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Abbottstown, Pennsylvania
Borough
U.S. Route 30 in Abbottstown
U.S. Route 30 in Abbottstown
Location in Adams County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Adams County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Adams
Township Berwick
Settled 1753
Incorporated 1835
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 564 ft (172 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,011
 • Density 1,592.2/sq mi (614.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17301
Area code(s) 717
Website abbottstownpa.net

Abbottstown is a borough in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,011 at the 2010 census.

History

Abbottstown is named for John Abbott, who founded it in 1753. The John Abbott House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The town had rail service via the East Berlin Railroad from 1877 to 1914 and 1916 to 1939. The tracks were removed in 1940.

In 1950 Abbottstown had a population of 538.

Geography

Abbottstown is located at 39°53′8″N 76°59′10″W / 39.88556°N 76.98611°W / 39.88556; -76.98611 (39.885621, -76.986120).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 334
1870 325
1880 368 13.2%
1890 381 3.5%
1900 345 −9.4%
1910 332 −3.8%
1920 334 0.6%
1930 457 36.8%
1940 441 −3.5%
1950 538 22.0%
1960 561 4.3%
1970 552 −1.6%
1980 558 1.1%
1990 539 −3.4%
2000 905 67.9%
2010 1,011 11.7%
Est. 2015 1,020 0.9%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 905 people, 323 households, and 254 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,592.2 people per square mile (613.0/km²). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 608.7 per square mile (234.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.25% White, 0.22% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.87% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.52% of the population.

There were 323 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the borough the population is spread out over several age groups, with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $49,063, and the median income for a family was $52,578. Males had a median income of $31,736 versus $24,083 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,246. About 1.6% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010 Abbottstown had a population of 1,011. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 88.4% non-Hispanic white, 1.4% black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 1.2% reporting two or more races and 9.4% Hispanic or Latino.

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