Sligo, Pennsylvania

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Sligo, Pennsylvania
Borough
Bald Eagle Street downtown
Map showing Sligo in Clarion County
Map showing Sligo in Clarion County
Map showing Clarion County in Pennsylvania
Map showing Clarion County in Pennsylvania
Sligo is located in Pennsylvania
Sligo
Sligo
Map showing Sligo in Clarion County
Coordinates: 41°06′28″N 79°29′36″W / 41.10778°N 79.49333°W / 41.10778; -79.49333Coordinates: 41°06′28″N 79°29′36″W / 41.10778°N 79.49333°W / 41.10778; -79.49333
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Clarion
Settled 1828
Incorporated 1878
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Suzie Wyant[1]
 • President Lyle Foringer
 • Vice President Chuck Marsh
Area
 • Total 1.41 sq mi (3.65 km2)
 • Land 1.41 sq mi (3.64 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 1,150 ft (350 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 720
 • Density 512/sq mi (197.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 16255
Area code(s) 814
Website http://www.sligopa.com/home.html

Sligo is a borough in Clarion County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 720 at the 2010 census.[2]

It was named after the town and county of Sligo in Ireland.

Geography[edit]

Sligo is located in southwestern Clarion County at 41°6′28″N 79°29′36″W / 41.10778°N 79.49333°W / 41.10778; -79.49333 (41.107700, -79.493350),[3] in the valley of Licking Creek, a tributary of the Clarion River. The borough is surrounded by rolling hills. Formerly, the area sat upon a rich vein of coal.

Pennsylvania Route 68 passes through the borough, leading northeast 11 miles (18 km) to Clarion, the county seat, and southwest 13 miles (21 km) to East Brady on the Allegheny River. Pennsylvania Route 58 leads west from Sligo 13 miles (21 km) to Foxburg on the Allegheny.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough of Sligo has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.23%, is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 543
1890 495 −8.8%
1900 505 2.0%
1910 754 49.3%
1920 801 6.2%
1930 750 −6.4%
1940 948 26.4%
1950 913 −3.7%
1960 814 −10.8%
1970 825 1.4%
1980 798 −3.3%
1990 706 −11.5%
2000 728 3.1%
2010 720 −1.1%
Est. 2015 692 [4] −3.9%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 728 people, 280 households, and 211 families residing in the borough. The population density was 509.9 people per square mile (196.6/km²). There were 300 housing units at an average density of 210.1 per square mile (81.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.39% White, 0.69% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.96% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population.

There were 280 households, out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.6% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.6% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.5% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,417, and the median income for a family was $35,500. Males had a median income of $26,429 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,807. About 15.2% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

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