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Houtzdale, Pennsylvania
Borough
Houtzdale skyline in January 2021
Houtzdale skyline in January 2021
Official seal of Houtzdale, Pennsylvania
Seal
Location within Clearfield Countyand State of Pennsylvania
Location within Clearfield County
and State of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°49′30″N 78°21′04″W / 40.82500°N 78.35111°W / 40.82500; -78.35111Coordinates: 40°49′30″N 78°21′04″W / 40.82500°N 78.35111°W / 40.82500; -78.35111
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Clearfield
Township Woodward
Founded 1870
Incorporated 1872 (Borough)
Named for Dr. Daniel Houtz
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.38 sq mi (0.99 km2)
 • Land 0.38 sq mi (0.99 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,522 ft (464 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 797
 • Estimate 
(2019)
746
 • Density 1,947.78/sq mi (752.04/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
16651
Area code 814, exchange 378
FIPS code 42-35928
GNIS ID 1177516

Houtzdale is a borough in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 797 at the 2010 census.

History

Houtzdale is named after Dr. Daniel Houtz, the original owner of the town site.

Geography

Houtzdale is located in southeastern Clearfield County at 40°49′34″N 78°21′6″W / 40.82611°N 78.35167°W / 40.82611; -78.35167 (40.825984, -78.351663). It is bordered to the north by the borough of Brisbin. Pennsylvania Route 53 passes through Houtzdale, leading east 5 miles (8 km) to Osceola Mills and west 9 miles (14 km) to Glen Hope. Pennsylvania Route 153 leads north from Houtzdale 17 miles (27 km) to Clearfield, the county seat, and south via PA 453 18 miles (29 km) to Tyrone.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Houtzdale has a total area of 0.38 square miles (0.99 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 2,060
1890 2,231 8.3%
1900 1,482 −33.6%
1910 1,434 −3.2%
1920 1,504 4.9%
1930 1,351 −10.2%
1940 1,430 5.8%
1950 1,306 −8.7%
1960 1,239 −5.1%
1970 1,193 −3.7%
1980 1,222 2.4%
1990 1,204 −1.5%
2000 941 −21.8%
2010 797 −15.3%
2019 (est.) 746 −6.4%
Sources:
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First United Methodist Church (2012)

As of the census of 2000, there were 941 people, 380 households, and 275 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,682.2 people per square mile (1,038.1/km²). There were 432 housing units at an average density of 1,231.4 per square mile (476.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.57% White, 0.21% Native American, and 0.21% from two or more races.

There were 380 households, out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.4% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the borough, the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 27.2% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $29,219, and the median income for a family was $33,309. Males had a median income of $27,039 versus $20,438 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,177. About 9.3% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

Ukrainian ancestry

In 2000, 6.9% of Houtzdale claimed Ukrainian ancestry.

Notable natives

  • Mayor Camille George, who has been a member of the Pennsylvania State House since 1975.
  • Irving Kahal (1903–1942), popular song lyricist in the 1920s and 1930s.

Education

The community is served by Moshannon Valley School District, which has two schools:

  • Moshannon Valley Junior/Senior High School, grades 7-12, located at 4934 Green Acre Road. Mascot known as Black Knights.
  • Moshannon Valley Elementary School, grades K-6, located at 5026 Green Acre Road.
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