Shade Gap, Pennsylvania

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Shade Gap, Pennsylvania
Borough
Shade Gap Presbyterian Church
Shade Gap Presbyterian Church
Location of Shade Gap in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Shade Gap in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
Shade Gap is located in Pennsylvania
Shade Gap
Shade Gap
Location of Shade Gap in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.
Shade Gap is located in the United States
Shade Gap
Shade Gap
Shade Gap (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°10′48″N 77°51′56″W / 40.18000°N 77.86556°W / 40.18000; -77.86556Coordinates: 40°10′48″N 77°51′56″W / 40.18000°N 77.86556°W / 40.18000; -77.86556
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyHuntingdon
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
 • Land0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total105
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
89
 • Density2,781.25/sq mi (1,087.39/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
17255
Area code(s)814
FIPS code42-69456
Local phone exchanges: 259

Shade Gap is a borough in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 105 at the 2010 census.[3]

Geography[edit]

Shade Gap is located in southeastern Huntingdon County at 40°10′48″N 77°51′56″W / 40.18000°N 77.86556°W / 40.18000; -77.86556 (40.180107, -77.865434).[4] It sits at the eastern base of Shade Mountain just south of that mountain's water gap where Shade Creek passes through.

U.S. Route 522 passes just east of the borough, leading north 16 miles (26 km) to Mount Union and south 12 miles (19 km) to Interstate 76 near Fort Littleton. Pennsylvania Route 35 runs northeast along the base of Shade Mountain 37 miles (60 km) to Mifflin, and Pennsylvania Route 641 leads southeast over Tuscarora Mountain 9 miles (14 km) to Spring Run.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough of Shade Gap has a total area of 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2), all of it land.[3]

Shade Gap Elementary School

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880170
189020922.9%
1900138−34.0%
19101433.6%
1920136−4.9%
1930130−4.4%
194015620.0%
19501570.6%
1960140−10.8%
197018632.9%
1980141−24.2%
1990113−19.9%
200097−14.2%
20101058.2%
2019 (est.)89[2]−15.2%
Sources:[5][6][7]

At the 2000 census there were 97 people, 38 households, and 25 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,103.7 people per square mile (749.0/km²). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 932.6 per square mile (332.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.94% White and 2.06% African American.[6] There were 38 households, 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% were non-families. 28.9% of households were made up of individuals, and 18.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.8% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $18,125, and the median family income was $23,438. Males had a median income of $23,125 versus $15,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $9,557. There were 13.0% of families and 19.5% of the population living below the poverty line, including 20.0% of under eighteens and 10.7% of those over 64.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Shade Gap borough, Pennsylvania". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.