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Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
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Location of Lenhartsville in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Lenhartsville in Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Berks
Area
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Land 0.18 sq mi (0.48 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
381 ft (116 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 165
 • Estimate 
(2019)
171
 • Density 924.32/sq mi (357.00/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
19534
Area code(s) 610 Exchange: 562
FIPS code 42-42688

Lenhartsville is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 165 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Lenhartsville is located in northern Berks County at 40°34′24″N 75°53′12″W / 40.57333°N 75.88667°W / 40.57333; -75.88667 (40.573438, -75.886717), in the valley of Maiden Creek. It is surrounded by Greenwich Township but is separate from it.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lenhartsville has a total area of 0.14 square miles (0.35 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 2.75%, is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 161
1890 152 −5.6%
1900 144 −5.3%
1910 153 6.3%
1920 144 −5.9%
1930 204 41.7%
1940 211 3.4%
1950 229 8.5%
1960 209 −8.7%
1970 220 5.3%
1980 200 −9.1%
1990 195 −2.5%
2000 173 −11.3%
2010 165 −4.6%
2019 (est.) 171 3.6%
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At the 2000 census there were 173 people, 78 households, and 47 families living in the borough. The population density was 1,296.6 people per square mile (513.8/km²). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 614.6 per square mile (243.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58%. Historically there is a large Pennsylvania Dutch population.

There were 78 households, 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 28.2% of households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.73.

The age distribution was 17.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median household income was $36,071 and the median family income was $36,964. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,998. About 9.4% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 8.3% of those sixty five or over.

History

Heinrich (Henry) Lenhart, 1773–1837, son of Jacob Lenhart, is considered the founder of Lenhartsville, on land once owned by his grandfather Johan Peter Lenhart.

The Lenhart Farm was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.

Transportation

The Interstate 78/U.S. Route 22 freeway passes just north of the borough, with access from Exit 35 (Pennsylvania Route 143). I-78/US 22 leads east 23 miles (37 km) to Allentown and west 59 miles (95 km) to Harrisburg. PA 143 leads south 8 miles (13 km) via Pennsylvania Route 662 to U.S. Route 222 between Kutztown and Reading, and northeast 13 miles (21 km) to New Tripoli.

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