Homewood, Pennsylvania

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Homewood, Pennsylvania
Borough
Old Homewood Park
Old Homewood Park
Location in Beaver County
Location in Beaver County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°48′50″N 80°19′47″W / 40.81389°N 80.32972°W / 40.81389; -80.32972Coordinates: 40°48′50″N 80°19′47″W / 40.81389°N 80.32972°W / 40.81389; -80.32972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Settled 1859
Incorporated 1910
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 971 ft (296 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 109
 • Density 644/sq mi (248.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15208
Area code(s) 412

Homewood is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 10211 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 147 in 2000.

Geography[edit]

Homewood is located in northern Beaver County at 40°48′50″N 80°19′47″W / 40.81389°N 80.32972°W / 40.81389; -80.32972 (40.813995, -80.329852).[2] It is entirely surrounded by the borough of Big Beaver. The Pennsylvania Turnpike (Interstate 76) passes through the northeast corner of the borough, with Exit 13 (Pennsylvania Route 18/Big Beaver Boulevard) located just outside the borough limits. PA-18 runs through the eastern edge of the borough.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.17 square miles (0.44 km2), all of it land.[1]

Buttermilk Falls

The borough has a waterfall within the community, which was named Buttermilk Falls in the year 1870. The waters fall into a natural basin of solid sandstone. The town lends its name to the Homewood Formation, the sandstone rock layer which is exposed at Buttermilk Falls. The Homewood Formation is the upper member of the Pottsville Group (Wanless, 1939).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 310
1930 343 10.6%
1940 357 4.1%
1950 316 −11.5%
1960 305 −3.5%
1970 212 −30.5%
1980 188 −11.3%
1990 162 −13.8%
2000 147 −9.3%
2010 109 −25.9%
Est. 2012 109 0.0%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 147 people, 59 households, and 37 families residing in the borough. The population density was 855.1 people per square mile (333.9/km²). There were 62 housing units at an average density of 360.7 per square mile (140.8/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.56% White, 2.04% African American, and 3.40% Native American.

There were 59 households out of which 15.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.6% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the borough the population was spread out with 15.0% under the age of 18, 13.6% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,333, and the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,357 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $34,486. There were 4.5% of families and 9.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 16.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Homewood borough, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  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.