New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Borough
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°13′45″N 76°52′26″W / 40.22917°N 76.87389°W / 40.22917; -76.87389Coordinates: 40°13′45″N 76°52′26″W / 40.22917°N 76.87389°W / 40.22917; -76.87389
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor D J Landis
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
Elevation 364 ft (111 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,277
 • Density 4,389.7/sq mi (1,694.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17070
Area code(s) 717

New Cumberland is a municipality at the eastern tip of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. New Cumberland was incorporated as a borough on March 21, 1831. The population was 7,277 at the 2010 census. The borough is noted for its historic downtown which includes landmarks like the historic West Shore Theater and the yearly Apple Festival, which gathers hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors.[1][2]

New Cumberland is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

New Cumberland is located at 40°13′45″N 76°52′26″W / 40.22917°N 76.87389°W / 40.22917; -76.87389 (40.229140, -76.873992)[3] and borders the western banks of the Susquehanna River in South Central Pennsylvania. The borough is situated along the western fringe of the Cumberland Valley. The Yellow Breeches Creek also divides the borough proper from its outlying areas.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 315
1860 394 25.1%
1870 515 30.7%
1880 569 10.5%
1890 754 32.5%
1900 1,035 37.3%
1910 1,472 42.2%
1920 1,577 7.1%
1930 4,283 171.6%
1940 4,525 5.7%
1950 6,204 37.1%
1960 9,257 49.2%
1970 9,803 5.9%
1980 8,051 −17.9%
1990 7,665 −4.8%
2000 7,349 −4.1%
2010 7,277 −1.0%
Est. 2012 7,260 −0.2%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 7,349 people, 3,301 households, and 2,016 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,389.7 people per square mile (1,699.1/km²). There were 3,417 housing units at an average density of 2,041.0 per square mile (790.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.20% White, 0.64% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 3,301 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,783, and the median income for a family was $56,138. Males had a median income of $38,438 versus $27,964 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,672. About 2.6% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Cumberland Apple Festival Borough of New Cumberland, accessed April 2010.
  2. ^ Allison Dougherty, Pennlive.com, June 18, 2013
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "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.