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Encyclopedia > Towanda, Pennsylvania

Towanda is a borough located in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 3,024. It is the county seat of Bradford County6.


Towanda is located at 41°46'13" North, 76°26'48" West (41.770251, -76.446545)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.9 km˛ (1.1 mi˛). 2.9 km˛ (1.1 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 3,024 people, 1,279 households, and 795 families residing in the borough. The population density is 1,033.3/km˛ (2,674.2/mi˛). There are 1,459 housing units at an average density of 498.5/km˛ (1,290.2/mi˛). The racial makeup of the borough is 96.36% White, 0.86% African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.19% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 1.19% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,279 households out of which 30.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% are married couples living together, 13.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% are non-families. 31.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the borough the population is spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $35,814, and the median income for a family is $41,884. Males have a median income of $35,663 versus $23,796 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $17,438. 13.4% of the population and 9.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.5% of those under the age of 18 and 4.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.770251&longitude=-76.446545&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.770251&lon=-76.446545&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-76.446545&lat=41.770251&w=750&h=500)

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Towanda, Pennsylvania establishes its borders along the magnificent Susquehanna River, deep in the heart of the Endless Mountains.
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