Nescopeck, Pennsylvania

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Nescopeck, Pennsylvania
Borough
A home in Nescopeck (along PA 93)
A home in Nescopeck (along PA 93)
Location of Nescopeck in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Nescopeck in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Nescopeck is located in Pennsylvania
Nescopeck
Nescopeck
Location of Nescopeck in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Nescopeck is located in the US
Nescopeck
Nescopeck
Nescopeck (the US)
Coordinates: 41°03′09″N 76°12′57″W / 41.05250°N 76.21583°W / 41.05250; -76.21583Coordinates: 41°03′09″N 76°12′57″W / 41.05250°N 76.21583°W / 41.05250; -76.21583
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLuzerne
Settled1786
Incorporated1896
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total1.03 sq mi (2.66 km2)
 • Land1.03 sq mi (2.66 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 • Total1,583
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
1,541
 • Density1,501.95/sq mi (580.12/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
18635
Area code(s)570 Exchanges: 752,759
FIPS code42-52984

Nescopeck is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,583 as of the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

Nescopeck was first settled in 1786; it was later incorporated as a borough in 1896. By 1900, over one thousand people resided in the borough. That number would peak at 1,934 in 1960.

Geography[edit]

Nescopeck is located at 41°3′9″N 76°12′57″W / 41.05250°N 76.21583°W / 41.05250; -76.21583 (41.052379, -76.215871).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2), all of it land. Nescopeck is located along the Susquehanna River (just outside of Berwick). It is a small farming community. PA 93 runs east to west through the borough. The highway crosses over the Susquehanna and links neighboring Berwick to Nescopeck. PA 339 enters Nescopeck from the west; it connects with PA 93 in the middle of the town.

A topographic map of the area in and around Nescopeck.

Climate[edit]

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).[5] It has four distinct seasons. Winters are cold. The surrounding mountains have an influence on the climate (including both precipitation and temperatures), leading to wide variations within a short distance.[6] On average, temperatures below 0 °F (−17.8 °C) are infrequent, occurring several days per year, and there are several dozen days where the maximum temperature remains below 32 °F (0.0 °C).[6] Severe snowstorms are rare.[6] However, when snowstorms do occur, they can disrupt normal routines for several days.[6]

Summers are warm. In an average summer, temperatures exceeding 90 °F (32.2 °C) occur several days and can occasionally exceed 100 °F (37.8 °C). Spring and fall are unpredictable with temperatures ranging from cold to warm (although they are usually mild). On average, Nescopeck receives precipitation which is relatively evenly distributed throughout the year (though the summer months receive more precipitation).

Climate data for Nescopeck, Pennsylvania
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2
(36)
4
(39)
9
(48)
17
(62)
23
(73)
28
(82)
30
(86)
29
(84)
24
(76)
19
(66)
11
(51)
4
(39)
17
(62)
Average low °C (°F) −7
(19)
−7
(20)
−2
(28)
3
(37)
9
(48)
14
(57)
16
(61)
16
(60)
12
(53)
5
(41)
1
(33)
−5
(23)
4
(40)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 58
(2.3)
58
(2.3)
69
(2.7)
86
(3.4)
100
(4)
91
(3.6)
104
(4.1)
100
(4)
91
(3.6)
71
(2.8)
81
(3.2)
74
(2.9)
990
(39)
Source: Weatherbase[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880360
189069893.9%
19001,10057.6%
19101,57843.5%
19201,6383.8%
19301,614−1.5%
19401,80511.8%
19501,9075.7%
19601,9341.4%
19701,897−1.9%
19801,768−6.8%
19901,651−6.6%
20001,528−7.5%
20101,5833.6%
Est. 20161,541[2]−2.7%
Sources:[8][9][10]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,528 people, 672 households, and 417 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,534.8 people per square mile (590.0/km2). There were 729 housing units at an average density of 732.3 per square mile (281.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.23% White, 0.52% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 672 households, out of which 27.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,379, and the median income for a family was $39,440. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $20,586 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,553. About 5.3% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 9.9% 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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Nescopeck borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Berwick, Pennsylvania
  6. ^ a b c d "Local Climatological Data–Annual Summary with Comparative Data: Wilkes–Barre/Scranton" (PDF). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved September 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on August 9, 2013.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  9. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "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.