Rosslyn Farms, Pennsylvania

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Rosslyn Farms, Pennsylvania
The former Rosslyn Farms School, now the Rosslyn Farms Community Center, located in the borough at the intersection of Kings Hwy and Priscilla Ln
The former Rosslyn Farms School, now the Rosslyn Farms Community Center, located in the borough at the intersection of Kings Hwy and Priscilla Ln
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Allegheny County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 40°25′15″N 80°5′20″W / 40.42083°N 80.08889°W / 40.42083; -80.08889Coordinates: 40°25′15″N 80°5′20″W / 40.42083°N 80.08889°W / 40.42083; -80.08889
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAllegheny
Area
 • Total0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Land0.56 sq mi (1.45 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total427
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
420
 • Density750.00/sq mi (289.59/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code42-66320
Websiterosslynfarmspa.gov

Rosslyn Farms is a suburban borough located 5 miles (8 km) west of Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is a small community, with an area of only 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2). The population was 427 at the 2010 census.[3]

Surrounding and adjacent communities[edit]

Rosslyn Farms is bordered by Carnegie to the south, Robinson Township to the west, and Thornburg to the north. Chartiers Creek separates Rosslyn Farms from Crafton to the east, the Pittsburgh neighborhood of East Carnegie to the southeast, and Scott Township also to the southeast.

Geography[edit]

Rosslyn Farms is located at 40°25'15" North, 80°5'20" West (40.420969, -80.088768).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920315
19303346.0%
194043229.3%
19504483.7%
196055523.9%
19706089.5%
1980521−14.3%
1990483−7.3%
2000464−3.9%
2010427−8.0%
2019 (est.)420[2]−1.6%
Sources:[5][6][7][8][9]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 464 people, 185 households, and 145 families residing in the borough. The population density was 767.6 people per square mile (298.6/km²). There were 193 housing units at an average density of 319.3 per square mile (124.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.14% White, 0.65% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. 0.43% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 185 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.6% were non-families. 16.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.9% under the age of 18, 3.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 31.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $100,125, and the median income for a family was $145,799. Males had a median income of $105,327 versus $73,083 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $71,612. 5.8% of the population and 2.6% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.3% of those under the age of 18 and 0.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

History[edit]

Founded in 1902 by the Chartiers Land Company, Rosslyn Farms was developed by William Parrish.

The borough derives its name from Roslin, Scotland.[10]

Government and Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[11][12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 46% 138 53% 159 1% 2
2012 55% 180 44% 144 1% 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Rosslyn Farms borough, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee" (PDF). Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau.
  6. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  8. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  10. ^ Ackerman, Jan (May 10, 1984). "Town names carry bit of history". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. 6. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  11. ^ EL. "2012 Allegheny County election". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  12. ^ EL. "2016 Pennsylvani general election..." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
Preceded by
Crafton
Bordering communities
of Pittsburgh
Succeeded by
Carnegie