Lykens, Pennsylvania

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Lykens is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Pottsville. Anthracite coal mining sustained the people who numbered 2,762 in 1900 and 2,943 in 1910. The population was 1,937 at the 2000 census.

Lykens is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Lykens is located at 40°34′01″N 76°42′09″W / 40.566850°N 76.702585°W / 40.566850; -76.702585.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.5 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,937 people, 810 households, and 528 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,450.5 people per square mile (558.1/km2). There were 925 housing units at an average density of 692.7/sq mi (266.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.47% White, 0.36% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 810 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.

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