Railroad, Pennsylvania

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Railroad
Borough
Railroad, Pennsylvania (4128092640).jpg
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
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
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Settled 1792
Incorporated 1871
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 278
 • Density 460/sq mi (180/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17355
Area code(s) 717

Railroad is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 278 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The borough owes its existence, and its name, to what became the Northern Central Railway, which was built connecting Baltimore, Maryland, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Railroad Borough Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[2]

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."[3]

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).[4]

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.
1880 220
1890 201 −8.6%
1900 213 6.0%
1910 308 44.6%
1920 310 0.6%
1930 268 −13.5%
1940 279 4.1%
1950 300 7.5%
1960 273 −9.0%
1970 308 12.8%
1980 272 −11.7%
1990 317 16.5%
2000 300 −5.4%
2010 278 −7.3%
Est. 2015 279 [5] 0.4%
Sources:[6][7][8]

At the 2000 census,[7] there were 300 people, 112 households and 79 families residing in the borough. The population density was 478.7 per square mile (183.9/km²). There were 116 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 112 households of which 41.1% had children under the age of 18 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 65 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 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 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 $25,417 for females. The per capita income was $16,709. About 1.3% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 16.7% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Railroad borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Randall, Laura (2008). Eastern Pennsylvania: An Explorer's Guide. Woodstock, Vermont: The Countrymen Press. p. 201. ISBN 9780881507478. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.