Everett, Pennsylvania

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Everett, Pennsylvania
Main Street in Everett
Main Street in Everett
Everett is located in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°00′51″N 78°22′24″W / 40.01417°N 78.37333°W / 40.01417; -78.37333Coordinates: 40°00′51″N 78°22′24″W / 40.01417°N 78.37333°W / 40.01417; -78.37333
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bedford
Settled 1795
Incorporated 1860
 • Type Borough Council
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 1,237 ft (377 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,834
 • Density 1,871/sq mi (722.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15537
Area code(s) 814
Mural on building along Main Street in Everett
Everett United Methodist Church, along Main Street

Everett is a borough in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,834 at the 2010 census.[1]

Everett's original name was Bloody Run, after a creek which was the site of a battle between settlers and Native Americans. The town was renamed in honor of Massachusetts politician and orator Edward Everett.

Bestselling American novelist Dean Koontz was born in Everett.


The Everett Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.[2]

In September 2014, Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins aggressively pursued charges[3] against a local teenager relating to the 14-year-old's alleged lewd conduct toward a statue of Jesus. Higgins was widely reported to have said of the case: “[The teen's] actions constitute a violation of the law, and he will be prosecuted accordingly. If that tends to upset the ‘anti-Christian, ban-school-prayer, war-on-Christmas, oppose-display-of-Ten Commandments’ crowd, I make no apologies.” Higgins used an obscure local law from 1972 that makes it a crime to desecrate a "venerated object" to prosecute the teen. The American Civil Liberties Union was reportedly looking into the case. Higgins himself had previously admitted to having an extramarital affair, and also admitted to having sex with a woman in his office after a Bedford County Republicans meeting. The woman he allegedly bedded in his office later sued for sexual harassment, but that case was dropped.


Everett is located in eastern Bedford County at 40°0′51″N 78°22′24″W / 40.01417°N 78.37333°W / 40.01417; -78.37333 (40.014049, -78.373202).[4] It is bordered on the south by the unincorporated community of Earlston.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Located in a valley of the Allegheny Mountains, Everett sits within a natural transportation corridor where the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River has carved a water gap through Tussey Mountain. The Alleghenies are a sub-region of the much larger Appalachian Mountains, and cover an area of central Pennsylvania, western Maryland and northern West Virginia. The countryside surrounding Everett is composed mainly of large forested areas, extensive agricultural fields, pasture, small villages, and woodlots.

U.S. Route 30 bypasses the borough along its north edge. The highway's former route, the Lincoln Highway (now US-30 Business), passes through the center of town as Main Street. Interstate 76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, passes just south of the borough but does not provide access, with the nearest exits being Bedford 10 miles (16 km) to the west and Breezewood 8 miles (13 km) to the east.

Pennsylvania's longest hiking trail, Mid State Trail, passes directly through the center of town.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,247
1890 1,679 34.6%
1900 1,864 11.0%
1910 1,725 −7.5%
1920 1,687 −2.2%
1930 1,874 11.1%
1940 2,425 29.4%
1950 2,297 −5.3%
1960 2,279 −0.8%
1970 2,243 −1.6%
1980 1,828 −18.5%
1990 1,777 −2.8%
2000 1,905 7.2%
2010 1,834 −3.7%
Est. 2012 1,797 −2.0%

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,905 people, 876 households, and 515 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,773.4 people per square mile (687.4/km²). There were 967 housing units at an average density of 900.2 per square mile (348.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.43% White, 0.52% African American, 0.26% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 876 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. 38.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $23,919, and the median income for a family was $33,819. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $16,196 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,841. About 13.3% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

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  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Everett borough, Bedford County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ Barber, Shannon. "DA Who Went After Kid For Jesus Statue Prank Is An Adulterous Porn Addict". Addicting Info. Retrieved 16 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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. 

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