Mansfield, Pennsylvania

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Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Borough
Mansfield as seen from U.S. Route 15
Mansfield as seen from U.S. Route 15
Mansfield, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°48′22″N 77°04′32″W / 41.80611°N 77.07556°W / 41.80611; -77.07556Coordinates: 41°48′22″N 77°04′32″W / 41.80611°N 77.07556°W / 41.80611; -77.07556
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyTioga
Settled1804
Incorporated (borough)1857
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Elevation1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total3,625
 • Density1,907.9/sq mi (739.8/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC)
Zip16933
Area code(s)570
WebsiteMansfield Chamber of Commerce
 
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Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Borough
Mansfield as seen from U.S. Route 15
Mansfield as seen from U.S. Route 15
Mansfield, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Mansfield, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°48′22″N 77°04′32″W / 41.80611°N 77.07556°W / 41.80611; -77.07556Coordinates: 41°48′22″N 77°04′32″W / 41.80611°N 77.07556°W / 41.80611; -77.07556
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyTioga
Settled1804
Incorporated (borough)1857
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (4.9 km2)
Elevation1,181 ft (360 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total3,625
 • Density1,907.9/sq mi (739.8/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC)
Zip16933
Area code(s)570
WebsiteMansfield Chamber of Commerce

Mansfield is a borough located in southern Tioga County, Pennsylvania, United States, in the Tioga River valley. It is situated at the intersection of U.S. Route 6 and U.S. Business Route 15, about 36 miles (58 km) southwest of Elmira, New York.

History[edit]

In 1800, an English settler from Rhode Island named Asa Mann cleared a large amount of forest, and in 1804 laid out the plan for a town on this estate—Mann's field. The borough was incorporated in 1857. In the same year, the Mansfield Classical Seminary was founded, which became a state normal school in 1862 and is today Mansfield University of Pennsylvania.

Mansfield claims to be the place where the first night football game was played under electric lights, on September 28, 1892. It sponsors an annual festival which celebrates the 1890s.[1]

The number of people living here in 1900 amounted to 1,847, and in 1910, 1,654. The population was 3,411 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the borough had an estimated population of 3,463. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 3,625.

The Mansfield Armory was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991.[2]

Geography[edit]

Mansfield is located at 41°48′27″N 77°4′42″W / 41.80750°N 77.07833°W / 41.80750; -77.07833 (41.807383, -77.078409).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2), all of it land.

Mansfield is surrounded by Richmond Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1860351
187061675.5%
18801,611161.5%
18901,7629.4%
19001,8474.8%
19101,645−10.9%
19201,609−2.2%
19301,7559.1%
19401,8807.1%
19502,65741.3%
19602,6780.8%
19704,11453.6%
19803,322−19.3%
19903,5386.5%
20003,411−3.6%
20103,6256.3%
Est. 20123,6280.1%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,411 people, 957 households, and 467 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,815.2 people per square mile (700.5/km²). There were 1,012 housing units at an average density of 538.5 per square mile (207.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.35% White, 4.16% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.00% of the population.

There were 957 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.2% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out with 13.1% under the age of 18, 50.2% from 18 to 24, 15.3% from 25 to 44, 12.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $39,420. Males had a median income of $26,858 versus $18,693 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $11,042. About 10.0% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.7% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

Education[edit]

Warren L. Miller Elementary School
Mansfield Jr./Sr. High School
The New Covenant Academy
Mansfield University of Pennsylvania

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1890s Weekend". 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "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.