Lemont, Pennsylvania

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Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds in Lemont, Pennsylvania.
Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds in Lemont, Pennsylvania.
Location within Centre county
Location within Centre county
Lemont is located in Pennsylvania
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°48′36″N 77°49′5″W / 40.81000°N 77.81806°W / 40.81000; -77.81806Coordinates: 40°48′36″N 77°49′5″W / 40.81000°N 77.81806°W / 40.81000; -77.81806
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,270
 • Density 1,800/sq mi (710/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 16851
Area code(s) 814

Lemont is a census-designated place (CDP) in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States and is the location of the only remaining granary in Pennsylvania. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,270 at the 2010 census.


Lemont is located at 40°48′36″N 77°49′5″W / 40.81000°N 77.81806°W / 40.81000; -77.81806 (40.809911, -77.818152)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 2,270 people, 924 households, and 594 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,837.3 people per square mile (709.4/km²). There were 972 housing units at an average density of 786.7/sq mi (303.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.2% White, 1.8% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 924 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, 7.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 25.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $89,783, and the median income for a family was $97,302. The per capita income for the CDP was $33,795. About 3.6% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Dining and Entertainment[edit]

  • Art Alliance of Central PA
  • Cafe Lemont 921 Pike Street, coffee, tea, soup of the day, pies, cakes, muffins, cookies, gluten free options, wifi, patio seating, parking.
  • Haunted Granary ~ The Thompson Grain Elevator and Coal Sheds is transformed for a Halloween event.
  • Mount Nittany Conservancy Mount Nittany, 9 miles of trails and scenic views.
  • Summer Concerts on the Lemont Village Green. Friday evenings from mid June through August bands perform.


Historic Village[edit]

Lemont Historic District

The Lemont Historic District, is home to many historic homes and businesses. The John Thompson Coal Sheds and Granary is the last remaining wooden grain elevator in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is being restored by the Lemont Village Association. Lemont Elementary School, built from 1938 to 1939 as College Township School, is an architectural gem of massive limestone that overlooks the village. The State College Area School District is considering closing the school; however, District residents are vigorously opposing the proposal as fiscally irresponsible, educationally regressive, environmentally detrimental, and culturally short-sighted. The Friends of Lemont School has been organized to spearhead an effort to combat the closure, even sponsoring an on-line petition to keep the neighborhood school.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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