Confluence, Pennsylvania

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Confluence is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 834 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Confluence is located at 39°48′36″N 79°21′24″W / 39.81°N 79.35667°W / 39.81; -79.35667 (39.809997, -79.356692)[1].

Confluence is so named for the juncture of the Casselman River and Laurel Hill Creek with the Youghiogheny River. It therefore provides many opportunities for boating and fishing (and hiking, as Pennsylvania's highest point, Mount Davis, is located nearby).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.3 km²), of which, 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (3.03%) is water. The borough is bordered to the south by the 2,840-acre (11.5 km2) Youghiogheny River Lake and to the north by the 19,052-acre (77.10 km2) Ohiopyle State Park.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 834 people, 349 households, and 211 families residing in the borough. The population density was 522.4 people per square mile (201.3/km²). There were 404 housing units at an average density of 253.0/sq mi (97.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.52% White, 0.24% African American, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 349 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.

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