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Hughesville, Pennsylvania
Borough
The Lycoming County Fair in Hughesville
The Lycoming County Fair in Hughesville
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hughesville
Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Hughesville
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lycoming County
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lycoming County
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lycoming
Settled 1816
Incorporated April 23, 1852
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 581 ft (177 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,220
 • Density 3,420.6/sq mi (1,320.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17737
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-36160
GNIS feature ID 1213971

Hughesville is a borough in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,220 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Williamsport, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Hughesville is named for Jeptha Hughes, who purchased land from John Heap in 1816 and laid out the town of "Hughesburg" before selling the entire plot to Daniel Harrold in 1820. The town grew slowly around a gristmill that was constructed by Jacob Clayton. A tavern was built in 1820, and a general store followed ten years later. The first doctor in Hughesville, John W. Peale, arrived in 1828. Hughesville was incorporated as a borough on April 23, 1852. The first dentist opened an office in 1853 and the first lawyer settled in Hughesville in 1875.

Early industries in Hughesville were built to serve the farmers and citizens of eastern Lycoming County. They included a chair factory opened in 1829, a wagon shop in 1830, several distilleries, a sawmill and planing mill, and a furniture factory. Electricity was introduced to Hughesville in 1891 along with running water.

Geography

Hughesville is located at 41°14′25″N 76°43′29″W / 41.24028°N 76.72472°W / 41.24028; -76.72472 (41.240402, -76.724852). It is completely surrounded by Wolf Township. As the crow flies, Lycoming County is about 130 miles (209 km) northwest of Philadelphia and 165 miles (266 km) east-northeast of Pittsburgh.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Hughesville hosts the Lycoming County Fair and is home to the East Lycoming School District.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 363
1870 456 25.6%
1880 899 97.1%
1890 1,358 51.1%
1900 1,528 12.5%
1910 1,650 8.0%
1920 1,577 −4.4%
1930 1,868 18.5%
1940 1,947 4.2%
1950 2,095 7.6%
1960 2,218 5.9%
1970 2,249 1.4%
1980 2,174 −3.3%
1990 2,049 −5.7%
2000 2,220 8.3%
2010 2,128 −4.1%
Est. 2015 2,099 −1.4%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 2,220 people, 967 households, and 608 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,420.6 people per square mile (1,318.7/km2). There were 1,029 housing units at an average density of 1,585.5 per square mile (611.2/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.60% White, 0.18% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.18% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.81% of the population.

There were 967 households, out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.5% 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 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.9 males.

Hughesville, Pennsylvania street
A view down Main Street in Hughesville

The median income for a household in the borough was $29,361, and the median income for a family was $37,905. Males had a median income of $29,750 versus $20,794 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,271. About 4.0% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.


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