Woodcock

Woodcock

[wood-kok]
Woodcock, Leonard Freel, 1911-2000, American labor leader, b. Providence, R.I. In 1933 he went to work as a machine assembler at the Detroit Gear and Machine Co., where he joined a union that became a United Automobile Workers (UAW) local a few years later. He served (1947-55) as regional director for UAW in Michigan, and from 1955 to 1970 he was vice president of the union, in charge of the General Motors and aerospace departments. In 1970 he succeeded his mentor, Walter Reuther, as president of UAW, the second largest union in the United States. In 1977 he retired from the union and was named head of the U.S. liaison mission in Beijing. After playing a pivotal role in negotiating the establishment of full diplomatic relations with China in 1979, Woodcock served (1979-81) as ambassador. He later taught at the Univ. of Michigan.
woodcock: see snipe.

Any of five species (family Scolopacidae) of plump, sharp-billed migratory birds of damp, dense woodlands in North America, Europe, and Asia. With eyes set far back on the head, a woodcock has a 360° field of vision. The buffy-brown, mottled plumage provides camouflage. A solitary bird, most active at dusk, it drums its feet to coax earthworms to the surface and then extracts them with its long, forceps-like bill; it may eat twice its weight in worms each day. The female American woodcock (Scolopax,or Philohela, minor) is about 11 in. (28 cm) long; the male is slightly smaller. The male's striking courtship display includes a long, repeated spiraling and dropping sequence. Woodcocks have been popular game birds.

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Woodcock is a borough in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 146 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Woodcock is located at (41.754726, -80.084569).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 146 people, 55 households, and 44 families residing in the borough. The population density was 260.2 people per square mile (100.7/km²). There were 57 housing units at an average density of 101.6/sq mi (39.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.95% White, 2.05% from other races.

There were 55 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 69.1% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the borough the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 36.3% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 5.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $50,500, and the median income for a family was $56,250. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $32,250 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,577. There were none of the families and 2.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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