Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

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Lenhartsville is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 173 at the 2000 census.



Lenhartsville is located at 40°34′24″N 75°53′12″W / 40.57333°N 75.88667°W / 40.57333; -75.88667 (40.573438, -75.886717).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 173 people, 78 households, and 47 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,296.6 people per square mile (513.8/km²). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 614.6/sq mi (243.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population. Historically there is a large Pennsylvania Dutch population.

There were 78 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the borough the population was spread out with 17.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $36,071, and the median income for a family was $36,964. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,998. About 9.4% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.3% of those sixty five or over.


Heinrich (Henry) Lenhart, 1773-1837, son of Jacob Lenhart, is considered the founder of Lenhartsville, on land once owned by his grandfather Johan Peter Lenhart.[3][4]

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