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Elizabethville, Pennsylvania
Borough
Official seal of Elizabethville, Pennsylvania
Seal
Motto: Star of the Valley
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania
Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Dauphin
Settled 1817
Incorporated 1893
Area
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 600 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,510
 • Density 2,766/sq mi (1,067.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17023
Area code(s) 717
Website www.elizabethville.org

Elizabethville is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the borough's population was 1,510. It is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Elizabethville was founded in 1817. It was named for the wife of the original owner of the site. A post office has been in operation at Elizabethville since 1826. The borough was incorporated in 1893.

Geography

Elizabethville is located in northern Dauphin County at 40°32′56″N 76°48′54″W / 40.54889°N 76.815°W / 40.54889; -76.815 (40.548801, -76.814994), along the northern base of Berry Mountain. U.S. Route 209 passes through the borough, leading east 14 miles (23 km) to Tower City and west 8 miles (13 km) to Millersburg on the Susquehanna River. Pennsylvania Route 225 crosses US 209 in the center of town, leading north 4 miles (6 km) to Berrysburg and southwest 9 miles (14 km) to Halifax on the Susquehanna. Harrisburg, the state capital, is 26 miles (42 km) south via PA 225.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Elizabethville has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 838
1910 1,039 24.0%
1920 1,236 19.0%
1930 1,341 8.5%
1940 1,410 5.1%
1950 1,506 6.8%
1960 1,455 −3.4%
1970 1,629 12.0%
1980 1,531 −6.0%
1990 1,467 −4.2%
2000 1,344 −8.4%
2010 1,510 12.4%
Est. 2015 1,493 −1.1%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,344 people, 579 households, and 353 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,476.2 people per square mile (961.0/km²). There were 617 housing units at an average density of 1,136.8 per square mile (441.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.84% White, 0.30% African American, 0.89% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 579 households, out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,406, and the median income for a family was $40,625. Males had a median income of $34,659 versus $25,054 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,077. About 6.6% of families and 8.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over.

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