Hallstead, Pennsylvania

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Hallstead is a borough in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,216 at the 2000 census. Hallstead was founded in 1787 and was named in honor of William F. Hallstead, a railroad official.



Hallstead is located at 41°57′45″N 75°44′55″W / 41.9625°N 75.74861°W / 41.9625; -75.74861 (41.962425, -75.748598)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.

The towns of Hallstead and nearby Great Bend are bisected by both Interstate 81 and the Susquehanna River.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,216 people, 514 households, and 315 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,052.3 people per square mile (1,173.8/km²). There were 544 housing units at an average density of 1,365.5/sq mi (525.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.44% White, 0.66% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population.

There were 514 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

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