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Encyclopedia > Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Lewisburg as seen from Mays Drive In on the opposite bank of the West Branch Susquehanna River.

Lewisburg is a borough in Union County, Pennsylvania, United States, 30 miles (48 km) south by east of Williamsport and 60 miles (97 km) north of Harrisburg. In the past, it was the commercial center for a fertile grain and general farming region. The population in 1900 was 3,456; and in 1910, 3,081. The population was 5,620 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Union CountyGR6. Located in central Pennsylvania, on the West Branch Susquehanna River, Lewisburg is northwest of Sunbury. It is home to Bucknell University and Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary. Its 19th century downtown was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2560 × 1920 pixel, file size: 1. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Union 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. ... Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania highlighting Williamsport Williamsport is a city in and the county seat of Lycoming County,GR6 Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Location in Dauphin County and state of Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country Commonwealth County Dauphin Incorporated 1791 Charter 1860 Government  - Mayor Stephen R. Reed (D) Area  - City  11. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The West Branch Susquehanna River is one of the two principal branches, along the with North Branch, of the Susquehanna River in the northeastern United States. ... Map of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania highlighting Sunbury Sunbury is a city in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... 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. ... The Lewisburg Federal Penitentiary is a high security prison housing male inmates in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. ... A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

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Geography

Lewisburg is located at 40°57′50″N, 76°53′17″W (40.963895, -76.888154)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.5 km² (1.0 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 5,620 people, 1,778 households, and 787 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,214.2/km² (5,724.7/mi²). There were 1,938 housing units at an average density of 763.5/km² (1,974.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 91.57% White, 2.62% African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.79% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.33% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... 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 1,778 households out of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.7% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 55.7% were non-families. 42.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.64. 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 10.0% under the age of 18, 45.9% from 18 to 24, 16.4% from 25 to 44, 12.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $30,137, and the median income for a family was $53,409. Males had a median income of $32,727 versus $25,436 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,146. About 6.3% of families and 22.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.9% of those under age 18 and 6.2% 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

There are four polling places in Lewisburg Borough. Ward 1 is found in the Senior Center, 116 N. 2nd St., Lewisburg. Ward 2 is located Union County Courthouse Lobby, 103 S. Second St., Lewisburg. Ward 3 is located in the Donald Heiter Community Center, 100 N. 5th St., Lewisburg. Ward 4 is located at The Village Commons, 6 Tressler Blvd., Lewisburg.


The borough is located in the 85th House District and the 23rd Senate District of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. With regards to the U.S. House of Representatives, residents are in Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district. Each state is represented by two at large senators in the United States Senate. The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Pennsylvanias 10th congressional district has been represented by Republican Don Sherwood since 1999. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States...


Schools

The Lewisburg Area School District places its emphasis on the academic success of each student. It is recognized regionally and statewide as a high performing district. This commitmment to excellence is reflected in the high school students' strong PSSA and AP scores for the past several years. The Lewisburg Area High School has been ranked in the top ten percent in the state. In 2007, Pittsburgh Business Times ranked the district 399th out of 499 Pennsylvania school districts based on three years of Pennsylvania System of Student Assessment test scores. [1] The district has been innovative in meeting the needs of their special education students which has led to substantially increasing costs. [2] Lewisburg Area High School is a public school located in Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. ...


They provide technical training through the regional SUN Area Career and Technical Center located in New Berlin, Pennsylvania.


Donald H Eichhorn Middle School serves 6th through eighth grades. The school was recoginized as one of the finest in the nation when it received the National Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Education in 2002.[3]


Linntown Intermediate houses grades four and five with a student population of 270 and approximately 20 professional staff members.[4]


Kelly Elementary serves kindergarten through third grades. The school has approximately 560 students. It offers a child centered learning program that builds a solid foundation of reading and math skills for all students. Class sizes are typically 20 or less to maximize learning experiences in the formative years.[5]


In 2007 the district levied a variety of taxes to support its programs. Taxes include a levy of 13.06 mills on real estate, a per capita tax of $15 on residents who are at least 18, and a tax of 1.5 percent on the earned income.[6] In May of 2007 the district's voters rejected raising the local earned income tax to reduce property taxes. [7]


Parks

Hufnagle Park is located on Market Street in the downtown area. It offers open space, a picnic pavilion, playground equipment and gardens. It is named in honor of former Police Chief Gordon Hufnagle. Chief Hufnagle died saving lives during the Agnes Flood on June 21, 1972. The park is in his honor, as is a footbridge built in 1982.[8]


External links

Notes and references

  1. ^ Valley schools all over the chart, Daily Item June 6, 2007 http://www.dailyitem.com/archivesearch/local_story_163000144.html
  2. ^ A Performance Review of the Lewisburg Area School District, Robert P. Casey, Jr., Auditor General Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. http://www.auditorgen.state.pa.us/Archives/Performance/Lewisburg.html
  3. ^ Paige Names 172 Blue Ribbon Schools, US Department of Education, May 24, 2002. http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2002/05/05242002.html
  4. ^ Linntown Elementary School website http://www.dragon.k12.pa.us/ln/ln.cfm
  5. ^ Kelly Elementary School website http://www.dragon.k12.pa.us/kl/kelly.cfm
  6. ^ Lewisburg School Board adopts $23.7M budget http://www.dailyitem.com/archivesearch/local_story_166000100.html
  7. ^ Tax reform fails, Daily Item, May 15, 2007. http://www.dailyitem.com/archivesearch/local_story_135215041.html
  8. ^ "Hoof-nogle or Huff-nagle? Popular park is pronounced, ‘fun’" WKOK radio news report June 16, 2007.

Coordinates: 40.963895° N 76.888154° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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