McKean, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°59′56″N 80°8′44″W / 41.99889°N 80.14556°W / 41.99889; -80.14556
McKean
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
Coordinates 41°59′56″N 80°8′44″W / 41.99889°N 80.14556°W / 41.99889; -80.14556
Area 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
Population 389 (2000)
Density 673.6 / sq mi (260 / km2)
Mayor Weslee A. Clapper
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 16426
Area code 814
Location of McKean in Erie County
Location of McKean within Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

McKean is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 389 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area. McKean was known as Middleboro until it officially changed its name in 1970.[1]

Geography[edit]

McKean is located at 41°59′56″N 80°8′44″W / 41.99889°N 80.14556°W / 41.99889; -80.14556 (41.998941, -80.145475)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 km2 (0.6 sq mi), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 126
1880 210 66.7%
1890 195 −7.1%
1900 207 6.2%
1910 207 0.0%
1920 239 15.5%
1930 291 21.8%
1940 320 10.0%
1950 379 18.4%
1960 442 16.6%
1970 462 4.5%
1980 465 0.6%
1990 418 −10.1%
2000 389 −6.9%
2010 388 −0.3%
Est. 2012 385 −0.8%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 389 people, 150 households, and 100 families residing in the borough. The population density was 673.6 people per square mile (259.0/km²). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 278.8 per square mile (107.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.49% White, 0.26% African American, and 0.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 150 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the borough the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,063, and the median income for a family was $46,250. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $24,844 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,403. About 6.9% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

McKean local legend holds that a beast haunts Sterretania Road (Pennsylvania Rt. 832). It is reported to be a seven-foot-tall Yeti-like creature with long talons. Sightings of this creature were reported in the 1950s and the 1970s. Locals believe the "Beast of Sterretania" may have drowned in Elk Creek somewhere around the mid-1980s.

McKean attractions include the Country Fair gas station, the McKean Elementary School playground, and the pet cemetery found off of Rick Road.

The official mascot of McKean is a turtle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "McKean Borough". TourErie.com. Archived from the original on 2007-03-06. Retrieved 2007-07-23. 
  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.