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Honesdale is a borough in Wayne County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Philip Hone, New York City mayor and canal company official

The latitude of Honesdale is 41.576N. The longitude is -75.259W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 974 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,900.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,209
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Honesdale demographic reports
Terminus of the Delaware and Hudson Canal; shipping point for coal mined near Wilkes-Barre
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2001 movie, "Wet Hot American Summer"
Local festivals include:
  • Wayne County Fair - Aug. 3-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Honesdale web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Wayne 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.)

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Ancestry & family history

27% of Honesdale residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Honesdale ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Honesdale was $17,464, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Honesdale residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Honesdale, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $818.


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Libraries in Honesdale include Bethany Public Library, Wayne County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Honesdale include Honesdale Weekly Almanac, Honesdale-Hawley News Eagle, Wayne Independent

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Wayne County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Honesdale political report.

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The average commute time for Honesdale workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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