Pennsylvania Route 45
Pennsylvania Route 45 is an 86-mile-long state highway located in central Pennsylvania, United States. PA 45 is called the Purple Heart Highway; the western terminus of the route is at Pennsylvania Route 453 in the Morris Township near the community of Water Street. The eastern terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 642 west of the small town of Mooresburg. From 1830 to 1903, the section between Lewisburg and Mifflinburg was owned and operated by the Lewisburg and Mifflinburg Turnpike Company; the section west of Mifflinburg was built by the Bellefonte and Youngmanstown Turnpike Company, chartered in 1825. When Pennsylvania's "traffic routes" were established in 1925, PA 45 was signed from Herndon to Easton; the 1928 revision expanded this route westward. The "middle" section was signed from Water Street to Montandon, between Milton and Northumberland, the east section from Ashland to Easton. In 1928, the route was under construction from Indianland to Beersville and completed the following year on the Ashland to Easton section.
In 1930, the route was paved from Lehigh Gap to Indianland on the eastern section. In 1934, the eastern terminus was moved from Walnut Street to 13th Street in Easton. In 1932, a western section of PA 45 was opened from Belsano to US 22 near Cresson; the route replaced US 422 from Belsano to Ebensburg and US 22 from Ebensburg to Cresson when those designations were placed on a straighter route. In 1936, the eastern terminus of the middle section was moved from Montandon to Mausdale. In 1946, the eastern terminus of the western section was truncated from Cresson to Ebensburg; until 1952, the middle section entered Mooresburg on a different route. In 1951, construction began on a bypass which opened in 1952. In 1955, the eastern terminus in the eastern section was moved from 13th Street to Third Street in Easton; until 1961, there was a break between Mausdale and Ashland, connected when PA 54 was truncated to Mausdale. This resulted in PA 45 being a continuous route between Easton; this change was undertaken as part of a plan to simplify route numbers across the state.
In 1961, the western section of PA 45 was decommissioned. In 1962, the route was changed from going into State College via US 322 and PA 26, to go straight from PA 26 to Boalsburg. On May 9, 1966, the eastern terminus of PA 45 was cut back from Easton to its current location at PA 642 in Mooresburg; the former alignment east of Mooresburg became PA 642 between Mooresburg and Mausdale, an extended PA 54 between Mausdale and Nesquehoning US 209 between Nesquehoning and Weissport, newly-designated PA 248 between Weissport and Easton. This change was made to remove several concurrencies, while the extension of PA 54 to replace PA 45 between Mausdale and Nesquehoning was made to provide a direct connection with I-80. Pennsylvania Route 45 Truck is a 2-mile-long truck route in Union County, Pennsylvania. Narrow streets within the borough are avoided by this designation, a complicated intersection with Pennsylvania Route 304, which does not contain turning lanes, is bypassed; the route begins at PA 304 south of Mifflinburg by heading west along SR 3004 before turning north onto Pennsylvania Route 104 and ending at PA 45.
The truck route is signed as Pennsylvania Route 304 Truck in the opposite direction. At mile 2.4, just south of Spruce Creek, a old overpass, constructed from blocks of stone, carries Norfolk Southern's Pittsburgh Line over PA 45. Passage of large trucks is impossible as it allows only 8'2" of clearance, the speed limit on the associated hairpin turn is 10 mph. Pennsylvania Route 45 Truck is a 17-mile-long truck route designed to avoid this bottleneck, other sharp turns, steep grades along mainline PA 45 in western Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; the route is somewhat antiquated, concurrent with other routes, longer than the twisty mainline. Traveling in Franklin Township and Warriors Mark Township, the route begins in the west by branching northbound along Pennsylvania Route 453, before continuing east along Pennsylvania Route 550, traveling south along Pennsylvania Route 350 to meet up with its parent. Pennsylvania Route 45 Truck is a truck route of PA 45 that bypasses a weight-restricted bridge over Pine Creek on which trucks over 33 tons and combination loads over 40 tons are prohibited.
