Lansdale is a borough 28 miles northwest of Philadelphia.Lansdale was named for Phillip Lansdale Fox, chief surveyor of the North Penn Railroad. By the naming conventions of the time, it should have been called Jenkintown, since the land immediately surrounding the train station was owned by the Jenkins family, but there was already a town by that name along the rail line.
The population was 16,269 at the time of the 2010 census,.75.9% White, 5.9% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 13.3% Asian, 0.1% Native Hawaiian, and 2.7% were two or more races. 5.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry
Notable people are
Ralph F. Hirschmann (1922-2009), biochemist who led synthesis of the first enzyme
Margaret Battavio (Little Peggy March) (1948-), American pop singer. Her song I Will Follow Him was number one in April 1963
Liza Weil (1977-), actress known for her portrayal of Paris Geller on the television series Gilmore Girls; was born in New Jersey but her family has resided in the borough since 1984.
Lansdale is home to a Kugel ball, which is a dark grey granite sphere supported by a very thin film of water pumped from beneath its base. The Kugel Ball is located in Railroad Plaza, adjacent to the SEPTA Lansdale/Doylestown Line train station in downtown Lansdale. The plaza consists of a bricked patio with benches centered around the Kugel Ball and closes at 11:00 pm