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Encyclopedia > Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

Bellefonte is a borough in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 6,395 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Centre County.GR6 The town features many examples of Victorian architecture, as well as a natural spring, from which the town gets its name (bestowed by Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord during a land-speculation visit to central Pennsylvania in the 1790s). However the spring, which serves as the town's water supply, has been covered up to comply with DEP water purity laws (not, as is commonly believed, for fear of its being poisoned). This town also houses the courthouse for Centre county. Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Centre_County. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 493 pixelsFull resolution (2680 × 1652 pixel, file size: 79 KB, MIME type: image/png) Other versions Image:Map of Centre County, Pennsylvania. ... Centre County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... “State College” redirects here. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Centre County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The Carson Mansion is an example of a Victorian home in Eureka, California, USA The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ... Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Prince de Benevente (February 2, 1754 – May 17, 1838), the Prince of Diplomats [1] was a French diplomat. ... In most counties in the United States the local trial courts conduct their business in a centrally located courthouse which may also house the offices of the county treasurer, clerk and recorder and assessor. ...

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Geography

Downtown Bellefonte

Bellefonte is located at 40°54′53″N 77°46′29″W / 40.91472, -77.77472 (40.914684, -77.774756).GR1 Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.7 km² (1.8 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

Courthouse at night
Tallyrand Park along Spring Creek

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 6,395 people, 2,796 households, and 1,602 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,356.7/km² (3,510.1/mi²). There were 2,953 housing units at an average density of 626.5/km² (1,620.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.25% White, 0.91% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 870 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) | File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 870 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) | File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1296 × 972 pixel, file size: 246 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1296 × 972 pixel, file size: 246 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,796 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 35.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.84. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 21.1% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $33,216, and the median income for a family was $42,378. Males had a median income of $31,221 versus $23,442 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,659. About 8.6% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable natives and residents

George Grey Barnard, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1947 George Grey Barnard (May 24, 1863 - April 24, 1938) was an American sculptor. ... Henery Clifford Carlson (July 4, 1894 in Murray City, Ohio - November 1, 1964) was a well-known college mens basketball coach. ... This article is about the sport. ... Andrew Gregg Curtin (April 22, 1817 – October 7, 1894) was a U.S. lawyer and politician who served as Governor of Pennsylvania during the American Civil War. ... Jonathan Frakes (born August 19, 1952) is an American actor and director best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and David Xanatos on Disneys Gargoyles. ... Eric Robert Milton (born August 4, 1975 in State College, Pennsylvania) is an American left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Thomas M. Reynolds (born September 3, 1950) is a politician from the U.S. state of New York, currently representing the states 26th Congressional district (map) in the U.S. House. ... Jeremy Rose (born April 1, 1979 in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania) is an American Thoroughbred racehorse jockey. ... Monte Ward on a 1887-1890 Goodwin & Company baseball card (Old Judge (N172)). John Montgomery Ward (March 3, 1860 – March 4, 1925) was a 19th century Major League Baseball star pitcher, shortstop and manager. ...

References

    1. ^ [1969] (1979) in Reichler, Joseph L.: The Baseball Encyclopedia, 4th edition, New York: Macmillan Publishing. ISBN 0-02-578970-8. 

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The Bellefonte Central Railroad operated in Centre County, Pennsylvania, and was a transportation lifeline for the county’s lime and stone industry, and for the community of State College and the Pennsylvania State University.
It interchanged with the Pennsylvania Railroad at Bellefonte.
Bellefonte, the seat of Centre County, was the region's political, cultural, and economic hub in the nineteenth century.
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Bellefonte is a borough located in Centre County, Pennsylvania.
Bellefonte is located at 40°54'53" North, 77°46'29" West (40.914684, -77.774756)
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