The route follows PA 144, PA 192, PA 445. It was signed in 2013. U. S. Roads portal Pennsylvania portal Pennsylvania Route 45 Junction List
Sunbury is a city in Northumberland County, United States. It is on the east bank of the Susquehanna River, just downstream of the confluence of its main and west branches, it is the county seat of Northumberland County. Thomas Edison features in the town's history, the historic Edison Hotel was renamed in his honor. Other historic sites include the Beck House, Northumberland County Courthouse, Sunbury Historic District, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Sunbury is the principal city in the Sunbury, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area and one of three principal cities in the Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA Combined Statistical Area. Sunbury's population was 9,905 at the 2010 census; the first human settlement of Sunbury was Shawnee migrants. A large population of Delaware Indians was forcibly resettled there in the early 18th century after they lost rights to their land in the Walking Purchase. Canasatego of the Six Nations, enforcing the Walking Purchase of behalf of George Thomas, Deputy Governor of Pennsylvania, ordered the Delaware Indians to go to two places on the Susquehanna River, one of, present-day Sunbury.
From 1727 to 1756, Sunbury was one of the largest and most influential Indian settlements in Pennsylvania. At that time, it was known as Shamokin, not to be confused with the present-day city of Shamokin, located to the east. In 1745, Presbyterian missionary David Brainerd described the city as being located on both the east and west sides of the river, on an island. Brainerd reported that the city housed 300 Indians, half of which were Delawares and the other Seneca and Tutelo. In 1754, much of the land west of the Susquehanna was transferred from the Six Nations to Pennsylvania at the Albany Congress. However, Shamokin was not sold and was reserved by the Six Nations, "to settle such of our Nations as shall come to us from the Ohio or any others who shall deserve to be in our Alliance." According to Weslager, "the Pennsylvania authorities had no opposition to the Six Nations reserving Wyoming and Shamokin from the sale, since friendly Delawares, including Teedyuskung and his people living in those settlements--and any other Indians who might be placed there--constituted a buffer against Connecticut."The French and Indian War brought fighting to much of the region.
The Delaware Indian residents of Shamokin remained neutral for much of the early part of the war, in part because a drought and unseasonable frost in Shamokin in 1755 left them without provisions. However, the Delaware Indians at Shamokin joined the war against Pennsylvania and the English after the Gnadenhutten massacre in 1755. Pennsylvania Fort Augusta was built in 1756 at Shamokin. Read more about early history of Sunbury in Shamokin. Bloody Springs is a historic site from the era. On March 21, 1772, Northumberland County was subdivided; the settlement of Shamokin was renamed Sunbury that same year, the present-day city of Sunbury identifies 1772 as the date of its establishment. It was named after Sunbury-on-Thames, a town in the Surrey borough of Spelthorne, just outside Greater London. Lorenzo Da Ponte, the librettist of Mozart and of Salieri, lived in Sunbury for some years after his arrival in America. Thomas Edison installed the first successful three-wire electric lighting system in July 1883 at what was known as the City Hotel.
At the city's 150th anniversary celebration in 1922, it was renamed the Edison Hotel. Sunbury is at 40°51′50″N 76°47′21″W, it is located at the point where the north branches of the Susquehanna converge. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles, of which 2.1 square miles of it is land and 0.04 square miles of it is covered by water. Sunbury is the largest principal city of the Sunbury-Lewisburg-Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, a Combined Statistical Area that includes the Sunbury and Selinsgrove micropolitan areas, which had a combined population of 173,726 at the 2000 census; as of the census of 2010, there were 9,905 people, 4,540 households, 2,637 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,716.7 people per square mile. There were 4,864 housing units at an average density of 2,316.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of Sunbury in 2000 was 95.26% White, 1.29% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.91% from other races, 1.11% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population. In 2000, there were 4,540 households, of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.2% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 41.9% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals, 16.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.91. In 2000, the city the population had 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males. The median income for a household in Sunbury was $25,893 in 2000, the median income for a family was $33,148. Males had a median income of $26,497 versus $18,994 for females; the per capita income was $13,350. About 14.6% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.7% of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over.
