Horsham

Horsham

Horsham, town (1991 pop. 38,356) and district, West Sussex, SE England. Horsham is known primarily for its agricultural and merchandising activities, but it also serves as an engineering center. The Causeway, an old cobbled street, has Tudor and Stuart houses and a 13th-century parish church. Christ's Hospital, a public school whose pupils included Charles Lamb and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was moved from London to Horsham in 1902.

Horsham is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 14,779 at the 2000 census. Horsham is located entirely within Horsham Township, Pennsylvania.

It is also home to Naval Air Station - Joint Reserve Base, Willow Grove, which is located entirely within Horsham Township.

In 2007, Horsham was named the 15th best place to live in the United States by Money Magazine.

Geography

Horsham is located at (40.182391, -75.134378).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 14,779 people, 5,798 households, and 3,907 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,704.6 people per square mile (1,045.1/km²). There were 5,917 housing units at an average density of 1,082.8/sq mi (418.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.10% White, 3.79% African American, 0.19% Native American, 4.34% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.45% of the population.

There were 5,798 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.5% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 35.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $56,500, and the median income for a family was $68,619. Males had a median income of $43,177 versus $32,464 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,116. About 1.7% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

Companies located in Horsham

Centocor, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary
Motorola, Inc., Home & Networks Mobility headquarters
George Weston Bakeries, manufacturer of Arnold bread
Toll Brothers, corporate headquarters

Education

Schools in Horsham are part of the Hatboro-Horsham School District.

References

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