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Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Borough
Carmichaels Covered Bridge (1889)National Register of Historic Places
Location of Carmichaels in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Carmichaels in Greene County, Pennsylvania.
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Carmichaels, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Pennsylvania
County Greene
Established 1768
Area
 • Total 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
 • Land 0.17 sq mi (0.43 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
1,004 ft (306 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 483
 • Estimate 
(2019)
442
 • Density 2,678.79/sq mi (1,034.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-4:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5:00 (EDT)
Area code(s) 724
FIPS code 42-11328

Carmichaels is a borough in Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 483 at the 2010 census, down from 556 at the 2000 census.

History

The Carmichaels Covered Bridge and Greene Academy are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Carmichaels is located in eastern Greene County at 39°53′52″N 79°58′30″W / 39.89778°N 79.97500°W / 39.89778; -79.97500 (39.897755, -79.975022). It is surrounded by Cumberland Township but is a separate municipality.

Pennsylvania Route 88 passes through the borough, leading north 9 miles (14 km) to Fredericktown and south 14 miles (23 km) to Point Marion.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Carmichaels has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 2.86%, is water. Muddy Creek, a tributary of the Monongahela River, flows to the northeast through the northern corner of the borough, where it passes under the Carmichaels Covered Bridge on Old Town Road.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 440
1870 491 11.6%
1880 489 −0.4%
1890 445 −9.0%
1900 456 2.5%
1910 478 4.8%
1920 581 21.5%
1930 708 21.9%
1940 847 19.6%
1950 895 5.7%
1960 788 −12.0%
1970 608 −22.8%
1980 630 3.6%
1990 532 −15.6%
2000 556 4.5%
2010 483 −13.1%
2019 (est.) 442 −8.5%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 556 people, 232 households, and 141 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,021.2 people per square mile (1,192.6/km2). There were 255 housing units at an average density of 1,385.6 per square mile (547.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.20% White, and 1.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 232 households, out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.8% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,462, and the median income for a family was $36,719. Males had a median income of $29,286 versus $20,125 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,979. About 8.3% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty threshold, including 12.4% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Carmichaels is home to the school district of Carmichaels Area. There is an Elementary Center and a Jr/Sr High School on the same grounds, home of the Mighty Mikes.

Notable people

  • Todd Tamanend Clark, poet and composer, lived in Carmichaels from 1963 to 1965
  • Albert B. Cummins, the Progressive Era's Iowa governor and U.S. senator, born in Carmichaels in 1850
  • Richard Trumka, president of AFL–CIO since 2009 and previous president of United Mine Workers, born and raised in nearby Nemacolin and attended school in Carmichaels
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