Sunbury is a city of the third class. Pennsylv
Pennsylvania Route 304
Pennsylvania Route 304 is a 12.8-mile-long state highway located in Union County, United States. The western terminus is at PA 45 in Mifflinburg; the eastern terminus is at US 15 in Winfield. PA 304 begins at an intersection with PA 45 in Mifflinburg, Union County, heading southeast on two-lane undivided South 4th Street; the road heads through residential areas before crossing into Limestone Township. In this area, the route heads south into open agricultural areas with a few homes, becoming an unnamed road. PA 304 curves southeast and reaches the residential community of Dice, continuing through a mix of farmland and woodland with a few residences; the road turns northeast through more open agricultural lands. At this point, the name of the route becomes and it passes several homes, coming to an intersection with PA 204. After passing through more of the town, PA 304 heads back into agricultural areas with some residences and becomes County Line Road as it runs to the north of Penns Creek; the route becomes the border between Union Township, Union County to the north and Jackson Township, Snyder County to the south, with the creek turning south away from the road.
PA 304 splits from County Line Road and enters Union Township as it passes through more rural areas on an unnamed road, running through Dry Valley Cross Roads. The road continues northeast through more farmland with occasional residences before coming to the community of Winfield. Here, PA 304 turns north and passes homes prior to ending at US 15; the entire route is in Union County. Pennsylvania Route 304 Truck is a 2.2-mile-long truck route around Mifflinburg. Narrow streets within the borough are avoided by this designation, a complicated intersection with Pennsylvania Route 45, which does not contain turning lanes, is bypassed; the route is concurrent with other highways for its entire length: It is cosigned with PA 104 for the first 1.7 miles of the route, is designated SR 3004 for the remainder. It is signed with the opposite direction signed as PA 45 Truck. U. S. Roads portal Pennsylvania portal
1890 United States Census
The Eleventh United States Census was taken beginning June 2, 1890. It determined the resident population of the United States to be 62,979,766—an increase of 25.5 percent over the 50,189,209 persons enumerated during the 1880 census. The data was tabulated by machine for the first time; the data reported that the distribution of the population had resulted in the disappearance of the American frontier. Most of the 1890 census materials were destroyed in a 1921 fire and fragments of the US census population schedule exist only for the states of Alabama, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, the District of Columbia; this was the first census in which a majority of states recorded populations of over one million, as well as the first in which multiple cities – New York as of 1880, Philadelphia – recorded populations of over one million. The census saw Chicago rank as the nation's second-most populous city, a position it would hold until 1990, in which Los Angeles would supplant it.
The 1890 census collected the following information: The 1890 census was the first to be compiled using methods invented by Herman Hollerith and was overseen by Superintendents Robert P. Porter and Carroll D. Wright. Data was entered on a machine readable medium, punched cards, tabulated by machine; the net effect of the many changes from the 1880 census: the larger population, the number of data items to be collected, the Census Bureau headcount, the volume of scheduled publications, the use of Hollerith's electromechanical tabulators, was to reduce the time required to process the census from eight years for the 1880 census to six years for the 1890 census. The total population of 62,947,714, the family, or rough, was announced after only six weeks of processing; the public reaction to this tabulation was disbelief, as it was believed that the "right answer" was at least 75,000,000. The United States census of 1890 showed a total of 248,253 Native Americans living in the United States, down from 400,764 Native Americans identified in the census of 1850.
The 1890 census announced that the frontier region of the United States no longer existed, that the Census Bureau would no longer track the westward migration of the U. S. population. Up to and including the 1880 census, the country had a frontier of settlement. By 1890, isolated bodies of settlement had broken into the unsettled area to the extent that there was hardly a frontier line; this prompted Frederick Jackson Turner to develop his Frontier Thesis. The original data for the 1890 Census is no longer available. All the population schedules were damaged in a fire in the basement of the Commerce Building in Washington, D. C. in 1921. Some 25 % of the materials were presumed another 50 % damaged by smoke and water; the damage to the records led to an outcry for a permanent National Archives. In December 1932, following standard federal record-keeping procedures, the Chief Clerk of the Bureau of the Census sent the Librarian of Congress a list of papers to be destroyed, including the original 1890 census schedules.
