Abbottstown, Pennsylvania

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Abbottstown, Pennsylvania
Borough
U.S. Route 30 in Abbottstown
Map showing Abbottstown in Adams County
Map showing Adams County in Pennsylvania
Abbottstown, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Abbottstown
Location in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°53′08″N 76°59′10″W / 39.88556°N 76.98611°W / 39.88556; -76.98611Coordinates: 39°53′08″N 76°59′10″W / 39.88556°N 76.98611°W / 39.88556; -76.98611
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAdams
Settled1753
Incorporated1835
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation564 ft (172 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,011
 • Density1,592.2/sq mi (614.8/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code17301
Area code(s)717
Websiteabbottstownpa.net
 
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Abbottstown, Pennsylvania
Borough
U.S. Route 30 in Abbottstown
Map showing Abbottstown in Adams County
Map showing Adams County in Pennsylvania
Abbottstown, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Abbottstown
Location in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°53′08″N 76°59′10″W / 39.88556°N 76.98611°W / 39.88556; -76.98611Coordinates: 39°53′08″N 76°59′10″W / 39.88556°N 76.98611°W / 39.88556; -76.98611
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyAdams
Settled1753
Incorporated1835
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation564 ft (172 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total1,011
 • Density1,592.2/sq mi (614.8/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code17301
Area code(s)717
Websiteabbottstownpa.net

Abbottstown is a borough in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,011 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

Abbottstown is named for John Abbott, who founded it in 1753.[2] The John Abbott House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[3]

In 1950 Abbottstown had a population of 538.[4]

Geography[edit]

Abbottstown is located at 39°53′8″N 76°59′10″W / 39.88556°N 76.98611°W / 39.88556; -76.98611 (39.885621, -76.986120).[5]

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[edit]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 905 people, 323 households, and 254 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,592.2 people per square mile (613.0/km²). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 608.7 per square mile (234.4/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.25% White, 0.22% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.87% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.52% of the population.

There were 323 households out of which 43.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the borough the population is spread out over several age groups, with 29.5% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 36.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $49,063, and the median income for a family was $52,578. Males had a median income of $31,736 versus $24,083 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,246. About 1.6% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.8% of those under age 18 and 1.7% of those age 65 or over.

In 2010 Abbottstown had a population of 1,011. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 88.4% non-Hispanic white, 1.4% black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.0% Asian, 1.2% reporting two or more races and 9.4% Hispanic or Latino.[7]

Restaurants[edit]

The oldest restaurant in Abbottstown is the Altland House located on the small town's square. It has services for everything from rooms to rent, a formal dining area upstairs, and the Underside for a more casual atmosphere.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Abbottstown borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. p. 22. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica Atlas, 1959 Edition, p. 298.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ 2010 population report for Abbottstown, Pennsylvania
  8. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1967. 
  9. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1897-1995. Marquis Who's Who. 1999. 

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