Platea, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°57′4″N 80°19′31″W / 41.95111°N 80.32528°W / 41.95111; -80.32528
Platea
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
Coordinates 41°57′4″N 80°19′31″W / 41.95111°N 80.32528°W / 41.95111; -80.32528
Area 3.3 sq mi (9 km2)
 - land 3.3 sq mi (9 km2)
 - water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 430 (2010)
Density 128.6 / sq mi (50 / km2)
Mayor William Logan
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 814
Location of Platea in Erie County
Location of Platea within Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Platea is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 430 at the 2010 Census.

Geography[edit]

Platea is located at 41°57′4″N 80°19′31″W / 41.95111°N 80.32528°W / 41.95111; -80.32528 (41.951078, -80.325143)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 240
1900 225 −6.2%
1910 220 −2.2%
1920 239 8.6%
1930 249 4.2%
1940 281 12.9%
1950 290 3.2%
1960 357 23.1%
1970 354 −0.8%
1980 492 39.0%
1990 467 −5.1%
2000 474 1.5%
2010 430 −9.3%
Est. 2012 424 −1.4%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 474 people, 172 households, and 137 families residing in the borough. The population density was 144.0 people per square mile (55.6/km²). There were 184 housing units at an average density of 55.9 per square mile (21.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.89% White, 0.42% African American, 0.84% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population.

There were 172 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.3% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $39,063. Males had a median income of $30,078 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,555. About 6.8% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

The Borough of Platea is part of the Northwestern 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.