Profile for Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, PA
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Wellsboro is a borough in Tioga County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Mary Wells Morris, wife of Benjamin W. Morris, land agent.
The latitude of Wellsboro is 41.748N. The longitude is -77.3W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,299 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,323.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Wellsboro demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
- Tioga County Fair - Aug. 6-11, 2007
- Endless Mountain Music Festival - July 27-Aug. 12, 2007
- Laurel Festival - June 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wellsboro web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Hills Creek State Park, Leonard Harrison State Park, Pine Creek Gorge, Colton Point State Park
Wellsboro attractions: Animaland Zoological Park
Historic sites and museums: Tioga County Historical Society Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Wellsboro, an old, quiet, and attractive town on a high plateau, is visited summer and winter because of Pine Creek Gorge and good hunting.
-- WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940
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Ancestry & family history
23% of Wellsboro residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wellsboro ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wellsboro was $18,096, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Wellsboro residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Wellsboro festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Endless Mountain Music Festival - J
- Tioga County Fair - A
- Laurel Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Wellsboro, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $334. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $848.
Libraries in Wellsboro include Green Free Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wellsboro include Wellsboro Gazette
Tioga County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wellsboro political report.
The average commute time for Wellsboro workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ Wellsboro, an old, quiet, and attractive town on a high plateau, is visited summer and winter because of Pine Creek Gorge and good hunting. ”
~ WPA Guide to Pennsylvania, 1940
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