New Galilee, Pennsylvania

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New Galilee, Pennsylvania
Borough
New Galilee's main street
New Galilee's main street
Motto: The Best Kept Secret in Beaver County
Location in Beaver County
Location in Beaver County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°50′00″N 80°23′58″W / 40.83333°N 80.39944°W / 40.83333; -80.39944Coordinates: 40°50′00″N 80°23′58″W / 40.83333°N 80.39944°W / 40.83333; -80.39944
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Beaver
Settled 1804
Incorporated 1854
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Don Cripe
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 379
 • Density 1,370/sq mi (529.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16141
Area code(s) 724

New Galilee is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 379 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

New Galilee is located in northern Beaver County at 40°50′00″N 80°23′58″W / 40.833271°N 80.399462°W / 40.833271; -80.399462 (40.833271, -80.399462).[2] It is entirely surrounded by the borough of Big Beaver.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.27 square miles (0.7 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 241
1880 259 7.5%
1890 320 23.6%
1900 327 2.2%
1910 453 38.5%
1920 475 4.9%
1930 489 2.9%
1940 534 9.2%
1950 507 −5.1%
1960 593 17.0%
1970 624 5.2%
1980 596 −4.5%
1990 500 −16.1%
2000 424 −15.2%
2010 379 −10.6%
Est. 2012 374 −1.3%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 424 people, 174 households, and 120 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,522.5 people per square mile (584.7/km²). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 678.6 per square mile (260.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.34% White, 2.12% African American, 1.18% Native American, 0.24% Asian, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 174 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $25,625 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,649. About 11.1% of families and 12.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

New Galilee is the birthplace of the "Gilkey" Potato. The Gilkey Potato was first brought into Pennsylvania in 1797 by John Gilkey. Starting in Lawrence County, John Gilkey started planting three different varieties of potatoes- red, white and blue. These three potatoes quickly cross pollinated to create a new potato, which he named "Neshannock", after a small creek nearby. This new type of potato quickly became popular among local farmers for its productivity and better quality in taste. By 1875 this new potato was prized by Americans from Philadelphia to San Francisco. By later in the nineteenth century, the Neshannock had become the standard commercial potato of the United States.[6]

Recently, New Galilee celebrated its history with the 2012 New Galilee Potato Festival.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): New Galilee 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. 
  6. ^ "Neshannock Potato Historical Marker". WITF, Inc. Retrieved 27 August 2012.