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Encyclopedia > Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 21, 1798
Seat Honesdale
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

751 sq mi (1,945 km²)

21 sq mi (54 km²), 2.84%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

47,722
65/sq mi (25/km²)
Website: www.co.wayne.pa.us

Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 47,722. Its county seat is Honesdale6. The county was named for the Revolutionary War General Anthony Wayne.[1] Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Wayne_County. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... is the 80th day of the year (81st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1798 (MDCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Honesdale is the county seat of Wayne County, Pennsylvania and is located 44 miles (71 km) northeast of Scranton. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Honesdale is the county seat of Wayne County, Pennsylvania and is located 44 miles (71 km) northeast of Scranton. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about military actions only. ... Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 - December 15, 1796), was a United States Army general and statesman. ...

The county courthouse in Honesdale

Contents

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2347x1656, 1394 KB) Summary Photographed by Daniel Case on 2006-01-13. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2347x1656, 1394 KB) Summary Photographed by Daniel Case on 2006-01-13. ...

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,944 km² (751 sq mi). 1,889 km² (729 sq mi) of it is land and 55 km² (21 sq mi) of it (2.84%) 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. ...


The terrain of the county is varied. In the wider northern half, it is rugged along its borders; with higher hills found along the western border, lower ones in the east near the river and a wide plain in the middle. The southern portion tends to be swampier.


The highest elevation in the county, 2,656 feet (809.5 m), is the summit of Mount Ararat in Preston Township, near Orson. Two other summits at the north end of the same ridge also exceed the maximum contour of 2,640 feet (804.6 m). The lowest point is along the Delaware River at the Pike County line, approximately 680 feet (207.2 m). A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Orson, Pennsylvania is a very small town in Preston Township, Pennsylvania in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... The Comet Nucleus Tour (CONTOUR) was a Discovery-class space mission. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...


Adjacent Counties

There is also a Town of Broome. ... Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the U.S. state of New York. ... Pike County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Monroe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, named for President James Monroe. ... Lackawanna County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Susquehanna County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 47,722 people, 18,350 households, and 12,936 families residing in the county. The population density was 25/km² (65/sq mi). There were 30,593 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (42/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.73% White, 1.59% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 18,350 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.20% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98. 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 county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 100.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.50 males.


Politics

Map of Wayne County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).
Map of Wayne County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red) and Townships (white).

As of May 2007, there are 29,844 registered voters in Wayne County [1]. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (352x784, 43 KB) Summary Map of Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries is taken from US Census website [1] and modified by User:Ruhrfisch in April 2006. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (352x784, 43 KB) Summary Map of Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries is taken from US Census website [1] and modified by User:Ruhrfisch in April 2006. ... May 2007 is the fifth month of that year. ...

The current and newly elected Commissioners for Wayne County, as of November 2007 are Anthony Herzog (R) Chairman, Brian Smith (R), and Wendell Kay (D). Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


Municipalities

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Wayne County: List of cities in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ...


Boroughs

Bethany is a borough located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Hawley is a borough located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Honesdale is the county seat of Wayne County, Pennsylvania and is located 44 miles (71 km) northeast of Scranton. ... Prompton is a borough located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Starrucca is a borough located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Waymart is a borough located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ...

Townships

Map of Wayne County, Pennsylvania School Districts
Map of Wayne County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Berlin Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Buckingham Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Canaan Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Cherry Ridge Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Clinton Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Damascus Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Dreher Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Dyberry Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Lake Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Lebanon Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Lehigh Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Manchester Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Mount Pleasant Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Oregon Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Palmyra Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Paupack Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Preston Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Salem Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Scott Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... South Canaan Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Sterling Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Texas Township is a township located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Wayne_County_Pennsylvania_School_Districts. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Wayne_County_Pennsylvania_School_Districts. ...

Education

Public School Districts

  • Forest City Regional School District (also in Lackawanna and Susquehanna Counties)
  • North Pocono School District (also in Lackawanna County)
  • Susquehanna Community School District (also in Susquehanna County)
  • Wallenpaupack Area School District (also in Pike County)
  • Wayne Highlands School District
  • Western Wayne School District

The Forest City Regional School District is located in the small borough of Forest City, Pennsylvania, USA in the northeastern corner of the state. ...

External links

  • Official Wayne County Website
  • Tri State Observer News, Events, Arts & Weather for All of Wayne County

References

  1. ^ Wayne, PA. Retrieved on 2007-02-27.

Coordinates: 41°39′N 75°19′W / 41.65, -75.31 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Wayne County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (439 words)
Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
The highest elevation in the county, 2,656 feet (809.5 m), is the summit of Mount Ararat in Preston Township, near Orson.
In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 6.10% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older.
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