Mountville, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°02′23″N 76°25′57″W / 40.03972°N 76.43250°W / 40.03972; -76.43250
Borough of Mountville
Settlement
Mountville Community Center.jpg
Mountville Community Center
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Elevation 443 ft (135 m)
Coordinates 40°02′23″N 76°25′57″W / 40.03972°N 76.43250°W / 40.03972; -76.43250
Area 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - land 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 2,444 (2000)
Density 2,856.8 / sq mi (1,103 / km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 17554
Area code 717
Location of Mountville in Lancaster County
Location of Mountville in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Mountville is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,444 at the 2000 census. The original Charles Chips potato chip factory was located here.

Geography[edit]

Mountville is located at 40°2′23″N 76°25′57″W / 40.03972°N 76.43250°W / 40.03972; -76.43250 (40.039797, -76.432433)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 803
1920 757 −5.7%
1930 954 26.0%
1940 967 1.4%
1950 1,064 10.0%
1960 1,411 32.6%
1970 1,454 3.0%
1980 1,505 3.5%
1990 1,977 31.4%
2000 2,444 23.6%
2010 2,802 14.6%
Est. 2012 2,829 1.0%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,444 people, 1,018 households, and 692 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,856.8 people per square mile (1,097.2/km²). There were 1,041 housing units at an average density of 1,216.8 per square mile (467.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 6.98% White, 82.75% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 1.31% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.79% of the population.

There were 1,018 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.1% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $10,000 and the median income for a family was $20,928 Males had a median income of $9,021 versus $11,978 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,010. About 4.6% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over. Also the borough has an uneployment rate of 46.01%

Services[edit]

Mountville is served by the West Hempfield Township Police, has one volunteer fire department, and is in the Hempfield School District

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "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.