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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
Jim Thorpe is a borough located in Carbon County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 4,804. It is the county seat of Carbon County. The town was formerly known as Mauch Chunk until it changed its name following the 1953 death of Jim Thorpe in hopes to attract tourism and other attention to help its economy.
Jim Thorpe is located at 40°52'23" North, 75°44'11" West (40.872938, -75.736449)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 38.3 km² (14.8 mi²). 37.5 km² (14.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.8 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.03% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,804 people, 1,967 households, and 1,335 families residing in the borough. The population density is 128.2/km² (332.1/mi²). There are 2,193 housing units at an average density of 58.5/km² (151.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 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. 0.83% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,967 households out of which 28.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% are married couples living together, 12.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.1% are non-families. 27.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the borough the population is 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 are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.9 males.
The median income for a household in the borough is $35,976, and the median income for a family is $43,710. Males have a median income of $31,141 versus $23,490 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $17,119. 10.0% of the population and 7.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.3% of those under the age of 18 and 6.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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