Newville, Pennsylvania

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Newville, Pennsylvania
Borough
Top - Laughlin Mill, Bottom left - William Denning Monument, Bottom right - Newville Fountain Square
Top - Laughlin Mill, Bottom left - William Denning Monument, Bottom right - Newville Fountain Square
Newville, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Newville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°10′11″N 77°24′07″W / 40.16972°N 77.40194°W / 40.16972; -77.40194Coordinates: 40°10′11″N 77°24′07″W / 40.16972°N 77.40194°W / 40.16972; -77.40194
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Dr. Becky Lee Barrick
Area
 • Total 0.4 sq mi (1 km2)
Elevation 528 ft (161 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,326
 • Density 3,084.2/sq mi (1,190.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 17241
Area code(s) 717
Website www.newvilleborough.com/

Newville is a borough in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The population was 1,326 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Harrisburg–Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Newville is served by the Big Spring School District.

Geography[edit]

Newville is located at 40°10′11″N 77°24′7″W / 40.16972°N 77.40194°W / 40.16972; -77.40194 (40.169614, −77.402029)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 715
1860 885 23.8%
1870 907 2.5%
1880 1,547 70.6%
1890 1,562 1.0%
1900 1,655 6.0%
1910 1,449 −12.4%
1920 1,482 2.3%
1930 1,482 0.0%
1940 1,758 18.6%
1950 1,788 1.7%
1960 1,656 −7.4%
1970 1,631 −1.5%
1980 1,370 −16.0%
1990 1,349 −1.5%
2000 1,367 1.3%
2010 1,326 −3.0%
Est. 2012 1,326 0.0%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,367 people, 579 households, and 386 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,084.2 people per square mile (1,199.5/km²). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 1,398.8 per square mile (544.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.07% White, 0.88% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.44% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.17% of the population.

There were 579 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.7% were married couples living together, 17.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the borough the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,313, and the median income for a family was $34,423. Males had a median income of $28,214 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,922. About 12.2% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

History[edit]

Newville (New Village) was founded in 1790 when the Big Spring Presbyterian church laid out the town on their land and sold the lots. The first lots were sold to Samuel Finley, Hugh Holmes, William McElwain, Robert and David Officer, Isaac Jamison, and William McMonnagle. The town remained a part of Newton Township until 1817 when it was granted a charter as a borough. In 1837 the Cumberland Valley Railroad came through the area and in 1874 the borough was extended to include the homes and businesses that had grown up along the railroad. The Newville Post Office was established in 1800. On May 4, 2005, federal legislation was passed in congress designating the post office facility in Newville, as the Randall D. Shughart United States Post Office Building. The naming is in honor and commemoration of U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Randall Shughart, a Medal of Honor recipient whose courageous actions in combat cost him his life during the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, where he fought under Special Operations Command in October 1993. Shughart's story is depicted in Black Hawk Down, a 2001 film by Ridley Scott, based on the book Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden. Shughart is a native of Newville.

The Newville Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

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. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.