Hookstown, Pennsylvania

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Hookstown, Pennsylvania
Borough
Hookstown Free Methodist Church
Hookstown Free Methodist Church
Location in Beaver County
Location in Beaver County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°35′56″N 80°28′27″W / 40.59889°N 80.47417°W / 40.59889; -80.47417Coordinates: 40°35′56″N 80°28′27″W / 40.59889°N 80.47417°W / 40.59889; -80.47417
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Settled 1797
Incorporated 1843
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.14 sq mi (0.35 km2)
 • Land 0.14 sq mi (0.35 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,020 ft (310 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 147
 • Density 1,086/sq mi (419.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15050
Area code(s) 724

Hookstown is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 147 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Hookstown is named after Matthias Hook,[2] early pioneer and Revolutionary War soldier, and his family. The only known surviving relatives are the McCormick family, who still reside in Hookstown and surrounding areas in western Pennsylvania.

Through his daughter Catherine Hook who married George Griffey there are many who can trace their roots back to Mathias living throughout the country. There has been a Griffey reunion held annually for more than a hundred years every June in West Springfield, PA.

Hookstown was the birthplace of Robert Justice.

Geography[edit]

Hookstown is located in western Beaver County at 40°35′56″N 80°28′27″W / 40.59889°N 80.47417°W / 40.59889; -80.47417 (40.598869, -80.474150).[3] Pennsylvania Route 168 runs through the community, leading northeast 3 miles (5 km) to the Ohio River borough of Shippingport and south 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to U.S. Route 30, the Lincoln Highway.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.35 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 296
1870 259 −12.5%
1880 308 18.9%
1890 297 −3.6%
1900 259 −12.8%
1910 250 −3.5%
1920 191 −23.6%
1930 203 6.3%
1940 239 17.7%
1950 247 3.3%
1960 295 19.4%
1970 246 −16.6%
1980 228 −7.3%
1990 169 −25.9%
2000 152 −10.1%
2010 147 −3.3%
Est. 2012 147 0.0%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 152 people, 66 households, and 48 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,279.5 people per square mile (489.1/km²). There were 72 housing units at an average density of 606.1 per square mile (231.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.37% White, 0.66% Native American, 0.66% Asian, and 1.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 66 households out of which 21.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 24.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.65.

In the borough the population was spread out with 16.4% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 21.7% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 25.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $40,208. Males had a median income of $47,969 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,499. About 4.3% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 7.9% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hookstown borough, Beaver County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 160. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "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.