New Stanton, Pennsylvania

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New Stanton, Pennsylvania
Borough
North Center StreetView overlooking the business district
North Center Street
View overlooking the business district
Official seal of New Stanton, Pennsylvania
Seal
Motto: Highway Hub of Western Pennsylvania
New Stanton, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
New Stanton, Pennsylvania
New Stanton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°13′12″N 79°36′13″W / 40.22000°N 79.60361°W / 40.22000; -79.60361
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 4.0 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 968 ft (295 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,906
 • Density 484.5/sq mi (187.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15672

New Stanton is a borough in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,906 at the 2000 census. New Stanton is often used as a control city in western parts of Pennsylvania, as I-70 joins the Pennsylvania Turnpike eastbound towards Breezewood, Pennsylvania in New Stanton, and is a free highway westbound.

Geography[edit]

New Stanton is located at 40°13′12″N 79°36′13″W / 40.22000°N 79.60361°W / 40.22000; -79.60361Coordinates: 40°13′12″N 79°36′13″W / 40.22000°N 79.60361°W / 40.22000; -79.60361 (40.219990, -79.603719)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), of which, 3.9 square miles (10 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (1.26%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 1,781
1980 2,600 46.0%
1990 2,081 −20.0%
2000 1,906 −8.4%
2010 2,173 14.0%
Est. 2012 2,165 −0.4%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there are 1,906 people, 870 households, and 508 families residing in the borough. The population density is 484.5 people per square mile (187.3/km²). There are 957 housing units at an average density of 243.3 per square mile (94.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough is 96.22% White, 1.89% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.42% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. 1.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 870 households out of which 22.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% are married couples living together, 10.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.5% are non-families. 34.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.10 and the average family size is 2.72.

In the borough the population is spread out with 16.9% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 27.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 96.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $32,206, and the median income for a family is $38,981. Males have a median income of $33,487 versus $24,276 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $19,358. 12.7% of the population and 10.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.4% of those under the age of 18 and 3.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Economy[edit]

  • Volkswagen of America (VWoA) operated the Westmoreland Assembly Plant, in neighboring East Huntingdon Township from 1978 to 1988. Westmoreland, as VWoA called the facility, manufactured the Volkswagen Rabbit, Rabbit truck, Golf, and Jetta. With the downturn of VWoA's sales in the USA and a host of labor and management problems, the plant was closed on July 14, 1988 and VWoA sold the plant to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It remained dormant until 1990, when Sony announced it would begin manufacturing televisions at the site.[5] The facility employed more than 6,000 by mid-1981 [6] and still over 3,000 people by the late 1990s, however that number dwindled to just 250 in 2007.[7] On December 9, 2008, the Governor of Pennsylvania announced that Sony planned to close the facility. As of 2010, the 2,000,000 square feet (190,000 m2)[8] plant remains idle, the largest block of commercial space available in Western Pennsylvania.[8]
  • UPS has a major sorting operations processing about 400,000 packages daily and employing about 1,700 workers. The building is spread over 49.6 acres and contains about 327,000 square feet—or about seven football fields.[9]
  • SuperValu has its 724,000-square-foot (67,300 m2) Pittsburgh grocery distribution center in New Stanton, close to I-70 exit 57. Over 500 persons are employed here serving Shop 'n Save, Save-A-Lot, and County Market stores.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ "COMPANY NEWS; Sony Announces New Factory Plan". The New York Times. April 18, 1990. 
  6. ^ http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=H2QuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CtoFAAAAIBAJ&dq=national%20debate%20pittsburgh&pg=1627%2C2728228
  7. ^ Sony cutting 900 jobs in New Stanton. Industry & Business Article - Research, News, Information, Contacts, Divisions, Subsidiaries, Business Associations
  8. ^ a b "Former Sony Corp. plant near New Stanton auditions for new tenant". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Joe Napsha, June 23, 2010. 
  9. ^ UPS Hub - New Stanton. Wikimapia.org. Retrieved on 2013-07-23.

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