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Jefferson County, Pennsylvania

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Jefferson County, Pennsylvania
Jefferson County Courthouse
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Jefferson County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the United States highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded October 1, 1830
Named for Thomas Jefferson
Seat Brookville
Largest borough Punxsutawney
Area
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Population
 • (2010) 45,200
 • Density 69/sq mi (27/km²)
Congressional district 5th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,200.[1] Its county seat is Brookville.[2] The county was established on March 26, 1804, from part of Lycoming County and later organized in 1830.[3] It is named for President Thomas Jefferson.[4] It is home to Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog that predicts when spring will come every February 2 (Groundhog Day).

Geography

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.

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1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
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As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 45,932 people, 18,375 households, and 12,862 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 people per square mile (27/km²). There were 22,104 housing units at an average density of 34 per square mile (13/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.97% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. 0.41% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 31.1% were of German, 13.4% Italian, 10.8% American, 9.2% Irish and 7.8% English ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 18,375 households out of which 30.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

Law and government

County Commissioners

  • Paul Corbin (R)
  • James McIntyre (R)
  • Jeff Pisarcik (D)

Education

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Map of Jefferson County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Colleges and universities

Public school districts

Related public entities

  • Jefferson County-DuBois AVTS
  • Riverview Intermediate Unit #6

Private schools

  • Allens Mills School - Reynoldsville
  • Bear Lane School - Punxsutawney
  • Blose Hill Amish School - Reynoldsville
  • Bucks Run - Reynoldsville
  • Canoe Ridge Amish School - Rossiter
  • Colonial Drake - Punxsutawney
  • Eagles Nest Amish School - Brockway
  • Highland Park - Punxsutawney
  • Hillside School - Punxsutawney
  • Lone Maple School - Punxsutawney
  • Maple Grove School - Reynoldsville
  • Mountain View School - Punxsutawney
  • Munderf Amish School - Brockway
  • Oak Grove Parochial School - Smicksburg
  • Pine Valley Parochial School - Punxsutawney
  • Playhouse Children's Center - Punxsutawney
  • Praise Christian Academy - Reynoldsville
  • Punxsutawney Christian Sch - Ele Level - Punxsutawney
  • Spring Hollow Amish School - Reynoldsville
  • Spring Run School - Smickburg
  • Sts Cosmas & Damian School - Punxsutawney
  • Trout Run School - Punxsutawney
  • Valley View School - Punxsutawney
  • West Creek Road Amish School - Punxsutawney
  • Willow Drive School - Punxsutawney
  • Windy Hollow Amish School - Mayport

Libraries

  • Jefferson County Library System - Brockway
  • Mengle Memorial Library - Brockway
  • Punxsutawney Memorial Library - Punxsutawney
  • Rebecca M Arthurs Memorial Library - Brookville
  • Reynoldsville Public Library - Reynoldsville
  • Summerville Public Library - Summerville
  • Sykesville Public Library - Sykesville

Licensed entities

  • Full Circle Inc Boys Home - Reynolds
  • Jefferson County Adult Detention Center
  • Pendleton Child Care Center Inc - Brockway
  • Western Pennsylvania School of Taxidermy - Oliveburg

Recreation

Two Pennsylvania state parks are in the county.

The Jefferson County Fair is held annually in July.

Communities

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Map of Jefferson 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 at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Jefferson County:

Boroughs

Townships

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Pennsylvania: Individual County Chronologies". Pennsylvania Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. The Newberry Library. 2008. Retrieved March 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 168. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 24, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ "Walston". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  12. ^ "Idaho Governor John T. Morrison". National Governors Association. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 

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