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Mount Wolf, Pennsylvania
Warehouses by the depot
Warehouses by the depot
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in York County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County York
Settled 1867
Incorporated 1910
 • Type Borough Council
 • Total 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
374 ft (114 m)
 • Total 1,393
 • Density 2,790/sq mi (1,080/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
Area code(s) 717
Website Mount Wolf Borough website

Mount Wolf is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,393 at the 2010 census.


Mount Wolf is located at 40°3′46″N 76°42′20″W / 40.06278°N 76.70556°W / 40.06278; -76.70556 (40.062794, -76.705587).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


The beginning for the area was in the early 19th century, as a mid-way train stop between Emigsville, Liverpool (now Manchester) and New Holland (now Saginaw). The station was first called Mount Campbell in honor of Thomas Campbell, who was instrumental in urging rail completion to Harrisburg. In the late 1850s, the station and post office were later known as Mount Wolf after George H. Wolf, who was the store and warehouse owner, stationmaster and postmaster. Mount Wolf became incorporated as a self-governing borough on August 23, 1910.

In April 2011, the Mount Wolf Centennial Committee received second place recognition in the 2011 Borough News Municipal Website contest for the population category under 2,500 from the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. In September 2011, the Mount Wolf Centennial Committee received the "Community Award - Government/Civic Organization", at the annual board meeting of the York County Heritage Trust.

The current Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, is from Mount Wolf and is a descendant of whom the town is named.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 148
1920 688
1930 999 45.2%
1940 970 −2.9%
1950 1,164 20.0%
1960 1,514 30.1%
1970 1,811 19.6%
1980 1,517 −16.2%
1990 1,365 −10.0%
2000 1,373 0.6%
2010 1,393 1.5%
Est. 2015 1,382 −0.8%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,373 people, 548 households, and 396 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,530.6 people per square mile (981.7/km²). There were 570 housing units at an average density of 1,050.6 per square mile (407.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.01% White, 1.24% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.60% of the population.

There were 548 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.6% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the borough the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $42,135, and the median income for a family was $47,813. Males had a median income of $35,268 versus $25,859 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,760. About 2.5% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.1% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

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