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Encyclopedia > Saltsburg, Pennsylvania

Saltsburg is a borough located in Indiana County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 955.


Saltsburg is located at 40°29'9" North, 79°26'52" West (40.485731, -79.447726)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 km˛ (0.2 mi˛). 0.5 km˛ (0.2 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 16.67% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 955 people, 406 households, and 261 families residing in the borough. The population density is 1,755.8/km˛ (4,628.9/mi˛). There are 445 housing units at an average density of 818.2/km˛ (2,156.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the borough is 99.16% White, 0.21% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.00% from two or more races. 1.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 406 households out of which 30.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% are married couples living together, 11.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% are non-families. 33.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 19.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.33 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the borough the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $27,448, and the median income for a family is $37,614. Males have a median income of $32,778 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $14,580. 12.7% of the population and 11.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.7% of those under the age of 18 and 11.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Saltsburg official website (http://www.saltsburg.org/)
  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=40.485731&longitude=-79.447726&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=40.485731&lon=-79.447726&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-79.447726&lat=40.485731&w=750&h=500)

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Rebecca B. Hadden Stone House Museum (502 words)
Its purpose is to discover, collect and preserve and material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area: its exploration, settlement, development, activities in peace and in war, its progress in population, wealth and transportation.
The first survey of Saltsburg, Pennsylvania was made in 1769, when some hardy pioneers, mostly Scotch Irish, settled in the area, but frequent attacks by savages forced people to retire to the older settlements until after the Treaty of 1795.
The Baptist Church was organized in Loyalhanna in 1828, and the church was erected in Saltsburg in 1840.
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