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Encyclopedia > Penns Creek, Pennsylvania

Penns Creek refers to both a village in Synder County, Pennsylvania, and a creek, which flows to the north of the village. Snyder County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) English, Pennsylvania Dutch 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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History

The village was founded in 1806 by George Weirick. Its original name was Centreville. Due to a conflict with a similarly-named Centerville, in the state, the nearby creek's name was adopted sometime after 1842. The village was originally part of Northumberland County, then Union. On March 2, 1855, Penns Creek became part of Snyder County. Snyder County was named for Governor Simon Snyder of Selinsgrove. Buried in the old Sharon Lutheran Churchyard in Selinsgrove, Snyder was very popular and was the only governor of Pennsylvania to serve three terms. Northumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Union County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Missing image Simon Snyder Simon Snyder Simon Snyder (5 November 1759 - 9 November 1819) was governor of Pennsylvania from 1808 to 1817. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Penns Creek celebrated its bi-centennial year in 2006, and Bill Inch, a native son, wrote a history of Penns Creek for the celebration. The book gives a good overview of its 200 year history, complete with many photos of places and people through the years. The books sell for $15.00 and are helping to procure a plaque for the Penns Creek founder, George Weirick, to be placed at the entrance to the Penns Creek Union Cemetery. Books are still available by calling Beverly Bowersox at (570) 837-3185 or Bill Inch at (570) 837-3209.


Geography

The village of Penns Creek is located at 40°51′38″N, 77°3′30″W (40.860555, -77.058207)GR1, bordered on the north by its namesake creek, Penns Creek. The village is located on PA route 104 between Middleburg to the south and Mifflinburg to the north. Penns Creek is a tributary of the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Middleburg is a borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Mifflinburg is a borough located in Union County, Pennsylvania. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.0 km² (1.1 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 668 people, 221 households, and 165 families residing in the village. The population density was 224.3/km² (580.4/mi²). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 77.6/km² (200.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.31% White, 1.20% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.05% of the population. 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. ... 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 221 households out of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.3% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.24. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 17.1% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $28,500, and the median income for a family was $38,036. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $18,971 for females. The per capita income for the village was $11,029. About 14.1% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.5% of those under age 18 and 6.3% 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. ...


References

  • Inch, Bill. A Bi-Centennial Look at Penns Creek Through the Years 1806–2006, The Country Print Shop, Middleburg, Pa., 2006.

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