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Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bradford County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of USA PA
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded February 21, 1810
Seat Towanda
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,161 sq mi (3,007 km²)

10 sq mi (26 km²), 0.89%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

62,761
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Website www.bradfordcountypa.org

Bradford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 62,761. The county was created on February 21, 1810 from parts of Lycoming and Luzerne Counties. Originally called Ontario County, it was reorganized and separated from Lycoming County on October 13, 1812, and renamed Bradford County for William Bradford, who had been a chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and United States Attorney General.[1] Its county seat is Towanda6. The county is not to be confused with the city of Bradford, which is in McKean County, many miles to the west.

Law and governmentEdit

Pennsylvania State SenateEdit

Pennsylvania House of RepresentativesEdit

United States House of RepresentativesEdit

United States SenateEdit

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,007 km² (1,161 sq mi). 2,980 km² (1,151 sq mi) of it is land and 27 km² (10 sq mi) of it (0.89%) is water.

Adjacent CountiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 62,761 people, 24,453 households, and 17,312 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (54/sq mi). There were 28,664 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.94% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 24,453 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.40% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 27.20% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males.

MunicipalitiesEdit

Map of Bradford County Pennsylvania with Municipal and Township Labels

Map of Bradford 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 Bradford County:

BoroughsEdit

TownshipsEdit

Map of Bradford County Pennsylvania School Districts

Map of Bradford County, Pennsylvania School Districts

EducationEdit

Public School DistrictsEdit

RecreationEdit

There is one Pennsylvania state park in Bradford County.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bradford County History, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Accessed August 21, 2007. "Founded in 1810, it was originally called Ontario, but the name was changed to Bradford in honor of U.S. Attorney General William Bradford, a member of George Washington's cabinet."

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 41°47′N 76°31′W / 41.79, -76.52

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