Strausstown, Pennsylvania

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Strausstown is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 339 at the 2000 census.

Geography and history

Strausstown is located at 40°29′31″N 76°11′3″W / 40.49194°N 76.18417°W / 40.49194; -76.18417 (40.492053, -76.184102).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.

Strausstown was founded in the year of 1840 by John Strauss.[2] It is located at the source of several tributaries to Northkill Creek.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 339 people, 139 households, and 89 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,919.6 people per square mile (727.2/km²). There were 146 housing units at an average density of 826.7/sq mi (313.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.23% White, 1.47% Asian, and 0.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 139 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% 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 3.08.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 103.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $38,125, and the median income for a family was $48,594. Males had a median income of $30,536 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,733. About 3.5% of families and 5.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

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