Edwardsville, Pennsylvania

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Edwardsville, Pennsylvania
Borough
Edwardsville, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Edwardsville, Pennsylvania
Edwardsville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°15′58″N 75°54′30″W / 41.26611°N 75.90833°W / 41.26611; -75.90833Coordinates: 41°15′58″N 75°54′30″W / 41.26611°N 75.90833°W / 41.26611; -75.90833
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Settled 1768[1]
Incorporated 1884[1]
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Bernard J. Dubaskas
Area
 • Total 1.2 sq mi (3.1 km2)
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,816
 • Density 4,000/sq mi (1,600/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 18704
Area code(s) 570
Website www.edwardsvilleborough.com

Edwardsville is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, 2 miles (3 km) west of Wilkes Barre and also adjacent to the boroughs of Kingston to the north and Larksville to the south. It is strictly a residential place, the population being 5,165 in 1900 and 8,407 in 1910. A substantial decrease in the population has occurred since the population count of 1940, which was 7,998. The population was 4,816 at the 2010 census.[2] Edwardsville was settled in 1768 by settlers from Connecticut. It was incorporated as a borough in 1884.[1]

Geography[edit]

Edwardsville is located at 41°15′58″N 75°54′30″W / 41.26611°N 75.90833°W / 41.26611; -75.90833 (41.266081, -75.908457)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which 1.2 square miles (3.0 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 2.95%, is water.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 3,284
1900 5,165 57.3%
1910 8,407 62.8%
1920 9,027 7.4%
1930 8,847 −2.0%
1940 7,998 −9.6%
1950 6,686 −16.4%
1960 5,711 −14.6%
1970 5,633 −1.4%
1980 5,729 1.7%
1990 5,399 −5.8%
2000 4,984 −7.7%
2010 4,816 −3.4%
Est. 2012 4,802 −0.3%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 4,984 people, 2,345 households, and 1,280 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,233.5 people per square mile (1,630.8/km²). There were 2,587 housing units at an average density of 2,197.4 per square mile (846.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 29% White, 67% African American, 3% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population.

There were 2,345 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.2% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.4% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.81.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 78.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $20,000, and the median income for a family was $26,908. Males had a median income of $25,733 versus $21,657 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,464. About 26.9% of families and 25.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.6% of those under age 18 and 28.1% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Edwardsville Borough". Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Edwardsville borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Edwardsville borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  7. ^ "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. 

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