Aristes, Pennsylvania

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Aristes is a census-designated place (CDP) in Conyngham Township, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 230 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BloomsburgBerwick Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Around the year 1800, the Red Tavern was built along the Old Reading Road, which ran from Catawissa to Reading. In 1865, the then current owner of the Red Tavern laid out a village which he called Montana. When a Post Office was established here in 1897, the name of the town was changed to Aristes, a contraction of the name Aristides, a Greek statesman.


Aristes is located at 40°49′8″N 76°20′22″W / 40.81889°N 76.33944°W / 40.81889; -76.33944 (40.818984, -76.339374)[1]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 230 people, 108 households, and 65 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,172.5 people per square mile (444.0/km²). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 601.5/sq mi (227.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.57% White, and 0.43% from two or more races.

There were 108 households out of which 21.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 17.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 25.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years. For every 100 females there were 79.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.5 males.

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