Herndon, Pennsylvania

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Herndon, Pennsylvania
Main Street in Herndon
Main Street in Herndon
Location of Herndon in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Herndon in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Herndon is located in Pennsylvania
Herndon
Herndon
Location on Herndon in Pennsylvania
Herndon is located in the US
Herndon
Herndon
Herndon (the US)
Coordinates: 40°42′15″N 76°50′36″W / 40.70417°N 76.84333°W / 40.70417; -76.84333Coordinates: 40°42′15″N 76°50′36″W / 40.70417°N 76.84333°W / 40.70417; -76.84333
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyNorthumberland
Settled1827
Incorporated1902
Area
 • Total1.87 sq mi (4.85 km2)
 • Land0.86 sq mi (2.22 km2)
 • Water1.01 sq mi (2.63 km2)
Population
 • Total324
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
304
 • Density354.31/sq mi (136.85/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
17830
Area code(s)570 Exchange: 758
FIPS code42-34080

Herndon, formerly Trevorton Junction, is a borough in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. Herndon was first founded by Robert A. Parrish in 1840. The town was later named for Naval commander William Lewis Herndon, who died in 1857 while trying to rescue passengers from his sinking ship.[3] The population was 324 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Entering Herndon from the south on Pennsylvania Route 147

Herndon is located at 40°42′15″N 76°50′36″W / 40.70417°N 76.84333°W / 40.70417; -76.84333 (40.704241, -76.843212).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), of which, 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it (55.06%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880306
1910620
19206565.8%
19306996.6%
1940687−1.7%
1950677−1.5%
1960622−8.1%
1970507−18.5%
1980483−4.7%
1990422−12.6%
2000383−9.2%
2010324−15.4%
Est. 2016304[2]−6.2%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 383 people, 173 households, and 106 families residing in the borough. The population density was 477.6 people per square mile (184.8/km2). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 239.4 per square mile (92.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.91% White, 1.83% African American, and 0.26% from two or more races.

There were 173 households, out of which 20.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.1% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 18.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $37,750, and the median income for a family was $44,063. Males had a median income of $29,875 versus $17,969 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,156. About 5.7% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 22.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Herndon is served by Line Mountain Jr./Sr. High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ Bell, Herbert C (1993) [1891]. History of Northumberland County. Higginson Book Company. p. 744. ISBN 0-8328-2847-5.
  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. 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.