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Laurel Run, Pennsylvania
Borough
A view of Wilkes-Barre from Giants Despair Mountain (in Laurel Run)
A view of Wilkes-Barre from Giants Despair Mountain (in Laurel Run)
Location of Laurel Run in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Location of Laurel Run in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Laurel Run, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Laurel Run, Pennsylvania
Laurel Run, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Laurel Run, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Laurel Run, Pennsylvania
Laurel Run, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Incorporated 1881
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 5.10 sq mi (13.21 km2)
 • Land 5.10 sq mi (13.21 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 500
 • Estimate 
(2019)
509
 • Density 99.78/sq mi (38.53/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-41848

Laurel Run is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 500 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Laurel Run is located at 41°13′2″N 75°50′29″W / 41.21722°N 75.84139°W / 41.21722; -75.84139 (41.217222, -75.841456).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 696
1900 696 0.0%
1910 790 13.5%
1920 774 −2.0%
1930 944 22.0%
1940 1,057 12.0%
1950 858 −18.8%
1960 855 −0.3%
1970 327 −61.8%
1980 725 121.7%
1990 708 −2.3%
2000 723 2.1%
2010 500 −30.8%
2019 (est.) 509 1.8%
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At the 2000 census there were 723 people, 277 households, and 188 families living in the borough. The population density was 140.9 people per square mile (54.4/km2). There were 292 housing units at an average density of 56.9 per square mile (22.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.45% White, 0.28% African American, 0.14% Native American, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.28% of the population.

There were 277 households, 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.4% of households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01.

The age distribution was 19.4% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 112.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 113.6 males.

The median household income was $35,781 and the median family income was $40,455. Males had a median income of $28,611 versus $24,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,066. About 8.8% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.0% of those under age 18 and 11.8% of those age 65 or over.

Events

Laurel Run is home to the oldest continuing motorsports event in Pennsylvania. Since 1906, the annual Giants Despair Hillclimb has challenged motorists to race uphill on a mile of East Northampton Street.


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