Dunbar, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 39°58′36″N 79°36′53″W / 39.97667°N 79.61472°W / 39.97667; -79.61472
Dunbar
Borough
Dunbar Pennsylvania 2010.jpg
Dunbar's business district
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Fayette
Coordinates 39°58′36″N 79°36′53″W / 39.97667°N 79.61472°W / 39.97667; -79.61472
Area 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
Population 1,042 (2010)
Density 1,736.7 / sq mi (671 / km2)
Established 1857
Mayor Norman Gordon
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of Dunbar in Fayette County
Location of Dunbar in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Dunbar is a borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,219 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Dunbar is named for Col. John Dunbar, who commanded an English force at this point and was defeated by the French and Indians.[1]

Geography[edit]

Dunbar is located at 39°58′36″N 79°36′53″W / 39.97667°N 79.61472°W / 39.97667; -79.61472[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 2,156
1860 2,224 3.2%
1870 2,972 33.6%
1880 6,327 112.9%
1890 1,381 −78.2%
1900 1,662 20.3%
1910 1,970 18.5%
1920 1,607 −18.4%
1930 1,357 −15.6%
1940 1,390 2.4%
1950 1,363 −1.9%
1960 1,536 12.7%
1970 1,499 −2.4%
1980 1,369 −8.7%
1990 1,213 −11.4%
2000 1,219 0.5%
2010 1,042 −14.5%
Est. 2012 1,031 −1.1%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,219 people, 513 households, and 343 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,879.0 people per square mile (724.1/km²). There were 576 housing units at an average density of 887.9 per square mile (342.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.26% White, 0.41% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Asian, and 0.16% from two or more races.

There were 513 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.3% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $25,718, and the median income for a family was $30,197. Males had a median income of $27,411 versus $18,507 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,176. About 5.9% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 16.6% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Dunbar is served by the Connellsville Area School District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 110. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.