Railroad, Pennsylvania

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Railroad
Borough
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Location in York County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Railroad is located in Pennsylvania
Railroad
Railroad
Location of Railroad in Pennsylvania
Railroad is located in the United States
Railroad
Railroad
Railroad (the United States)
Coordinates: 39°45′24″N 76°41′58″W / 39.75667°N 76.69944°W / 39.75667; -76.69944Coordinates: 39°45′24″N 76°41′58″W / 39.75667°N 76.69944°W / 39.75667; -76.69944
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyYork
Settled1792
Incorporated1871
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Land0.64 sq mi (1.65 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
804 ft (245 m)
Population
 • Total256
 • Density401.25/sq mi (154.86/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
17355
Area code717
FIPS code42-63288

Railroad is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was two hundred fifty-nine at the time of the 2020 census.[3]

History[edit]

The borough of Railroad owes its existence, and its name, to what became the Northern Central Railway, which was built to connect Baltimore, Maryland and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Railroad Borough Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[4]

Laura Randall described Railroad as a "tiny town of three hundred people near the Maryland border... home to the Jackson House B&B, a popular crab shack, and not much else."[5]

Geography[edit]

Railroad is located at 39°45′24″N 76°41′58″W / 39.75667°N 76.69944°W / 39.75667; -76.69944 (39.756761, -76.699396).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880220
1890201−8.6%
19002136.0%
191030844.6%
19203100.6%
1930268−13.5%
19402794.1%
19503007.5%
1960273−9.0%
197030812.8%
1980272−11.7%
199031716.5%
2000300−5.4%
2010278−7.3%
2020259−6.8%
2021 (est.)258[3]−0.4%
Sources:[7][8][9]

At the time of the 2000 census,[8] there were three hundred people, one hundred and twelve households and seventy-nine families living in the borough.

The population density was 478.7 per square mile (183.9/km2). There were one hundred and sixteen housing units at an average density of 185.1 per square mile (71.1/km2).

The racial makeup of the borough was 96.33% White, 1.67% African American and 2.00% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.67% of the population.

There were one hundred and twelve households, of which 41.1% had children under the age of eighteen living with them; 57.1% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was sixty-five years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.16.

29.0% of the population were under the age of eighteen, 8.3% from eighteen to twenty-four, 33.7% from twenty-five to forty-four, 20.7% from forty-five to sixty-four, and 8.3% who were sixty-five years of age or older. The median age was thirty-six years.

For every one hundred females there were 98.7 males. For every one hundred females aged eighteen and over, there were 86.8 males.

The median household income was $37,917 and the median family income was $47,813. Males had a median income of $29,286 compared with that of $25,417 for females. The per capita income was $16,709.

Roughly 1.3% of families and 4.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those aged sixty-five or over. None were under the age of eighteen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 16, 2022.
  2. ^ "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Oct 12, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020-2021". Census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved 9 July 2022.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ Randall, Laura (2008). Eastern Pennsylvania: An Explorer's Guide. Woodstock, Vermont: The Countrymen Press. p. 201. ISBN 9780881507478.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "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.