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Berrysburg, Pennsylvania
Borough
Romberger-Stover House
Romberger-Stover House
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Settled 1819
Incorporated 1869
Area
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.57 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 722 ft (220 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 368
 • Density 607/sq mi (234.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17005
Area code(s) 717

Berrysburg is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 368 at the 2010 census. It is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Berrysburg was originally called "Hellerstown". The present name is for the Berry family of settlers.

The Romberger-Stover House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Geography

Berrysburg is located in northern Dauphin County at 40°36′9″N 76°48′41″W / 40.6025°N 76.81139°W / 40.6025; -76.81139 (40.602475, -76.811309). Mahantango Mountain lies 2 miles (3 km) to the north. Pennsylvania Routes 25 and 225 intersect in the borough; PA 25 leads east 5 miles (8 km) to Gratz and west 9 miles (14 km) to Millersburg on the Susquehanna River, while PA 225 leads north 3 miles (5 km) to Pillow and south 4 miles (6 km) to Elizabethville. Harrisburg, the state capital and Dauphin County seat, is 30 miles (48 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 451
1880 476 5.5%
1890 426 −10.5%
1900 398 −6.6%
1910 377 −5.3%
1920 329 −12.7%
1930 395 20.1%
1940 426 7.8%
1950 386 −9.4%
1960 434 12.4%
1970 443 2.1%
1980 447 0.9%
1990 376 −15.9%
2000 354 −5.9%
2010 368 4.0%
Est. 2015 371 0.8%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 354 people, 144 households, and 102 families residing in the borough. The population density was 519.5 people per square mile (201.0/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 223.0 per square mile (86.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.15% White, 0.56% African American and 0.28% Native American. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 144 households, out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 19.5% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,281, and the median income for a family was $42,250. Males had a median income of $29,911 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,269. About 5.1% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.


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