Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
|Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania|
The Susquehanna County courthouse in Montrose.
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
|Founded||February 21, 1810|
|Largest city||Forest City|
|• Total||832 sq mi (2,155 km2)|
|• Land||823 sq mi (2,132 km2)|
|• Water||10 sq mi (26 km2), 1.15%|
|• Density||53/sq mi (20.3/km²)|
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Susquehanna County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,356. Its county seat is Montrose. Susquehanna County was created on February 21, 1810, from part of Luzerne County and named for the Susquehanna River.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Politics
- 4 Municipalities
- 5 Education
- 6 Recreation
- 7 See also
- 8 References
- 9 External links
- Broome County, New York (north)
- Wayne County (east)
- Lackawanna County (southeast)
- Wyoming County (southwest)
- Bradford County (west)
- Tioga County, New York (northwest)
||Tioga County, New York||Broome County, New York|
|Bradford County||Wayne County|
|Wyoming County||Lackawanna County|
As of the census of 2000, there were 42,238 people, 16,529 households, and 11,785 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 21,829 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.54% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.1% were of German, 15.4% English, 15.1% Irish, 10.6% American, 8.6% Italian and 7.7% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 16,529 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.
As of November 2008, there are 28,788 registered voters in Susquehanna County .
- Alan Hall, Chair, Republican
- Michael Giangrieco, Republican
- MaryAnn Warren, Democrat
Other row offices
- Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Susan Eddleston, Republican
- Coroner, Tony Conarton, Republican
- District Attorney, Jason Legg, Republican
- Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills, Mary F. Evans, Republican
- Sheriff, Lance Benedict, Republican
- Treasurer, Cathy Benedict, Republican
- Tina Pickett, Republican, 110th district
- Sandra Major, Republican, 111th district
- Sid Michaels Kavulich, Democrat, 114th District
- Tom Marino, Republican, 10th district
Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Susquehanna County:
- Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association
- Pratt Memorial Library
- Forest City Library
- Hallstead Public Library
- Hallstead-Great Bend Library
- Susquehanna Free Library
Public School Districts
- Blue Ridge School District (New Milford)
- Elk Lake School District (Springville) (also in Wyoming County)
- Forest City Regional School District (Forest City) (also in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties)
- Montrose Area School District (Montrose)
- Mountain View School District (Kingsley)
- Susquehanna Community School District (also in Wayne County)
Vocational Tech schools
Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (Springville)
Luzerne Intermediate Unit 18
Faith Mountain Christian Academy (New Milford)
There is one Pennsylvania state park in Susquehanna County:
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
- Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "Township Incorporations, 1790 to 1853". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved November 22, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.