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Freeburg, Pennsylvania
Borough
Market Street (PA 35) in 2013
Market Street (PA 35) in 2013
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Snyder
Settled 1796
Incorporated (borough) 1920
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation 515 ft (157 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 575
 • Density 2,066.6/sq mi (805.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)

Freeburg is a borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 575 at the 2010 census.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Freeburg is surrounded by Washington Township.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 523
1890 540 3.3%
1930 391
1940 467 19.4%
1950 506 8.4%
1960 575 13.6%
1970 636 10.6%
1980 643 1.1%
1990 640 −0.5%
2000 584 −8.8%
2010 575 −1.5%
Est. 2015 575 0.0%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 584 people, 242 households, and 171 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,066.6 people per square mile (805.3/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 877.6 per square mile (342.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.32% White, 0.34% African American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.17% from two or more races.

There were 242 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,729, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,893. About 4.5% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

History

Andrew Straub in approximately 1796 laid out the village of Freeburg, Snyder County, PA, which at first was known as 'Straubstown' but later changed to Freeburg. He gave a plot of land to form a church and graveyard. The grave yard is called the Evergreen Cemetery.

Libraries

The Selinsgrove Community Library is a public library that is part of the Snyder County Library system. Patrons have free use of the PA Power Library and Access Pennsylvania which provide extensive online resources for children and adults. The library is on the corner of High Street and Pine Street, one block west of Market Street in downtown Selinsgrove. It offers specialized reading programs for children year round. Some programs are also provided for adults.

Degenstein Community Library 40 South Fifth Street, Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA 17801 570-286-2461

The State Library of Pennsylvania Commonwealth & Walnut Sts., Harrisburg, PA. This library provides information for State Government and citizens, collects and preserves Pennsylvania's written heritage through materials published for, by, and about Pennsylvania.

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