Seven Springs, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°1′23″N 79°17′34″W / 40.02306°N 79.29278°W / 40.02306; -79.29278
Seven Springs
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette, Somerset
Elevation 2,530 ft (771 m)
Coordinates 40°1′23″N 79°17′34″W / 40.02306°N 79.29278°W / 40.02306; -79.29278
Area 1.1 sq mi (3 km2)
Population 26 (2010)
Density 23.6 / sq mi (9 / km2)
Government Mayor-council
Mayor Lois Dupree Shuster
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724, 814
Location of Seven Springs in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Seven Springs is a borough in Somerset and Fayette Counties, Pennsylvania. The borough and resort are part of both the Pittsburgh metropolitan area and the Johnstown Metropolitan Statistical Area (Fayette County is part of Pittsburgh metro Somerset County is part of Johnstown metro). The population was 127 at the 2000 census. The 2010 census reported a huge percentage decline down to only 26 inhabitants, of whom 15 were in Fayette County, and 11 in Somerset County.

It is most well known for Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Somerset County, although some areas still list the resort's business address as Champion, an unincorporated village located across the border in Fayette County.

The borough is served by the Connellsville Area School District.

Geography[edit]

Seven Springs is located at 40°1′23″N 79°17′34″W / 40.02306°N 79.29278°W / 40.02306; -79.29278 (40.022939, -79.292850).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), all of it land.

Seven Springs has the distinction of being, in elevation, the highest borough in Pennsylvania, at 2530 feet.[2]

The borough is mostly surrounded by Middlecreek Township, Somerset County, but also borders Jefferson Township, Somerset County, and Saltlick Township, Fayette County.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 37
1980 30 −18.9%
1990 22 −26.7%
2000 127 477.3%
2010 26 −79.5%
Est. 2012 26 0.0%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 127 people, 63 households, and 38 families residing in the borough. The population density was 110.1 people per square mile (42.6/km²). There were 888 housing units at an average density of 770.0 per square mile (298.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.21% White and 0.79% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 63 households out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 3.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.1% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.56.

In the borough the population was spread out with 16.5% under the age of 18, 2.4% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 34.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 108.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $48,750, and the median income for a family was $50,833. Males had a median income of $65,208 versus $24,167 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $42,131. There were no families and 4.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

Climate[edit]

Seven Springs has a humid continental climate that is affected by the high elevation significantly enough that the area feels slightly more like a cooler version of the climate zone during the winter months. Due to its high elevation, the area is colder much of the winter than Altoona, Johnstown, or State College, despite being well south of those locations. During the summer months, the area is a retreat for other Pennsylvainans with high temperatures averaging around 10 degrees cooler than Pittsburgh and eastern portions of the state. Seven Springs recorded many impressive record lows and is quite close to the state's all time coldest temperature.

Climate data for Seven Springs, Pennsylvania
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 65
(18)
71
(22)
79
(26)
84
(29)
89
(32)
91
(33)
93
(34)
92
(33)
89
(32)
84
(29)
74
(23)
70
(21)
93
(34)
Average high °F (°C) 28
(−2)
30
(−1)
39
(4)
53
(12)
62
(17)
70
(21)
77
(25)
75
(24)
67
(19)
58
(14)
41
(5)
32
(0)
51
(11)
Average low °F (°C) 8
(−13)
10
(−12)
19
(−7)
27
(−3)
39
(4)
45
(7)
58
(14)
57
(14)
47
(8)
35
(2)
26
(−3)
15
(−9)
36
(2)
Record low °F (°C) −36
(−38)
−32
(−36)
−21
(−29)
−4
(−20)
11
(−12)
22
(−6)
32
(0)
29
(−2)
21
(−6)
9
(−13)
−10
(−23)
−23
(−31)
−36
(−38)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.1
(79)
2.9
(74)
3.5
(89)
3.9
(99)
4.5
(114)
4.7
(119)
5.0
(127)
4.8
(122)
4.4
(112)
3.1
(79)
4.0
(102)
3.9
(99)
47.9
(1,217)
Snowfall inches (cm) 34.0
(86.4)
30.8
(78.2)
27.7
(70.4)
10.8
(27.4)
3.2
(8.1)
Trace 0
(0)
0
(0)
Trace 2.7
(6.9)
14.8
(37.6)
28.1
(71.4)
153.1
(388.9)
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