Denver, Pennsylvania

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Denver is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,332 at the 2000 census.


General information

  • ZIP code: 17517
  • Area code: 717
  • Local phone codes: 335, 336


Denver is located at 40°14′2″N 76°8′14″W / 40.23389°N 76.13722°W / 40.23389; -76.13722 (40.233859, -76.137088)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,332 people, 1,266 households, and 944 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,550.8 people per square mile (982.1/km²). There were 1,298 housing units at an average density of 993.7/sq mi (382.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.79% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 0.99% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 2.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,266 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $49,085, and the median income for a family was $53,125. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $23,715 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,706. About 4.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

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