Archbald, Pennsylvania

Archbald, Pennsylvania

Geobox Borough
name = Borough of Archbald
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image_caption = Archbald, as depicted on an 1892 panoramic map

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country = United States
state = Pennsylvania
region = Lackawanna
region_type = County
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elevation_imperial = 1102
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population = 6220
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map_caption = Location of Archbald in Lackawanna County
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Archbald is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,220 at the 2000 census.


Archbald is located at coor dms|41|29|37|N|75|33|5|W|city (41.493481, -75.551478)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 16.8 square miles (43.6 km²), of which, 16.8 square miles (43.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.12%) is water.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,220 people, 2,470 households, and 1,756 families residing in the borough. The population density was 369.9 people per square mile (142.8/km²). There were 2,594 housing units at an average density of 154.2/sq mi (59.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.65% White, 0.27% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 2,470 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% have a female householder with no husband present, 28.9% were non-families.. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.3% 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 3.04.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $39,428, and the median income for a family was $52,410. Males had a median income of $36,913 versus $26,343 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,352. About 3.8% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

Archbald is also home of Valley View High School, part of the Valley View school district. The district also comprises the neighboring boroughs of Blakely and Jessup, an area of approximately convert|51|sqmi|km2; 18,437 people reside within its boundaries of which 2,575 are Valley View students. In 1992, the Valley View Cougars were the state class AA football champions. In 2000, the girls' softball team was state champion.

The Archbald Borough consists of the towns of Archbald, Eynon and Sturges. The borough also has nicknames for many of its different sections, such as: Frogtown, Dark Valley, Dutch Hill, the No. 5 Hill, East Side, Nebraska, Winton and Riverside.

Emergency Services

Police - Fire - EMS

Archbald is protected by the Archbald Borough Police Department consisting of a Chief (Timothy Trently), 2 full-time officers and 12 part-time officers. The borough has five volunteer fire companies: Archbald Hose Company #1, Black Diamond Hose Company #2, Eynon Hose Company #3 East Side Hose Company #4 and Sturges Hose Company #5. The borough Fire Chief is an appointed position which has been held by Robert Harvey for over 30 years. The Archbald Community Ambulance and Rescue Squad is a volunteer Ambulance and Rescue company which responds to any medical and rescue emergencies in the Borough. All emergency services units in Archbald are classified as belonging to Station 21*.

* = Eynon, Pennsylvania was given the title of Area 33; henceforth, Eynon Hose Company #3 now operates as Station 33.


The area of Archbald Borough was originally known as White Oak Run. It was named Archbald in 1876 after James Archbald, the first mayor of the city of Carbondale.

Notable Landmarks

Archbald Pothole State Park

Archbald Pothole State Park is a convert|150|acre|km2|sing=on park in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park is named for Archbald Pothole, a geologic feature that formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period, around 15,000 years ago. The pothole is convert|38|ft|m deep and has an elliptical shape. The diameter of the pothole decreases downward. The largest diameter is convert|42|ft|m by convert|24|ft|m. At the bottom it is convert|17|ft|m by convert|14|ft|m. The pothole has a volume of about convert|18600|cuft|m3, therefore it could hold approximately 140,000 gallons.

Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish is a large Roman Catholic Church located on Church Street in Archbald.


External links

* [ Borough of Archbald]
* [ Archbald Hose Company No.1 ]
* [ Archbald Community Ambulance and Rescue Squad]

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