S.N.P.J., Pennsylvania

S.N.P.J. is a borough in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2020 Census, the borough had a population of 18.

S.N.P.J., Pennsylvania
Welcome sign along Pennsylvania Route 108
Welcome sign along Pennsylvania Route 108
Location in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
Location in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania
S.N.P.J. is located in Pennsylvania
S.N.P.J.
S.N.P.J.
Location in Pennsylvania
S.N.P.J. is located in the United States
S.N.P.J.
S.N.P.J.
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°55′44″N 80°29′55″W / 40.92889°N 80.49861°W / 40.92889; -80.49861Coordinates: 40°55′44″N 80°29′55″W / 40.92889°N 80.49861°W / 40.92889; -80.49861
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLawrence
Established1978
Government
 • MayorGerald Sankovich
Area
 • Total0.78 sq mi (2.01 km2)
 • Land0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Highest elevation
[2] (northeast corner)
1,250 ft (380 m)
Lowest elevation
[2] (tributary to Sugar Creek)
1,055 ft (322 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total18
 • Density25.37/sq mi (9.80/km2)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EDT)
Area code(s)724
FIPS code42-71620
GNIS feature ID2390560
Websitesnpjrec.com

S.N.P.J. stands for "Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota" (Slovene National Benefit Society), a fraternal society and financial co-operative based in North Fayette, Pennsylvania (mailing address is Imperial, Pennsylvania).

The society applied to have their 500-acre (200 ha) recreation center in western Pennsylvania designated as a separate municipality in 1977. The S.N.P.J. borough was created so that the society could, among other things, get its own liquor license. North Beaver Township, the municipality in which the center was originally located, restricted the sale of alcohol on Sundays (blue law).

S.N.P.J. once had the distinction of being the least-populated borough in the state (but not municipality; East Fork Road District, population 14, was less populous) until a mine fire beneath Centralia made that borough unsafe to live in.

GeographyEdit

S.N.P.J. is located at 40°55′44″N 80°29′55″W / 40.92889°N 80.49861°W / 40.92889; -80.49861 (40.928916, -80.498828).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), with 20 acres (8.1 ha; 0.031 sq mi) of the area covered by water.

It is more of a recreation complex than a community, and has 60 rental cabins, 115 mobile home slots, and an artificial lake. It is open to the public as a summertime resort and facility for bingo, weddings, and dances. Members of the society get a discount on the events.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
198016
199012−25.0%
20001416.7%
20101935.7%
202018−5.3%
Sources:[4][5][6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Hickory Run Topo Map, Lawrence County PA (Bessemer Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  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. ^ "U.S. Census website". 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. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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