Montour County, Pennsylvania

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Montour County is located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. In 2000, the county's population was 18,236. Its county seat is Danville[1]. It is named for Andrew Montour,[2] a prominent métis interpreter who served with George Washington during the French and Indian War. Mountour County is the smallest county in Pennsylvania in land area. The county is part of the BloomsburgBerwick Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 132 square miles (352 km²), of which 131 square miles (369 km²) is land and 2 square miles (4 km²) (1.17%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 18,236 people, 7,085 households, and 4,817 families residing in the county. The population density was 140 people per square mile (54/km²). There were 7,627 housing units at an average density of 58 per square mile (23/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.67% White, 1.01% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 33.2% were of German, 13.2% American, 8.1% Irish, 6.6% English, 5.7% Italian and 5.6% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

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