Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania

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Borough of Delaware Water Gap
Settlement
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Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Monroe
Elevation 400 ft (121.9 m)
Coordinates 40°58′55″N 75°08′33″W / 40.98194°N 75.14250°W / 40.98194; -75.14250Coordinates: 40°58′55″N 75°08′33″W / 40.98194°N 75.14250°W / 40.98194; -75.14250
Area 1.7 sq mi (4.4 km2)
 - land 1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 746 (2010)
Density 427.4/sq mi (165.0/km2)
Mayor Robert Gallagher (D)[1]
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18327
Area code 570
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Location of Delaware Water Gap in Monroe County
Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania
Location of Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania
Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania is located in the US
Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania
Location of Delaware Water Gap in Pennsylvania
Delaware Water Gap, PA

Delaware Water Gap is a borough in Monroe County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located adjacent to the Delaware Water Gap, the pass through which the Lackawanna Corridor and Interstate 80 run across the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border along the Delaware River.

The population of Delaware Water Gap was 746 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Delaware Water Gap (Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad station) was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[2]

Geography[edit]

Delaware Water Gap is located at 40°58′55″N 75°8′33″W / 40.98194°N 75.14250°W / 40.98194; -75.14250 (40.982028, -75.142624).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 201
1890 467 132.3%
1900 469 0.4%
1910 446 −4.9%
1920 373 −16.4%
1930 443 18.8%
1940 410 −7.4%
1950 734 79.0%
1960 554 −24.5%
1970 533 −3.8%
1980 597 12.0%
1990 733 22.8%
2000 744 1.5%
2010 746 0.3%
Est. 2015 713 [4] −4.4%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 746 people residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 81.4% White, 6.3% Black, 0.1% Native American, 3.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander and 0.9% from two or more races. 7.2% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 744 people, 345 households, and 192 families residing in the borough. The population density was 427.4 people per square mile (165.1/km2). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 207.9 per square mile (80.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.61% White, 4.03% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 1.08% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.97% of the population.

There were 345 households, out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.1% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 19.0% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $37,708, and the median income for a family was $45,795. Males had a median income of $31,786 versus $26,083 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,641. About 8.1% of families and 8.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.

Public education[edit]

The Borough is served by the Stroudsburg Area School District.

Happenings[edit]

  • Each year in September, the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts Festival takes place. The festival showcases world-renowned jazz artists, sculptors, and painters that live in or around the town.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gallagher wins mayoral race in Delaware Water Gap". Pocono Record. 5 November 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2015. Democrat Robert Gallagher defeated Republican Larry Freshcorn in the mayor's race in Delaware Water Gap on Tuesday night. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  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. 

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