Port Clinton, Pennsylvania

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Port Clinton, Pennsylvania
Borough
St. Johns Church on Penn Street
St. Johns Church on Penn Street
Location of Port Clinton in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Port Clinton in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Port Clinton is located in Pennsylvania
Port Clinton
Port Clinton
Location in Pennsylvania
Port Clinton is located in the United States
Port Clinton
Port Clinton
Port Clinton (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°34′56″N 76°1′28″W / 40.58222°N 76.02444°W / 40.58222; -76.02444Coordinates: 40°34′56″N 76°1′28″W / 40.58222°N 76.02444°W / 40.58222; -76.02444
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountySchuylkill
Settled1829
Incorporated1850
Named forDeWitt Clinton
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total0.77 sq mi (1.99 km2)
 • Land0.76 sq mi (1.97 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total326
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
307
 • Density402.89/sq mi (155.64/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19549
Area code(s)610
FIPS code42-62136

Port Clinton is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Located at the confluence of the Schuylkill River and the Little Schuylkill River, it was a port on the Schuylkill Canal and named after DeWitt Clinton.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850374
186058656.7%
1870578−1.4%
188068618.7%
1890606−11.7%
1900478−21.1%
19104912.7%
1920474−3.5%
1930406−14.3%
19404070.2%
195045110.8%
196073963.9%
1970363−50.9%
1980337−7.2%
1990328−2.7%
2000288−12.2%
201032613.2%
2019 (est.)307[2]−5.8%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 288 people, 132 households, and 81 families residing in the borough. The population density was 577.4 people per square mile (222.4/km2). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 278.7 per square mile (107.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.26% White, 0.35% Native American, 0.35% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.78% of the population.

There were 132 households, out of which 19.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 16.7% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 110.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,333, and the median income for a family was $36,071. Males had a median income of $30,795 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,395. About 3.7% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 2.0% of those 65 or over.

Transportation[edit]

The Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad has its headquarters in Port Clinton.[7]

Points of interest[edit]

The Appalachian Trail passes through Port Clinton as it crosses the Schuylkill River along Blue Mountain.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Brandt, Mindy (Spring 1996). "Port Clinton: A Peek Into the Past". Pennsylvania Folklife. 45 (3): 141–145.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  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 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ "Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad".

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