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Hallam, Pennsylvania
Borough
Haines Shoe House
Haines Shoe House
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Settled 1770
Incorporated 1902
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 341 ft (104 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,673
 • Density 3,820/sq mi (1,470/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17406
Area code(s) 717

Hallam /ˈhɛləm/ HEL-əm is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,673 at the 2010 census.

History

Before 1736, all parts of Pennsylvania west of the Susquehanna River, including present-day Hallam Borough and the surrounding Hellam Township, were land of the Iroquois.

In October 1736, the Proprietors of Pennsylvania received from the Five Nations deeds for the Susquehanna lands south of the Blue Mountains, including the borough and township.

From 1736 to 1739, the area was under the authority of Hempfield Township in Lancaster County east of the Susquehanna. In 1739, the Provincial Assembly passed a special act to empower Lancaster County to establish townships west of the river. Hellam Township was created and included most of what is now York, Adams and Cumberland counties. Hellam Township was named after Hallamshire, the township in England where Samuel Blunston, the magistrate of Lancaster County, was born.

When Hallam Borough was incorporated in 1902, the town's name was spelled Hallam, the same as the English township.

The Martin Schultz House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

Geography

U.S. Census Bureau map of Hallam, Pennsylvania
Map of Hallam

Hallam is located at 40°0′14″N 76°36′16″W / 40.00389°N 76.60444°W / 40.00389; -76.60444 (40.003897, -76.604528). It is a suburb of York, Pennsylvania and is part of the York-Hanover Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the York-Hanover-Gettysburg Combined Statistical Area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.

Hallam is located within the Kreutz Creek watershed.

Climate

Hallam lies on the cusp of a humid subtropical climate zone and experiences four discernible seasons. It receives an average of 43 inches (1,100 mm) of precipitation each year, with the wettest month being June. In January 1994, Hallam experienced its lowest recorded temperature at -21°F, while the hottest temperature on record was 105°F in July 1936.

Climate data for Hallam, PA
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 39
(3.9)
43
(6.1)
53
(11.7)
65
(18.3)
75
(23.9)
83
(28.3)
87
(30.6)
85
(29.4)
78
(25.6)
67
(19.4)
54
(12.2)
43
(6.1)
64.3
(17.96)
Average low °F (°C) 21
(-6.1)
23
(-5)
31
(-0.6)
39
(3.9)
49
(9.4)
58
(14.4)
63
(17.2)
61
(16.1)
54
(12.2)
42
(5.6)
34
(1.1)
26
(-3.3)
41.8
(5.42)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.44
(87.4)
2.77
(70.4)
3.65
(92.7)
3.52
(89.4)
4.26
(108.2)
4.31
(109.5)
3.75
(95.3)
3.33
(84.6)
4.1
(104)
3.16
(80.3)
3.47
(88.1)
3.24
(82.3)
43
(1,092.2)
Source: The Weather Channel

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 472
1920 492 4.2%
1930 771 56.7%
1940 799 3.6%
1950 976 22.2%
1960 1,234 26.4%
1970 1,825 47.9%
1980 1,428 −21.8%
1990 1,375 −3.7%
2000 1,532 11.4%
2010 2,673 74.5%
Est. 2015 2,665 −0.3%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,532 people, 667 households, and 450 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,182.5 people per square mile (845.0/km²). There were 713 housing units at an average density of 1,015.7 per square mile (393.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.21% White, 1.31% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 667 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% 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 2.76.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $42,235, and the median income for a family was $47,552. Males had a median income of $34,773 versus $24,716 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,868. About 5.0% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

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