Matamoras, Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 41°22′N 74°42′W / 41.367°N 74.700°W / 41.367; -74.700
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Matamoras, Pennsylvania
Borough of Matamoras
A view of Matamoras from the hills behind the town. Mid-Delaware Bridge connects it to Port Jervis, New York
A view of Matamoras from the hills behind the town. Mid-Delaware Bridge connects it to Port Jervis, New York
Interactive map of Matamoras
Coordinates: 41°22′N 74°42′W / 41.367°N 74.700°W / 41.367; -74.700
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedJanuary 18, 1905; 118 years ago (1905-01-18)
 • MayorJanet Clark
 • Total0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)
 • Land0.69 sq mi (1.79 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)
427 ft (130 m)
 • Total2,362
 • Density3,408.37/sq mi (1,316.37/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code570
FIPS code42-48048
WebsiteBorough of Matamoras

Matamoras is a borough in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,362 at the 2020 census. It is the easternmost municipality of any kind in Pennsylvania. Matamoras is part of the New York–Newark–Jersey City, NY–NJ–PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the larger New York–Newark, NY–NJ–CT–PA Combined Statistical Area.


Matamoras was originally part of Westfall Township. Its name is derived from the Mexican city of Matamoros, which was the first to be occupied by U.S. troops during the Mexican–American War. It was incorporated as a borough on January 18, 1905.[3]

Merrill-Ronne Airport[edit]

On May 31, 1930, the Merrill-Ronne Airport was opened on the eastern side of Matamoras. The Airport was named and dedicated to aviators, Mazel M. Merrill and Edwin Ronne who had crashed and died in the woods near Milford, Pennsylvania.[4][5] The airport consisted of two large runways and a smaller runway at the north of the airport. The airport was used to train fighter pilots during WWII. The airport closed sometime between 1970 and 1980.[6] After the airport was closed it became Airport park, a local park with many amenities.


Matamoras is located at 41°22′N 74°42′W / 41.367°N 74.700°W / 41.367; -74.700 (41.3678, −74.7018).[7] It is the easternmost point in Pennsylvania. Across the Delaware River are Port Jervis, New York and Montague, New Jersey. At the nearby confluence of the Delaware and Neversink rivers is the Tri-States Monument, marking the eastern end of the boundary between New York and Pennsylvania.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 sq miles, of which 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (11.54%) is water.


Historical population

As of the census[12] of 2010, there were 2,469 people, 955 households, and 665 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,527.1/sq mi. There were 1,020 housing units at an average density of 1,457.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 93.3% White, 1.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.5% of the population.

There were 955 households, out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. Of all households 24.9% were made up of individuals, and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 26.2% under the age of 18, 57.8% from 18 to 64, and 16% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $37,361, and the median income for a family was $45,917. Males had a median income of $32,875 versus $26,176 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,946. About 2.4% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.9% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.


  • Matamoras is the setting for photographer Amy Stein's Domesticated series.[13]


  1. ^ "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Census Population API". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Oct 12, 2022.
  3. ^ History of Pike County Archived 2008-05-29 at the Wayback Machine. Pike County, Pennsylvania home page.
  4. ^ Photo, Times Wide World (1928-08-30). "SEE MERRILL PLANE WRECKED IN WOODS; HUNT BODIES TODAY; MISSING AVIATOR WHOSE WRECKED PLANE IS FOUND". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  5. ^ "Minisink Valley Historical Society - Tri-State Points of Interest". Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  6. ^ "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Northeastern Pennsylvania". Retrieved 2022-12-14.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "The Laws Of New York. Article 2: State Boundaries. Section 6: Pennsylvania boundary line". New York State Senate.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  13. ^ "Domesticated | Amy Stein". Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2013-09-20.

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