Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania

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Port Trevorton
CDP
House in Port Trevorton
House in Port Trevorton
Port Trevorton is located in Pennsylvania
Port Trevorton
Port Trevorton
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°41′11″N 76°53′13″W / 40.68639°N 76.88694°W / 40.68639; -76.88694Coordinates: 40°41′11″N 76°53′13″W / 40.68639°N 76.88694°W / 40.68639; -76.88694
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Snyder
Area
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7.1 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 451
 • Density 160/sq mi (64/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17864
Area code(s) 570 and 272

Port Trevorton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 451 at the 2000 census.

Map of Snyder County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Geography[edit]

Port Trevorton is located at 40°41′11″N 76°53′13″W / 40.68639°N 76.88694°W / 40.68639; -76.88694 (40.686397, -76.886956).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 451 people, 166 households, and 118 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 163.9 people per square mile (63.3/km²). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 66.5/sq mi (25.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.33% White, 0.22% African American, 0.22% Native American and 0.22% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 166 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $38,158, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $31,458 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $12,363. About 6.5% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The Union Township Municipal Building is located in Port Trevorton. The three Union Township Supervisors and Union Chapman Regional Authority provide local governance. Subdivisions are reviewed by Union Township Board of Supervisors and Snyder County Planning Commission and are approved by the Union Township Board of Supervisors. The Magisterial District Court is number 3.

The community's polling place is the Union Township Municipal Building.

Port Trevorton is in the 85th District of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and the 27th Pennsylvania Senatorial District.

History[edit]

The name of the town comes from its days as a coal port on the Pennsylvania Canal. Coal from the mines of the Zerbe Valley, near Trevorton was shipped to the town via the Trevorton and Susquehanna Railroad, which was completed in 1855, crossing the Susquehanna River on a long bridge from Herndon to Port Trevorton. A canal basin was built for coal loading from the railcars. However, a new route was built to the coal mines via Shamokin, and the bridge was removed in 1870. As the fortunes of the canal declined, so too did those of the town.[3]

Libraries[edit]

The Selinsgrove Community Library is a public library that is part of the Snyder County Library system. Patrons have free use of the PA Power Library and Access Pennsylvania which provide extensive online resources for children and adults. The library is on the corner of High Street and Pine Street, one block west of Market Street in downtown Selinsgrove.

Snyder County Historical Society 30 East Market St., Middleburg, PA.17842 570-837-6191 Museum and Library Research services are provided for a fee.

The State Library of Pennsylvania Commonwealth & Walnut Sts., Harrisburg, PA. This library provides information for State Government and citizens, collects and preserves Pennsylvania's written heritage through materials published for, by, and about Pennsylvania.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Nickelsen, Richard, "Susquehanna River: A Pathway Northward For Migrating Water Fowl". Bucknell University Web Site. Susquehanna River Initiative. 2007