since then. The carolers, a group of 50+ men, sing in three-part harmony and are accompanied by instruments, currently trumpets and trombones. Most of the carols sung are old English or old American are not commonly heard anymore; only three carols have been added since 1900. The carolers themselves are recognized by their distinctive uniform consisting of gray high hats, greatcoats, gloves, and multi-color scarves. A concert given at 11 PM on Christmas Eve regularly attracts a crowd of around 1,000. The public is also welcome to follow the carolers as they trek through the borough.