Beavertown, Snyder County, Pennsylvania
|— Borough —|
|• Mayor||Cloyd W. Wagner|
|• Total||0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)|
|Elevation||650 ft (200 m)|
|• Density||1,132.9/sq mi (436.2/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC)|
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.
Beavertown is surrounded by Beaver Township.
As of the census of 2000, there were 870 people, 364 households, and 256 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,132.9 people per square mile (436.2/km²). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 513.0 per square mile (197.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.62% White, 0.11% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.
There were 364 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the borough the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $36,146, and the median income for a family was $43,088. Males had a median income of $30,515 versus $20,952 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,792. About 3.1% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.
Beavertown is governed by a council of seven elected officials. The Borough Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m., except August, when it will be held the first Tuesday, at the Borough Office, Beavertown Borough Building, 111 West Walnut Street Beavertown, Pa. 17813 570-658-2482
The Beavertown Polling place is the Beavertown Borough Building. The Snyder County Election Calendar follows the state's calendar. Nomination Petitions can be obtained at the Commissioners Office in the Snyder County Courthouse.
Beavertown is in the 82nd Legislative District for the Pennsylvania General Assembly held by C. Adam Harris whose office is located on Main St., Middleburg. Pennsylvania Senate District 27 is held by Senator John Gordner. Beavertown is in the United States House of Representatives 10th District held by Rep. Tom Marino. Pennsylvania is represented in the United States Senate by Senator Bob Casey, Jr. and Senator Patrick Toomey.
Beavertown Community Library is a public library that is part of the Snyder County Library system. It is located 111 W. Walnut Street, Beavertown. (570)-658-3437 Patrons have free use of the PA Power Library and Access Pennsylvania which provide extensive online resources for children and adults. There are also branches of the library system in the Community Building in Middleburg and on Library Lane in McClure.
Snyder County Historical Society 30 East Market St., Middleburg, PA.17842 570-837-6191 Museum and Library Research services are provided for a fee.
The State Library of Pennsylvania Commonwealth & Walnut Sts., Harrisburg, PA. This library provides information for State Government and citizens, collects and preserves Pennsylvania's written heritage through materials published for, by, and about Pennsylvania.
Beavertown was originally called Swifttown. It was named after John Swift who settled there having received a grant for the land in 1760. He sold the land to Jacob Lechner. He named the town after Swift. Captain Fredrick Evans surveyed the land into lots in 1810. When the first post office was opened in 1830, it was renamed Beavertown after the local mammals.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- The Writings of Agnes Selin Schoch, reprinted by Snyder County Times, February 23, 2008.
- The Beavertown News—Town Newspaper