McAdoo, Pennsylvania

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McAdoo is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States, 5 miles (8 km) south of Hazleton and 7 miles north of Tamaqua. McAdoo contains the picturesque Silver Brook Meadow. In the past, anthracite coal mining and a shirt factory, The McAdoo Manufacturing Company, provided gainful employment to the populace, which numbered 2,122 in 1900. In 1910, 3,389 people lived here, and in 1940, 5,127 people lived here. The population was 2,274 at the 2000 census.

McAdoo's elevation is 1700 feet above sea level.


McAdoo is located at 40°54′3″N 75°59′31″W / 40.90083°N 75.99194°W / 40.90083; -75.99194 (40.900926, -75.992028)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,274 people, 1,034 households, and 617 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,916.7 people per square mile (2,660.6/km²). There were 1,211 housing units at an average density of 3,683.4/sq mi (1,416.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.47% White, 0.09% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 1,034 households out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $25,721, and the median income for a family was $31,625. Males had a median income of $28,281 versus $21,096 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,723. About 9.1% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.


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