Weatherly, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°56′25″N 75°49′36″W / 40.94028°N 75.82667°W / 40.94028; -75.82667
Weatherly
Borough
Official name: Borough of Weatherly
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Carbon
Elevation 1,100 ft (335 m)
Coordinates 40°56′25″N 75°49′36″W / 40.94028°N 75.82667°W / 40.94028; -75.82667
Area 3.0 sq mi (8 km2)
 - land 3.0 sq mi (8 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 2,612 (2000)
Density 866.8 / sq mi (335 / km2)
Mayor Tom Connors
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18255
Area code 570
Location of Weatherly in Carbon County
Location of Weatherly in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: www.weatherlypa.gov

Weatherly a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Jim Thorpe and 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Allentown. Early in the twentieth century, there were silk mills, foundries, a candy factory, a fabricating plant, and a cigar factory. In 1900 2,471 people lived there, and in 1910, the population was 2,501. The population was 2,612 at the 2000 census. Weatherly's elevation is 1,100 feet (340 m) above sea level. Originally called Black Creek, it received a name change to Weatherly in 1848. Clock-maker David Weatherly, also an executive of the Beaver Meadow Railroad made an agreement with the town that he would build them a clock if they would rename the town Weatherly. They changed the name of the town, the clock was built into the clock tower on top of the town's school.

Geography[edit]

Weatherly is located at 40°56′25″N 75°49′36″W / 40.94028°N 75.82667°W / 40.94028; -75.82667 (40.940257, -75.826722).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 1,076
1880 1,977 83.7%
1890 2,961 49.8%
1900 2,471 −16.5%
1910 2,501 1.2%
1920 2,356 −5.8%
1930 2,531 7.4%
1940 2,754 8.8%
1950 2,622 −4.8%
1960 2,591 −1.2%
1970 2,554 −1.4%
1980 2,891 13.2%
1990 2,640 −8.7%
2000 2,612 −1.1%
2010 2,525 −3.3%
Est. 2012 2,501 −1.0%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,612 people, 931 households, and 679 families residing in the borough. The population density was 866.8 people per square mile (335.0/km²). There were 1,033 housing units at an average density of 342.8 per square mile (132.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.97% White, 0.27% African American, 0.08% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 931 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 23.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $38,219, and the median income for a family was $43,047. Males had a median income of $32,679 versus $21,607 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,192. About 8.7% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

The Weatherly Area School District serves about 800 young students. The elementary and middle schools share one building while the high school is located just across the street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "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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