Wilson, Pennsylvania

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Borough of Wilson
Wilson
Borough
Official logo of Borough of Wilson
Keystone Marker
Northampton County's location in Pennsylvania
Northampton County's location in Pennsylvania
Wilson's location in Northampton County
Wilson's location in Northampton County
Coordinates: 40°41′05″N 75°14′23″W / 40.68472°N 75.23972°W / 40.68472; -75.23972Coordinates: 40°41′05″N 75°14′23″W / 40.68472°N 75.23972°W / 40.68472; -75.23972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Northampton
Formed as a township 1914
Incorporated as a borough July 12, 1920[1]
Government
 • Mayor David S. Perruso
Area
 • Total 1.11 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (3 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 7,896
 • Density 7,100/sq mi (2,700/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 18042
Area code(s) 610
Public Transportation LANTA
School District Wilson Area
Major hospital Easton Hospital
Website Wilson Borough

Wilson is a borough in Northampton County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley region, and is adjacent to Easton, the smallest and easternmost of the Lehigh Valley's three cities.

The population was 7,896 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

There is more than one Wilson in Pennsylvania. This one is in the far east of Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. (The others are located near Clairton, south of Pittsburgh, in Allegheny County, and in Clarion County.)

Wilson is located at 40°41′5″N 75°14′23″W / 40.68472°N 75.23972°W / 40.68472; -75.23972 (40.684648, -75.239626)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2) is land and 0.80% is water.

History[edit]

Wilson Borough is named after the U.S. President Woodrow Wilson.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 5,196
1930 8,265 59.1%
1940 8,217 −0.6%
1950 8,159 −0.7%
1960 8,465 3.8%
1970 8,406 −0.7%
1980 7,564 −10.0%
1990 7,830 3.5%
2000 7,682 −1.9%
2010 7,896 2.8%
Est. 2012 7,858 −0.5%
Sources:[3][4][5]

2010 Census
At the 2010 census[4], there were 7,896 people residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 84.1% White, 6.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 3.0% from other races, and 4.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.6% of the population.

2000 Census
At the 2000 census[4], there were 7,682 people, 3,164 households and 1,949 families residing in the borough. The population density was 6,185.9 per square mile (2,392.0/km²). There were 3,345 housing units at an average density of 2,693.5 per square mile (1,041.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.87% White, 1.84% African American, 0.07% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.11% from other races, and 1.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.05% of the population.

There were 3,164 households of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.2% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.4% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.05.

24.9% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median household income was $37,400 and the median family income was $44,707. Males had a median income of $35,870 compared with $26,738 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,625. About 4.5% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Public education[edit]

The borough is served by the Wilson Area School District.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://easton.patch.com/groups/kyle-m-joness-blog/p/local-name-origins-wilson-borough-retyped-and-revised
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "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.