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Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania
Borough
Beaver Meadows PA Gazebo.jpg
Gazebo on Church St.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Carbon
Elevation 1,598 ft (487.1 m)
Area 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km²)
 - land 0.3 sq mi (1 km²)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km²), 0%
Population 869 (2010)
Density 3,342.3 /sq mi (1,290.5 /km²)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18216
Area code 570
Location of Beaver Meadows in Carbon County
Location of Beaver Meadows in Carbon County

Beaver Meadows is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 869 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Beaver Meadows is located in western Carbon County at 40°55′42″N 75°54′46″W / 40.92833°N 75.91278°W / 40.92833; -75.91278 (40.928438, -75.912787). Pennsylvania Route 93 passes through the borough, leading northwest 4 miles (6 km) to Hazleton and southeast 9 miles (14 km) to U.S. Route 209 in Nesquehoning. Weatherly is 4 miles (6 km) to the east via Spring Mountain Road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it land.

Beaver Meadow is situated at an elevation of 1,598 feet (487 m) above sea level in the valley of Beaver Creek, north of Spring Mountain, part of the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 502
1900 1,378
1910 1,530 11.0%
1920 1,709 11.7%
1930 1,890 10.6%
1940 2,030 7.4%
1950 1,723 −15.1%
1960 1,392 −19.2%
1970 1,274 −8.5%
1980 1,078 −15.4%
1990 985 −8.6%
2000 968 −1.7%
2010 869 −10.2%
Est. 2015 842 −3.1%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 968 people, 404 households, and 258 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,746.4 people per square mile (1,437.5/km²). There were 458 housing units at an average density of 1,772.6 per square mile (680.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.38% White, 0.10% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

There were 404 households, out of which 24.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 22.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 100.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,058, and the median income for a family was $42,500. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,296. About 4.4% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 15.6% of those age 65 or over.


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