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Juniata County, Pennsylvania
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Juniata County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Founded March 2, 1831
Seat Mifflintown
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

394 sq mi (1,020 km²)

2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.50%
 - (2000)
 - Density

57/sq mi (22/km²)

Juniata County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 22,821.

Juniata County was created on March 2, 1831 from part of Mifflin County and named for the Juniata River.

Its county seat is Mifflintown6.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,019 km² (394 sq mi). 1,014 km² (392 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.50%) is water.

Adjacent counties[]


As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,821 people, 8,584 households, and 6,463 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (58/sq mi). There were 10,031 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.05% White, 0.37% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 1.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 3.95% reported speaking Pennsylvania German, German, or Dutch at home; 1.63% speak Spanish.[1]

There were 8,584 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% were married couples living together, 6.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.70% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.00% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.40 males.

Accent and Dialect[]

The Central Pennsylvania accent is the dominant speech pattern in Juniata County.

There are many immigrant workers in Juniata County from Latin America and South-East Asia who moved to the area to work for Empire Kosher Poultry, the county's largest employer. These immigrants speak English with varying degrees of fluency.


Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Juniata County:



Census-designated places[]

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well.

Map of Juniata County, Pennsylvania Public School Districts


  • Bunkertown
  • Tuscarora
  • East Salem
  • Van Dyke
  • Cross Keys
  • Licking Creek
  • Evendale
  • Centre
  • Walnut
  • Oriental
  • Seven Stars
  • Pfoutz Valley
  • Black Log
  • Honey Grove
  • Van Wert
  • Oakland Mills


Public School Districts[]


  • Academia Pomeroy Covered Bridge at 278 feet [portal to portal] is the longest remaining covered bridge in Pennsylvania, crossing the Tuscarora Creek between Spruce Hill and Beale Townships. Owned by the Juniata County Historical Society, Mifflintown, PA since 1962, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Coordinates: 40°32′N 77°24′W / 40.53, -77.40

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