Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania

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Hop Bottom is a Borough of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 333 as of the 2000 census. The name comes from the hop, a plant providing flowers for brewing.



Hop Bottom was formerly known as "Foster." Indians once lived in the area and the only clear meadows to be found were near the bottom of the creek. These meadows were covered with hop vines, leading the early settlers to coin the town, "Hop Bottom."[1] The new name reflected the hops which were grown in the valley for local breweries.


Hop Bottom is located at 41°42′18″N 75°45′56″W / 41.705°N 75.76556°W / 41.705; -75.76556 (41.704931, -75.765667)[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.

Hop Bottom is located at the junction of US Route 11 and State Highway 167. It is also seven miles west of Interstate 81.


According to the census[3] of 2000, there were 333 people, 128 households, and 93 families residing in the borough. The population density was 553.1 people per square mile (214.3/km²). There were 140 housing units at an average density of 232.5/sq mi (90.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.10% White, 2.40% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.30% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

Of the 128 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

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