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Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Tioga County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Seat Wellsboro
Largest city Mansfield
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,137 sq mi (2,945 km²)

4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.31%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

41,373
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Founded March 26, 1804

Tioga County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population was 41,373. Tioga County was created on March 26, 1804, from part of Lycoming County and named for the Tioga River. Its county seat is Wellsboro[1].

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,137 square miles (2,946 km²), of which, 1,134 square miles (2,936 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (9 km²) of it (0.31%) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

The Tioga County Courthouse in Wellsboro

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 41,373 people, 15,925 households, and 11,195 families residing in the county. The population density was 36 people per square mile (14/km²). There were 19,893 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.11% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.1% were of German, 16.6% American, 15.3% English, 10.1% Irish, 6.0% Polish and 5.3% Italian ancestry according to Census 2000.

There were 15,925 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

Municipalities

Map of Tioga 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 Tioga County:

Boroughs

Townships

Politics

Tioga County is one of the most Republican counties in Pennsylvania. This has a long history as Abraham Lincoln reportedly received 78.57% of the county's vote in the 1860 Presidential election.[3] Since Abraham Lincoln the county has voted for the non-Republican only two times. The first was Theodore Roosevelt's 1912 run as a Progressive and the second was Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.[4] In 2004, George W. Bush received 12,019 votes (68%) to 5,437 votes (31%) for John Kerry. In 2008 John McCain received 62.7% of the vote.[5] In 2006, Rick Santorum and Lynn Swann both had significant victores in Tioga County despite their defeats statewide.

Education

Map of Tioga County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

University

Public School Districts

Transportation

Public transportation is provided by Endless Mountains Transportation Authority.

Recreation

There are three Pennsylvania state parks in Tioga County.

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.  
  3. ^ David Leip Presidential Election Atlas for 1860
  4. ^ Geographie Electorale
  5. ^ The New York Times electoral map (Zoom in on Pennsylvania)

External links

  • Tioga County, Pennsylvania
  • Map 562 *Augmented by Williams, J. H., Taylor, L. E., and Low, D. J. (1993), Surficial geologic map of major glaciated valleys of Bradford, Tioga, and Potter Counties, Pennsylvania, showing locations of wells, test holes, and data-collection sites, Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 4th ser., Water Resource Report 68.

Coordinates: 41°46′N 77°15′W / 41.77°N 77.25°W / 41.77; -77.25


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Tioga County, Pennsylvania
Map
File:Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Tioga County.png
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the USA highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded March 26, 1804
Seat Wellsboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.31%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

41373

Tioga County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population was 41,373. Tioga County was created on March 26, 1804 from part of Lycoming County and named for the Tioga River. Its county seat is Wellsboro6.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,946 km² (1,137 sq mi). 2,936 km² (1,134 sq mi) of it is land and 9 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.31%) is water.

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 41,373 people, 15,925 households, and 11,195 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (36/sq mi). There were 19,893 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.11% White, 0.60% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 15,925 households out of which 30.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 8.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.70% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.70% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 25.40% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.80 males.

Municipalities

Map of Tioga 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 Tioga County:

Boroughs

Townships

Politics

Tioga County is one of the most Republican counties in Pennsylvania. In 2004, George W. Bush received 12,019 votes (68%) to 5,437 votes (31%) for John Kerry. The county has voted for the Republican in every presidential election since 1964. In 2006, Rick Santorum and Lynn Swann both had significant victores in Tioga County despite their defeats statewide.

Education

Map of Tioga County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts

Universities

Public School Districts

Recreation

There are three Pennsylvania state parks in Tioga County.

External Links

Map 562 *Augmented by Williams, J. H., Taylor, L. E., and Low, D. J. (1993), Surficial geologic map of major glaciated valleys of Bradford, Tioga, and Potter Counties, Pennsylvania, showing locations of wells, test holes, and data-collection sites, Pennsylvania Geological Survey, 4th ser., Water Resource Report 68.

Coordinates: 41°46′N 77°15′W / 41.77, -77.25

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