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Bradford County, Pennsylvania

Not to be confused with Bradford, Pennsylvania.
Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Towanda is the county seat
Seal of Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Seal
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bradford County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded February 21, 1810
Named for William Bradford
Seat Towanda
Largest borough Sayre
Area
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Population
 • (2010) 62,622
 • Density 55/sq mi (21/km²)
Congressional district 10th
Website www.bradfordcountypa.org
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Bradford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 62,622.[2] Its county seat is Towanda.[3] The county was created on February 21, 1810, from parts of Lycoming and Luzerne counties. Originally called Ontario County, it was reorganized and separated from Lycoming County on October 13, 1812, and renamed Bradford County for William Bradford, who had been a chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and United States Attorney General.[4][5]

Bradford County comprises the Sayre, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The county is not to be confused with the city of Bradford, which is in McKean County, 141 miles to the west via U.S. Route 6.

History

As noted above, Bradford County was originally named Ontario County. The county was reorganized and renamed in 1812. However, a section of north Philadelphia in which major east-west streets are named after Pennsylvania counties retains an Ontario Street, between Westmoreland and Tioga Streets. There are two short Bradford Streets in northeast Philadelphia, approximately four miles from Ontario Street.

Geography

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.

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1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
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As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 62,761 people, 24,453 households, and 17,312 families residing in the county. The population density was 54 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 28,664 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.94% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.4% were of English, 19% German, 12.6% Irish and 6.4% Italian ancestry according to the 2012 American Community Survey.

There were 24,453 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

Micropolitan Statistical Area

The United States Office of Management and Budget[12] has designated Bradford County as the Sayre, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area (µSA).[13] As of the 2010 U.S. Census[14] the micropolitan area ranked 8th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 131st most populous in the United States with a population of 62,622.

Law and government

County commissioners

  • Doug McLinko, Chairman, Republican
  • Daryl Miller, Vice Chairman, Republican
  • Edward Bustin, Democrat

Other county officials

  • Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Sally Vaughn, Republican
  • Coroner, Thomas Carman, Republican
  • District Attorney, Daniel Barrett, Republican
  • Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds, Shirley Rockefeller, Republican
  • Sheriff, Clinton J. Walters, Republican
  • Treasurer, Becky Clark, Republican
  • Jury Commissioners, Bill Dell, Republican and Edward Barrett, Democrat

State Senate

State House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives

United States Senate

Economy

Major employers are the natural gas industry, DuPont, Global-Tungsten and Powders (former Sylvania), CraftMaster, and Cargill Regional Beef, Wyalusing.

Education

Public school districts

  • There are 14 public cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania that are available for free statewide, to children K-12. See: Education in Pennsylvania.

Other public school entities

Private schools

  • Canton Country School - Canton
  • Children's Place - Sayre
  • Epiphany School (Catholic) K-8 - Sayre accepting OSTCP students
  • Freedom Lane Academy - Milan
  • G&G Learning Center - Rome
  • Maranatha Mission Learning Community Branch 19 - Canton
  • North Rome Christian School
  • South Hill Amish School - Wylausing
  • St Agnes Elementary School - Towanda accepting OSTCP students
  • Union Valley Christian School - Ulster
  • Valley View Amish School - Pike Township
  • Wyalusing Valley Children's Center INC - Wyalusing

Data from EdNA database maintained by Pennsylvania Department of Education 2012

Libraries

  • Allen F Pierce Free Library - Troy
  • Bradford County Library - Troy
  • Bradford County Library System - Troy
  • Green Free Library - Canton
  • Mather Memorial Library - Ulster
  • Monroeton Public Library - Monroeton
  • New Albany Community Library Inc.
  • Sayre Public Library
  • Spalding Memorial Library - Athens
  • Towanda Public Library
  • Wyalusing Public Library

Transportation

Public transportation is provided by Endless Mountains Transportation Authority.

Recreation

There is one Pennsylvania state park in Bradford County.

Communities

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

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in only one case (Bloomsburg, Columbia County), towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Bradford County:

Boroughs

Townships

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Population ranking

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Bradford County.[14]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Population (2010 Census) Municipal type Incorporated
1 Sayre 5,587 Borough 1891
2 Athens 3,367 Borough 1831
3 Towanda 2,919 Borough 1828
4 Canton 1,976 Borough 1864
5 Troy 1,354 Borough
6 South Waverly 1,027 Borough 1878
7 Greens Landing 894 CDP
8 Wyalusing 596 Borough
9 Monroe 554 Borough 1855
10 Rome 441 Borough 1860
11 New Albany 356 Borough 1879
12 Le Raysville 290 Borough 1863
13 Sylvania 219 Borough 1853
14 Alba 157 Borough 1864
15 Burlington 156 Borough 1854

See also

References

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (SEARCHABLE DATABASE). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ An outline history of Tioga and Bradford counties in Pennsylvania, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins and Schuyler in New York: by townships, villages, boro's and cities, John L. Sexton. The Gazette Company, 1885, p67. Retrieved 2010-09-17. 
  5. ^ Bradford County History, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Accessed August 21, 2007
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  12. ^ http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb
  13. ^ http://www.census.gov/econ/census/media/forms/pa.html
  14. ^ a b http://www.census.gov/2010census/

External links

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