Milesburg, Pennsylvania

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Milesburg is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,187 at the 2000 census. Milesburg, as well as nearby Miles Township was named after Colonel Samuel Miles, who co-owned the Centre Furnace, along with Colonel John Patton and John Dunlop.


Milesburg is located at 40°56′33″N 77°47′21″W / 40.9425°N 77.78917°W / 40.9425; -77.78917 (40.942533, -77.789207)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,187 people, 466 households, and 327 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,646.1 people per square mile (1,018.5/km²). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 1,074.5/sq mi (413.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.24% White, 0.17% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.08% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 466 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $35,508, and the median income for a family was $37,885. Males had a median income of $30,272 versus $22,697 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,255. About 9.9% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.


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