New Brighton, Pennsylvania

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New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Borough
Entrance to the Merrick Art Gallery, a local landmark
Entrance to the Merrick Art Gallery, a local landmark
Motto: An American Hometown
Location of New Brighton in Beaver County
Location of New Brighton in Beaver County
Location of Beaver County in Pennsylvania
Location of Beaver County in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°44′13″N 80°18′35″W / 40.73694°N 80.30972°W / 40.73694; -80.30972Coordinates: 40°44′13″N 80°18′35″W / 40.73694°N 80.30972°W / 40.73694; -80.30972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Settled 1815
Incorporated 1838
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Rick Smith
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 804 ft (245 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,025
 • Density 5,836/sq mi (2,253.2/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15066
Area code(s) 724
Website newbrightonpa.org

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 6,025 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

New Brighton is located near the center of Beaver County at 40°44′13″N 80°18′35″W / 40.73694°N 80.30972°W / 40.73694; -80.30972 (40.736815, -80.309799),[2] along the east bank of the Beaver River. It is bordered to the north by Daugherty Township, to the east by Pulaski Township, and to the southeast by Rochester Township. To the west, across the Beaver River, are (from north to south) Beaver Falls, Patterson Heights, Patterson Township, and Fallston.

Pennsylvania Routes 18 and 65 run through the center of the borough as Third Avenue. To the south, the concurrent highways run to Rochester on the Ohio River; to the north, PA-18 crosses the Beaver River into Beaver Falls, while PA-65 turns northeast and leads to Ellwood City.

According to the United States Census Bureau, New Brighton has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2), of which 1.0 square mile (2.7 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 7.97%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,428
1860 2,001 40.1%
1870 4,037 101.7%
1880 3,653 −9.5%
1890 5,616 53.7%
1900 6,820 21.4%
1910 8,329 22.1%
1920 9,361 12.4%
1930 9,950 6.3%
1940 9,630 −3.2%
1950 9,535 −1.0%
1960 8,397 −11.9%
1970 7,637 −9.1%
1980 7,364 −3.6%
1990 6,854 −6.9%
2000 6,641 −3.1%
2010 6,025 −9.3%
Est. 2012 5,986 −0.6%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] 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.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): New Brighton borough, Beaver 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.