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Bethany, Pennsylvania
Bethany, Pennsylvania
Bethany, Pennsylvania
Location in Wayne County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Wayne County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Bethany, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Bethany, Pennsylvania
Bethany, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Bethany, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Bethany, Pennsylvania
Bethany, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Wayne
Area
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.30 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,486 ft (453 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 246
 • Estimate 
(2019)
224
 • Density 449.80/sq mi (173.80/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-05976
Website Bethany Borough

Bethany is a borough in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. The borough's population was 246 at the time of the 2010 United States Census.

History

The borough was named after Bethany, a place mentioned in the Bible.

The Wilmot House and Wilmot Mansion are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Bethany is located at 41°36′52″N 75°17′19″W / 41.61444°N 75.28861°W / 41.61444; -75.28861 (41.614321, -75.288537).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 327
1840 299 −8.6%
1850 295 −1.3%
1860 225 −23.7%
1870 202 −10.2%
1880 181 −10.4%
1890 134 −26.0%
1900 130 −3.0%
1910 130 0.0%
1920 106 −18.5%
1930 146 37.7%
1940 148 1.4%
1950 148 0.0%
1960 181 22.3%
1970 267 47.5%
1980 282 5.6%
1990 238 −15.6%
2000 292 22.7%
2010 246 −15.8%
Est. 2019 224 −8.9%
Sources:

As of the census of 2010, there were 246 people, 108 households, and 73 families residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 98% White, 1.6% African American, and 0.4% American Indian or Alaska Native. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 108 households, out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 19.1% under the age of 18, 59.8% from 18 to 64, and 21.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,167, and the median income for a family was $41,161. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $26,042 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,683. About 3.2% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.6% of those 65 or over.

Notable people

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