Driftwood, Pennsylvania

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Driftwood, Pennsylvania
Borough
Driftwood, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Driftwood, Pennsylvania
Driftwood, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°20′20″N 78°08′08″W / 41.33889°N 78.13556°W / 41.33889; -78.13556Coordinates: 41°20′20″N 78°08′08″W / 41.33889°N 78.13556°W / 41.33889; -78.13556
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cameron
Settled 1804
Incorporated (borough) 1872
Area
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 • Land 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 67
 • Density 26.8/sq mi (10.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)
Zip code 15832
Area code(s) 814

Driftwood is a borough in Cameron County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 67 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Driftwood was incorporated as the second and last borough in Cameron County (the other being Emporium, the county seat) on January 17, 1872. The tracks of the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad, however, had previously been placed in Driftwood in 1863. Around the time of its incorporation Driftwood was at the center of the lumber industry and was a boomtown, with three hotels, two banks, two churches and numerous places of business, including a weekly newspaper, the Driftwood Gazette, owned by John T. Earl who was also the editor.

Geography[edit]

Driftwood is located at 41°20′20″N 78°8′8″W / 41.33889°N 78.13556°W / 41.33889; -78.13556 (41.338836, -78.135535).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) of it is land and negligible water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 504
1890 628 24.6%
1900 509 −18.9%
1910 517 1.6%
1920 478 −7.5%
1930 282 −41.0%
1940 293 3.9%
1950 289 −1.4%
1960 203 −29.8%
1970 184 −9.4%
1980 163 −11.4%
1990 116 −28.8%
2000 103 −11.2%
2010 67 −35.0%
Est. 2012 66 −1.5%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[5] of 2010, there were 67 people, 35 households, and 19 families residing in the borough. The population density was 26.8 people per square mile (10.4/km²). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 37.2 per square mile (14.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94% White, 1.5% Black, and 4.5% two or more races.

There were 35 households out of which 17.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.7% were non-families. 40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.91 and the average family size was 2.58.

In the borough the population was spread out with 10.4% under the age of 18, 65.7% from 18 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 51.3 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $45,417, and the median income for a family was $50,536. The per capita income for the borough was $22,060. There were 9.5% families and 9.8% of the population living below the poverty line, including none under eighteens and 10% of those over 64.

Notable people[edit]

  • Tom Mix's birthplace, though miles away, has its address in Driftwood. Now Closed.
  • Gary Cochran's Birthplace

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.