New Cumberland, Pennsylvania

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
William Black Homestead, built 1776
Location of New Cumberland in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Location of New Cumberland in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
New Cumberland is located in Pennsylvania
New Cumberland
New Cumberland
Location in Pennsylvania and the United States
New Cumberland is located in the United States
New Cumberland
New Cumberland
New Cumberland (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°13′45″N 76°52′26″W / 40.22917°N 76.87389°W / 40.22917; -76.87389Coordinates: 40°13′45″N 76°52′26″W / 40.22917°N 76.87389°W / 40.22917; -76.87389
CountryUnited States
 • TypeBorough Council
 • MayorDoug Morrow
 • Borough ManagerJason R. Todd
 • Total1.68 sq mi (4.36 km2)
 • Land1.67 sq mi (4.34 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
364 ft (111 m)
 • Total7,277
 • Estimate 
 • Density4,360.22/sq mi (1,683.31/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-53464

New Cumberland is a borough in easternmost Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. New Cumberland was incorporated on March 21, 1831. The population was 7,277 at the 2010 census.[3] The borough is noted for its historic downtown which includes landmarks like the historic West Shore Theater and the yearly Apple Festival, which gathers hundreds of vendors and thousands of visitors.[4][5]

New Cumberland is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.


New Cumberland is located at 40°13′45″N 76°52′26″W / 40.22917°N 76.87389°W / 40.22917; -76.87389 (40.229140, -76.873992)[6] and borders the western bank of the Susquehanna River in South Central Pennsylvania. It is bordered to the south by Yellow Breeches Creek, across which is York County and the Capital City Airport. To the west is Lower Allen Township, and to the north is the borough of Lemoyne. New Cumberland is situated along the southern edge of the Cumberland Valley.

Interstate 83 follows the western border of the borough, with access from Exit 40B (Simpson Ferry Road).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.68 square miles (4.36 km2), of which 1.68 square miles (4.34 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.62%, is water.[3]

They have a Rutter's.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20167,299[2]0.3%

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 7,349 people, 3,301 households, and 2,016 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,389.7 people per square mile (1,699.1/km²). There were 3,417 housing units at an average density of 2,041.0 per square mile (790.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.20% White, 0.64% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

There were 3,301 households, out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $44,783, and the median income for a family was $56,138. Males had a median income of $38,438 versus $27,964 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,672. About 2.6% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): New Cumberland borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 18, 2015.
  4. ^ New Cumberland Apple Festival Borough of New Cumberland, accessed April 2010.
  5. ^ Allison Dougherty,, June 18, 2013
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Pennsylvania Highways:  Interstate 83 Exit Guide". Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  9. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "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 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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