Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania

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Mount Wolf is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,373 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Mount Wolf is located at 40°3′46″N 76°42′20″W / 40.06278°N 76.70556°W / 40.06278; -76.70556 (40.062794, -76.705587)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

History

The beginning for the area was in the early 19th century, as a mid-way train stop between Emigsville, Liverpool (now Manchester Borough) and New Holland (now Saginaw). The station was first called Mount Campbell in honor of Thomas Campbell, who was instrumental in urging rail completion to Harrisburg. In the late 1850s, the station and post office were later known as Mount Wolf after George H. Wolf, who was the store and warehouse owner, stationmaster and postmaster. Mount Wolf became incorporated as a self governing Borough on August 23, 1910. For more on the history of Mount Wolf visit www.MtWolfBorough.com/History.html or read "A History of Mount Wolf" written by Brad Rentzel Copyright 1977 Library of Congress Catalogue Card Number 77-77074.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,373 people, 548 households, and 396 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,530.6 people per square mile (981.7/km²). There were 570 housing units at an average density of 1,050.6/sq mi (407.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.01% White, 1.24% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 548 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.85.

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