Eldred, Pennsylvania

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Eldred, Pennsylvania
Borough
Downtown Eldred
Downtown Eldred
Eldred, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Eldred, Pennsylvania
Eldred, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°57′24″N 78°23′01″W / 41.95667°N 78.38361°W / 41.95667; -78.38361Coordinates: 41°57′24″N 78°23′01″W / 41.95667°N 78.38361°W / 41.95667; -78.38361
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County McKean
Settled 1815
Incorporated 1880
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 858
 • Density 979.3/sq mi (376.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16731
Area code(s) 814

Eldred is a borough in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 858 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Eldred is named for Judge Nathaniel B. Eldred.[1]

Geography[edit]

Eldred is located at 41°57′24″N 78°23′1″W / 41.95667°N 78.38361°W / 41.95667; -78.38361 (41.956725, -78.383579).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,165
1890 1,050 −9.9%
1900 963 −8.3%
1910 1,235 28.2%
1920 1,037 −16.0%
1930 1,118 7.8%
1940 1,051 −6.0%
1950 1,199 14.1%
1960 1,107 −7.7%
1970 1,092 −1.4%
1980 965 −11.6%
1990 869 −9.9%
2000 858 −1.3%
2010 825 −3.8%
Est. 2012 827 0.2%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 858 people, 362 households, and 241 families residing in the borough. The population density was 979.3 people per square mile (376.4/km²). There were 405 housing units at an average density of 462.3 per square mile (177.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.72% White, 0.93% Native American, 0.12% from other races, and 0.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 362 households out of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,569, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $30,347 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,674. About 17.1% of families and 17.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.1% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Culture[edit]

Eldred, Pa is the home of the Kendall Bridge. This bridge is reportedly one of only a few bridges in the world in which a road turns off the suspended section off the bridge creating a suspended intersection. This bridge also spans the Allegheny River, a small road, as well as a railroad line that runs through the small town. This railroad is owned by Western New York & Pennsylvania Rail Road.

Eldred is also home to the WW2 Museum. During World War II, Eldred was the site of a British and American munitions plant that produced eight million bombs, mortar shells and fuses. Fifteen hundred people worked there, 24 hours a day, from January 1942 to May 1945, supporting the war effort.

The Eldred World War II Museum opened on Memorial Day, 1996, dedicated to the memory of the U.S. fighting forces and the 40 million people on the home front who provided our fighters with the war materials they needed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 116. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "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.