East Prospect, Pennsylvania

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East Prospect, Pennsylvania
Borough
East Prospect, Pennsylvania (5655422125).jpg
East Prospect, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
East Prospect, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°58′17″N 76°31′14″W / 39.97139°N 76.52056°W / 39.97139; -76.52056Coordinates: 39°58′17″N 76°31′14″W / 39.97139°N 76.52056°W / 39.97139; -76.52056
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Settled 1849
Incorporated 1874
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Daniel H Garner
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 587 ft (179 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 905
 • Density 3,000/sq mi (1,200/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17317
Area code(s) 717

East Prospect is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 905 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

East Prospect is located at 39°58′17″N 76°31′14″W / 39.97139°N 76.52056°W / 39.97139; -76.52056 (39.971506, -76.520601)[2] and is situated on the west bank of the Susquehanna River opposite Washington Boro. The head end of the Amerindian-named Conejohela Valley (extends to the Chesapeake) and commercially developed dam-created Lake Clarke region[3] are centered mid-river between the towns, and on a line, more or less from the two county capitals, York and Lancaster, which are also about equidistant.[4] The borough is surrounded by Lower Windsor Township and is just west of the Susquehanna River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 250
1890 261 4.4%
1900 292 11.9%
1910 316 8.2%
1920 327 3.5%
1930 391 19.6%
1940 419 7.2%
1950 500 19.3%
1960 623 24.6%
1970 547 −12.2%
1980 529 −3.3%
1990 558 5.5%
2000 678 21.5%
2010 905 33.5%
Est. 2012 941 4.0%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 678 people, 258 households, and 198 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,918.4 people per square mile (747.9/km²). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 769.6 per square mile (300.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.41% White, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 258 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.0% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.9% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 103.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $48,051. Males had a median income of $32,734 versus $23,036 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,787. About 1.4% of families and 4.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

East Prospect is served by the Eastern York School District. Canadochly Elementary School is located in the borough. Students may also attend one of the Commonwealth's cyber charter schools at no additional cost to the family or student. The local school district pays the state set tuition fee to the cyber charter school that the student chooses to attend. Students still have access to all extracurriculars and sports programs at the local public school district. Alternatively, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania permits parents to home school their children or they may attend a private school.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), East Prospect borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ see Safe Harbor Dam
  4. ^ Name search and Conejohela map showing both.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Education, Charter Schools, 2013