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Orbisonia, Pennsylvania

Orbisonia is a borough in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 428 at the 2010 census.[3]

Orbisonia, Pennsylvania
Borough
The East Broad Top Railroad ran through Orbisonia, 1986
The East Broad Top Railroad ran through Orbisonia, 1986
Location of Orbisonia in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Orbisonia in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
Orbisonia is located in Pennsylvania
Orbisonia
Orbisonia
Location of Orbisonia in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
Orbisonia is located in the United States
Orbisonia
Orbisonia
Orbisonia (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°14′36″N 77°53′36″W / 40.24333°N 77.89333°W / 40.24333; -77.89333Coordinates: 40°14′36″N 77°53′36″W / 40.24333°N 77.89333°W / 40.24333; -77.89333
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyHuntingdon
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
 • Land0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total428
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
414
 • Density4,224.49/sq mi (1,637.72/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
17243
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-56928
Local phone exchanges: 447, 448
Keystone marker on Croghan Pike (US 522) in Orbisonia, July 2016

GeographyEdit

Orbisonia is located in southeastern Huntingdon County at 40°14′36″N 77°53′36″W / 40.24333°N 77.89333°W / 40.24333; -77.89333 (40.243345, -77.893362),[4] on the northeast side of Blacklog Creek, a tributary of Aughwick Creek and part of the Juniata River watershed. Orbisonia is bordered to the southwest by Rockhill, across Blacklog Creek. Blacklog Mountain confines the borough to the east.

U.S. Route 522 passes through Orbisonia, leading north 10 miles (16 km) to Mount Union and south 5 miles (8 km) to Shade Gap.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Orbisonia has a total area of 0.097 square miles (0.25 km2), all of it land.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1860188
1870177−5.9%
1880766332.8%
189096325.7%
1900653−32.2%
1910618−5.4%
192068210.4%
19307418.7%
1940729−1.6%
1950648−11.1%
1960643−0.8%
1970554−13.8%
1980506−8.7%
1990447−11.7%
2000425−4.9%
20104280.7%
Est. 2017414[2]−3.3%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 425 people, 198 households, and 109 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,790.2 people per square mile (1,823.3/km²). There were 217 housing units at an average density of 2,445.8 per square mile (930.9/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.06% White, 0.24% African American, 0.24% Native American, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

There were 198 households, out of which 24.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.9% were non-families. 44.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 29.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the borough, the population was spread out, with 22.8% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $25,000, and the median income for a family was $38,333. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,911. About 5.8% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 19.8% of those age 65 or over.

Public servicesEdit

Emergency servicesEdit

  • Orbisonia and Rockhill Volunteer Fire Company

Health careEdit

  • Southern Huntingdon County Medical Center

Postal servicesEdit

  • Orbisonia Post Office

Non-profit organizationsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Orbisonia borough, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  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. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. 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. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

External linksEdit

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