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Ringtown, Pennsylvania
Borough
Main Street in Ringtown, looking west
Main Street in Ringtown, looking west
Location of Ringtown in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Ringtown in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.
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Coordinates: 40°51′27″N 76°14′01″W / 40.85750°N 76.23361°W / 40.85750; -76.23361Coordinates: 40°51′27″N 76°14′01″W / 40.85750°N 76.23361°W / 40.85750; -76.23361
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Settled 1833
Incorporated 1909
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Land 0.44 sq mi (1.14 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 818
 • Estimate 
(2019)
756
 • Density 1,726.03/sq mi (665.81/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
17967
Area code(s) 570 Exchange: 889
FIPS code 42-65000

Ringtown is a borough in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is approximately 5 miles north northwest of Shenandoah and 17 miles west southwest of Hazleton. Other nearby towns and boroughs include Zion Grove, Pattersonvill and Nuremberg.

Geography

Ringtown is located at 40°51′27″N 76°14′1″W / 40.85750°N 76.23361°W / 40.85750; -76.23361 (40.857604, -76.233718).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), which is all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 723
1920 785 8.6%
1930 899 14.5%
1940 910 1.2%
1950 835 −8.2%
1960 849 1.7%
1970 880 3.7%
1980 837 −4.9%
1990 853 1.9%
2000 826 −3.2%
2010 818 −1.0%
2019 (est.) 756 −7.6%
Sources:

At the 2000 census, there were 826 people, 319 households and 231 families living in the borough. The population density was 1,869.1 per square mile (721.7/km2). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 769.4 per square mile (297.1/km2). The racial make-up of the borough was 98.79% White, 0.12% African American, 0.48% Asian and 0.61% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61%.

Of the 319 households, 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.3% were non-families. Of all households, 23.2% were one person and 12.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

The age distribution was 24.7% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64 and 20.7% 65 or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males. le The median household income was $36,563 and the median family income was $43,125. Males had a median income of $32,685 and females $22,000. The per capita income was $20,345. About 2.6% of families and 4.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Danny Litwhiler, baseball player and coach
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