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Snow Shoe, Pennsylvania
Borough
Former Presbyterian church
Former Presbyterian church
Location of Snow Shoe in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Snow Shoe in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
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Coordinates: 41°01′40″N 77°56′57″W / 41.02778°N 77.94917°W / 41.02778; -77.94917Coordinates: 41°01′40″N 77°56′57″W / 41.02778°N 77.94917°W / 41.02778; -77.94917
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Centre
Settled 1850
Incorporated (borough) 1907
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,601 ft (488 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 765
 • Estimate 
(2019)
765
 • Density 1,298.81/sq mi (501.50/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EDT
Zip code
16874
Area code(s) 814
FIPS code 42-71600

Snow Shoe is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 765 at the 2010 census.

According to tradition, Snow Shoe was so named when a pair of snowshoes were found at an Indian village near the present town site.

Geography

Snow Shoe is located at 41°1′40″N 77°56′57″W / 41.02778°N 77.94917°W / 41.02778; -77.94917 (41.027821, -77.949099).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 400
1910 643
1920 650 1.1%
1930 520 −20.0%
1940 578 11.2%
1950 670 15.9%
1960 714 6.6%
1990 800
2000 771 −3.6%
2010 765 −0.8%
2020 (est.) 670 −12.4%
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At the 2010 census there were 765 people, 290 households, and 216 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,286.9 people per square mile (496.9/km²). There were 333 housing units at an average density of 560.2 per square mile (216.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.6% White, 0.1% Asian, and 0.3% of two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.1%.

There were 290 households, 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.5% were non-families. 22.1% of households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.0 males.

The median household income was $48,789 and the median family income was $52,847. The per capita income for the borough was $21,225. About 2.1% of families and 2.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

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