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Coburn, Pennsylvania
Location of Coburn in Centre County
Location of Coburn in Centre County
Location of Centre County in Pennsylvania
Location of Centre County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Township Penn
Area
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.99 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.99 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,030 ft (310 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 236
 • Density 620/sq mi (239.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
16832
FIPS code 42-14760
GNIS feature ID 1172103

Coburn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 236 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Coburn is located in eastern Centre County, in the eastern part of Penn Township. The town is sited at the junction of Pine Creek and Penns Creek, where Penns Creek turns south, leaving the Penns Valley, and begins slicing through a series of Appalachian Mountain ridges, starting with First Mountain at the southern edge of Coburn. The borough of Millheim is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) north of Coburn.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

History

Growth of the town was aided by the Lewisburg and Tyrone Railroad. The section of track east of Coburn was abandoned in 1970; the section to the west in 1972.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 145 people, 57 households, and 40 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 665.8 people per square mile (254.5/km2). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 284.7/sq mi (108.8/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.93% White, 0.69% Asian, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 57 households, out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.9% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 22.1% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 110.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $47,083, and the median income for a family was $37,500. Males had a median income of $29,167 versus $33,125 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $16,510. There were 7.9% of families and 13.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including 30.6% of under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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