New Brighton, Pennsylvania
|New Brighton, Pennsylvania|
|Motto: An American Hometown|
|• Type||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Rick Smith|
|• Total||1.1 sq mi (3 km2)|
|• Land||1.0 sq mi (3 km2)|
|• Water||0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)|
|Elevation||804 ft (245 m)|
|• Density||6,450.1/sq mi (2,490.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
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New Brighton is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States, located along the Beaver River 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. There are deposits of coal and clay in the vicinity. In the past, articles produced here included pottery, bricks, sewer pipe, glass, flour, twine, lead kegs, refrigerators, bath tubs, wall paper, steel castings, nails, rivets, wire, etc. In 1900, 6,820 people lived here; In 1910, 8,329; and in 1940, 9,630 people inhabited New Brighton. The population was 6,641 at the 2000 census.
New Brighton is located at .(40.736815, -80.309799)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), of which, 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (8.04%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 6,641 people, 2,740 households, and 1,715 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,450.1 people per square mile (2,489.4/km²). There were 2,999 housing units at an average density of 2,912.8 per square mile (1,124.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 86.28% White, 10.56% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 2.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.
There were 2,740 households out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.6% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.4% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the borough the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $25,932, and the median income for a family was $31,538. Males had a median income of $27,297 versus $21,618 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,475. About 15.3% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 10.0% of those age 65 or over.
- Jack Clark, former Major League Baseball player
- Shane Douglas, former ECW World Heavyweight Champion
- Rick Francona, former United States Air Force intelligence officer and current NBC military analyst
- Terry Francona, manager of the 2004 and 2007 World Series champion Boston Red Sox
- Sara Jane Lippincott, author and reformer
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.