Markleysburg, Pennsylvania

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Not to be confused with Marklesburg, Pennsylvania.
Markleysburg, Pennsylvania
Borough
Looking northeast on Main Street
Looking northeast on Main Street
Location of Markleysburg in Fayette County
Location of Markleysburg in Fayette County
Markleysburg is located in Pennsylvania
Markleysburg
Markleysburg
Markleysburg is located in USA
Markleysburg
Markleysburg
Location in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°44′14″N 79°27′11″W / 39.73722°N 79.45306°W / 39.73722; -79.45306Coordinates: 39°44′14″N 79°27′11″W / 39.73722°N 79.45306°W / 39.73722; -79.45306
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Established 1860
Government
 • Mayor Douglas Friend
Area
 • Total 0.30 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.30 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,032 ft (619 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 284
 • Density 945.7/sq mi (365.1/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 724
Website markleysburg.pa.us

Markleysburg is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 284 at the 2010 census.[1] The borough is served by the Uniontown Area School District.

Geography[edit]

Markleysburg is located in southeastern Fayette County at 39°44′14″N 79°27′10″W / 39.73722°N 79.45278°W / 39.73722; -79.45278 (39.737178, -79.452646).[2] Pennsylvania Route 281 passes through the borough as Main Street; it leads north 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to U.S. Route 40 (the National Pike) and southwest 2 miles (3 km) to the West Virginia border. The Maryland border is 1 mile (1.6 km) south of Markleysburg via Friendsville Road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.30 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 77
1900 210
1910 227 8.1%
1920 191 −15.9%
1930 203 6.3%
1940 297 46.3%
1950 291 −2.0%
1960 345 18.6%
1970 367 6.4%
1980 356 −3.0%
1990 320 −10.1%
2000 282 −11.9%
2010 284 0.7%
Est. 2015 278 [3] −2.1%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 282 people, 90 households, and 68 families residing in the borough. The population density was 989.3 people per square mile (375.5/km²). There were 105 housing units at an average density of 368.3 per square mile (139.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.23% White and 1.77% African American.

There were 90 households, out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 21.6% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 29.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $22,083, and the median income for a family was $29,063. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,312. About 21.3% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 16.3% of those sixty five or over.

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