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Penndel is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,420 at the 2000 census.

Penndel has been greatly affected by suburban decay, as much of the development occurred in the sixties or before. The commercial strip along Business Route 1 is the worst of it, while the residential areas are still in good shape. Many redevelopment plans are the process, since the commercial area has an 80% vacancy rate. These plans cannot begin until the borough figures out a plan for their significant debt. In late 2006 and early 2007, Penndel suggested getting rid of their police force, relying on the nearby Langhorne Borough police, and the always present Middletown Township police. This would cut a large amount of money from their yearly spendings. Also, at the end of 2006, a proposed tax bill was presented. 1% earned income tax for Penndel, and Neshaminy SChool District, on top of that, proposed a 1/2% earned income tax. This would be an additional taxation to the residents, who already pay $52/year if they work in Middletown Township.

Penndel has been in the local news a lot recently due to the many drug busts in apartment complexes there. This is due to many drug lords from Trenton, New Jersey coming over for cheaper living, but more expensive clientele. However, many other people from Trenton have come to Penndel, significantly of the African American race, and their population has boomed.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 km� (0.4 mi�), all land.


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,420 people, 900 households, and 549 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,123.6/km� (5,541.5/mi�). There were 927 housing units at an average density of 813.4/km� (2,122.7/mi�). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.98% White, 3.02% African American, 0.12% Native American, 3.26% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.94% of the population.

There were 900 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 17.9% from 18 to 24, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $36,296, and the median income for a family was $46,336. Males had a median income of $33,813 versus $29,911 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,897. About 2.4% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 1.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Residents

Paolo Colandrea, the owner of Paul’s Penndel Pizza can be seen in the series finale of The Sopranos. He plays the role of the man in the Members Only jacket during the now infamous final scene.