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Milesburg is a borough
Borough (Pennsylvania)
In the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a borough is a self-governing municipal entity that is usually smaller than a city. There are 958 boroughs in Pennsylvania. All municipalities in Pennsylvania are classified as either cities, boroughs, or townships...

 in Centre County
Centre County, Pennsylvania
Centre County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 153,990....

, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a U.S. state that is located in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The state borders Delaware and Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, New York and Ontario, Canada, to the north, and New Jersey to...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania
State College, Pennsylvania
State College is the largest borough in Centre County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is the principal city of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses all of Centre County. As of the 2010 census, the borough population was 42,034, and roughly double...

 Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,187 at the 2000 census. Milesburg, as well as nearby Miles Township
Miles Township, Pennsylvania
Miles Township is a township in Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the State College, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,573 at the 2000 census...

 was named after Colonel Samuel Miles, who co-owned the Centre Furnace, along with Colonel John Patton and John Dunlop.

History


The Iddings-Baldridge House
Iddings-Baldridge House
Iddings-Baldridge House is a historic home located at Milesburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1860, and is a 2 1/2-story, rectangular brick building. The house has a number of Greek Revival style details including a low pitched gable roof, a square plan, and a frieze beneath...

 was added to the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...

 in 1977.

Geography


Milesburg is located at 40°56′33"N 77°47′21"W (40.942533, -77.789207).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
The United States Census Bureau is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census. It also gathers other national demographic and economic data...

, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics


As of the census
Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 1,187 people, 466 households, and 327 families residing in the borough. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 2,646.1 people per square mile (1,018.5/km²). There were 482 housing units at an average density of 1,074.5 per square mile (413.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.24% White, 0.17% African American, 0.51% Native American, 0.08% from other races
Race (United States Census)
Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the Federal Office of Management and Budget and the United States Census Bureau, are self-identification data items in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify, and indicate whether or not they are...

. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 466 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples
Marriage
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $35,508, and the median income for a family was $37,885. Males had a median income of $30,272 versus $22,697 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the borough was $16,255. About 9.9% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.8% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.