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Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Susquehanna County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Seat Montrose
Largest city Forest City
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

832 sq mi (2,155 km²)

10 sq mi (26 km²), 1.15%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42,238
52/sq mi (20/km²)
Founded February 21, 1810
Website www.susqco.com

Susquehanna County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population was 42,238. Susquehanna County was created on February 21, 1810, from part of Luzerne County and named for the Susquehanna River. Its county seat is Montrose[1]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 832 square miles (2,156 km²), of which, 823 square miles (2,131 km²) of it is land and 10 square miles (25 km²) of it (1.15%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Susquehanna Depot Main Street

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 42,238 people, 16,529 households, and 11,785 families residing in the county. The population density was 51 people per square mile (20/km²). There were 21,829 housing units at an average density of 26 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.54% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.1% were of German, 15.4% English, 15.1% Irish, 10.6% American, 8.6% Italian and 7.7% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 16,529 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.30% 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 2.53 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

Politics

As of November 2008, there are 28,788 registered voters in Susquehanna County [1].

County commissioners

  • MaryAnn Warren, Chair, Democrat
  • Leon Allen, Vice-chair, Democrat
  • Michael Giangrieco, Republican

Other row offices

  • Clerk of Courts and Prothontary, Susan Eddleston, Republican
  • Coroner, Tony Conarton, Republican
  • District Attorney, Jason Legg, Republican
  • Recorder of Deeds and Register of Wills, Mary F. Evans, Republican
  • Sheriff, Lance Benedict, Republican
  • Treasurer, Cathy Benedict, Republican

State Representatives

State Senators

US Representative

Municipalities

Map of Susquehanna 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 Susquehanna County:

Boroughs

Townships

Map of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Education

Public Libraries

Public School Districts

Recreation

There is one Pennsylvania state park in Susquehanna County:

Susquehanna County is one of the most rural counties in the state. It is one of the most beautiful counties in the state, located in the Endless Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. It also has the distinction of being the home of two campgrounds dedicated to the recreation and enjoyment of gays and lesbians.

In the county can be found two private campgrounds each located on 100+ acres. Both have lodges as well as private cabins for rent. Most camping is done on tenting sites. Both offer special activities throughout the camping season mid-April thru mid-October.

The first campground established (1980)in the county was Oneida Camp and Lodge Resort. It is located off Interstate 81 (N+S)exits to New Milford and just outside the borough of New Milford, on East Lake Road. Hillside Campground (1985)is located just ten miles south, off Interstate 81 (N+S)exit to the borough of Gibson.

Oneida campground is open to all gay people, both gay males and lesbians as well as their respective friends and family. It has the distinction of being the only campground of the two which welcomes women as well as friends and family. A typical holiday weekend during the season draws approximately 500 people.

Hillside Campground is only open to gay males. A typical holiday weekend draws approximately 500 people.

The people of the county seem to welcome the influx of campers if for no more than the amount of money pumped into the local economy through its supermarkets, restaurants and other sundries.

See also

References

  1. ^ "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.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 41°49′N 75°48′W / 41.82°N 75.80°W / 41.82; -75.80


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Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Susquehanna 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 Montrose
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.15%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

42238
Website: www.susqco.com

Susquehanna County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population was 42,238. Susquehanna County was created on February 21, 1810 from part of Luzerne County and named for the Susquehanna River. Its county seat is Montrose6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,156 km² (832 sq mi). 2,131 km² (823 sq mi) of it is land and 25 km² (10 sq mi) of it (1.15%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 42,238 people, 16,529 households, and 11,785 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (51/sq mi). There were 21,829 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.54% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,529 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 24.30% 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 2.53 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.

Politics

As of May 2007, there are 27,553 registered voters in Susquehanna County [1].

Municipalities

Map of Susquehanna 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 Susquehanna County:

Boroughs

Townships

Map of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania School Districts

Education

Public Libraries

Public School Districts

Recreation

There is one Pennsylvania state park in Susquehanna County:

External links

Coordinates: 41°49′N 75°48′W / 41.82, -75.80

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