Port Carbon, Pennsylvania

Port Carbon is a borough located in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,019.

Geography

\nPort Carbon is located at 40°41'50" North, 76°10'0" West (40.697210, -76.166734)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²). 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Demographics

\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 2,019 people, 846 households, and 577 families residing in the borough. The population density is 1,012.4/km² (2,638.6/mi²). There are 927 housing units at an average density of 464.8/km² (1,211.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 99.11% White, 0.54% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.15% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 846 households out of which 25.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% are married couples living together, 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% are non-families. 28.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.91. In the borough the population is spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.5 males. The median income for a household in the borough is $30,875, and the median income for a family is $37,939. Males have a median income of $30,165 versus $20,872 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $16,496. 7.2% of the population and 5.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.4% are under the age of 18 and 7.6% are 65 or older.

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