Aspers, Pennsylvania

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Aspers, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Location within Adams County
Location within Adams County
Aspers is located in Pennsylvania
Aspers
Aspers
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°58′47″N 77°13′34″W / 39.97972°N 77.22611°W / 39.97972; -77.22611Coordinates: 39°58′47″N 77°13′34″W / 39.97972°N 77.22611°W / 39.97972; -77.22611
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Adams
Township Menallen
Population (2010)
 • Total 350
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Aspers is a census-designated place in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 350.[1] At the 2000 census it was listed as the Bendersville Station-Aspers CDP.

Geography[edit]

Aspers is located at 39°58′47″N 77°13′34″W / 39.97972°N 77.22611°W / 39.97972; -77.22611 (39.979613, -77.226122).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 0.55 square miles (1.42 km2), of which 0.53 square miles (1.36 km2) is land and 0.037 miles (0.06 km), or 4.40%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 324 people, 108 households, and 81 families residing in the community. The population density was 643.3 people per square mile (250.2/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 224.4/sq mi (87.3/km²). The racial makeup of the community was 78.40% White, 4.32% African American, 14.81% from other races, and 2.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 23.77% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.1% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.39.

The population is spread out with 28.4% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the community was $44,167, and the median income for a family was $41,042. Males had a median income of $20,625 versus $28,542 for females. The per capita income for the community was $16,821. About 13.6% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

Geology[edit]

The area surrounding the town is underlain by the Triassic sedimentary rocks of the Gettysburg Formation. Generally, conglomerate is present on the north side of town and shale is present to the south. Also, a basalt flow intrudes through the Gettysburg Formation near the town.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Aspers CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Aspers CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Wood, C. R., 1980, Groundwater resources of the Gettysburg and Hammer Creek Formations, southeastern Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 4th ser., Water Resource Report 49, 87 p. (web release)
  6. ^ Cornet, Bruce, 1977, Palynostratigraphy and age of the Newark Supergroup: Pennsylvania State University, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 505 p. abstract