Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°55′42″N 75°54′46″W / 40.92833°N 75.91278°W / 40.92833; -75.91278
Borough of Beaver Meadows
Settlement
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Carbon
Elevation 1,237 ft (377 m) [1]
Coordinates 40°55′42″N 75°54′46″W / 40.92833°N 75.91278°W / 40.92833; -75.91278
Area 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 - land 0.3 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 968 (2000)
Density 3,746.4 / sq mi (1,446.5 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 570
Location of Beaver Meadows in Carbon County
Location of Beaver Meadows in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Beaver Meadows is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 968 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Beaver Meadows is located at 40°55′42″N 75°54′46″W / 40.92833°N 75.91278°W / 40.92833; -75.91278 (40.928438, -75.912787).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km2), all of it land.

Beaver Meadows is located 4 miles (6.4 km) west of Weatherly and 3 miles (4.8 km) southeast of Hazleton. Beaver Meadow's elevation is 1,237 feet (377 m) above sea level

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,378
1910 1,530 11.0%
1920 1,709 11.7%
1930 1,890 10.6%
1940 2,030 7.4%
1950 1,723 −15.1%
1960 1,392 −19.2%
1970 1,274 −8.5%
1980 1,078 −15.4%
1990 985 −8.6%
2000 968 −1.7%
2010 869 −10.2%
Est. 2012 857 −1.4%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 968 people, 404 households, and 258 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,746.4 people per square mile (1,437.5/km²). There were 458 housing units at an average density of 1,772.6 per square mile (680.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.38% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 404 households out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,058, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,296. About 4.4% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Bernie Rayno, an Expert Senior Meteorologist for AccuWeather.com.
  • Norm Larker, MLB player from 1958 to 1963. He died in Long Beach, California at the age of 76

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