Garrett, Pennsylvania

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Garrett is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 449 at the 2000 census.



Garrett is located at 39°51′49″N 79°3′40″W / 39.86361°N 79.06111°W / 39.86361; -79.06111 (39.863563, -79.061159)[1].

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

Garrett sits at the confluence of the Buffalo Creek and the Casselman River. The Casselman River is believed to be named for the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel or Hesse-Cassel in Germany. An imperial immediacy (German: Reichsfreiheit or Reichsunmittelbarkeit) which was a privileged feudal and political status, a form of statehood, which a city, religious entity or feudal principality of minor lordship could attain within the Holy Roman Empire.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 449 people, 168 households, and 128 families residing in the borough. The population density was 606.3 people per square mile (234.3/km²). There were 180 housing units at an average density of 243.0/sq mi (93.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.55% White, and 0.45% from two or more races.

There were 168 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $24,609, and the median income for a family was $27,375. Males had a median income of $23,542 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $10,935. About 12.1% of families and 15.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

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