West Brownsville, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°1′47″N 79°53′11″W / 40.02972°N 79.88639°W / 40.02972; -79.88639
West Brownsville
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Washington
Coordinates 40°1′47″N 79°53′11″W / 40.02972°N 79.88639°W / 40.02972; -79.88639
Area 1.4 sq mi (4 km2)
 - land 1.3 sq mi (3 km2)
 - water 0.1 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 1,075 (2000)
Density 831.7 / sq mi (321 / km2)
Established 1831
Mayor Martin C. Brockman, Jr.
Timezone EST (UTC-4)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code 724
Location of West Brownsville in Washington County
Location of West Brownsville in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

West Brownsville is a borough in Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States and part of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. The population was 1,075 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

West Brownsville is located at 40°1′47″N 79°53′11″W / 40.02972°N 79.88639°W / 40.02972; -79.88639 (40.029731, -79.886412).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), of which, 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (8.51%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 477
1860 613 28.5%
1870 547 −10.8%
1880 571 4.4%
1890 735 28.7%
1900 742 1.0%
1910 2,036 174.4%
1920 1,900 −6.7%
1930 1,717 −9.6%
1940 1,844 7.4%
1950 1,610 −12.7%
1960 1,907 18.4%
1970 1,426 −25.2%
1980 1,433 0.5%
1990 1,170 −18.4%
2000 1,075 −8.1%
2010 992 −7.7%
Est. 2012 992 0.0%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,075 people, 459 households, and 312 families residing in the borough. The population density was 831.7 people per square mile (321.8/km²). There were 527 housing units at an average density of 407.7 per square mile (157.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.14% White, 0.65% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.74% from other races, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 459 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the borough the population was spread out with 16.8% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $27,315, and the median income for a family was $36,641. Males had a median income of $31,964 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,368. About 10.4% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.3% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Railroad[edit]

Main Street is notable for featuring on-street running by freight trains down the center of the street.

Notable people[edit]

James G. Blaine - United States Secretary of State and Republican Presidential Candidate

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.