Red Lion, Pennsylvania is a borough in York County. Incorporated on January 16, 1880, Red Lion was named after the Red Lion Tavern, located at 271 North Main Street. The tavern was a stop on the road to Baltimore for travelers since 1785. Red Lion was a main stop along the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad that rain from York County to Baltimore, Maryland. The railroad was affectionately called the “Ma & Pa” Railroad.
Today, Red Lion has a population of 6,373, according to 2010 U.S. Census data.
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The small town has two historic areas, a generous number of parks and an exceptional school district. The total area of Red Lion is 1.3 square miles, according to U.S. Census data.
According to 2000 U.S. Census information, there were 2,575 households in Red Lion. Of those 2,575 households, more than 31.6 percent had children ages 18 and younger.
The estimated value of a Red Lion home was valued at $133,298 in 2011, according to county data. The mean price in 2011 for a single family home was $201,639.
Red Lion offers several recreation facilities, including Fairmount Park and Nitchkey Field. The Red Lion Mile, a one mile trail, stretches from the Red Lion Historical Society to the Train Station and beyond to Springwood Road. Adjacent to Fairmont Park is the Community Building with a floor called the Youth Center for teen activities. The borough also operates a splash pad and a senior center. The Red Lion Senior Center provides residents ages 60 and older with a variety of programs and social interaction.
Early in its history, Red Lion was home to many brands of cigars and the borough was called the Cigar Making
Capital of the World. Red Lion’s town folk manufactured millions of cigars per month.
Its cigar making history lends itself to the New Year celebration in downtown Red Lion. Instead of watching a crystal ball drop in the Big Apple, Red Lion resident’s celebration New Years with the raising of a giant cigar. The Consumers Cigar Box Company and the Red Lion Borough Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The majority of students in Red Lion attend Red Lion Area School District. With a population of more than 5,703 students, the Red Lion Area School District encompasses the communities of Felton, Red Lion, Windsor and Winterstown and the townships of Chanceford, Lower Chanceford, North Hopewell and Windsor.
The district serves an area of 140 square miles with a population of more than 32,661. The district employs more than 400 teachers, 286 full and part-time support personnel and 25 administrators, according to district officials.
The district received more than $23.9 million in state funding in 2009.
Red Lion Christian School, serving kindergarten through Grade 12, is a private school with an enrollment of 257 students. Lighthouse Fellowship and Christian School provides private instruction for pre-kindergarten through first grade.
In 2009, the district opened a new elementary school named Larry J. Macaluso Elementary. The district elected to two close two older school buildings, Chanceford and Edgar Moore Elementary School.
Red Lion is only 8 miles from York College Pennsylvania. Other nearby colleges and universities include Millersville University of Pennsylvania, Franklin and Marshall College, Pennsylvania State University, Messiah College, Harford Community College and Harrisburg Area Community College, all less than 30 miles from Red Lion.
Red Lion is 35 miles south of Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The borough of Red Lion is 50 miles north of Baltimore, Maryland. Philadelphia is less than 78 miles from Red Lion. Neighboring boroughs include Windsor, Yoe, Dallastown, Felton, Winterstown, Yorkana and Spry.
City officials state Red Lion has a healthy balance of diverse manufacturing, but the borough is primarily a residential community.
Known nationally for furniture manufacturing, Red Lion was home to several large furniture factories. The industry has switched o manufacturing kitchen cabinets in the last 40 years.
Red Lion Area Business Association, a non-profit organization- promotes local businesses.
The median income for a Red Lion household was $35,828, according to 2000 U.S. Census data. The median income for a Red Lion family was $41,850. The per capita income was $17,723.
The borough of Red Lion offers a wide variety of homes, including starter homes and historic homes. To find all the Red Lion, Pennsylvania homes for sale, contact Prudential Homesale Services Group for assistance.
|2010 to 2012 Changeup 0.7%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 45.9%|
|5 to 1722.8%|
|18 to 6456.3%|
|65 and Older15.0%|
|White (not Hispanic)85.6%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+87.5%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+21.6%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+6.6%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+93.4%|
|Per Capita Income$28,042|
|Median Household Income$58,586|
|People in Poverty9.4%|
|Average Work Commute Time27 minutes|
|Total Housing Units179,769|
|Average Household Size2.53|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$178,400|
|New Private Housing Issued 2012805|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More87.1%|
|Less Than 1 Year12.9%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments8,519|
|Private non-farm Employment155,366|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthup 2.1%|
|Number of Firms33,591|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$11,957,398,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$11,724|
|Sales Per Capita$527,937,000|
|Land Area904.18 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile482|
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