Ulysses, Pennsylvania

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Ulysses is a borough in Potter County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 684 at the 2000 census. When first settled, in 1831, Ulysses was named Lewisville, after an early settler, Orange Lewis. Orange Lewis was a prominent farmer who later became Justice of the Peace, and then county treasurer. However, the post office and newspaper were both named Ulysses, and eventually, in 1968, the town was officially re-named Ulysses.[1]

Geography

Ulysses is located at 41°54′10″N 77°45′40″W / 41.90278°N 77.76111°W / 41.90278; -77.76111 (41.902838, -77.761017).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 684 people, 268 households, and 183 families residing in the borough. The population density was 170.9 people per square mile (66.0/km²). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 73.9/sq mi (28.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.68% White, 0.73% Native American, 0.15% Pacific Islander, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 268 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the borough the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 87.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $23,971, and the median income for a family was $27,813. Males had a median income of $27,292 versus $20,694 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $11,602. About 25.6% of families and 34.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 56.3% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

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