Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

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Orwigsburg
Orwigsburg
Orwigsburg
Etymology: Peter Orwig
Nickname(s): 
"O' burg"
Location of Orwigsburg in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Orwigsburg in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Orwigsburg is located in Pennsylvania
Orwigsburg
Orwigsburg
Location of Orwigsburg in Pennsylvania and the United States
Orwigsburg is located in the United States
Orwigsburg
Orwigsburg
Orwigsburg (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°39′24″N 76°6′7″W / 40.65667°N 76.10194°W / 40.65667; -76.10194Coordinates: 40°39′24″N 76°6′7″W / 40.65667°N 76.10194°W / 40.65667; -76.10194
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountySchuylkill
Founded1796
Founded byPeter Orwig
Government
 • MayorAustin Scandiber
Area
 • Total2.17 sq mi (5.62 km2)
 • Land2.17 sq mi (5.62 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,099
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
2,974
 • Density1,370.51/sq mi (529.25/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
17961
Area code(s)570 Exchange: 366
Websitewww.orwigsburg.net

Orwigsburg is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. Named for its founder, Peter Orwig, from West Brunswick Township in 1823. The population was 3,061 at the 2013 census. Orwigsburg was the original county seat until the seat was moved to Pottsville in 1851.

Geography[edit]

Orwigsburg is located at 40°39′24″N 76°6′7″W / 40.65667°N 76.10194°W / 40.65667; -76.10194 (40.656567, −76.101882).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830773
18407790.8%
185090916.7%
1860828−8.9%
1870728−12.1%
18807928.8%
18901,29062.9%
19001,51817.7%
19101,80118.6%
19201,98510.2%
19302,0312.3%
19402,1827.4%
19502,3095.8%
19602,131−7.7%
19702,66124.9%
19802,7001.5%
19902,7803.0%
20003,10611.7%
20103,099−0.2%
Est. 20172,974[2]−4.0%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,106 people, 1,158 households, and 795 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,419.3 people per square mile (547.6/km²). There were 1,217 housing units at an average density of 556.1 per square mile (214.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.71% White, 0.32% African American, 0.03% Native American, 1.09% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 1,158 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 24.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 82.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $42,400, and the median income for a family was $55,313. Males had a median income of $42,438 versus $27,167 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,538. About 2.5% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

  • Jacob Krebs, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district from 1826 to 1827. Pennsylvania Senator for the 6th district from 1829 to 1836

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  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. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.

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