Entering Washingtonville from Strawberry Ridge Road
|Incorporated (borough)||April 28, 1870|
|• Mayor||Tyler Dombroski|
|• Total||0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|• Density||3,498.0/sq mi (1,293.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC)|
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The small borough is named after the first American president, George Washington. Before the time of the town's founding during the Revolutionary War, Fort Bosley stood along the eastern backs of Chillisquaque Creek near its confluence with Mud Creek. During, the early 20th century, millionaire Frank DeLong would often visit the borough to get away from the city[clarification needed]. He ended up donating a school, which at the time was considered one of the best facilities in the country, to the town. He also turned the old Presbyterian Church into a memorial for his mother. Today, the old school building is now a nursing home, and the memorial still stands today, containing many historical artifacts.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land. Washingtonville sits at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 54 and Pennsylvania Route 254. Washingtonville is bordered on the west by Chillisquaque Creek. The eastern part of the borough is atop a low hill. The town's land is almost entirely residential.
As of the census of 2000, there were 201 people, 82 households, and 51 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,498.0 people per square mile (1,293.4/km2). There were 93 housing units at an average density of 1,618.5 per square mile (598.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.01% White, 1.49% African American, 0.50% Asian, and 1.00% from two or more races.
There were 82 households, out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $35,278, and the median income for a family was $38,393. Males had a median income of $37,292 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,206. About 15.1% of families and 19.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.1% of those under the age of eighteen and 12.5% of those sixty five or over.
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