West Alexander, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°6′15″N 80°30′28″W / 40.10417°N 80.50778°W / 40.10417; -80.50778
West Alexander
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Coordinates 40°6′15″N 80°30′28″W / 40.10417°N 80.50778°W / 40.10417; -80.50778
Area 0.2 sq mi (1 km2)
Population 604 (2010)
Density 2,033.5 / sq mi (785 / km2)
Established 1796
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of West Alexander in Washington County
Location of West Alexander in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

West Alexander is a census-designated place in Donegal Township, Washington County in the state of Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 604 at the 2010 census. At the 2000 census the population was 320 at which time it was a borough. The borough was dissolved into surrounding Donegal Township, effective January 1, 2009.[1]

Geography[edit]

West Alexander is located at 40°6′15″N 80°30′28″W / 40.10417°N 80.50778°W / 40.10417; -80.50778 (40.104190, -80.507841)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 320 people, 116 households, and 83 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,033.5 people per square mile (772.2/km²). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 794.3 per square mile (301.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.81% White, 1.56% African American, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 116 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the borough the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $26,563, and the median income for a family was $30,625. Males had a median income of $29,271 versus $21,364 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,815. About 6.1% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.8% of those under age 18 and 29.2% of those age 65 or over.

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