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Freeburg is a borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 584 at the 2000 census. Snyder County is a county located in the 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. ...

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

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Geography

Freeburg is located at 40°45′48″N, 76°56′21″W (40.763432, -76.939228)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 km² (0.3 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

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 584 people, 242 households, and 171 families residing in the borough. The population density was 805.3/km² (2,066.6/mi²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 342.0/km² (877.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.32% White, 0.34% African American, 0.17% Asian, and 0.17% from two or more races. 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. ...


There were 242 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.3% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.86. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $30,729, and the median income for a family was $40,357. Males had a median income of $29,821 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,893. About 4.5% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 8.7% 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. ...


Government

Freeburg is governed by a seven member elected borough council. The Borough Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Freeburg/Washington Township School Building. There is also an elected mayor, a tax collector and a Water and Sewer Authority representative.


Subdivisions are reviewed by the Freeburg Borough Council and Snyder County Planning Commission and approved by the Borough Council.


The Freeburg Polling place is the Freeburg Community Building. The Snyder County Election Calendar follows the state's calendar. Nomination Petitions (for party members) and Nomination Papers (for Independents) can be obtained at the Commissioners Office in the Snyder County Courthouse. [1]


Libraries

The Selinsgrove Community Library is a public library that is part of the Snyder County Library system. Patrons have free use of the PA Power Library and Access Pennsylvania which provide extensive online resources for children and adults. The library is on the corner of High Street and Pine Street, one block west of Market Street in downtown Selinsgrove. It offers specialized reading programs for children year round. Some programs are also provided for adults.


Snyder County Historical Society 30 East Market St., Middleburg, PA.17842 570-837-6191 and Library Research services are provided for a fee.


Degenstein Community Library 40 South Fifth Street, Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA 17801 570-286-2461


The State Library of Pennsylvania Commonwealth & Walnut Sts., Harrisburg, PA. This library provides information for State Government and citizens, collects and preserves Pennsylvania's written heritage through materials published for, by, and about Pennsylvania.


Schools

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

Selinsgrove Area School District is the local public school. There are approximately 2900 students clustered on a campus located in Selinsgrove borough. Selinsgrove Area High School has about 960 students in grades 9-12. The Selinsgrove Area Middle School serves students in grades 6-8 using a team teaching approach. Selinsgrove Area Intermediate School has students grades 3-5. Primary grades are at Selinsgrove Area Elementary School. Kindergarten is located at Jackson Penn School. Public school busing is provided. Image File history File links Map_of_Snyder_County_Pennsylvania_School_Districts. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Snyder_County_Pennsylvania_School_Districts. ... Selinsgrove Area High School is a public school located in Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania. ... Selinsgrove Area Intermediate School is a public school located in Selinsgrove, Snyder County, Pennsylvania. ...


The district is providing All Day Kindergarten in 2007-2008. Officials are using this as an opportunity to further consolidate the district by renovating and enlarging Selinsgrove Elementary School and closing Jackson-Penn Elementary School.


Enrollment in the district is declining and is projected to continue to decline for the next decade. [2] [3]


In 2005, Standard & Poors reported the district's student teacher ratio was 15.9 to 1.[4]


SUN Area Career & Technology Center New Berlin, Union County, PA 17855 (570) 966-1031. SUN Tech is a regional school that provides area students with skills needed to compete in today’s job market and receive consideration for advanced college placement. SUN Tech also offers adult education classes, vocational education, and technical career training, serving over 1500 people annually. ISO9001 and Middle States Accredited. SUN Tech was presented with the Significant Achievement Award in Education for raising their Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program criteria score to 648 points, a 345 point increase from 303 points in August, 2000.


Residents also have a wide selection of alternative schools. By law, the local public school must provide transportation to schools within 10 miles of the borders of the school district at no charge to the student.


St Monica School 109 Market Street, Sunbury, PA 17801 Northumberland County Phone: (570) 286-5983 is a parochial school providing a first class education to grades: PreK through 8th grade. Their enrollment is about 180. Noncatholics regularly seek admission to this school.


Sunbury Christian Academy 135 Spruce Hollow Road, Northumberland, PA 17857. (570) 473-7592 An Association of Christian Schools International member offering pre Kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum. The Academy is a state approved Christian school. All the teachers are certified. This program is highly respected in the area as a sound alternative to the public system. Busing is provided from seven area school districts.


Northumberland Christian Academy 351 Fifth Street Northumberland, PA 17857 570-473-9786. NCS was founded in 1972 and is a ministry of the First Regular Baptist Church of Northumberland, Pa. The school offers a full educational program for students from preschool through high school.


SusQ-Cyber Charter School provides students in grades 9-12 with an electronically delivered accredited high school curriculum.


21st Century Cyber Charter School A state accredited, diploma granting school serving Pennsylvania students in grades 6 through 12. As with all charter schools it is funded by the state of Pennsylvania. There is no fee to attend. Modifications are made to suit individual student learning styles, varying academic levels and scheduling needs, among others. Most classes are offered in honors, college prep, and career paths. All of the classes are designed to help prepare the students for standardized tests such as the PSSAs.


Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation - CPDLF K - 12 program. CPDLF engages its students in a highly motivational, student-centered, educational program that relies on basic educational principles while utilizing the latest information and communications technology to promote student achievement while fostering higher-order-thinking and problem-solving skills. The Central Pennsylvania Digital Learning Foundation interacts with students via technology but also uses technology to teach students to conduct in-depth research, to collaborate with other students and faculty, and to seek guidance from experts around the world.


The Pennsylvania Distance & Electronic Learning Academy (PDELA) offers a complete K-12 academic program to assist families that want to educate their children at home.


The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School provides a free and appropriate course of study to the children of Pennsylvania families. The school provides a high-quality, accredited courses of study, certified teachers, and state-of-the-art technology. PA Cyber has established the highest standards of student achievement and educational standards using both technology and regular contact among students, parents and staff. Parents of cyber school students do not pay tuition. The public school district where the student resides pays tuition with state and local tax money through a state formula.


Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit 16 serves the region from Montandon, Union County, PA.


Triangle Tech Sunbury School located in Upper Augusta Township on Rt. 890 just off of Route 61. (570) 988-0700. A two-year college that awards associate degrees and courses toward a bachelor's program. Has about 200 students.


Empire Beauty School Orchard Hills Plaza RTE 11 & 15, Shamokin Dam, PA. (570) 743-1410. This school provides an accredited and licensed program to prepare students for a career in cosmetology.


Bucknell University a private university located in Lewisburg, PA. (570) 577-2000. Bucknell University is a private university located along the Susquehanna River in the rolling countryside of Central Pennsylvania in the town of Lewisburg, 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. ...


Susquehanna University a private school located in Selinsgrove, PA. (570) 374-0101. Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating undergraduate students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Snyder County Government directory
  2. ^ SASD Demographic report
  3. ^ PreK-12 school statistics Enrollment Projections
  4. ^ [1] School Matters report on Selinsgrove Area School District, Standard & Poors.

External links

  • Property Tax/ Rent Rebate Program is available to citizens with incomes up to $40,000 per year. Seniors 65 years of age or older, widows or widowers 50 years of age or older and the permanently disabled 18 years of age or older may qualify for this program. Only 1/2 of Social Security income is counted for qualification. Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
  • Maps and aerial photos for 40°45′48″N 76°56′21″W / 40.763432, -76.939228Coordinates: 40°45′48″N 76°56′21″W / 40.763432, -76.939228

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