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Encyclopedia > Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Carbon County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 13, 1843
Seat Jim Thorpe
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,003 km² (387 mi²)
 sq mi ( km²)
16 km² (6 mi²), 1.06%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

58,802
60/km² 
Website: www.carboncounty.com

Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 58,802. Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Carbon_County. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Jim Thorpe is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... 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. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... 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. ...


Carbon County marks the northern border of the Lehigh Valley region of the state and is considered part of the state's Coal Region, though the eastern and northeastern section is considered part of the Pocono Mountains region. Most consider lower Carbon County, including Palmerton and Lehighton areas, as part of the Lehigh Valley. Counties comprising the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pennsylvania The Lehigh Valley (also known simply as The Valley) is a region in eastern Pennsylvania, in the United States. ... Counties of the Coal Region of Pennsylvania, known for anthracite mining. ... Pennsylvanias Pocono region counties The Pocono Mountains region is a mountainous region of about 2,400 square miles (6,200 km²) located in northeastern Pennsylvania. ...


Its county seat is Jim Thorpe6. A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Jim Thorpe is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

Contents

Law And Government

Pennsylvania State Senate

The Pennsylvania State Senate is the upper house of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislative branch of Pennsylvania government. ... Raphael John Musto (Born March 30, 1929) was a Democrat member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

  • Keith R. McCall, Democrat, Pennsylvania's 122nd Representative District

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Pennsylvania General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...

United States House of Representatives

The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress; the other is the Senate. ... Paul E. Kanjorski (b. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Pennsylvanias 11th congressional district is an immensely safe seat for the Democrats. ...

United States Senate

Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the bicameral United States Congress, the... Arlen J. Specter (born February 12, 1930) is a United States Senator from Pennsylvania. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The name Bob Casey may refer to: Robert P. Casey, the 41st Governor of Pennsylvania Robert Patrick Casey, Jr. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...

History

Carbon County was created on March 13, 1843 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties and was named for the extensive deposits of coal in the region. is the 72nd day of the year (73rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Northampton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, named for President James Monroe. ... Coal Coal (IPA: ) is a fossil fuel formed in swamp ecosystems where plant remains were saved by water and mud from oxidization and biodegradation. ...


Carbon County is the location of the trials and executions of the controversial Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had been accused of terrorizing the region. For the movie, see The Molly Maguires (film). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,003 km² (387 mi²). 987 km² (381 mi²) of it is land and 16 km² (6 mi²) of it (1.60%) is water. 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. ...


Adjacent counties

Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed Seat Wilkes-Barre Area  - Total  - Water 2,349 km² (907 mi²) 42 km² (16 mi²) 1. ... Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, named for President James Monroe. ... Northampton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Lehigh County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Schuylkill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania on the Schuylkill River. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 58,802 people, 23,701 households, and 16,424 families residing in the county. The population density was 60/km² (154/mi²). There were 30,492 housing units at an average density of 31/km² (80/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.82% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.4% were of German, 10.1% Irish, 9.2% Italian, 7.9% American, 6.6% Slovak, 6.0% Polish and 5.8% Pennsylvania German ancestry according to Census 2000. 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 following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The Pennsylvania Dutch (perhaps more strictly Pennsylvania Deitsch or Pennsylvanian German) are the descendants of German immigrants who came to Pennsylvania prior to 1800. ... The United States 2000 Census, 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. ...


There were 23,701 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93. 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 county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.


Municipalities

Map of Carbon County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
Map of Carbon County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Carbon County: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... List of cities in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ...


Boroughs

Beaver Meadows is a borough located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Bowmanstown is a borough located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... East Side is a borough located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Jim Thorpe is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Lansford is a borough located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Lehighton is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, 86 miles (138 km) north by west of Philadelphia. ... Nesquehoning is a borough located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Palmerton is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Parryville is a borough located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Summit Hill is a borough located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Weatherly is a borough located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Mauch Chunk. ... Weissport is a borough located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ...

Townships

Banks Township is a township located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... East Penn Township is a township located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Franklin Township is a township located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Kidder Township is a township located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Lausanne Township is a township located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Lehigh Township is a township located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Lower Towamensing Township is a township located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Mahoning Township is a township in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Packer Township is a township located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Penn Forest Township is a township located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Towamensing Township is a township located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ...

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

Map of Carbon County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts
Map of Carbon County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Tresckow is a census-designated place located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Weissport East is a census-designated place located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Education

Community, Junior and Technical Colleges

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College - Carbon Campus, Nesquehoning

Public School Districts

  • Hazleton Area School District (also in Luzerne and Schuylkill Counties)
  • Jim Thorpe Area School District
  • Lehighton Area School District
  • Palmerton Area School District
  • Panther Valley School District (also in Schuylkill County)
  • Weatherly Area School District

Panther Valley School District is a school district located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania in the United States. ...

Recreation

There are three Pennsylvania state parks in Carbon County. This is a list of state parks in Pennsylvania. ...

Beltzville State Park is a 2973 acre (12. ... Lehigh Gorge State Park PA State Park Page Category: ... Lehigh River watershed Forest Scene on the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania. ... Luzerne County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Hickory Run State Park is located in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. ...

External links

  • Carbon County official website

Coordinates: 40°55′N 75°42′W / 40.92, -75.70 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Carbon County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (558 words)
Carbon County marks the northern border of the Lehigh Valley region of the state and is considered part of the state's Coal Region, though the eastern and northeastern section is considered part of the Pocono Mountain Region.
Carbon County was created on March 13, 1843 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties and was named for the extensive deposits of coal in the region.
Carbon County is the location of the trials and executions of the controversial Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had been accused of terrorizing the region.
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