Polk, Pennsylvania

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Polk, Pennsylvania
Borough
Polk, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Polk, Pennsylvania
Polk, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°22′18″N 79°55′46″W / 41.37167°N 79.92944°W / 41.37167; -79.92944Coordinates: 41°22′18″N 79°55′46″W / 41.37167°N 79.92944°W / 41.37167; -79.92944
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Venango
Settled 1839
Incorporated 1886
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Larry Allen Boyle (Libertarian)[1]
Area
 • Total 2.0 sq mi (5.1 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,031
 • Density 531.0/sq mi (205.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16342
Area code(s) 814

Polk is a borough in Venango County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,031 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Polk is located at 41°22′18″N 79°55′46″W / 41.37167°N 79.92944°W / 41.37167; -79.92944 (41.371532, -79.929445).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it is land and 0.51% is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,037
1910 2,066 99.2%
1920 2,662 28.8%
1930 3,337 25.4%
1940 3,690 10.6%
1950 4,004 8.5%
1960 3,574 −10.7%
1970 3,673 2.8%
1980 1,884 −48.7%
1990 1,267 −32.7%
2000 1,031 −18.6%
2010 816 −20.9%
Est. 2012 809 −0.9%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,031 people, 196 households, and 127 families residing in the borough. The population density was 531.0 people per square mile (205.2/km²). There were 209 housing units at an average density of 107.6 per square mile (41.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.22% White, 2.72% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.19% from two or more races.

There were 196 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the borough the population was spread out with 11.6% under the age of 18, 3.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 37.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 102.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,929, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $22,273 versus $31,875 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,963. About 3.1% of families and 35.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 42.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Larry Allen Boyle". Libertarian Party. Retrieved 2014-08-09. 
  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.