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Lanesboro, Pennsylvania
Borough
HAER-Starrucca 1.jpg
Starrucca Viaduct
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Susquehanna
Area 2.66 sq mi (6.9 km²)
 - land 2.6 sq mi (7 km²)
 - water 0.06 sq mi (0 km²), 2.26%
Population 506 (2010)
Density 194.6 /sq mi (75.1 /km²)
Established 1888
Mayor Chris Maby
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip Code 18827, 18847
Area code 570

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%
Est. 2015 479 −5.3%
Sources:

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 588 people, 248 households, and 149 families residing in the borough. The population density was 230.6 people per square mile (89.0/km²). There were 278 housing units at an average density of 109.0 per square mile (42.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.79% White, 0.17% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.68% of the population.

There were 248 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 25.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 20.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,727, and the median income for a family was $34,844. Males had a median income of $30,750 versus $20,577 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,873. About 9.7% of families and 19.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 28.3% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 506 people, 217 households, and 122 families residing 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.

There were 217 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 24.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 53.7% from 18 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.5 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $29,083, and the median income for a family 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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