St. Lawrence, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°19′33″N 75°52′03″W / 40.32583°N 75.86750°W / 40.32583; -75.86750
St. Lawrence, Pennsylvania
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Elevation 400 ft (121.9 m)
Coordinates 40°19′33″N 75°52′03″W / 40.32583°N 75.86750°W / 40.32583; -75.86750
Area 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
 - land 2.3 km2 (1 sq mi)
 - water 0.0 km2 (0 sq mi)
Population 1,809 (2010)
Density 792.4 / km2 (2,052.3 / sq mi)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of St. Lawrence in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: slboro.com

St. Lawrence is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,809 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The John F. Lutz Furniture Co. & Funerary buildings was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[2]

Geography[edit]

St. Lawrence is located in south-central Berks County at 40°19′33″N 75°52′3″W / 40.32583°N 75.86750°W / 40.32583; -75.86750 (40.325814, -75.867418).[3] It is bordered by the borough of Mount Penn to the west and by Exeter Township to the north, east, and south. The unincorporated communities of Pennside, Jacksonwald, and Reiffton border the borough on the northwest, east, and south, respectively.

Pennsylvania Route 562 (St. Lawrence Avenue) is the main road through the community, leading east to Boyertown. Route 562 ends at the west end of St. Lawrence, where it intersects U.S. Route 422 Business, which continues west through Mount Penn into the city of Reading.

According to the United States Census Bureau, St. Lawrence has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,270
1930 1,771 39.4%
1940 1,861 5.1%
1950 1,982 6.5%
1960 2,244 13.2%
1970 2,862 27.5%
1980 2,617 −8.6%
1990 2,467 −5.7%
2000 2,639 7.0%
2010 4,008 51.9%
Est. 2012 4,004 −0.1%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,812 people, 757 households, and 517 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,996.8 people per square mile (768.8/km²). There were 781 housing units at an average density of 860.7 per square mile (331.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.47% White, 2.15% African American, 0.77% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.82% of the population.

There were 757 households out of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $47,400, and the median income for a family was $56,679. Males had a median income of $37,583 versus $27,539 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,088. About 4.5% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.

More information[edit]

Incorporated in 1927, the borough is named for the St. Lawrence Woolen Mill, founded by William Brumbach, which once operated in town. St. Lawrence was previously known as Esterly, named for Frank Esterly, the keeper of the defunct Black Bear Hotel.

The Oley Turnpike ran through the town, which was the last privately owned toll road in Pennsylvania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): St. Lawrence borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  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. 

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