Galeton, Pennsylvania

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Galeton, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Galeton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 6% Galeton Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Galeton Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 19% Galeton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Galeton, Pennsylvania

Comparing Galeton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 8
Racial Diversity 5 6
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 6 8
Portion of People Married 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 2
Median Family Income 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Public Transportation Use 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 5
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 10
People Living Alone 5 4
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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Galeton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 98 miles S of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles SE of Buffalo, New York
County Potter
Standard Zip Codes 16922
Phone Area Codes 814
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.733
Longitude -77.642

Galeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 77 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station RENOVO
Distance 28 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches
Distance 30.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 32 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
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Galeton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,325 100%
Male 613 46.3%
Female 712 53.7%
Under 18 335 25.3%
18+ 990 74.7%
65+ 291 22%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 2.97
White 1,290 97.4%
African-American 13 1%
Asian 7 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.4%
Other 4 0.3%
Mixed Race 6 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.8%

Estimated Galeton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,301
Growth -24
Growth % -1.8%

Galeton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.4%
English 12.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
Irish 8.2%
Italian 8.1%
US/American 7.1%
Swedish 4.8%
Dutch 3.5%
Scottish 3.3%
Polish 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 3%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Welsh 1.5%
Hungarian 1%
French Canadian 0.8%
Swiss 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Slavic 0.2%
European 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Galeton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Abbott (16922)
Carter Camp (16922)
West Branch (16922)
West Pike (16922)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Galeton 1,325 $30,463
Coudersport 2,650 $44,053
Knoxville 617 $37,188
Ulysses 684 $27,813
Wellsboro 3,328 $39,898
Westfield 1,190 $33,688

Galeton Public Libraries

Galeton Public Library
Galeton, Pennsylvania
(814) 435-2321
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Galeton High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 451 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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