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Sykesville, Pennsylvania

Sykesville is a borough located in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 1,246.

Sykesville is the birthplace of Olga Madar (1915-1996), first woman to be a vice-president in the United Auto Workers (1970) and founder of the Coalition of Labor Union Women in 1974.


Sykesville is located at 41°2'58" North, 78°49'12" West (41.049543, -78.820134)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.1 km² (1.6 mi²). 4.1 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 1,246 people, 548 households, and 340 families residing in the borough. The population density is 302.6/km² (784.7/mi²). There are 604 housing units at an average density of 146.7/km² (380.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 99.44% White, 0.24% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.16% from two or more races. 0.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 548 households out of which 29.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.1% are married couples living together, 10.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% are non-families. 33.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.27 and the average family size is 2.92.

In the borough the population is spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $26,719, and the median income for a family is $34,375. Males have a median income of $30,597 versus $19,773 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $14,398. 17.1% of the population and 13.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 23.4% are under the age of 18 and 11.0% are 65 or older.