Bethany, Pennsylvania

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Borough of Bethany
Borough
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Bethany, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
Elevation 1,486 ft (452.9 m)
Coordinates 41°36′52″N 75°17′19″W / 41.61444°N 75.28861°W / 41.61444; -75.28861Coordinates: 41°36′52″N 75°17′19″W / 41.61444°N 75.28861°W / 41.61444; -75.28861
Area 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - land 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 246 (2010)
Density 492/sq mi (190.0/km2)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code 18431
Area code 570
Wayne County Pennsylvania incorporated and unincorporated areas Bethany highlighted.svg
Location in Wayne County and the state of Pennsylvania.
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Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website: Bethany Borough

Bethany is a borough in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The borough's population was 246 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.[1]

History[edit]

The borough was named after Bethany, a place mentioned in the Bible.[2]

The Wilmot House and Wilmot Mansion are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Geography[edit]

Bethany is located at 41°36′52″N 75°17′19″W / 41.61444°N 75.28861°W / 41.61444; -75.28861 (41.614321, -75.288537).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 327
1840 229 −30.0%
1850 295 28.8%
1860 225 −23.7%
1870 202 −10.2%
1880 181 −10.4%
1890 134 −26.0%
1900 130 −3.0%
1910 130 0.0%
1920 106 −18.5%
1930 146 37.7%
1940 148 1.4%
1950 148 0.0%
1960 181 22.3%
1970 267 47.5%
1980 282 5.6%
1990 238 −15.6%
2000 292 22.7%
2010 246 −15.8%
Est. 2015 235 [5] −4.5%
Sources:[6][7][8]

As of the census of 2010, there were 246 people, 108 households, and 73 families residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 98% White, 1.6% African American, and 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 108 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the borough the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 59.8% from 18 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,167, and the median income for a family was $41,161. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $26,042 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,683. About 3.2% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.6% of those sixty five or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  2. ^ Herschell, Don (September 22, 1995). "Why name your town Ninevah?". Observer-Reporter. pp. B5. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

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