Petrolia, Pennsylvania

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Petrolia, Pennsylvania
Neighborhood on Argyle Street
Neighborhood on Argyle Street
Location of Petrolia in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Petrolia in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Petrolia is located in Pennsylvania
Petrolia
Petrolia
Location of Petrolia in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 41°01′05″N 79°43′06″W / 41.01806°N 79.71833°W / 41.01806; -79.71833Coordinates: 41°01′05″N 79°43′06″W / 41.01806°N 79.71833°W / 41.01806; -79.71833
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyButler
Settled1872
Incorporated1873
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total0.40 sq mi (1.03 km2)
 • Land0.40 sq mi (1.03 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,178 ft (359 m)
Population
 • Total212
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
206
 • Density520.20/sq mi (200.79/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
16050
FIPS code42-59672

Petrolia is a borough in Butler County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 212 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Petrolia is located in eastern Butler County at 41°1′5″N 79°43′6″W / 41.01806°N 79.71833°W / 41.01806; -79.71833 (41.017964, -79.718204),[4] in the valley of the South Branch of Bear Creek, a tributary of the Allegheny River.

Pennsylvania Route 268 passes through the borough, leading north 3 miles (5 km) to Bruin and south 1.7 miles (2.7 km) to Karns City.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Petrolia has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18801,186
1890546−54.0%
1900350−35.9%
19103602.9%
19203702.8%
193046926.8%
194055919.2%
19505712.1%
1960527−7.7%
1970432−18.0%
19804729.3%
1990292−38.1%
2000218−25.3%
2010212−2.8%
Est. 2016206[2]−2.8%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 218 people, 89 households, and 64 families residing in the borough. The population density was 543.7 people per square mile (210.4/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 246.9 per square mile (95.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 100.00% White.

There were 89 households, out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 20.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.1% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $29,821, and the median income for a family was $37,708. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $23,750 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,358. About 8.5% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.1% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Petrolia borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "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.