Turbotville, Pennsylvania

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Turbotville is a borough in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 691 at the 2000 census.



Turbotville is located at 41°6′9″N 76°46′16″W / 41.1025°N 76.77111°W / 41.1025; -76.77111 (41.102454, -76.771188)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square mile (1.2km²), all land.

The Borough is located in the Upper Susquehanna Valley in the north-central part of Pennsylvania.


The borough was incorporated in April 1859, though it had been laid out several years earlier. The original name was Snydertown, but the name was later changed for Turbot Township (originally Turbutt). The borough now lies completely inside Lewis Township. The first settlement was made by Philip Reifsnyder, a blacksmith, who built a house near the corner of Main and Paradise streets.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 691 people, 278 households, and 190 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,546.9 people per square mile (592.9/km²). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 676.1/sq mi (259.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.13% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, and 0.58% from two or more races.

There were 278 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $40,221, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $35,875 versus $25,583 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,401. About 4.5% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

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