Allenport, Washington County, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°5′47″N 79°50′43″W / 40.09639°N 79.84528°W / 40.09639; -79.84528
Allenport
Borough
Motto: Go Home Amrox!
Nickname: Newtown, The Port
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Coordinates 40°5′47″N 79°50′43″W / 40.09639°N 79.84528°W / 40.09639; -79.84528
Area 2.1 sq mi (5 km2)
 - land 2.0 sq mi (5 km2)
 - water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2)
Population 549 (2000)
Density 278.8 / sq mi (108 / km2)
Established 1816
Government Elected Mayor and City Council
Mayor N/A
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of Allenport in Washington County
Location of Allenport in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Allenport is a borough on the Monongahela River in Washington County, Pennsylvania and part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area since 1950.[1] The population was 549 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Allenport is located on State Route 88 about 3 miles (4.8 km) northeast of California, Pennsylvania, on the west bank of the Monongahela River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) (7.51%) is water.

Government[edit]

The townspeople are represented by an elected mayor and borough council.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 1,078
1950 923 −14.4%
1960 981 6.3%
1970 762 −22.3%
1980 735 −3.5%
1990 595 −19.0%
2000 549 −7.7%
2010 537 −2.2%
Est. 2012 535 −0.4%
Sources:[2][3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 549 people, 243 households, and 168 families residing in the borough. The population density was 278.8 people per square mile (107.6/km²). There were 261 housing units at an average density of 132.5/sq mi (51.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.27% White, 0.36% African American, and 0.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.

There were 243 households out of which 19.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.69.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 14.6% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,462, and the median income for a family was $32,250. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $26,563 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,702. About 6.5% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

Landmarks[edit]

Allenport is home to several major landmarks however, a primary landmark has not been officially determined and is debated throughout the community. Many consider the top societal landmark to be Jay's Tavern, a local bar and restaurant known for its exceptional cheeseburgers, wings, and raviolis. The town's largest physical landmark is AMROX, or American Iron Oxide Company.

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