Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

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Parkesburg is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,373 at the 2000 census. Zip code 19365



Parkesburg was first known as the Fountain Inn, a tavern built ca. 1734. The Inn ceased operation as a tavern around 1836 and became Parkesburg's first post office. In 1872, the Pennsylvania Legislature authorized the formation of the Parkesburg Borough (from Sadsbury Township). The town was named after noted politician John G. Parke. Today, the Fountain Inn is a private residence.


Parkesburg is located at 39°57′33″N 75°55′14″W / 39.95917°N 75.92056°W / 39.95917; -75.92056 (39.959066, -75.920447).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.



As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,373 people, 1,243 households, and 870 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,706.8 people per square mile (1,041.9/km²). There were 1,321 housing units at an average density of 1,060.1/sq mi (408.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.93% White, 6.88% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.77% of the population.

There were 1,243 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.29.

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