Freeburg, Pennsylvania

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Freeburg is a borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 584 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²), all of it land.

Freeburg is surrounded by Washington Township.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 584 people, 242 households, and 171 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,066.6 people per square mile (805.3/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 877.6/sq mi (342.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.32% White, 0.34% African American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.17% from two or more races.

There were 242 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,729, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,893. About 4.5% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.


Freeburg is governed by a seven member elected borough council. The Borough Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Freeburg/Washington Township School Building. There is also an elected mayor, a tax collector and a Water and Sewer Authority representative.

Subdivisions are reviewed by the Freeburg Borough Council and Snyder County Planning Commission and approved by the Borough Council.

The Freeburg Polling place is the Freeburg Community Building. The Snyder County Election Calendar follows the state's calendar. Nomination Petitions (for party members) and Nomination Papers (for Independents) can be obtained at the Commissioners Office in the Snyder County Courthouse.[2]

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