Freemansburg, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°37′38″N 75°20′23″W / 40.62722°N 75.33972°W / 40.62722; -75.33972
Borough of Freemansburg
Settlement
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Northampton
Elevation 325 ft (99.1 m)
Coordinates 40°37′38″N 75°20′23″W / 40.62722°N 75.33972°W / 40.62722; -75.33972
Area 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 - land 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.04 sq mi (0 km2), 5%
Population 1,897 (2000)
Density 2,600.5 / sq mi (1,004.1 / km2)
Mayor Gerald Yob
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18017
Area code 610
Location of Freemansburg in Northampton County
Location of Freemansburg in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: http://www.boroughoffreemansburg.org

Freemansburg is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. Freemansburg is located in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

The population of Freemansburg was 1,897 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Freemansburg was named for Jacob Freeman.[1]

Geography[edit]

Freemansburg is located at 40°37′38″N 75°20′23″W / 40.62722°N 75.33972°W / 40.62722; -75.33972 (40.627348, -75.339815)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (5.26%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 649
1870 643 −0.9%
1880 634 −1.4%
1890 615 −3.0%
1900 596 −3.1%
1910 867 45.5%
1920 1,203 38.8%
1930 1,777 47.7%
1940 1,728 −2.8%
1950 1,739 0.6%
1960 1,652 −5.0%
1970 1,681 1.8%
1980 1,879 11.8%
1990 1,946 3.6%
2000 1,897 −2.5%
2010 2,636 39.0%
Est. 2012 2,628 −0.3%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,897 people, 687 households, and 493 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,600.5 people per square mile (1,003.3/km²). There were 721 housing units at an average density of 988.4 per square mile (381.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 87.72% White, 2.79% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 5.75% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.87% of the population.

As of 2010, the population has increased 39.0% from 2000 to 2010, which there were 2,636 people in the borough. The 2010 racial makeup of the borough has dramatically changed as well. In 2010, the borough was 59.7% (Whites), 12.7% (African Americans), 0.3% (Native Americans), 0.8% (Asians), 0.04% (Pacific Islander), and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24% of the population.

There were 687 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.4% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,297, and the median income for a family was $48,333. Males had a median income of $31,994 versus $24,853 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,983. About 6.7% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

Public education[edit]

The Borough is served by the Bethlehem Area School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 132. 
  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. 

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