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Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bradford County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Seat Towanda
Largest city borough of Sayre
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,161 sq mi (3,007 km²)
1,151 sq mi (2,981 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 0.89%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

62,761
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Founded February 21, 1810
Towanda Main Street.jpg
Towanda
Website www.bradfordcountypa.org

Bradford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 62,761. 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.[1] Its county seat is Towanda[2]. The county is not to be confused with the city of Bradford, which is in McKean County, 141 miles to the west via route US-6.

Contents

Law and government

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County commissioners

  • Mark W. Smith, Chairman, Democrat
  • John M. Sullivan, Democrat
  • Doug McLinko, Republican

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, Steven Evans, Republican
  • Treasurer, Becky Clark, Republican
  • Jury Commissioners, Bill Dell, Republican and Edward Barrett, Democrat

Pennsylvania State Senate

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives

United States Senate

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,161 square miles (3,007 km²), of which, 1,151 square miles (2,980 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (27 km²) of it (0.89%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 59,403
1910 54,526 −8.2%
1920 53,166 −2.5%
1930 49,039 −7.8%
1940 50,615 3.2%
1950 51,722 2.2%
1960 54,925 6.2%
1970 57,962 5.5%
1980 62,919 8.6%
1990 60,967 −3.1%
2000 62,761 2.9%
Est. 2008 61,233 −2.4%

As of the census[3] 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. 19.0% were of German, 16.3% English, 16.1% American, 12.6% Irish and 6.4% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

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.

Municipalities

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

Unincorporated Communities

Map of Bradford County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Education

Public School Districts

  • There are 11 public cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania that are available for free statewide, to children K-12. See: Education in Pennsylvania.

Non-Public Schools

North Rome Christian School

Transportation

Public transportation is provided by Endless Mountains Transportation Authority.

Recreation

There is one Pennsylvania state park in Bradford County.

See also

References

  1. ^ Bradford County History, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Accessed August 21, 2007. "Founded in 1810, it was originally called Ontario, but the name was changed to Bradford in honor of U.S. Attorney General William Bradford, a member of George Washington's cabinet."
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 41°47′N 76°31′W / 41.79°N 76.52°W / 41.79; -76.52


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Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bradford County.png
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded February 21, 1810
Seat Towanda
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.89%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

62761
Website: www.bradfordcountypa.org

Bradford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 62,761. 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.[1] Its county seat is Towanda6. The county is not to be confused with the city of Bradford, which is in McKean County, many miles to the west.

Contents

Law and government

Pennsylvania State Senate

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives

United States Senate

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,007 km² (1,161 sq mi). 2,980 km² (1,151 sq mi) of it is land and 27 km² (10 sq mi) of it (0.89%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 62,761 people, 24,453 households, and 17,312 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (54/sq mi). There were 28,664 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). 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.

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.

Municipalities

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

Boroughs

Townships

Map of Bradford County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Education

Public School Districts

Recreation

There is one Pennsylvania state park in Bradford County.

References

  1. ^ Bradford County History, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Accessed August 21, 2007. "Founded in 1810, it was originally called Ontario, but the name was changed to Bradford in honor of U.S. Attorney General William Bradford, a member of George Washington's cabinet."

External links

Coordinates: 41°47′N 76°31′W / 41.79, -76.52

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