kids encyclopedia robot

McAdoo, Pennsylvania facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
McAdoo, Pennsylvania
St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church.
St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Location of McAdoo in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Location of McAdoo in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
McAdoo, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
McAdoo, Pennsylvania
McAdoo, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
McAdoo, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
McAdoo, Pennsylvania
McAdoo, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Incorporated 1896
 • Type Borough Council
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Land 0.35 sq mi (0.90 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
 • Total 2,300
 • Estimate 
 • Density 6,213.26/sq mi (2,399.47/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-45824

McAdoo is a borough and coal town in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States, 5 miles (8.0 km) south of Hazleton and 7 miles north of Tamaqua. McAdoo contains the picturesque Silver Brook Meadow. In the past, anthracite coal mining and a shirt factory, the McAdoo Manufacturing Company, provided gainful employment to the populace. The population was 2,300 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land. McAdoo's elevation is 1700 feet above sea level. It is on the crest of Broad Mountain and straddles the divide between the Delaware and Susquehanna watersheds. Route 309 is the main north-to-south thoroughfare.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 2,122
1910 3,389 59.7%
1920 4,674 37.9%
1930 5,239 12.1%
1940 5,127 −2.1%
1950 4,260 −16.9%
1960 3,560 −16.4%
1970 3,326 −6.6%
1980 2,940 −11.6%
1990 2,459 −16.4%
2000 2,274 −7.5%
2010 2,300 1.1%
2019 (est.) 2,156 −6.3%

At the 2000 census there were 2,274 people, 1,034 households, and 617 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,916.7 people per square mile (2,660.6/km2). There were 1,211 housing units at an average density of 3,683.4 per square mile (1,416.9/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.47% White, 0.09% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66%.

The most common ancestries in McAdoo are Polish (15.5%), Italian (14.1%), Slovak (10.6%), Irish (7.8%), and Greek (5.0%)

Of the 1,034 households, 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 37.1% of households were one person, and 20.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 23.3% 65 or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median household income was $25,721 and the median family income was $31,625. Males had a median income of $28,281 versus $21,096 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,723. About 9.1% of families and 14.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.7% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.



The Hazleton Area School District operates public schools, including the McAdoo-Kelayres Elementary-Middle School in McAdoo, which also serves Kelayres. All McAdoo residents are zoned to the Hazleton Area High School in Hazle Township.


STS bus route 45 runs between Pottsville and McAdoo via Tamaqua. On Wednesdays, the Hometown auction bus 47 runs from Pottsville via Frackville, Shenandoah, and Mahanoy City to Hometown and McAdoo. [1] Hazleton Public Transit bus route 20 runs via McAdoo to Kelayres. [2]

kids search engine
McAdoo, Pennsylvania Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.