Juniata County, Pennsylvania

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Juniata County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 22,821.

Juniata County was created on March 2, 1831, from part of Mifflin County and named for the Juniata River.

Its county seat is Mifflintown[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 394 square miles (1,020.5 km2), of which 392 square miles (1,015.3 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.50%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 22,821 people, 8,584 households, and 6,463 families residing in the county. The population density was 58 people per square mile (22/km²). There were 10,031 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.05% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 1.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 45.4% were of German, 20.2% American, 5.7% Irish and 5.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 3.95% reported speaking Pennsylvania German, German, or Dutch at home; 1.63% speak Spanish.[3]

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