The Librarian was asked by the Bureau to identify any records which should be retained for historical purposes, but the Librarian did not accept the census records. Congress authorized destruction of that list of records on February 21, 1933, the surviving original 1890 census records were destroyed by government order by 1934 or 1935; the other censuses for which some information has been lost are the 1810 enumerations. Few sets of microdata from the 1890 census survive, but aggregate data for small areas, together with compatible cartographic boundary files, can be downloaded from the National Historical Geographic Information System. Mayo-Smith, Richmond, "The Eleventh Census of the United States". In: The Economic Journal, Vol. 1, p. 43 - 58 1891 U. S Census Report Contains 1890 Census results Historical US Census data from the U. S. Census Bureau website Hollerith 1890 Census Tabulator by Columbia University "The Fate of the 1890 Population Census" from the National Archives website
Clinton County, Pennsylvania
Clinton County is a county located in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,238, its county seat is Lock Haven. The county was created on June 1839, from parts of Centre and Lycoming Counties, its name is in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton, however some sources suggest the namesake is Henry Clinton. Clinton County comprises the Lock Haven, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA Combined Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 897 square miles, of which 888 square miles is land and 8.9 square miles is water. Potter County Lycoming County Union County Centre County Clearfield County Cameron County Bear Mountain - a USGS GNIS registered mountain peak on the "Mill Hall" topographic map I-80 Future I‑99 US 220 PA 64 PA 120 PA 144 PA 150 PA 477 PA 664 PA 880 As of the census of 2000, there were 37,914 people, 14,773 households, 9,927 families residing in the county.
The population density was 43 people per square mile. There were 18,166 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.3% White, 0.52% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from other races, 0.5% from two or more races. 0.5% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 36.0 % were of 15.6 % American, 9.6 % Irish, 8.6 % Italian and 7.4 % English ancestry. There were 14,773 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.0% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.8% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males. The United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Clinton County as the Lock Haven, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area; as of the 2010 U. S. Census the micropolitan area ranked 16th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 315th most populous in the United States with a population of 39,238. Clinton County is a part of the Williamsport-Lock Haven, PA Combined Statistical Area, which combines the population of both Clinton County and the Lycoming County areas; the Combined Statistical Area ranked 11th in the State of Pennsylvania and 143rd most populous in the United States with a population of 155,349. As of February 24, 2014, there were 20,246 registered voters in Clinton County. Democratic: 8,960 Republican: 8,688 Other Parties: 2,598 While Clinton County has been Republican like the rest of central Pennsylvania, Democrats captured the registration edge in early 2008.
Each of the three row-office statewide winners carried Clinton in 2008. In 2006, Democrat Bob Casey Jr. received 54% of its vote when he unseated incumbent Republican US Senator Rick Santorum and Ed Rendell received 56% of the vote against Lynn Swann. The conservative tendencies of the county were again reestablished in 2008 when then-Senator Obama lost the county vote 48% to John McCain's 51%; this was followed in 2010 with U. S. Senate candidate, Republican Pat Toomey, receiving 59% to 41% for Democrat Joe Sestak. In 2012, Mitt Romney carried the county 55% to President Obama's 43%, while incumbent Democratic Senator Bob Casey, Jr. received 44% to his Republican challenger, Tom Smith's 53%. Pete Smeltz, Republican Jeffrey Snyder, Republican Paul Conklin, Democrat Chief Clerk, Jann Meyers Clerk of Courts and Prothonotary, Marie Vilello, Democrat District Attorney, David Strouse, Democrat Register of Wills, Jennifer Hoy, Republican Treasurer, Michelle Kunes Auditor, Peggy Heller, Republican Auditor, Robert Rooney, Democrat Auditor, Michelle Crowell, Democrat Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Jersey Shore Area School District Keystone Central School District West Branch Area School District There are five Pennsylvania state parks in Clinton County.
