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Arendtsville, Pennsylvania
Borough
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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
Settled 1810
Incorporated 1896
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 702 ft (214 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 952
 • Density 1,221.0/sq mi (471.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17303
Area code(s) 717

Arendtsville is a borough in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The borough lies on Pennsylvania Route 234 and it is well known for its annual Apple Harvest Festival in the fall. The population was 952 at the 2010 census.

History

Arendtsville was named for John Arendt, an early settler.

Geography

Arendtsville is located at (39.924548, -77.297132).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 248
1900 393
1910 383 −2.5%
1920 358 −6.5%
1930 338 −5.6%
1940 381 12.7%
1950 409 7.3%
1960 588 43.8%
1970 589 0.2%
1980 600 1.9%
1990 693 15.5%
2000 848 22.4%
2010 952 12.3%
Est. 2015 961 0.9%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 848 people, 329 households, and 242 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,221.0 people per square mile (474.5/km²). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 489.5 per square mile (190.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 88.80% White, 1.30% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 8.61% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.04% of the population.

There were 329 households, out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 101.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,087, and the median income for a family was $43,889. Males had a median income of $28,828 versus $27,813 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,256. About 6.3% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

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