Emporium, Pennsylvania

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Emporium is a borough in Cameron County, Pennsylvania, 100 miles (161 km) west-northwest of Williamsport. Early in the twentieth century, it had large powder plants and manufactories of radio tubes, incandescent lamps, paving brick, flour, iron, lumber, sole leather, etc. In 1900, 2,463 people lived in Emporium, and in 1910, the population was 2,916. The population was 2,526 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Cameron County[1].

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Geography

Emporium is located at 41°30′41″N 78°14′11″W / 41.51139°N 78.23639°W / 41.51139; -78.23639 (41.511288, -78.236418)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,526 people, 1,089 households, and 626 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,460.2 people per square mile (1,336.0/km²). There were 1,215 housing units at an average density of 1,664.4/sq mi (642.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.38% White, 0.71% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population.

There were 1,089 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.5% were non-families. 38.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.99.

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