Conneautville, Pennsylvania

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Conneautville, Pennsylvania
Borough
Valley Church
Valley Church
Etymology: Conneautee, Seneca word
Location of Conneautville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Conneautville in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
Conneautville is located in Pennsylvania
Conneautville
Conneautville
Location of Conneautville in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°45′29″N 80°22′10″W / 41.75806°N 80.36944°W / 41.75806; -80.36944Coordinates: 41°45′29″N 80°22′10″W / 41.75806°N 80.36944°W / 41.75806; -80.36944
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Crawford County
Founded 1843
Government
 • Mayor Allen W. Clark (R)
Area[1]
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.68 km2)
 • Land 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 949 ft (289 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 774
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 753
 • Density 730.36/sq mi (282.10/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 814

Conneautville is a borough in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, along Conneaut Creek. The population was 774 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Conneautville was founded in 1814 by Alexander Power, a surveyor and engineer. Conneautville was first called "Powerstown" or made reference to as "Power's Tract". Power wanted it called "Conneautville" after the Seneca name Conneaut or Conneautee, meaning "Snow Place" according to one interpretation.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Conneautville is in northwestern Crawford County at 41°45′29″N 80°22′10″W / 41.75806°N 80.36944°W / 41.75806; -80.36944 (41.758019, -80.369470),[4] in the valley of Conneaut Creek, which flows north and west to Lake Erie. The borough is bordered by Spring Township to the north and Summerhill Township to the south.

Pennsylvania Route 18 passes through the center of the borough, leading north 10 miles (16 km) to Albion and south 11 miles (18 km) to Conneaut Lake. Pennsylvania Route 198 leads west from Conneautville 8 miles (13 km) to the Ohio border and east 9 miles (14 km) to Interstate 79 near Saegertown.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Conneautville has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.55%, is water.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850787
186096422.5%
18701,0003.7%
1880941−5.9%
1890757−19.6%
190092021.5%
1910867−5.8%
192096911.8%
1930927−4.3%
19409654.1%
19501,17722.0%
19601,100−6.5%
19701,032−6.2%
1980971−5.9%
1990822−15.3%
20008483.2%
2010774−8.7%
Est. 2016753[2]−2.7%
Sources:[5][6][7]

At the census[6] of 2000, there were 848 people, 352 households and 229 families in the borough. The population density was 778.7 per square mile (300.4/km²). There were 377 housing units at an average of 346.2 per square mile (133.5/km²). The racial makeup was 98.47% White, 0.24% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 352 households of which 30.1% had children under 18 with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone 65 or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size 3.03.

In the borough 24.6% were under 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% 65 or older. The median was 40. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.8 males.

The median household income was $35,083, and the median family income was $40,833. Males had a median income of $30,481 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,087. 4.1% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.0% of those under 18 and 11.9% of those 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Effie Louise Power (1873-1969), a children's librarian, educator, author and storyteller was born in Conneautville.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Conneautville borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ "Power, Effie Louise - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History". www.ech.case.edu. Western Reserve University and Western Reserve Historical Society. Retrieved 9 January 2016.