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Encyclopedia > Smethport, Pennsylvania

Smethport is a borough in McKean County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,684 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of McKean CountyGR6. McKean 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. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... McKean County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...

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Geography

Smethport is located at 41°48′36″N, 78°26′42″W (41.809928, -78.444888)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.4 km² (1.7 mi²). 4.3 km² (1.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.60% is water. 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. ...


Smethport is at high altitude, namely 1,488 feet above sea level, and Prospect Hill, a beautiful eminence not far distant, rising above sea level 2,495 feet.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 1,684 people, 686 households, and 456 families residing in the borough. The population density was 389.3/km² (1,009.5/mi²). There were 739 housing units at an average density of 170.9/km² (443.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.05% White, 0.53% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% 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 686 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. 29.9% 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 2.38 and the average family size was 2.94. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 86.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.2 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $34,934, and the median income for a family was $42,153. Males had a median income of $30,962 versus $22,159 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,297. About 7.6% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 8.2% 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. ...


Notable Businesses

Smethport Specialty Co., which manufactures the "Wooly Willy" toy and other magnetic toys.


America's First Christmas Store, opened in 1935 and was the nation's first year-round yuletide shop. (closed 2006)


Hamlin Bank and Trust Company, a community bank founded by Henry Hamlin in 1863.


Smethport Auto Parts, opened by Stillman Wells in 1940.


Costa's Supermarket and Hardware.


Lindgren's 5 and 10.


The Cottage House Restaurant.


Education

Smethport is served by the Smethport Area School District. It is comprised of one elementary school and one high school.


Trivia

Home of the "Hubbers".


Home of "Wooly Willy" magnetic toy.


External links


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Smethport, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (420 words)
Smethport is a borough located in McKean County, Pennsylvania.
Smethport is located at 41°48'36" North, 78°26'42" West (41.809928, -78.444888)
Smethport is at high altitude, namely 1,488 feet above sea level, and Prospect Hill, a beautiful eminence not far distant, is the second highest point in the State, rising above sea level 2,495 feet.
Smethport, Pennsylvania PA, borough profile (McKean County) - hotels, festivals, genealogy, newspapers - ePodunk (484 words)
Pennsylvania > All counties > McKean County > Smethport
Smethport, PA Smethport is a borough in McKean County, in the Bradford metro area.
Median rent in Smethport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309.
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