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Summerville, Pennsylvania
Borough
Houses along Redbank Creek
Houses along Redbank Creek
Location of Summerville in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Summerville in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.
Summerville, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Summerville, Pennsylvania
Summerville, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Summerville, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Summerville, Pennsylvania
Summerville, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
Settled 1812
Incorporated March 15, 1887
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation
1,152 ft (351 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 504
 • Density 812.33/sq mi (313.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
15864
Area code(s) 814
FIPS code 42-75168

Summerville is a borough in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 528 at the 2010 census.

History

It was named after Summers Baldwin, the first settler in the area. It was formerly known as Troy. The borough was incorporated in 1887.

Geography

Summerville is located at 41°06′59″N 79°11′18″W / 41.116428°N 79.188391°W / 41.116428; -79.188391.

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 348
1890 338 −2.9%
1900 380 12.4%
1910 609 60.3%
1920 1,199 96.9%
1930 1,202 0.3%
1940 1,009 −16.1%
1950 933 −7.5%
1960 895 −4.1%
1970 859 −4.0%
1980 830 −3.4%
1990 675 −18.7%
2000 525 −22.2%
2010 528 0.6%
2020 504 −4.5%
Sources:

At the 2000 census, there were 525 people, 209 households and 158 families residing in the borough. The population density was 843.6 per square mile (326.9/km2). There were 241 housing units at an average density of 387.2 per square mile (150.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.10% White, 0.57% Native American, and 1.33% from two or more races.

There were 209 households, of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.9% 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 2.88.

20.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

The median household income was $30,909 and the median family income was $38,000. Males had a median income of $26,792 compared with $18,409 for females. The per capita income was $16,745. About 3.2% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Christ's Dominion Academy, a private Christian school, is located in the borough.

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