Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania

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Reynoldsville is a borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, 120 miles (193 km) northeast of Pittsburgh, in a productive soft coal region. In the past, it had silk mills, brick and tile works, a tannery, a macaroni factory, and an asbestos plant to provide employment. In 1900, the population stood at 3,435 people; and in 1910, 3,189. Reynoldsville was greatly enlarged in 1913 when it annexed West Reynoldsville (population 993 in 1910) and three large adjacent areas. The population was 2,710 at the 2000 census.

Reynoldsville was originally called Winslow Township and was renamed after local postmaster Thomas Reynolds in 1850. [1]

Geography

Reynoldsville is located at 41°5′40″N 78°53′15″W / 41.09444°N 78.8875°W / 41.09444; -78.8875 (41.094465, -78.887604)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,710 people, 1,117 households, and 741 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,874.2 people per square mile (721.6/km²). There were 1,233 housing units at an average density of 852.7/sq mi (328.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.86% White, 0.15% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 1,117 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.0% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.6% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $34,783. Males had a median income of $31,977 versus $16,705 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,592. About 20.4% of families and 25.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.6% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

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