Salladasburg, Pennsylvania

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Salladasburg, Pennsylvania
Borough
Salladasburg United Methodist Church and Cohick's Trading Post
Salladasburg United Methodist Church and Cohick's Trading Post
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Salladasburg
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Salladasburg
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lycoming County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lycoming County
Coordinates: 41°16′40″N 77°13′33″W / 41.27778°N 77.22583°W / 41.27778; -77.22583Coordinates: 41°16′40″N 77°13′33″W / 41.27778°N 77.22583°W / 41.27778; -77.22583
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lycoming
Settled 1837
Incorporated (borough) 1883
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 652 ft (199 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 260
 • Density 333.7/sq mi (128.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (North America) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17740
Area code(s) 570 Exchange: 398
FIPS code 42-67616[1]
GNIS feature ID 1186873[2]

Salladasburg is a borough in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. The population was 260, at the 2000 census, making it the smallest borough in Lycoming County. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home of Cohick's Trading Post and its famous homemade ice cream.

Salladasburg is located on Larrys Creek, at the confluence of the Second Fork of Larrys Creek. It is also located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 287 and Pennsylvania Route 973.

History[edit]

Salladasburg was laid out by Jacob P. Sallada in 1837. He started the town with lots for homes and built a church for use by Lutherans and Presbyterians only. The population of Salladasburg was 374 as of the 1890 census and is now set at just 260 residents. The borough had a number of stores and shops, one hotel, a gristmill, and tannery. There were two schools and three churches. Salladasburg was incorporated as a borough in May 1883 by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

Kathleen Sallada is the sole princess of Salladasburg.

Geography[edit]

Salladasburg is located at 41°16′40″N 77°13′33″W / 41.27778°N 77.22583°W / 41.27778; -77.22583 (41.277733, -77.225907).[3] It is surrounded by Mifflin Township.[4] As the crow flies, Lycoming County is about 130 miles (209 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 165 miles (266 km) east-northeast of Pittsburgh.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 374
1900 261 −30.2%
1910 280 7.3%
1920 208 −25.7%
1930 227 9.1%
1940 237 4.4%
1950 250 5.5%
1960 255 2.0%
1970 239 −6.3%
1980 273 14.2%
1990 301 10.3%
2000 260 −13.6%
2010 238 −8.5%
Est. 2012 242 1.7%
Sources:[5][1][6]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 260 people, 105 households, and 70 families residing in the borough. The population density was 333.7 people per square mile (128.7/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 145.0 per square mile (55.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.23% White, and 0.77% from two or more races.

There were 105 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,000, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $26,458 versus $28,125 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,122. About 11.8% of families and 14.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.4% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.5% of those sixty five or over.

See also[edit]

History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Bureau of Planning and Research, Geographic Information Division. "2007 General Highway Map Lycoming County Pennsylvania" (Map). 1:65,000. ftp://ftp.dot.state.pa.us/public/pdf/BPR_pdf_files/Maps/GHS/Roadnames/lycoming_GHSN.PDF. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "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.