Jim Thorpe, PA
Jim Thorpe is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 4,804 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Carbon County.The town has been called the "Switzerland of America" due to the picturesque scenery, mountainous location, and architecture; as well as the "Gateway to the Poconos."
Jim Thorpe is located at 40°52′23″N 75°44′11″W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38 km2), of which, 14.5 square miles (38 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it (2.03%) is water. Located adjacent to the Lehigh River, Jim Thorpe is 3 miles north of Lehighton and 3 miles east of Nesquehoning. Jim Thorpe's elevation is at 1519 feet above sea level.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,804 people, 1,967 households, and 1,335 families residing in the borough. The population density was 332.1 people per square mile (128.2/km²). There were 2,193 housing units at an average density of 151.6 per square mile (58.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.36% White, 0.62% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population. A plurality of Jim Thorpe's residents are of Irish descent, typified by the connection to the Molly Maguires and large amount of Irish pride seen throughout the town (e.g. flags).
There were 1,967 households of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18, 50.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% were non-families. 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the borough the population was spread out with 21.0% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $35,976, and the median income for a family was $43,710. Males had a median income of $31,141 versus $23,490 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,119. About 7.8% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.3% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.
Population in July 2009: 4,883. Population change since 2000: +1.6%
Males: 2,384 (48.8%)
Females: 2,499 (51.2%)
Median resident age: 40.6 years
Pennsylvania median age: 38.0 years
Zip codes: 18229.
Estimated median household income in 2009: $45,172 (it was $35,976 in 2000)
Jim Thorpe: $45,172
Estimated per capita income in 2009: $26,396
Jim Thorpe borough income, earnings, and wages data
Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $127,607 (it was $80,200 in 2000)
Jim Thorpe: $127,607
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $139,071; Detached houses: $158,599; Townhouses or other attached units: $93,573; In 2-unit structures: $69,831; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $213,372; Mobile homes: $100,148
Median gross rent in 2009: $617.
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Allentown, PA (23.2 miles , pop. 106,632).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (68.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Lehighton borough, PA (1.7 miles ), Weissport borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Weissport East, PA (1.9 miles ), Nesquehoning borough, PA (2.1 miles ), Parryville borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Bowmanstown borough, PA (2.5 miles ), Weatherly borough, PA (2.6 miles ), Summit Hill borough, PA (2.7 miles ).
Latitude: 40.87 N, Longitude: 75.74 W
Area code: 570
Public high schools in Jim Thorpe:
Jim Thorpe Area Shs School (Students: 613; Location: 1 Olympian Way; Grades: 9 - 12)
Carbon Career & Technical Institute School (Students: 294; Location: 150 W 13th St; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high school in Jim Thorpe:
ADVENTURE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 85; Location: 1398 STATE ROUTE 903 STE 1; Grades: 6 - 12; Boys only)
Public elementary/middle school in Jim Thorpe:
L B Morris Elementary School (Students: 768; Location: 150 W 10th St; Grades: KG - 8)
Private elementary/middle school in Jim Thorpe:
ST JOSEPH REGIONAL ACADEMY (Students: 143; Location: 25 W 6TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Jim Thorpe
Library in Jim Thorpe:
DIMMICK MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $188,762; Location: 54 BROADWAY; 26,302 books; 820 audio materials; 897 video materials; 41 state licensed databases; 68 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)
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