Blairsville, Pennsylvania

related topics
{borough, population, unit_pref}
{household, population, female}
{school, student, university}
{area, community, home}
{build, building, house}
{@card@, make, design}

Blairsville is a borough in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, 43 miles east of Pittsburgh, and on the Conemaugh River. Blairsville was settled in 1818 and incorporated in 1825. In the past, railway shops, foundries, machine shops, enameling plants, and manufactories of plate glass and lumber employed the residents. It was the seat of Blairsville College, a Presbyterian institution opened in 1851, and currently houses a campus for Wyoming Technical Institute. Population in 1910, 3,572, and in 1940, 5,002. The population was 3,607 at the 2000 census.

Contents

Geography

Blairsville is located in the south of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, bordered by the Conemaugh River to the south and west and Burrell Township to the north and east.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,607 people, 1,631 households, and 983 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,591.3 people per square mile (1,001.9/km²). There were 1,830 housing units at an average density of 1,314.7/sq mi (508.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.68% White, 2.99% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.06% of the population.

There were 1,631 households out of which 25.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.7% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 88.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $30,625, and the median income for a family was $38,585. Males had a median income of $32,563 versus $22,049 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,771. About 6.8% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Full article ▸

related documents
Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania
Nescopeck, Pennsylvania
Callimont, Pennsylvania
Scalp Level, Pennsylvania
Central City, Pennsylvania
Chest Springs, Pennsylvania
East Conemaugh, Pennsylvania
Utica, Pennsylvania
Summerhill, Pennsylvania
Shippingport, Pennsylvania
East Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
Royalton, Pennsylvania
West Liberty, Pennsylvania
Fairfield, Pennsylvania
Fallston, Pennsylvania
Southmont, Pennsylvania
Sykesville, Pennsylvania
Wormleysburg, Pennsylvania
Smicksburg, Pennsylvania
Patterson Heights, Pennsylvania
Sankertown, Pennsylvania
Bellwood, Pennsylvania
Koppel, Pennsylvania
Ringtown, Pennsylvania
Elizabethville, Pennsylvania
Carrolltown, Pennsylvania
South Heights, Pennsylvania
Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania
Shelocta, Pennsylvania
Prospect, Pennsylvania