Bucktail State Park Natural Area is a 75-mile scenic route along Pennsylvania Route 120 stretching from Lock Haven to Emporium in Cameron County. Hyner Run State Park Hyner View State Park Kettle Creek State Park Ravensburg State Park Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns; the following cities and townships are located in Clinton County: Lock Haven Avis Beech Creek Flemington Loganton Mill Hall Renovo South Renovo Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U. S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data, they are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well. Castanea Dunnstown Lamar McElhattan Rauchtown Rote The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Clinton County.† county seat National Register of Historic Places listings in Clinton County, Pennsylvania Clinton County Government Homepage
Northumberland County, Pennsylvania
Northumberland County is a county located in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 94,528, its county seat is Sunbury. The county was formed in 1772 from parts of Lancaster, Bedford and Northampton Counties and named for the county of Northumberland in northern England. Northumberland County is a fifth class county according to the Pennsylvania's County Code. Northumberland County comprises the Sunbury, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Bloomsburg-Berwick-Sunbury, PA Combined Statistical Area. Among its famous residents, Joseph Priestley, the Enlightenment chemist and theologian, left England in 1796 due to religious persecution and settled on the Susquehanna River, his former house is a historical museum. Before European settlement the area was inhabited by the Akhrakouaeronon or Atrakouaehronon, a subtribe of the Susquehannock. By 1813 the area once comprising the sprawling county of Northumberland had been divided over time and allotted to other counties such that lands once occupied by Old Northumberland at its greatest extent are now found in Centre, Luzerne, Mifflin, Clearfield, Montour, Lackawanna, Wyoming, Potter, McKean, Venango and Schuylkill Counties.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 478 square miles, of which 458 square miles is land and 19 square miles is water; the main river in Northumberland County is the Susquehanna River and the divergence of the 977 miles long river into its two branches of navigable river and former divisions of the Pennsylvania Canal System. The Susquehanna River's tributaries in the county include the West Branch Susquehanna River, Chillisquaque Creek, Shamokin Creek, the west flowing Mahanoy Creek, whose valley is a rail and road transportation corridor to Tamaqua and points thereafter either east, north, or south such that: east along rail or US 209 through Nesquehoning and historic Jim Thorpe; the county has mountains in the south and north, with the rest being rolling hills. Lycoming County Montour County Columbia County Schuylkill County Dauphin County Perry County Juniata County Snyder County Union County As of the census of 2000, there were 94,556 people, 38,835 households, 25,592 families residing in the county.
The population density was 206 people per square mile. There were 43,164 housing units at an average density of 94 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.09% White, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, 0.58% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 32.5 % were of 12.9 % Polish, 9.9 % American, 8.2 % Italian, 8.1 % Irish and 5.8 % Dutch ancestry. 95.8% spoke English and 1.5% Spanish as their first language. There were 38,835 households out of which 27.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.10% were non-families. 30.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.89. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.90% under the age of 18, 7.00% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 24.40% from 45 to 64, 19.00% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males. Northumberland County's live birth rate was 1,167 births in 1990. Northumberland County's live birth rate in 2000 declined to 919 births, while in 2011 it was 961 babies. Over the past 50 years, rural Pennsylvania saw a steady decline in both the number and proportion of residents under 18 years old. In 1960, 1.06 million rural residents, or 35 percent of the rural population, were children. County poverty demographics According to research by The Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a legislative agency of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, the poverty rate for Northumberland County was 15.9% in 2014. The statewide poverty rate was 13.6% in 2014. The 2012 childhood poverty rate by school district was: Line Mountain School District - 38.4% living at 185% or below than the Federal Poverty Level, Milton Area School District - 51.9, Mount Carmel Area School District - 59.5%, Shikellamy School District - 45%, Shamokin Area School District - 59.5% and Warrior Run School District - 32.2%.
