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Overview

Introduction to Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, in Union county, is 66 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 114 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town has a population of approximately 5,620.

Lewisburg History

This region was originally occupied by Native Americans. In the 18th century, it came under the possession of William Penn's family, from whom Ludwig Derr purchased several tracts of land and established a settlement. In 1783, Derr, together with Samuel Weiser, created the community of "Derrstown". Later, the name was changed to "Lewisburg". According to records, Derr's first name, Ludwig, was translated to English as "Louis". However, since he was of German descent, the name was spelt "Lewis", and the community was named "Lewisburg" in his honor. It was officially incorporated in 1812.

Lewisburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Slifer House Museum
  • Joseph Priestley House
  • Sand Spring State Park
  • Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
  • Knoebels Amusement Park

Things To Do In Lewisburg

Slifer House Museum, which houses exhibits in a restored Victorian mansion, is situated in Lewisburg. The town also offers easy access to historic sites and museums like the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum, and the Joseph Priestley House. Clyde Peeling's Reptiland is a specialized zoo which is home to cobras, vipers, mambas, alligators, pythons, lizards, frogs, and various other rare species of animals. Opportunities for hiking, boating, fishing, camping, and picnicking are available at Ravensburg State Park, Susquehanna State Park, and Sand Bridge State Park.

Lewisburg Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Harrisburg International Airport.

Lewisburg Higher Education

Lewisburg is home to Bucknell University. Other colleges close by include the Lycoming College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, and Susquehanna University.

People

Total Population 5,781
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,296
Age of the Population 23

Families

% of people married 20.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.6%
Median Earnings25+ $33,625
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,472
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,375

Wealth

Median Family Income $46,579
% Above Poverty Level 73.5%
% Below Poverty Level 26.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 21%
% Walking and Biking to Work 19.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 36.2%
Median Gross Rent $716
Median House Value $160,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.9%
US/American 0%
English 11.5%
Irish 18.2%

Lewisburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 114 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Union
Standard Zip Codes 17837, 17886
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.964
Longitude -76.884

Lewisburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SELINSGROVE 2 S
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station MILLVILLE 2 SW
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Station WILLIAMSPORT LYCOMING AP
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 41.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brook Park (17837)

College Park (17837)

East Buffalo (17837)

Fairville (17837)

Kelly (17837)

Kelly Point (17837)

Lochiel (17837)

Mazeppa (17837)

New Columbia (17886)

West Acres (17837)

West Milton (17886)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
McEwensville 339 $46,250

Lewisburg Public Libraries

Library
Public Library For Union Co
255 REITZ BLVD
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
(570) 523-1172
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Lewisburg Hospitals

EVANGELICAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
ONE HOSPITAL DRIVE
(570) 522-2200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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