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Everett, Pennsylvania
Main Street in Everett
Main Street in Everett
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bedford
Settled 1795
Incorporated 1860
 • Type Borough Council
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.5 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
1,237 ft (377 m)
 • Total 1,834
 • Density 1,871/sq mi (722.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code(s) 814

Everett is a borough in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,834 at the 2010 census.

Everett's original name was Bloody Run, after a creek which was the site of a battle between settlers and Native Americans. The town was renamed in honor of Massachusetts politician and orator Edward Everett.

Bestselling American novelist Dean Koontz was born in Everett.


Over 200 years ago, the sun pierced through the thick forest on a small Indian village and trading post known as Bloody Run, which was located on a wagon road headed to Fort Dusquesne in south central Pennsylvania.

In 1787, Michael Barndollar purchased the land in this area, and laid out a town which was originally called Waynesburg.

This name was never widely used and this small village was incorporated as a borough in November 1860, to be known as Bloody Run. While this name carries with it many interesting stories and much history, the name was changed in February 1873 to Everett.

The Everett Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.


Everett is located in eastern Bedford County at 40°0′51″N 78°22′24″W / 40.01417°N 78.37333°W / 40.01417; -78.37333 (40.014049, -78.373202). It is bordered on the south by the unincorporated community of Earlston.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Located in a valley of the Allegheny Mountains, Everett sits within a natural transportation corridor where the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River has carved a water gap, called The Narrows, through Tussey Mountain. The Alleghenies are a sub-region of the much larger Appalachian Mountains, and cover an area of central Pennsylvania, western Maryland and northern West Virginia. The countryside surrounding Everett is composed mainly of large forested areas, extensive agricultural fields, pasture, small villages, and woodlots.

U.S. Route 30 bypasses the borough along its north edge. The highway's former route, the Lincoln Highway (now US-30 Business), passes through the center of town as Main Street. Interstate 76, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, passes just south of the borough but does not provide access, with the nearest exits being Bedford 10 miles (16 km) to the west and Breezewood 8 miles (13 km) to the east.

Pennsylvania's longest hiking trail, the Mid State Trail, passes directly through the center of town.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,247
1890 1,679 34.6%
1900 1,864 11.0%
1910 1,725 −7.5%
1920 1,687 −2.2%
1930 1,874 11.1%
1940 2,425 29.4%
1950 2,297 −5.3%
1960 2,279 −0.8%
1970 2,243 −1.6%
1980 1,828 −18.5%
1990 1,777 −2.8%
2000 1,905 7.2%
2010 1,834 −3.7%
2015 (est.) 1,759 −4.1%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,905 people, 876 households, and 515 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,773.4 people per square mile (687.4/km²). There were 967 housing units at an average density of 900.2 per square mile (348.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.43% White, 0.52% African American, 0.26% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 876 households, out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.1% were non-families. Of all households 38.5% were made up of individuals, and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.79.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.9% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $23,919, and the median income for a family was $33,819. Males had a median income of $26,953 versus $16,196 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,841. About 13.3% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

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