Abbottstown, Pennsylvania

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Abbottstown is a borough in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 905 at the 2000 census.

It is named for John Abbott, who founded it in 1753.[1]



Abbottstown is located at 39°53′8″N 76°59′10″W / 39.88556°N 76.98611°W / 39.88556; -76.98611 (39.885621, -76.986120).[2]

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.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 905 people, 323 households, and 254 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,592.2 people per square mile (613.0/km²). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 608.7/sq mi (234.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.25% White, 0.22% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.87% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.52% of the population.

There were 323 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the borough the population is spread out over several age groups, with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

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