According to the US Census Bureau, from 2009-2014 Northumberland County saw a 62% increase in the number of families in the federal food assistance program called SNAP. The number of people or families receiving monthly SNAP assistance dollars rose from 2,965 in 2009 to 4,814 people in 2014. Teen Pregnancy rateThe Pennsylvania Department of Health reports the annual teens aged 15–19 birth rate. From 2011 to 2015, Northumberland County experienced a 10% decline in teen pregnancies. In Pennsylvania the majority of p
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Mifflin County is a county located in the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 46,682, its county seat is Lewistown. The county was created on September 19, 1789, from parts of Cumberland County and Northumberland County and named after Thomas Mifflin, the first Governor of Pennsylvania. Mifflin County comprises PA Micropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 415 square miles, of which 411 square miles is land and 3.7 square miles is water. Mifflin County is located in, has its boundaries defined by, the Ridge-and Valley Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. US Route 322, a major divided highway, connects the county to the rest of the state on its route between Harrisburg and State College. US Route 522 connects the county to the rest of the state on its route between Selinsgrove and Mount Union. Centre County Union County Snyder County Juniata County Huntingdon County US 22 US 22 Bus. US 322 US 522 PA 103 PA 305 PA 333 PA 655 As of the census of 2010, there were 46,682 people and 18,743 households within the county.
The population density was 112.5 people per square mile. There were 21,537 housing units at an average density of 51.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 97.53% White, 0.64% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, 1.03% from two or more races. 1.14% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 38.8% were of German, 19.2% American, 8.0% Irish and 7.5% English ancestry. 5.7 % report speaking Dutch, or German at home. There were 18,743 households out of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.90% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.99. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 2.2% from 18 to 19, 5.1% from 20 to 24, 10.4% from 25 to 34, 20.1% from 35 to 49, 20.6% from 50 to 64, 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 39 years. The population was 48.93% male, 51.07% female. The Amish community in Mifflin County established in 1791, had a total population of 3,905 people in 2017, or 8.5% of the county's population. The dominant form of speech in Mifflin County is the Central Pennsylvania accent. Everyone in Mifflin County speaks English; the Amish and some Mennonites speak Pennsylvania German known as Pennsylvania Dutch, a West Central German dialect, quite different from modern Standard German. The Amish and Mennonites can speak English. Few non-Amish or Mennonites in Mifflin County today speak Pennsylvania German, but this was not true in the past; the United States Office of Management and Budget has designated Mifflin County as the Lewistown, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census the micropolitan area ranked 10th most populous in the State of Pennsylvania and the 237th most populous in the United States with a population of 46,682. Stephen T. Dunkle Rob Postal Kevin P. Kodish In August 2016 County Commissioner Lisa Nancollas, a Tea Party Republican, came under fire for anti-Islamic rhetoric posted to her campaign's Facebook account.
She would go on to resign from her position, in April 2017, being replaced by Rob Postal. Rich Irvin, Pennsylvania's 81th Representative District John Hershey, Pennsylvania's 82th Representative District Kerry A. Benninghoff, Pennsylvania's 171th Representative District Jake Corman, Pennsylvania's 34th Senatorial District Tom Marino, Pennsylvania's 12th congressional district Pat Toomey, Republican Bob Casey, Jr. Democrat Major employers in Mifflin County include: Philips Lewistown Hospital Standard Steel Trinity Packaging Overhead Door Corporation Jarden Plastics Marlette Homes Asher’s Chocolates Giant Food Walmart Lowe’s Mifflin County School District First Quality Most of the county is served by the Mifflin County School District, with the exception of Wayne Township and the boroughs of Newton-Hamilton and Kistler, which are part of the Mount Union Area School District. Mifflin County School District Mount Union Area School District Head Start is a federally and state funded preschool program for low income children.
The program serves 3- and 4-year-olds. In order to participate the family income must be below federal poverty guidelines. Coleman Head Start Center McVeytown Head Start Center Sacred Heart provides a private, Catholic education until fifth grade. Belleville Mennonite School, Beth-El Christian Day School, Valley View Christian School provide Mennonite education through grade twelve. Mifflin County Christian Academy located in Decatur Township provides Christian education from kindergarten through grade twelve as well as day care. Several Old Order Amish schools provide education through grade eight. Mifflin-Juniata Career and Technology Center located in Lewistown provides post high school degrees in nursing, auto mechanics and electrical services and numerous other technology driven careers; the Lewistown branch of the South Hills School of Business and Technology offers associate degrees and other certifications in various areas of business and some health care. The Penn State Learning Center in Lewistown offers both four-year degrees.
The Learning Center opened a state-of-the-