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Encyclopedia > Castanea, Pennsylvania

Castanea is a census-designated place located in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,189.


Castanea is located at 41°7'22" North, 77°25'57" West (41.122882, -77.432578)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.5 km˛ (1.4 mi˛). 3.5 km˛ (1.3 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.19% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,189 people, 497 households, and 357 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 342.6/km˛ (887.4/mi˛). There are 512 housing units at an average density of 147.5/km˛ (382.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 98.74% White, 0.08% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.67% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. 0.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 497 households out of which 26.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% are married couples living together, 6.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% are non-families. 21.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 2.77.

In the CDP the population is spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP is $33,519, and the median income for a family is $35,966. Males have a median income of $28,864 versus $20,529 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $15,133. 9.1% of the population and 6.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.7% of those under the age of 18 and 6.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.122882&longitude=_77.432578&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.122882&lon=_77.432578&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=_77.432578&lat=41.122882&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Home Fermenter's Digest May, 1984 (3036 words)
By 1868, Charles Fable had cleared the chestnut forest (castanea is the generic name for chestnut in botanical classification) leaving a grove of chestnut trees.
Concurrently the settlement of the town of Castanea was progressing in the Harvey's Gap area.
Business must have been booming for the Castanea Brewery with the expanding railroads, extensive lumber industry, mining, and the claypits which were located adjacent to the brewery; all bringing thirsty workers to the area.
Vascular Plants Technical Committee (3200 words)
The high number of Pennsylvania Endangered and Threatened plants may be attributable to the geographic position of Pennsylvania straddling a number of physiographic regions and the diversity of habitats found in the state.
Threats to the vascular flora of Pennsylvania are of 2 kinds: those threats that directly affect plants and their habitats and threats that impede study of the flora.
Integrated studies of the flora of Pennsylvania are hampered by the historic division of plant studies among major herbaria in the eastern, western, and central regions, and the lack of coordination among conservation organizations.
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