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Emlenton, Pennsylvania
Borough
Emlenton and the Allegheny River from the Interstate 80 bridge
Emlenton and the Allegheny River from the Interstate 80 bridge
Map showing Emlenton in Clarion County
Map showing Emlenton in Clarion County
Map showing Clarion County in Pennsylvania
Map showing Clarion County in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Clarion and Venango
Settled 1820
Incorporated 1859
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Land 0.58 sq mi (1.51 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 920 ft (280 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 625
 • Density 1,074/sq mi (414.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 16373
Area code(s) 724 - Exchange: 867

Emlenton is a borough located mostly in Venango County, in the southeastern corner of the county, with a small portion located in Clarion County in Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 625 at the 2010 census. Of this, 617 were in Venango County, and only 8 were in Clarion County. The borough is home to the I-80 Emlenton Bridge, which spans the Allegheny River.

History

Emlenton is named for Emlen, the wife of Joseph M. Fox, one of its founders.

The Emlenton Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Emlenton, Pennsylvania (4826050139)
Emlenton Presbyterian Church

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.52 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.77%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 488
1880 1,140 133.6%
1890 1,126 −1.2%
1900 1,190 5.7%
1910 1,110 −6.7%
1920 1,025 −7.7%
1930 1,137 10.9%
1940 986 −13.3%
1950 945 −4.2%
1960 844 −10.7%
1970 854 1.2%
1980 807 −5.5%
1990 834 3.3%
2000 784 −6.0%
2010 625 −20.3%
Est. 2014 605 −3.2%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 784 people, 322 households, and 200 families residing in the borough. The population density was 947.1 people per square mile (364.7/km²). There were 360 housing units at an average density of 434.9 per square mile (167.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.85% White, 0.26% Native American, 0.38% Asian, and 0.51% from two or more races.

There were 322 households, out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 77.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,227, and the median income for a family was $40,893. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,952. About 10.7% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

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