New Wilmington, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°7′15″N 80°19′58″W / 41.12083°N 80.33278°W / 41.12083; -80.33278
New Wilmington
Borough
New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.jpg
Wilson's Lumber
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lawrence
Coordinates 41°7′15″N 80°19′58″W / 41.12083°N 80.33278°W / 41.12083; -80.33278
Area 1.1 sq mi (3 km2)
Population 2,466 (2010)
Density 2,241.8 / sq mi (866 / km2)
Established 1873-04-09
Mayor Wendell B. Wagner
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of New Wilmington in Lawrence County
Location of New Wilmington in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

New Wilmington is a borough in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, United States, first platted in 1824 and established as a borough on April 9, 1863. The population was 2,466 at the 2010 census.[1] It is home to Westminster College and serves the Old Order Amish community in the surrounding Wilmington Township.

Geography[edit]

New Wilmington is located at 41°7′15″N 80°19′58″W / 41.12083°N 80.33278°W / 41.12083; -80.33278 (41.120713, -80.332807).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), of which 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 1.85%, is water.

New Wilmington’s ZIP code is 16142.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 628
1890 684 8.9%
1900 791 15.6%
1910 758 −4.2%
1920 886 16.9%
1930 907 2.4%
1940 1,018 12.2%
1950 1,948 91.4%
1960 2,203 13.1%
1970 2,721 23.5%
1980 2,774 1.9%
1990 2,706 −2.5%
2000 2,452 −9.4%
2010 2,466 0.6%
Est. 2012 2,467 0.0%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,452 people, 577 households, and 324 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,313.2 people per square mile (893.1/km²). There were 611 housing units at an average density of 576.4 per square mile (222.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.21% White, 0.57% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.45% of the population. 26.0% were of German, 12.6% Italian, 11.8% Irish, 9.1% English and 7.3% Scotch-Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. 97.9% spoke English and 1.2% Spanish as their first language.

There were 577 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 10.4% under the age of 18, 48.5% from 18 to 24, 12.1% from 25 to 44, 12.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 61.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 58.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $36,734, and the median income for a family was $56,736. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $26,125 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $12,749. About 4.2% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

The New Wilmington borough council outlawed pollen-producing plants of any kind, including dandelions and regular lawn grass in December 1967. (Chapter 122, Section 1 of the New Wilmington Code) The S.R. Thompson House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[4] New Wilmington was mentioned on The Colbert Report on January 24, 2007, when Stephen Colbert featured Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district and its representative, Jason Altmire, in its on-going series Better Know a District. In 2008, the Wilmington High School football team won its first state championship match, against the West Catholic Burrs.

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