Mifflinville, Pennsylvania

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Mifflinville
CDP
Mifflinville United Methodist Church
Mifflinville United Methodist Church
Location within Columbia county
Location within Columbia county
Mifflinville is located in Pennsylvania
Mifflinville
Mifflinville
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°1′43″N 76°18′26″W / 41.02861°N 76.30722°W / 41.02861; -76.30722Coordinates: 41°1′43″N 76°18′26″W / 41.02861°N 76.30722°W / 41.02861; -76.30722
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Columbia
Area
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
Elevation[1] 500 ft (200 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,213
 • Density 870/sq mi (340/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website MifflinvillePA.com

Mifflinville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,213 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BloomsburgBerwick Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Because there was little transportation reaching Mifflinville until the North and West Branch Railroad was built in 1855, there have been few industries in Mifflinville. However, a church was built in Mifflinville in 1831.[2]

Geography[edit]

The post office of Mifflinville

Mifflinville is located at 41°1′43″N 76°18′26″W / 41.02861°N 76.30722°W / 41.02861; -76.30722 (41.028617, -76.307175).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land. Mifflinville is on the south side of the Susquehanna River, several miles downriver from Berwick. The eastern part of Mifflinville is mostly farmland, while the western part is residential. Mifflinville's terrain is almost entirely flat.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,213 people, 508 households, and 376 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 876.0 people per square mile (339.4/km²). There were 534 housing units at an average density of 385.7/sq mi (149.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.01% White, 0.74% Asian, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

There were 508 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.0 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,250, and the median income for a family was $43,317. Males had a median income of $30,938 versus $21,023 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,091. About 5.2% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is the nearest college to Mifflinville.[6] Mifflinville is in the Central Columbia School District.[7]

Notable Facts[edit]

The 2011 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, a 74 foot tall Norway Spruce, came from Mifflinville.

Major Roads[edit]

Pennsylvania Route 339 in Mifflinville

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.city-data.com/city/Mifflinville-Pennsylvania.html
  2. ^ http://www.pa-roots.com/columbia/history/chapter17.html
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ maps.google.com
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ http://www.city-data.com/city/Mifflinville-Pennsylvania.html
  7. ^ http://www.schooldigger.com/go/PA/district/05370/search.aspx