Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

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Mont Alto is a borough in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,357 at the 2000 census.



John Funk built the first house in the borough (then unestablished) in 1817 on what is now Main Street. At this time the town was known as Funkstown. Eventually the town of Altodale and the surrounding area, called Mont Alto, combined into what is now known as Mont Alto.[1]

In 1915 the town of Mont Alto was incorporated with a population of 800.

In the beginning of the 20th century, Mont Alto contained one of the largest sanatoriums in the area for treatment of tuberculosis.[2]


Mont Alto is located at 39°50′36″N 77°33′18″W / 39.84333°N 77.555°W / 39.84333; -77.555 (39.843234, -77.555023)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,357 people, 541 households, and 413 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,339.5 people per square mile (903.3/km²). There were 576 housing units at an average density of 993.1/sq mi (383.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.72% White, 0.96% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.22% of the population.

There were 541 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.5% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.87.

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