Galeton, Pennsylvania

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Galeton is a borough in Potter County, Pennsylvania, United States, 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Bradford. Light industries such as knitting mills and a tannery have existed in Galeton. In 1900, 2,415 people lived in Galeton, and 4,027 people lived there in 1910. The population was 1,325 at the 2000 census.


Galeton is located at 41°43′56″N 77°38′41″W / 41.73222°N 77.64472°W / 41.73222; -77.64472 (41.732267, -77.644646)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²) of it is land and 1.41% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,325 people, 513 households, and 347 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,893.8 people per square mile (730.8/km²). There were 608 housing units at an average density of 869.0/sq mi (335.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.36% White, 0.98% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 513 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,727, and the median income for a family was $30,463. Males had a median income of $26,797 versus $18,487 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,095. About 9.7% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.


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