Highspire, Pennsylvania

Highspire, Pennsylvania

Highspire is a borough in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,720 at the 2000 census.


Highspire is located at (40.207622, -76.784698).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²), of which, 0.7 square miles (1.9 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (2.70%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 2,720 people, 1,279 households, and 689 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,762.6 people per square mile (1,458.6/km²). There were 1,373 housing units at an average density of 1,899.3/sq mi (736.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 86.62% White, 8.20% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 2.17% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.11% of the population.

There were 1,279 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.3% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46.1% were non-families. 38.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the borough the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $32,083, and the median income for a family was $40,398. Males had a median income of $31,269 versus $24,188 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,781. About 5.1% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.


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