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Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Carbon County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Seat Jim Thorpe
Largest city Lehighton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

387 sq mi (1,002 km²)

6 sq mi (16 km²), 1.06%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

58,802
155/sq mi (60/km²)
Founded March 13, 1843
Website carboncounty.com

Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 58,802.

Carbon County marks the northern border of the Lehigh Valley region of the state and is considered part of the state's Coal Region, though the eastern and northeastern section is considered part of the Pocono Mountains region. Most consider lower Carbon County, including Palmerton and Lehighton areas, as part of the Lehigh Valley in spite of being north of Blue Mountain.

Its county seat is Jim Thorpe.[1]

Contents

Law and government

As of November 2008, there are 39,591 registered voters in Carbon County [1].

Carbon County is one of the most competitive counties in Pennsylvania statewide elections, although Democrats hold the commissioner majority and all county row offices. Al Gore carried it in 2000 and, in 2004, Republican George W. Bush defeated Democrat John Kerry 49.99% to 48.81% or a margin of 296 votes.[2]

In 2008 it voted for Democrat Barack Obama over Republican John McCain by a close margin of 49.77% to 47.90% (507 votes.)[3] The other three statewide winners (Rob McCord for Treasurer, Jack Wagner for Auditor General, and Tom Corbett for Attorney General) also carried Carbon. [2]

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County commissioners

  • Charles Getz, Democrat
  • Wayne Nothstein, Republican
  • William O'Gurek, Democrat

Other county offices

  • Controller, Robet Crampsie, Democrat
  • Coroner, Bruce Nalesnik, Democrat
  • District Attorney, Gary Dobias, Democrat
  • Recorder of Deeds, Emmett McCall, Democrat
  • Sheriff, Dwight Nothstein, Democrat
  • Treasurer, Ronald Sheehan, Democrat

Pennsylvania State Senate

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives

United States Senate

History

Carbon County was created on March 13, 1843 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties and was named for the extensive deposits of coal in the region.

Carbon County is the location of the trials and executions of the controversial Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had been accused of terrorizing the region.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 387 square miles (1,003 km²), of which, 381 square miles (987 km²) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km²) of it (1.60%) is water. Blue Mountain forms the southern boundary of Carbon. The northeast area of the county is located in the Pocono Mountains and the northwest area includes portions of Broad Mountain and Spring Mountain. It is drained by the Lehigh River except for a small area in western Packer Township and the borough of Lansford that are drained by the Still Creek and Panther Creek, respectively, into the Little Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River, and the Audenried area in the northwest corner that drains into the Susquehanna River via the Catawissa Creek. The Lehigh cuts a gorge between Jim Thorpe and White Haven which hosts the Lehigh Gorge State Park.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 58,802 people, 23,701 households, and 16,424 families residing in the county. The population density was 154 people per square mile (60/km²). There were 30,492 housing units at an average density of 80 per square mile (31/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.82% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.4% were of German, 10.1% Irish, 9.2% Italian, 7.9% American, 6.6% Slovak, 6.0% Polish and 5.8% Pennsylvania German ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 23,701 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

Municipalities

Map of Carbon County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

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 Carbon County:

Boroughs

Townships

Census-designated places

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.

Map of Carbon County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Education

Community, Junior and Technical Colleges

Public School Districts

Recreation

Mauch Chuck Lake is a county-run park that offers swimming, camping, hiking and cross country skiing in the winter. There are three Pennsylvania state parks in Carbon County.

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 40°55′N 75°42′W / 40.92°N 75.70°W / 40.92; -75.70


Carbon County may refer to:


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From Wikitravel

Carbon County is the southern most county in the Pocono Mountain region of Pennsylvania. People looking for outdoor recreation visit Carbon County to visit parks like the Lehigh Gorge State Park, Hickory Run State Park, Beltzville Lake and Mauch Chuck Lake. Many people also come for history, cultural and shopping opportunities found in the town of Jim Thorpe.

  • Lehigh Valley IronPigs. The AAA-level minor league team of the World Series champion Philadelphia Phillies plays their home games at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown from early April through early October. Tickets: (610) 841-PIGS.[1].
  • Penn’s Peak [2] 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe PA 18229 Toll Free 1-866-605-7325 Local 610-826-9000 & 570-325-0371 Fax 610-826-9648 is an entertainment venue located in Penn Forest Township, Pennsylvania. It can comfortably host 1,800 concertgoers with its spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, twin bars and a restaurant. A broad open-air deck offers a breathtaking view of Beltzville Lake and a picturesque 50-mile panoramic view of northeastern Pennsylvania. It is the perfect location to host weddings, trade shows, conferences, seminars and private parties. Penn’s Peak is a Wi-Fi Hot Spot location.
  • Philadelphia Eagles. The Philadelphia Eagles hold their twice-a-day summer training camp practices each July and August at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. Attendance is free.[3].
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Carbon County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Carbon County.png
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 13, 1843
Seat Jim Thorpe
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.06%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

58802
Website: www.carboncounty.com

Carbon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 58,802.

Carbon County marks the northern border of the Lehigh Valley region of the state and is considered part of the state's Coal Region, though the eastern and northeastern section is considered part of the Pocono Mountains region. Most consider lower Carbon County, including Palmerton and Lehighton areas, as part of the Lehigh Valley.

Its county seat is Jim Thorpe6.

Contents

Law And Government

Pennsylvania State Senate

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

United States House of Representatives

United States Senate

History

Carbon County was created on March 13, 1843 from parts of Northampton and Monroe Counties and was named for the extensive deposits of coal in the region.

Carbon County is the location of the trials and executions of the controversial Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had been accused of terrorizing the region.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,003 km² (387 sq mi). 987 km² (381 sq mi) of it is land and 16 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.60%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 58,802 people, 23,701 households, and 16,424 families residing in the county. The population density was 60/km² (154/sq mi). There were 30,492 housing units at an average density of 31/km² (80/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.82% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 29.4% were of German, 10.1% Irish, 9.2% Italian, 7.9% American, 6.6% Slovak, 6.0% Polish and 5.8% Pennsylvania German ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 23,701 households out of which 28.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.20% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

Municipalities

Map of Carbon County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

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 Carbon County:

Boroughs

Townships

Census-designated places

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.

Map of Carbon County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Education

Community, Junior and Technical Colleges

Public School Districts

Recreation

There are three Pennsylvania state parks in Carbon County.

External links

Coordinates: 40°55′N 75°42′W / 40.92, -75.70


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