Rupert, Pennsylvania

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Official logo of Rupert
Keystone Marker
Location within Columbia county
Location within Columbia county
Rupert is located in Pennsylvania
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°58′44″N 76°28′28″W / 40.97889°N 76.47444°W / 40.97889; -76.47444Coordinates: 40°58′44″N 76°28′28″W / 40.97889°N 76.47444°W / 40.97889; -76.47444
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Columbia
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.4 km2)
Elevation[1] 510 ft (160 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 183
 • Density 200/sq mi (76/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Rupert is a census-designated place (CDP) in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 183 at the 2010 census.[2] It is part of the BloomsburgBerwick Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Rupert is located at 40°58′44″N 76°28′28″W / 40.97889°N 76.47444°W / 40.97889; -76.47444 (40.978965, -76.474524),[3] on the west side of Fishingcreek, near Fishingcreek's confluence with the North Branch Susquehanna River. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Rupert is flat in the east and has steep hills in the west. Most of the CDP contains forest, but there are some agricultural and residential areas in the northeastern part of Rupert.[4]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 174 people, 72 households, and 49 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 192.0 people per square mile (73.8/km²). There were 77 housing units at an average density of 85.0/sq mi (32.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.70% White, 0.57% African American, 1.72% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.60% of the population.

There were 72 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,321, and the median income for a family was $46,667. Males had a median income of $33,438 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,412. None of the families and 3.4% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 9.5% of those over 64.

Major Roads[edit]

Pennsylvania Route 42 runs in the east of Rupert.[6]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Rupert, Pennsylvania". 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Google Maps". 2012. Retrieved 2012.