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Lanesboro, Pennsylvania
Borough
Starrucca Viaduct
Location of Lanesboro in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Lanesboro in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.
Lanesboro, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Lanesboro, Pennsylvania
Lanesboro, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Lanesboro, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Lanesboro, Pennsylvania
Lanesboro, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Established 1888
Area
 • Total 2.68 sq mi (6.95 km2)
 • Land 2.62 sq mi (6.78 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.17 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 506
 • Estimate 
(2019)
454
 • Density 173.48/sq mi (66.97/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip Code
18827, 18847
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-41336

Lanesboro is a borough in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 506 at the 2010 census.

History

Lanesboro was named for Martin Lane, an early settler who first called it Lanesville. The name was changed to Lanesboro by his son Jesse Lane. Lanesboro was incorporated as a borough in 1889.

The Starrucca Viaduct was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Geography

Lanesboro is located at 41°57′48″N 75°34′55″W / 41.96333°N 75.58194°W / 41.96333; -75.58194 (41.963293, -75.582034).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.66 square miles (6.9 km2), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2) of it is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) of it (2.26%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 348
1890 876 151.7%
1900 821 −6.3%
1910 771 −6.1%
1920 805 4.4%
1930 731 −9.2%
1940 637 −12.9%
1950 591 −7.2%
1960 502 −15.1%
1970 550 9.6%
1980 465 −15.5%
1990 659 41.7%
2000 588 −10.8%
2010 506 −13.9%
2019 (est.) 454 −10.3%
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2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 506 people, 217 households, and 122 families living in the borough. The population density was 194.6 people per square mile (75.1/km2). There were 243 housing units at an average density of 93.5 per square mile (36.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.4% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, and 2.4% from two or more races. Of the 217 households 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 36.9% of households were one person and 24.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.02.

The age distribution was 25.7% under the age of 18, 53.7% from 18 to 64, and 20.6% 65 or older. The median age was 42.5 years.

The median household income was $29,083 and the median family income was $35,179. Males had a median income of $31,141 versus $28,409 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,319. About 25.2% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.5% of those under age 18 and 40.9% of those age 65 or over.

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