Gilberton, Pennsylvania

related topics
{borough, population, unit_pref}
{household, population, female}
{area, part, region}

Gilberton is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, four miles (7 km) west by south of Mahanoy City. Extensive deposits of coal are in the region, and coal-mining had been practiced by many of the 4,373 people who lived there in 1900. The coal-mining industry was thriving in 1910, and 5,401 people lived in Gilberton. The population was 867 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Gilberton is located at 40°47′51″N 76°13′33″W / 40.7975°N 76.22583°W / 40.7975; -76.22583 (40.797496, -76.225781)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²), of which, 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.74%) is water. The borough is made up of three small villages, Mahanoy Plain, Maizeville and Gilberton proper.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 867 people, 385 households, and 219 families residing in the borough. The population density was 608.3 people per square mile (234.1/km²). There were 474 housing units at an average density of 332.6/sq mi (128.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.92% White, 0.35% Native American, 1.61% Asian, and 0.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.35% of the population.

There were 385 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.1% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $24,792, and the median income for a family was $34,500. Males had a median income of $27,875 versus $21,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,785. About 9.5% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.

References

Pottsville

Ashland‡ | Auburn | Coaldale | Cressona | Deer Lake | Frackville | Gilberton | Girardville | Gordon | Landingville | Mahanoy City | McAdoo | Mechanicsville | Middleport | Minersville | Mount Carbon | New Philadelphia | New Ringgold | Orwigsburg | Palo Alto | Pine Grove | Port Carbon | Port Clinton | Ringtown | Schuylkill Haven | Shenandoah | St. Clair | Tamaqua | Tower City | Tremont

Full article ▸

related documents
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
Duryea, Pennsylvania
Clarion, Pennsylvania
McAdoo, Pennsylvania
Avoca, Pennsylvania
Ehrenfeld, Pennsylvania
Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania
Jennerstown, Pennsylvania
Freeport, Pennsylvania
New Salem, Pennsylvania
Mount Carbon, Pennsylvania
Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania
Glen Hope, Pennsylvania
Catawissa, Pennsylvania
Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
Coalport, Pennsylvania
Brisbin, Pennsylvania
Wyoming, Pennsylvania
Nuangola, Pennsylvania
Cresson, Pennsylvania
Everett, Pennsylvania
Benton, Columbia County, Pennsylvania
Lykens, Pennsylvania
Rochester, Pennsylvania
Briar Creek, Pennsylvania
Chester Hill, Pennsylvania
New Paris, Pennsylvania
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
Newville, Pennsylvania
Falls Creek, Pennsylvania