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Galeton, Pennsylvania
Borough
Berger Lake
Berger Lake
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Potter
Settled 1810
Incorporated (borough) 1896
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,149
 • Density 1,893.8/sq mi (730.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)
ZIP code 16922
Area code(s) 814
Website Galeton Area Chamber of Commerce

Galeton is a borough in Potter County, Pennsylvania, United States, 50 miles (80 km) southeast of Bradford. Light industries such as knitting mills and a tannery have existed in Galeton. The population declined to 1,149 people in 2010.

Geography

Galeton is located at 41°43′56″N 77°38′41″W / 41.73222°N 77.64472°W / 41.73222; -77.64472 (41.732267, -77.644646).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) of it is land and 1.41% is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 2,415
1910 4,027 66.7%
1920 2,969 −26.3%
1930 2,200 −25.9%
1940 1,820 −17.3%
1950 1,646 −9.6%
1960 1,646 0.0%
1970 1,552 −5.7%
1980 1,462 −5.8%
1990 1,370 −6.3%
2000 1,325 −3.3%
2010 1,149 −13.3%
Est. 2015 1,124 −2.2%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,325 people, 513 households, and 347 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,893.8 people per square mile (730.8/km²). There were 608 housing units at an average density of 869.0 per square mile (335.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.36% White, 0.98% African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 513 households, out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.3% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,727, and the median income for a family was $30,463. Males had a median income of $26,797 versus $18,487 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,095. About 9.7% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over.

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