Dallastown, Pennsylvania

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Dallastown, Pennsylvania
Borough
Official logo of Dallastown, Pennsylvania
Keystone Marker
Dallastown, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Dallastown, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°54′0″N 76°38′27″W / 39.90000°N 76.64083°W / 39.90000; -76.64083Coordinates: 39°54′0″N 76°38′27″W / 39.90000°N 76.64083°W / 39.90000; -76.64083
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Settled 1844
Incorporated 1866
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Terry Myers Sr.
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 876 ft (267 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,049
 • Density 5,800/sq mi (2,200/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17313
Area code(s) 717
Website Dallastown

Dallastown is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,049 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Dallastown was named after George M. Dallas of Philadelphia (Vice President of the United States during the Polk administration) during the presidential campaign of 1844. Dallastown was incorporated April 1866.

President Lyndon Johnson visited Dallastown in 1966 as part of the town's centennial celebration.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 287
1880 482 67.9%
1890 779 61.6%
1900 1,181 51.6%
1910 1,884 59.5%
1920 2,124 12.7%
1930 2,849 34.1%
1940 2,917 2.4%
1950 3,304 13.3%
1960 3,615 9.4%
1970 3,560 −1.5%
1980 3,949 10.9%
1990 3,974 0.6%
2000 4,087 2.8%
2010 4,049 −0.9%
Est. 2012 4,026 −0.6%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,087 people, 1,622 households, and 1,026 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,567.2 people per square mile (2,161.6/km²). There were 1,707 housing units at an average density of 2,325.2 per square mile (902.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.19% White, 0.78% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population.

There were 1,622 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $44,500. Males had a median income of $35,679 versus $25,169 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,249. About 3.4% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 19.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Dallastown Borough is home to Dallastown Elementary School,Senior High school, and Middle school which is part of the Dallastown Area School District, which consists of 8 local schools, including the newly built Dallastown Intermediate School.

St. Joseph's Catholic School is also in Dallastown. It provides Catholic education to students in grades Pre-K to 6.

Dallastown Area Senior High School has the longest hallway in a school in Pennsylvaina it is almost 1/3 of a mile (1,760 ft or 536.45 meters)

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