McClure, Pennsylvania

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McClure, Pennsylvania
Borough
McClure, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
McClure, Pennsylvania
McClure, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 77°18′51″W / 40.70639°N 77.31417°W / 40.70639; -77.31417Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 77°18′51″W / 40.70639°N 77.31417°W / 40.70639; -77.31417
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Snyder
Area
 • Total 3.7 sq mi (9.6 km2)
Elevation 695 ft (212 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 941
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)
ZIP code 17841
Area code(s) 570

McClure is a borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 941 at the 2010 census. The town is named for Alexander Kelly McClure. McClure owes its origin to the building of the Sunbury-Lewistown railroad, that at one time ran through the center of town. The town was founded in 1867. The borough of McClure was established on January 1, 1967, when the residents decided to incorporate.

The town was originally named Stuckton after George Stuck who owned the farm land that today is known as McClure. In the year 1867, when it was certain that the Middlecreek Valley railroad would be located practically through the center of the Stuck Farm, George Stuck staked out a section of his farm, laid out a few lots and named the place “STUCKTON.” Thus a town was born, but without houses, except an old rotted log hut. It remained as such for the next four years. No one seemed interested in buying lots or building a home.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,094
1980 1,024 −6.4%
1990 1,070 4.5%
2000 975 −8.9%
2010 941 −3.5%
Est. 2012 935 −0.6%
Sources:[1][2][3]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 941 people, 435 households, and 382 families residing in the borough. The population density was 263.6(2000) people per square mile (101.7/km²). There were 441(2000) housing units at an average density of 119.2(2000) per square mile (46.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.30% White, 0.21% African American, 0.00% Asian, and 0.20% from two or more races.

There were 403 households out of which 27.3%(2000) had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6%(2000) were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,865, and the median income for a family was $37,083. Males had a median income of $28,698 versus $25,739 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,466. About 4.2% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

McClure is in the 82nd Legislative District for the Pennsylvania General Assembly held by C. Adam Harris whose office is located on Main St., Middleburg, the county seat. Pennsylvania Senate District 27 is held by Senator John Gordner. McClure is in the United States House of Representatives 10th Congressional District held by Representative Chris Carney. Pennsylvania is represented in the United States Senate by Senator Bob Casey, Jr. and Senator Pat Toomey.

Schools[edit]

Midd-West School District is the area's public school system.

Libraries[edit]

McClure Community Library is a public library that is part of the Snyder County Library system. It is located on Library Lane, McClure. (570)-658-3437 Patrons have free use of the PA Power Library and Access Pennsylvania which provide extensive online resources for children and adults.

Churches[edit]

Several churches fall within the borough lines: McClure First United Methodist Church, Mount Bethel Church of Christ, Trinity Lutheran Church. Other churches have addresses within the McClure ZIP code but are not inside the borough: Bannerville Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA), Bannerville Church of the Brethren, Samuel's Church, and St. John's Lutheran Church.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "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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