Weatherly, Pennsylvania

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Weatherly a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, located 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Jim Thorpe and 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Allentown. Early in the twentieth century, there were silk mills, foundries, a candy factory, a fabricating plant, and a cigar factory. In 1900 2,471 people lived there, and in 1910, the population was 2,501. The population was 2,612 at the 2000 census. Weatherly's elevation is 1,100 feet (340 m) above sea level. Originally called Black Creek, it received a name change to Weatherly in 1848. Clock-maker David Weatherly, also an executive of the Beaver Meadow Railroad made an agreement with the town that he would build them a clock if they would rename the town Weatherly. The mayor is Tom Connors, formerly known as 'Tickles the Clown'. He hosted a childrens program that aired weekly on the popular local WYLN network. There was talk from NBC for a contract, but the show was not picked up. He now DJ's dances at the local fire hall. On a side note, he is still a hoot.

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Geography

Weatherly is located at 40°56′25″N 75°49′36″W / 40.94028°N 75.82667°W / 40.94028; -75.82667 (40.940257, -75.826722)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,612 people, 931 households, and 679 families residing in the borough. The population density was 866.8 people per square mile (335.0/km²). There were 1,033 housing units at an average density of 342.8/sq mi (132.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.97% White, 0.27% African American, 0.08% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 931 households out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

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