Lumber City, Pennsylvania

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Lumber City, Pennsylvania
former Borough
Location of Lumber City in Clearfield County
Location of Lumber City in Clearfield County
Location of Clearfield County in Pennsylvania
Location of Clearfield County in Pennsylvania
Lumber City is located in Pennsylvania
Lumber City
Lumber City
Location in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°55′57″N 78°34′48″W / 40.93250°N 78.58000°W / 40.93250; -78.58000Coordinates: 40°55′57″N 78°34′48″W / 40.93250°N 78.58000°W / 40.93250; -78.58000
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Clearfield
Settled 1835
Incorporated 1857
Dissolved 2014
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7.5 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 1,220 ft (370 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 76
 • Density 28/sq mi (10.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 814

Lumber City is a former borough in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 76 at the 2010 census.[1]

The borough ceased to be a separate municipality on January 6, 2014, and became part of Ferguson Township.

Geography[edit]

Lumber City is located southwest of the center of Clearfield County at 40°55′57″N 78°34′48″W / 40.93250°N 78.58000°W / 40.93250; -78.58000 (40.932590, -78.580051),[2] on the north side of the West Branch Susquehanna River. It is bordered to the north by Penn Township and to the northeast by Pike Township.

Pennsylvania Route 969 passes through the community following the West Branch, leading northeast (downstream) 6 miles (10 km) to Curwensville and west (upstream) 5 miles (8 km) to U.S. Route 219 at Bells Landing. Pennsylvania Route 729 crosses the West Branch at Lumber City and leads north 4 miles (6 km) to US 219 at Grampian and south 12 miles (19 km) to Glen Hope.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough of Lumber City had a total area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2), of which 2.7 square miles (7.1 km2) was land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 5.01%, was water, prior to its merger with Ferguson Township. The upstream end of Curwensville Lake on the West Branch is at Lumber City.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 192
1870 230 19.8%
1880 298 29.6%
1890 266 −10.7%
1900 224 −15.8%
1910 363 62.1%
1920 383 5.5%
1930 264 −31.1%
1940 300 13.6%
1950 262 −12.7%
1960 164 −37.4%
1970 57 −65.2%
1980 117 105.3%
1990 83 −29.1%
2000 86 3.6%
2010 76 −11.6%
Est. 2015 75 [3] −1.3%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 86 people, 34 households, and 28 families residing in the borough. The population density was 31.6 people per square mile (12.2/km²). There were 40 housing units at an average density of 14.7 per square mile (5.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.35% White, and 4.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.16% of the population.

There were 34 households, out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.6% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.6% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 2.3% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 33.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,875, and the median income for a family was $47,813. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,655. There were 14.3% of families and 10.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 13.6% of under eighteens and 38.5% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Lumber City borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.