Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

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Johnsonburg is a borough in Elk County, Pennsylvania, 124 miles (199 km) northeast of Pittsburgh and 115 miles (185 km) south of Buffalo, New York, in a productive farming and lumbering region. Paper mills were once common here, and Domtar still maintains a paper mill there today. In 1910, 4,334 people lived here. The population was 3,003 at the 2000 census.

It was founded in 1810 and incorporated in 1891.



Johnsonburg is located at 41°29′38″N 78°40′47″W / 41.49389°N 78.67972°W / 41.49389; -78.67972 (41.493950, -78.679600)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,003 people, 1,292 households, and 811 families residing in the borough. The population density was 989.6 people per square mile (382.7/km²). There were 1,435 housing units at an average density of 472.9/sq mi (182.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.83% White, 0.03% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.10% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 1,292 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.2% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.97.

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