Fredonia, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°19′17″N 80°15′31″W / 41.32139°N 80.25861°W / 41.32139; -80.25861
Fredonia
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Coordinates 41°19′17″N 80°15′31″W / 41.32139°N 80.25861°W / 41.32139; -80.25861
Area 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Population 652 (2000)
Density 1,643.3 / sq mi (634 / km2)
Established 1876
Mayor Richard Nagel
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Zip code 16124
Area code 724
Location of Fredonia in Mercer County
Location of Fredonia within Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Fredonia is a borough in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 652 at the 2000 census. It is part of the YoungstownWarrenBoardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Fredonia is located at 41°19′17″N 80°15′31″W / 41.32139°N 80.25861°W / 41.32139; -80.25861 (41.321460, -80.258563)[1].

Fredonia is also the proven geographic center of Mercer County, Pennsylvania. A brass placard denoting the spot is located on the premises of "Fredonia Stainless Exhaust", at the southwest corner of Main and 1st Streets. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 323
1890 429 32.8%
1900 437 1.9%
1910 443 1.4%
1920 422 −4.7%
1930 476 12.8%
1940 536 12.6%
1950 588 9.7%
1960 657 11.7%
1970 731 11.3%
1980 712 −2.6%
1990 683 −4.1%
2000 652 −4.5%
2010 502 −23.0%
Est. 2012 494 −1.6%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 652 people, 252 households, and 184 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,641.3 people per square mile (629.3/km²). There were 272 housing units at an average density of 684.7 per square mile (262.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.69% White, 0.15% Asian, and 0.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

There were 252 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $37,917, and the median income for a family was $39,643. Males had a median income of $32,857 versus $19,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,233. About 17.6% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.6% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "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.