Denver, Pennsylvania facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBorough of Denver
|Elevation||394 ft (120.1 m)|
|Area||1.3 sq mi (3.4 km²)|
|- land||1.3 sq mi (3 km²)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km²), 0%|
|Density||2,550.8 /sq mi (984.9 /km²)|
|Mayor||Rodney L Redcay|
|- summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code||717 Exchanges: 335, 336|
Founded by Hans Bucher, a Swiss immigrant, in 1735. Soon after it was called Bucher's Thal. In the 1800s a train station was built and the town was renamed Union Station. Residents were growing weary of being referred to as a train station so in 1881, after researching post offices in the country, Adam Brubaker found only one named Denver. On November 1, 1881, the town was officially renamed Denver.
Denver is located at(40.233859, -76.137088).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 15,391 people, 5,507 households, and 4,204 families residing in the borough. The population density was 11,839.2 people per square mile (4571.1/km²). There were 5,705 housing units at an average density of 4388.5 per square mile (1694.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.5% White, 1.2% Black or African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.8% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. 2.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 5,507 households, out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.04.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 26.5% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.1% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.7 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males.
From the 2000 Census, The median income for a household in the borough was $49,085, and the median income for a family was $53,125. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $23,715 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,706. About 4.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.
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