Leesport, Pennsylvania

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Leesport is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,805 at the 2000 census.



Leesport is located at 40°26′38″N 75°58′5″W / 40.44389°N 75.96806°W / 40.44389; -75.96806 (40.443893, -75.968137).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (1.9 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (4.00%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,805 people, 695 households, and 499 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,507.9 people per square mile (967.9/km²). There were 718 housing units at an average density of 997.6/sq mi (385.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.23% White, 0.33% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.78% from other races, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.55% of the population.

There were 695 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% 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 3.01.

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $47,067, and the median income for a family was $51,761. Males had a median income of $36,453 versus $25,833 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,148. About 2.2% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 9.3% of those age 65 or over.

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