Marietta, Pennsylvania

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Marietta
Borough
Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
Marietta is located in Pennsylvania
Marietta
Marietta
Location of Marietta in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°03′26″N 76°33′21″W / 40.05722°N 76.55583°W / 40.05722; -76.55583Coordinates: 40°03′26″N 76°33′21″W / 40.05722°N 76.55583°W / 40.05722; -76.55583
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Government
 • Mayor Raymond Vegso
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 279 ft (85 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,689
 • Density 3,400/sq mi (1,300/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17547
Area code(s) 717
School district Donegal School District
Website www.boroughofmarietta.com

Marietta is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,689 at the 2000 census. It is located on the east bank of the Susquehanna River just north of Columbia.

Geography[edit]

Marietta is located at 40°3′26″N 76°33′21″W / 40.05722°N 76.55583°W / 40.05722; -76.55583 (40.057169, -76.555955).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.

Market Street runs the whole length of the town. The east/west divider is Waterford Avenue.

History[edit]

In 1727, James Anderson made a lottery that laid out part of present-day Marietta. Later David Cook laid another portion of present-day Marietta. Further development by Jacob Grosh, John Myers, John Peadan, James Mehaffey, Benjamin Long, and James Huffy laid out the rest of present-day Marietta. Then in 1812, the borough was incorporated, merging all the areas of town expect for the western portion of the borough which was extended into Marietta at a later date.

For the first couple years of existence, the growth of the borough was small. Then a economic crisis happen that did not end until around 1830 when the Pennsylvania Canal was constructed. Throughout the years industries such as timber and iron smelting provide many economic opportunities in the borough.[2]

The borough was named for the wives of two settlers.[3]

The Ashley and Bailey Silk Mill, Joseph Bucher House, Chickies Historic District, Linden House, and Marietta Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 1,428
1850 2,099 47.0%
1860 2,186 4.1%
1870 2,397 9.7%
1880 2,503 4.4%
1890 2,402 −4.0%
1900 2,469 2.8%
1910 2,079 −15.8%
1920 1,735 −16.5%
1930 1,969 13.5%
1940 2,128 8.1%
1950 2,442 14.8%
1960 2,385 −2.3%
1970 2,838 19.0%
1980 2,740 −3.5%
1990 2,778 1.4%
2000 2,689 −3.2%
2010 2,588 −3.8%
Est. 2015 2,608 [5] 0.8%
Sources:[6][7][8]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 2,689 people, 1,092 households, and 723 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,587.0 people per square mile (1,384.3/km²). There were 1,168 housing units at an average density of 1,558.1 per square mile (601.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.83% White, 2.49% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.90% of the population.

There were 1,092 households, out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.7% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $40,563, and the median income for a family was $46,905. Males had a median income of $33,783 versus $21,863 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,265. About 6.7% of families and 9.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.8% of those under age 18 and 11.0% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary education in the borough of Marietta is provided by the Donegal School District. Students kindergarten through second grade attend the Donegal Primary School in Mount Joy, PA. Students third grade through sixth grade attend the Donegal Intermediate School located on PA 441 just outside the borough. Students seventh grade through eighth grade attend the Donegal Junior High School in Mount Joy, PA. Students ninth grade through twelfth grade attend the Donegal Senior High School.

Notable people[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Bailey, Stephen. "The History of Marietta, Pennsylvania". www.mariettapa.com. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 199. 
  4. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "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. 

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