Denver, Pennsylvania

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Borough of Denver
Settlement
Bucher's Mill Covered Bridge Full Side 3008px.jpg
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLancaster
Elevation394 ft (120.1 m)
Coordinates40°14′02″N 76°08′14″W / 40.23389°N 76.13722°W / 40.23389; -76.13722
Area1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 - land1.3 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population3,332 (2000)
Density2,550.8 / sq mi (984.9 / km2)
MayorAdam L. Webber [1]
TimezoneEST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code17517
Area code717 Exchanges: 335, 336
Location of Denver in Lancaster County
Location of Denver in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
 
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Coordinates: 40°14′02″N 76°08′14″W / 40.23389°N 76.13722°W / 40.23389; -76.13722
Borough of Denver
Settlement
Bucher's Mill Covered Bridge Full Side 3008px.jpg
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLancaster
Elevation394 ft (120.1 m)
Coordinates40°14′02″N 76°08′14″W / 40.23389°N 76.13722°W / 40.23389; -76.13722
Area1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 - land1.3 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population3,332 (2000)
Density2,550.8 / sq mi (984.9 / km2)
MayorAdam L. Webber [1]
TimezoneEST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code17517
Area code717 Exchanges: 335, 336
Location of Denver in Lancaster County
Location of Denver in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Denver is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,332 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Founded by Hans Bucher, a Swiss immigrant, in 1735. Soon after it was called Bucher's Thal. In the 1800s a train station was built and the town was renamed Union Station. Residents were growing weary of being referred to as a train station so in 1881, after researching post offices in the country, Adam Brubaker found only one named Denver. On November 1, 1881 the town was officially renamed Denver.[2]

The Butcher's Mill Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[3]

Geography[edit]

Denver is located at 40°14′2″N 76°8′14″W / 40.23389°N 76.13722°W / 40.23389; -76.13722 (40.233859, -76.137088).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1910933
19201,12520.6%
19301,2036.9%
19401,42818.7%
19501,65816.1%
19601,87513.1%
19702,24819.9%
19802,018−10.2%
19902,86141.8%
20003,33216.5%
20103,86115.9%
Est. 20123,8660.1%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 3,332 people, 1,266 households, and 944 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,550.8 people per square mile (982.1/km²). There were 1,298 housing units at an average density of 993.7 per square mile (382.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.79% White, 0.81% Black or African American, 0.99% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.66% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 2.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,266 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $49,085, and the median income for a family was $53,125. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $23,715 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,706. About 4.5% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.4% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Denver Borough is served by the Cocalico School District.

Elementary[edit]

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High[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.denverboro.net/denverboro/cwp/view.asp?a=1070&q=595234&denverboroNav=. Retrieved 2010-06-09.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Borough of Denver". Denver Borough. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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