Lanesboro, Pennsylvania

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Lanesboro, Pennsylvania
Borough
Starrucca Viaduct
Location of Lanesboro in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Lanesboro in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
Lanesboro is located in Pennsylvania
Lanesboro
Lanesboro
Lanesboro is located in the US
Lanesboro
Lanesboro
Location in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°57′48″N 75°34′55″W / 41.96333°N 75.58194°W / 41.96333; -75.58194Coordinates: 41°57′48″N 75°34′55″W / 41.96333°N 75.58194°W / 41.96333; -75.58194
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Established 1888
Government
 • Mayor Chris Maby
Area[1]
 • Total 2.65 sq mi (6.87 km2)
 • Land 2.59 sq mi (6.71 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 506
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 468
 • Density 180.69/sq mi (69.77/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 18827, 18847
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-41336
Website lanesboropa.com

Lanesboro is a borough in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 506 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Lanesboro was named for Martin Lane, an early settler[3] who first called it Lanesville. The name was changed to Lanesboro by his son Jesse Lane. Lanesboro was incorporated as a borough in 1889.[4]

The Starrucca Viaduct was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[5]

Geography[edit]

Lanesboro is located at 41°57′48″N 75°34′55″W / 41.96333°N 75.58194°W / 41.96333; -75.58194 (41.963293, -75.582034).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.66 square miles (6.9 km2), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) of it is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) of it (2.26%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 348
1890 876 151.7%
1900 821 −6.3%
1910 771 −6.1%
1920 805 4.4%
1930 731 −9.2%
1940 637 −12.9%
1950 591 −7.2%
1960 502 −15.1%
1970 550 9.6%
1980 465 −15.5%
1990 659 41.7%
2000 588 −10.8%
2010 506 −13.9%
Est. 2016 468 [2] −7.5%
Sources:[7][8][9]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 588 people, 248 households, and 149 families residing in the borough. The population density was 230.6 people per square mile (89.0/km²). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 109.0 per square mile (42.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.79% White, 0.17% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 248 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,727, and the median income for a family was $34,844. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,873. About 9.7% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 28.3% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 506 people, 217 households, and 122 families residing in the borough. The population density was 194.6 people per square mile (75.1/km²). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 93.5 per square mile (36.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.4% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.4% from two or more races.

There were 217 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 53.7% from 18 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.5 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $29,083, and the median income for a family was $35,179. Males had a median income of $31,141 versus $28,409 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,319. About 25.2% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 40.9% of those age 65 or over.

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. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 180. 
  4. ^ "Harmony Township". Susquehanna County Historical Society. Retrieved 18 January 2016. 
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  8. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.